Almost 80,000 homes still without power a week after Japan typhoon
Almost 80,000 homes are still without power a week after a powerful typhoon battered eastern Japan, authorities said Monday, with sustained heavy rain prompting evacuation orders and hampering recovery efforts.
Man Sues Firm for 'Paternity Leave Harassment'
A Japanese man who says he was penalised for taking paternity leave brought his case to a Tokyo court on Thursday, a rare suit in a country struggling with one of the world's lowest birthrates. The 38-year-old, who has remained anonymous, issuing his employer, sportswear maker Asics for 4.4 million yen ($41,000) in damages. He…
Boko Haram and Fulani: Ghana got the fat ‘taakeaway’ from Japan
Sir: See what a lopsided and emotionally-laden national security policy cost Nigeria in Japan? Now, the Japanese, out of due consideration for the safety of lives and investment, will invest in a Toyota factory in Ghana and, as expected, Nigerians will queue up to purchase their latest status symbols to show off before their wretched masses.
Putin rebuffs call by Japan’s Abe to sign World War Two peace treaty
Russian President Vladimir Putin told Shinzo Abe on Thursday that Tokyo’s military ties with the U.S. have made it hard for Japan and Russia to sign a World War Two peace treaty.
Footballer leaves Spanish club 34 days after joining
Japanese international and former Leicester City forward Shinji Okazaki has left Malaga 34 days after he joined the Spanish second-tier club. Reports in Spain say the 33-year-old, has had his contract cancelled by mutual consent because his wages were not within the range of the Spanish club's budget. Okazaki did not feature in Malaga's three…
Japan 'to set up police unit' for disputed islands
Japan will launch a special police unit equipped with submachine guns and helicopters to patrol disputed isles in the East China Sea -- a source of tension between Tokyo and Beijing, according to police and media.
PDP deplores Buhari’s ‘poor showing’ in Japan
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lamented what it called “the disgraceful outing and poor attention given to President Muhammadu Buhari by world leaders and investors at the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development (TICAD),” adding: “It has further confirmed his rejection by the international community.”
Japan PM wraps up Africa meet with debt warning aimed at China
Investors in Africa must beware of burdening countries with "excessive" debt, Japan's prime minister warned Friday, an apparent swipe at China whose Belt and Road policy has been accused of saddling poor nations with crippling debt.