US, Japan meet amid standstill on North Korea
Top leaders of the United States and Japan gathered for talks Friday amid a standstill in diplomacy aimed at reaching a deal with their mutual adversary North Korea.
Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant
The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima power plant on Monday began removing atomic fuel from inside a building housing one of the reactors that melted down in 2011.
Minister seeks better scientific ties between Nigeria, Japan
Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu has stressed the need for Japan and Nigeria to boost their diplomatic relations, especially in Science and Technology. Onu made the call when he received the Japanese Ambassador, Yukata Kikuta, at his office yesterday in Abuja. While commending Japan for its assistance to Nigeria, Onu noted that Japan…
Japan joins global ban on flights of Boeing 737 MAX
Japan on Thursday joined a global ban on flights of Boeing's 737 MAX planes in the wake of Sunday's crash of the medium-haul jets, which killed all 157 people aboard, officials said.
Japan's Abe backs Trump after Kim summit ends with no deal
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe backed Donald Trump Thursday after the US president's talks with North Korea's leader ended without a deal.
Stakeholders lament illicit trade in African Pangolins
Amid continuous depletion of African Pangolin population, especially for international trade cumulating to the loss of over $900million yearly, environmentalists have stressed the need to raise awareness on the endangered species and put in place reward system for those who help in ensuring seizures of the highly priced mammal. Pangolins are African /Asian mammal that…
Japan's Honda to shut UK car plant, as Brexit looms
Honda will shut its UK plant with the loss of 3,500 jobs, the Japanese car maker announced Tuesday as the global auto industry faces "unprecedented changes" and the UK economy hits the skids on Brexit uncertainty.
Abe strikes dovish tone on Russia at islands rally
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe struck a conciliatory tone with Russia at an annual rally Thursday to demand the return of small northern isles claimed by both nations.
Minister inaugurates AE-FUNAI engineering laboratory
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has commissioned an upgraded Chemical Engineering Laboratory. The facility was equipped through an industrial collaboration between the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) and PZ Cussons in the University. Speaking at the event, the Minister noted that no nation can achieve sustainable economic development…
Abe vows Kim meeting to 'break shell of mutual distrust'
Japan's prime minister vowed Monday to "break the shell of mutual distrust" with North Korea by meeting leader Kim Jong Un face-to-face and restoring diplomatic relations between the two historic foes.
Pope Francis announces Japan visit in November
Pope Francis announced Wednesday he will visit Japan in November, becoming the first pontiff to do so since John Paul II nearly 40 years ago.
Russians protest Kuril islands handover to Japan
Hundreds of Russians protested against a feared giveaway of strategic islands to Japan on Sunday, two days before a key summit between the countries' leaders in Moscow. Between 300 and 500 people gathered on Suvorovskaya Square, just outside Moscow city centre, for an authorised rally called by several nationalist politicians, opposed to any move to…