Tokyo Olympics ‘difficult’ if pandemic not contained—Japan PM Abe

04/30/2020

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday it would be “difficult” to hold the postponed Tokyo Olympics if the coronavirus pandemic is not contained. The premier’s remarks came a day after Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori…

Japan takes Korea off list of trusted trade partners, effective Aug. 28

08/03/2019

  JAPAN–Japan resolved on Friday to remove South Korea from a “whitelist” of 27 countries that receive preferential trade treatment.  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe convened a Cabinet meeting the same day to decide whether to revise…

Death toll nears 40 in northern Japan earthquake

Associated Press 09/09/2018

TOKYO — The death toll has hit 39 from a powerful earthquake that struck the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido last week, authorities said Sunday. One person remained missing in the hard-hit town of Atsuma, where multiple…

Cobonpue auctions Yoda chairs, generates P8.7M

12/20/2015

The online auction of six Yoda chairs by industrial designer Kenneth Cobonpue to benefit Unicef’s children’s programs brought in a total of P8.76 million in just two hours last December 16. The chairs were briefly used by…

Sea dispute discussed in bilateral meeting

11/20/2015

The South China Sea disputes may not have been touched or even mentioned in the summit of leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation but it proved to be among the hot topics on the sidelines. Japan’s…

PH, Japan deepen ties

AP 06/05/2015

TOKYO—The Philippines and Japan on Thursday signed a joint declaration enhancing their defense ties amid threats to regional peace posed by China’s increasing assertiveness in the South China Sea. RELATED STORY: Japan envoy apologizes to PH for…

Japan to discuss military exports to Philippines

AP 06/04/2015

TOKYO — Japan and the Philippines are set to begin discussing exporting Japanese military hardware to the Philippines, possibly anti-submarine reconnaissance aircraft and radar technology, amid increasingly assertive Chinese activity in regional seas. An announcement on the…

Aquino brings sea row to Japan

06/02/2015

President Aquino flies to Japan Tuesday for a four-day state visit to strengthen political, trade and business relations with the Philippines’ leading Asian ally, as the two countries mark 60 years of official ties. Aquino will meet…

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