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Oct 20, 2014

Japan, U.S. agree on new base environment accord

The Japanese and U.S. governments have effectively agreed on a new accord that allows local Japanese officials to enter U.S. military bases to conduct environmental surveys of land expected to be returned to Japanese control.

Oct 20, 2014

Japanese man shot dead in the Philippines; associates sought

Philippine police are investigating whether two Japanese men may have been involved in the motorcycle slaying of a 32-year-old Japanese businessman over the weekend, a police official said Monday. Police officer Rey Viloria said one of the two unnamed individuals was in a taxi ...

Oct 20, 2014

Three missing Japanese trekkers found safe in Nepal

Three Japanese trekkers thought missing in the recent snowstorms in the Annapurna region of Nepal are safe after descending the world’s 10th-highest peak uninjured, officials at the Japanese Embassy in Katmandu said. Blizzards caused by a powerful cyclone started hitting the Himalayas around last ...

Oct 20, 2014

Japan's top security official to visit S. Korea for talks

Japan’s top security official will make a two-day visit to Seoul for talks with South Korea’s top presidential aide for national security, both governments said Monday. Shotaro Yachi, national security adviser to the Cabinet, is expected to explain Japan’s stance on security policy in ...

Aomori group cooks up victory at ninth B-1 Grand Prix

Oct 20, 2014

Aomori group cooks up victory at ninth B-1 Grand Prix

A group from Aomori Prefecture won the ninth B-1 Grand Prix food contest in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, over the weekend, besting chefs from across the country who came to champion their regional “B-class” cuisine. The Towada Barayaki Seminar from the city of Towada took ...