Japan enacted a state secrets law toughening penalties for leaks on Friday, despite public protests and criticism that it will muzzle the media and help cover up official misdeeds.
Japanese police said Thursday they have arrested a woman for calling them more than 15,000 times over a six-month period. Authorities repeatedly visited the 44-year-old and asked her to cease and desist.
The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant won rare praise from monitors on Monday for its efforts to decommission the site, but the specialists also said the company still faced steep challenges, particularly in managing contaminated water.
The United States advised U.S. carriers to comply with China's demand that it be told of any flights passing through its new maritime air defense zone over the East China Sea, an area where Beijing said it launched two fighter planes to investigate a dozen American and Japanese reconnaissance and military flights.
Japan's top drugmaker said Saturday it had picked a GlaxoSmithKline executive as its next president in a rare example of overseas head-hunting by a major Japanese firm.
Improvised rocket launchers were fired close to a U.S. airbase near Tokyo, police and the American military said Friday, with suspicions falling on one of Japan's small ultra-leftist groups.
Japan's Shinzo Abe on Friday named the country's first-ever female aide to the prime minister, just weeks after Caroline Kennedy arrived as the first woman U.S. ambassador to Tokyo.
The United States pledged support for ally Japan on Wednesday in a growing dispute with China over islands in the East China Sea and senior U.S. administration officials accused Beijing of behavior that had unsettled its neighbors.
With China's Liaoning aircraft carrier (遼寧艦) reported to be steaming towards Taiwan's maritime borders, President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday indicated through a spokesperson that the nation remains committed to resolving conflicts according to terms stipulated in his East China Sea peace initiative (空海和平倡議).
Two unarmed U.S. B-52 bombers flew over disputed islands on a training mission in the East China Sea without informing Beijing, while Japan's main airlines ignored Chinese authorities when their planes passed through a new airspace defense zone on Wednesday.2 Comments