Govt. To Give Guidelines On Tougher Closure Action

Govt. to give guidelines on tougher closure action

Japan's minister in charge of anti-coronavirus measures says the government plans to announce as early as Thursday guidelines for prefectural governors to take tougher measures against businesses that defy the government's request to stay closed.

Economic Revitalization Minister Nishimura Yasutoshi spoke to reporters on Wednesday after he met with Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko.

Govt., Boj Discuss Action After Stocks Plunge

Govt., BOJ discuss action after stocks plunge

The Japanese government and the Bank of Japan held an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss the plunge in Tokyo stocks, caused by anxiety about the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the global economy.

The meeting brought together senior officials from the BOJ, the Finance Ministry and the Financial Services Agency.

Abductees' Relatives Request Govt. To Take Action

Abductees' relatives request govt. to take action

Relatives of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea have strongly urged the Japanese government to take measures to repatriate their loved ones as soon as possible.

The relatives, including Shigeo Iizuka and Akihiro Arimoto, met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Friday.

Kono Calls For China's Action Before Xi's Visit

Kono calls for China's action before Xi's visit

Japan's defense minister urged Beijing to work toward improving the situation regarding China's increasing maritime activities ahead of President Xi Jinping's planned spring visit to Japan.

Taro Kono made the call Tuesday during a speech at Washington-based think tank the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

People March For Climate Action In Shibuya

People march for climate action in Shibuya

A group of young people has marched in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward, calling for action against global warming.

More than 1,000 demonstrators, including university students and children, took part in Friday's rally. It comes ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit that will be held in New York next week.

Koizumi On Way To Ny For Un Climate Action Meeting

Koizumi on way to NY for UN climate action meeting

Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi is on his way to New York to attend the UN Climate Action Summit and related events. This is his first trip overseas since taking office earlier this month.

Before leaving Narita Airport on Saturday, Koizumi told reporters that he will convey the message that Japan is an essential player in tackling global issues.

Weather Official Urges Action To Protect Lives

Weather official urges action to protect lives

Japan's Meteorological Agency has advised residents in rain-stricken parts of Nagasaki Prefecture to take all necessary action to preserve their lives.

The agency issued its highest level emergency warning for extremely heavy rain in some cities and towns in the southwestern prefecture on Saturday morning.

‘final Fantasy Xiv' Live-action Tv Show Is In The Works

‘Final Fantasy XIV' Live-Action TV Show Is In The Works

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It makes a lot of sense as to why studios want to recreate video games as TV series or movies. This is because the plot is there, characters are already developed, and there is already a following which more or less guarantees some level of success. However, more often than not, a lot of adaptations tend to fall flat on their faces.

Sony Rx0 Ii Action Camera Launched

Sony RX0 II Action Camera Launched

When it comes to action cameras, GoPro has been more or less the leader in that space. However Sony has been challenging GoPro in that space and with the company’s latest offering, the Sony RX0 II, it looks like they could make a pretty compelling argument.

The RX0 II, as its name implies, will be the successor to the Sony RX0 that was launched in 2017. It has been about 2 years since the previous launch so it was due for a refresh. What makes Sony’s offering interesting is how it actually comes with a tiny flip-up display which will be useful when trying to capture weird angles or selfies.

Japan To Urge S.korea To Take Appropriate Action

Japan to urge S.Korea to take appropriate action

Japan plans to urge South Korea to respond appropriately to the ruling by its Supreme Court on wartime compensation. But it may ask for international arbitration if bilateral negotiations do not bear fruit.

The South Korean court ordered a Japanese firm on Tuesday to compensate 4 Korean men who say they were forced to work at steel mills during World War Two.

Abe Wary Of Retaliatory Trade Action Against Us

Abe wary of retaliatory trade action against US

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed reservations about immediately imposing retaliatory tariffs on US imports.

Abe told an Upper House committee meeting on Monday that it is most important to avoid having Japanese products slapped with sanctions by the United States.

Additional Cast For 'bleach' Live-action Film Announced

Additional cast for 'BLEACH' live-action film announced

Additional cast members for the upcoming movie 'BLEACH' have been announced. 

'BLEACH' is the live action film adaptation of Kubo Tite's popular manga series. It tells a story of a boy named 'Kurosaki Ichigo', who receives soul reaper powers from a soul reaper named 'Kukichi Rukia.' Ichigo will be played by Fukushi Sota and Rukia by Sugisaki Hana. 

Pacific Island Nations Urge N.korea To Take Action

Pacific island nations urge N.Korea to take action

Pacific island leaders have referred to North Korean issues for the first time in a joint declaration issued at the end of a meeting in Japan.

Leaders from Japan as well as 18 Pacific island nations and territories ended a 2-day summit in the city of Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on Saturday.