Defense Budget Aims To Create New Space Unit

Defense budget aims to create new space unit

Japan's Defense Ministry says it has decided to request a budget allocation to create a new space monitoring unit within the Air Self-Defense Force.

The Defense Ministry is set to ask for more than 5.3 trillion yen, or about 49.7 billion dollars, for the fiscal year starting in April 2020.

Keio Univ. Aims To Treat Disease With Ips Cells

Keio Univ. aims to treat disease with iPS cells

Researchers at Japan's Keio University are planning to conduct clinical trials to see whether induced pluripotent stem cells, also known as iPS cells, can be used to effectively treat a serious heart condition.

A team led by Keio University Professor Keiichi Fukuda intends to transplant 50 million cardiac muscle cells derived from iPS cells into each of three patients with dilated cardiomyopathy.

Tokyo Governor Aims For Zero Co2 Emissions By 2050

Tokyo governor aims for zero CO2 emissions by 2050

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike says she plans to draw up by December a strategy to effectively reduce the city's carbon dioxide emissions to zero by 2050.

Koike announced her plans at the Urban 20 Mayors Summit talks, which began in the Japanese capital on Tuesday.

Japan Aims To Deepen Ties With Oman

Japan aims to deepen ties with Oman

A Japanese cabinet minister has expressed hope to deepen business and security ties with the Middle Eastern country of Oman.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Masahisa Sato visited the capital, Muscat, on Tuesday.

Baseball/ Before Mlb Career, Tsutsugo Aims To Improve Baseball At Home

BASEBALL/ Before MLB career, Tsutsugo aims to improve baseball at home

Before he pursues a career in Major League Baseball, Japanese slugger Yoshitomo Tsutsugo is on a mission to fix the sport in his native country, including the abolishment of what he says is corporal punishment and grueling practices.

Tsutsugo said after the 2018 season that he wants to play for an MLB team in the future. He will be eligible for international free agency in 2021 after 11 seasons with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars.

Nishikori Aims For Australian Open Title

Nishikori aims for Australian Open title

Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori says achieving good results in Grand Slam tournaments has always been his goal, and that he will strive to win the title at the Australian Open which starts on Monday.

Nishikori clinched his first title in almost 3 years earlier this month by winning the Brisbane international tournament.

Abe Aims To Advance Peace Treaty Talks With Putin

Abe aims to advance peace treaty talks with Putin

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed his resolve to advance negotiations for a peace treaty with Russia ahead of his planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Abe left Japan on Wednesday for his 5-day tour to Singapore, Australia and Papua New Guinea. He will meet Putin later on Wednesday in Singapore, on the sidelines of the summit meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Defense Chief Aims For Quick Base Work

Defense chief aims for quick base work

Japan's defense chief says he intends to move ahead quickly with preparations to resume reclamation work for the relocation of a US military base in Okinawa.

Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya told reporters on Tuesday that the land ministry told him about its decision to temporarily suspend Okinawa Prefecture's revocation of a landfill permit.

Abe Aims To Submit Amendment Proposals

Abe aims to submit amendment proposals

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters that he aims to submit constitutional amendment proposals at the next Diet session.

Abe said the governing coalition parties will work out concrete articles before his ruling Liberal Democratic Party takes the lead in submitting a draft to an extraordinary Diet session this year.

Japan Aims To Improve Relations With China

Japan aims to improve relations with China

Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of a landmark friendship treaty between Japan and China. The Japanese government plans to improve bilateral ties with China, and hopes that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit the country by the end of the year.

The Japan-China Treaty of Peace and Friendship was signed on August 12th, 1978. It calls for respecting each other's sovereignty and territory and promoting friendship.