Abe, Erdogan To Work To Ease Middle East Tensions

Abe, Erdogan to work to ease Middle East tensions

The leaders of Japan and Turkey say they will work together to bring about stability in the Middle East, as tensions over Iran's nuclear program increase.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Tokyo on Monday, after they attended the G20 summit in Osaka over the weekend.

Iwaya Hopes For Stability In Middle East

Iwaya hopes for stability in Middle East

Japan's defense minister says he hopes for a de-escalation of tensions between Iran and the United States.

Takeshi Iwaya spoke to reporters on Tuesday following Iran's announcement that it has quadrupled its capacity to produce low-enriched uranium.

Sony Mobile To Exit South-east Asia?

Sony Mobile to exit South-East Asia?

Sony Mobile has been retrenching from a number of smartphone markets over the last couple of years, in an effort to save costs, as it battles relevancy in a cutthroat industry, with fast-moving competitors. It is clear that the main focus of Sony's smartphone endeavours are now Japan, Europe and China/Taiwan, at the expense of most other regions. Sony might still be selling their Xperia smartphones in places like the United States, but not with the same push as seen in the above regions.

Nearly $50 Mil. To Other Middle East Dealers

Nearly $50 mil. to other Middle East dealers

NHK has learned that former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn paid nearly 50 million dollars to two Nissan dealers in the Middle East from the automaker's CEO reserve, which Ghosn could use at his discretion.

Ghosn has been detained since November, when he was arrested on suspicion of understating his executive compensation in Nissan securities reports.

Japan, Us Conduct Joint Drill Over East China Sea

Japan, US conduct joint drill over East China Sea

Japan's Defense Ministry says the Air Self-Defense Force carried out a joint training exercise with the US Air Force on Thursday over the East China Sea and the Sea of Japan.

According to the announcement made on Friday, 16 Japanese fighter planes, mostly F-15s, joined a US B-52 bomber in the drill.

Typhoon Shanshan Heading Up East Coast Of Japan

Typhoon Shanshan heading up east coast of Japan

A strong typhoon is heading up the coast of eastern Japan away from the heavily populated Kanto region. There are no reports of major damage but alerts remain in place. Please click on the image for a further explanation from our meteorologist.

The Meteorological Agency announced that as of 9 AM Thursday, the storm was over waters 60 kilometers east-southeast of Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture, and traveling north at 15 kilometers an hour.

Strong Typhoon Heading Up East Coast Of Japan

Strong typhoon heading up east coast of Japan

A strong typhoon is heading up the coast of eastern Japan away from the heavily populated Kanto region. There are no reports of major damage but alerts remain in place. Please click on the image for a further explanation from our meteorologist.

The Meteorological Agency announced that as of 8 AM Thursday, the storm was over waters 50 kilometers east-southeast of Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture, and traveling north at 15 kilometers an hour.

Jr East To Fit Cameras In All Trains After Knife Attack Horror

JR East to fit cameras in all trains after knife attack horror

Security cameras will be installed in East Japan Railway Co.'s (JR East) 8,300 train cars that run in the Tokyo metropolitan area following the deadly Shinkansen knife attack in June, the company announced July 3.

The railway operator had already announced in April that it would install such cameras in all its new train cars starting this fiscal year, but is now expanding the installation program.

Abe Plannning To Visit Europe, Middle East In July

Abe plannning to visit Europe, Middle East in July

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to visit Belgium, France and Middle Eastern countries next month, depending on the schedule of the ongoing Diet session.

In Belgium, Abe plans to attend a signing ceremony of the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union.

Jr East To Provide Free Wi-fi On Bullet Trains Next Year

JR East to provide free Wi-Fi on bullet trains next year

A free Wi-Fi service will be accessible on the Tohoku, Joetsu, Hokuriku and Akita Shinkansen lines from the summer of 2018, East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) announced Nov. 7.

The new service will be available in 958 JR East Shinkansen cars, which is about 80 percent of the total, by the end of fiscal 2019.