Japan To Appoint New Ambassador To South Korea

Japan to appoint new ambassador to South Korea

The Japanese government plans to appoint Koji Tomita as its new ambassador to South Korea. He is the former head of the Foreign Ministry's North American Affairs Bureau.

The move comes amid strained relations between the two countries over wartime history. The 61-year-old Tomita will replace Yasumasa Nagamine.

Apple Will Be Bringing The Homepod To Japan On August 23

Apple Will Be Bringing The HomePod To Japan On August 23

Apple’s rollout of the HomePod has been a bit slow, where unlike its iPhones and iPads and Mac computers, the availability of the HomePod is still very much limited to a handful of countries. However, the company has been slowly expanding its availability and come 23rd of August, it seems that the HomePod will finally be making its way to Japan.

Pre-orders for the HomePod are now live where they are priced at 32,800 yen, which after conversion roughly puts it at around the same price as back in the US, where the HomePod is priced at $299. It is unclear why Apple is taking so long to make the HomePod available around the world, but it could be due to Siri where Apple probably needs to get it right for each country and for the varying accents and languages spoken.

Japan To Purchase 42 F-35b Fighter Jets From Us

Japan to purchase 42 F-35B fighter jets from US

Japan's defense ministry has formally decided to purchase state-of-the-art F-35B stealth fighter jets from the United States.

Completing a selection process that began in March, the defense ministry announced on Friday its decision to buy 42 of Lockheed Martin's F-35B fighter jets at cost of about 130 million dollars for each aircraft.

Tropical Storm Krosa Heads To Northern Japan

Tropical storm Krosa heads to northern Japan

Tropical storm Krosa is now tracking North, bringing torrential rains to northern Japan, through Saturday.

Large parts of the country experienced heavy rain and swelling rivers as Krosa made landfall in western Japan and proceeded northward.

Storm Krosa Heads To Northern Japan

Storm Krosa heads to northern Japan

Tropical storm Krosa is now tracking North, bringing torrential rains to northern Japan, through Saturday.

Heavy rains lashed large parts of the country and rivers swelled as Krosa approached.

Krosa To Bring Heavy Rain To Northern Japan

Krosa to bring heavy rain to northern Japan

Tropical storm Krosa is expected to bring heavy rain to northern Japan through Saturday. Officials are warning of landslides, strong winds, high waves and swollen rivers.

The Meteorological Agency says Krosa was 400 kilometers northwest of the city of Sado in Niigata Prefecture at noon on Friday.

Storm Krosa Barrels Through Western Japan

Storm Krosa barrels through western Japan

Tropical storm Krosa has barreled through western Japan, leaving one person dead, 49 injured and one other missing . Officials have issued warnings in many areas for landslides, strong winds, high waves and swollen rivers.

The Meteorological Agency says the storm is moving north after bringing torrential rain to Hiroshima and Shimane prefectures.

Storm Krosa Batters Western Japan

Storm Krosa batters western Japan

Severe tropical storm Krosa has barreled through western Japan, leaving one person dead and more than 30 others injured.

Officials have issued warnings in many areas for landslides, strong winds, high waves and swollen rivers.

Krosa Leaves 1 Dead In Western Japan

KROSA LEAVES 1 DEAD IN WESTERN JAPAN

A severe tropical storm has barreled through western Japan, leaving one person dead and more than 30 others injured.

Officials are urging people across a wide area to stay alert for swollen rivers, strong winds, high waves and landslides.

Krosa Batters Western Japan

Krosa batters western Japan

A severe tropical storm has barreled through western Japan, leaving one person dead and more than 30 others injured.

Officials are urging people across a wide area to stay alert for swollen rivers, strong winds, high waves and landslides.

Severe Tropical Storm Krosa Hits Western Japan

Severe tropical storm Krosa hits western Japan

A severe tropical storm battering western Japan has left one person dead and at least 23 others injured. Officials are urging people across a wide area to stay alert for swollen rivers, strong winds, high waves and landslides.

The Meteorological Agency estimates Krosa made landfall near Kure city in Hiroshima Prefecture at about 3 p.m. local time.The storm is moving north -- bringing violent winds and torrential rain.

Severe Tropical Storm Krosa Hitting Western Japan

Severe tropical storm Krosa hitting western Japan

A severe tropical storm has made landfall in western Japan. Officials urge people across a wide area to stay alert for swollen rivers, strong winds, high waves and landslides. One person has been killed. At least 21 others have been injured.

The Meteorological Agency estimates Krosa landed near Kure city in Hiroshima Prefecture at about 3 p.m.. The storm is moving north, bringing violent winds.

Japan Commemorates 74 Years Since End Of Wwii

Japan commemorates 74 years since end of WWII

August 15 is the day people in Japan commemorate the end of the World War Two and pray for peace. In Tokyo, thousands of people have gathered at a government-sponsored ceremony to remember those who perished in the war.

More than 6,000 relatives and others attended the annual event on Thursday to mourn about 3.1 million Japanese who died in the war.

Krosa Very Close To Landfall In Western Japan

Krosa very close to landfall in western Japan

A severe tropical storm is expected to make landfall in western Japan on Thursday, bringing torrential rains, violent winds and rough seas.

Meteorological Agency officials estimate that Krosa was situated 40 kilometers west-southwest of Cape Ashizuri in Kochi Prefecture at 8 a.m. on Thursday.