Japan Asks Mongolia To Help With Abduction Issue

Japan asks Mongolia to help with abduction issue

Japan's foreign minister has asked his Mongolian counterpart for help in resolving the issue of Japanese nationals kidnapped by North Korea.

Taro Kono and Damdin Tsogtbaatar held talks in Ulaanbaatar. Kono is the first Japanese Foreign Minister to visit Mongolia in nine years. The nation has longstanding friendly ties with North Korea.

Japan U22 Soccer Team Finishes In Second Place

Japan U22 soccer team finishes in second place

In soccer, Japan's national Under-22 squad finished in second place after being defeated by Brazil in the final of an international competition in France.

Japan advanced to the final of the Toulon Tournament for the first time after beating Mexico in penalty kick shootouts.

Japan To Enhance Maritime Security Near Senkakus

Japan to enhance maritime security near Senkakus

The Japan Coast Guard plans to use three new large patrol boats to beef up maritime security in waters near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.

Maritime activity by Chinese government ships in the region remains high.

Rough Weather In Northern Japan And Hokuriku

Rough weather in northern Japan and Hokuriku

A low pressure system and a front are causing unstable atmospheric conditions over much of the Hokuriku region and northern Japan. People are advised to beware of possible mudslides and flooding in low-lying areas due to heavy rain and strong winds.

The Meteorological Agency says unstable atmospheric conditions are causing localized rain clouds to build up in the Hokuriku region and northern Japan.

Japan To Speed 5g Rollout With Traffic Lights

Japan to speed 5G rollout with traffic lights

The Japanese government has unveiled plans for rolling out next generation 5G networks as quickly as possible. They call for putting antenna base stations on traffic lights across the country.

Government officials want 5G services to be available from next year. But this could be difficult as it requires far more antenna installations than current networks.

Japan Approves Strategy To Cut Greenhouse Gases

Japan approves strategy to cut greenhouse gases

The Japanese government has compiled its long-term strategy for cutting greenhouse gas emissions and will shortly present it to the United Nations under the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The Cabinet approved the strategy on Tuesday.

Japan Soccer Coach: 'give It Their All' In France

Japan soccer coach: 'give it their all' in France

Japan's women's soccer team coach says she wants her players to "give it their all" in the World Cup in France.

Coach, Asako Takakura and captain, Saki Kumagai, spoke to reporters in Paris on Sunday, a day before playing Argentina in their first match.

Want An Official Pokemon-themed Wedding? Head To Japan

Want An Official Pokemon-Themed Wedding? Head To Japan


Sure, you can have a Pokemon-themed wedding anywhere you want, but if you want your union to be blessed by The Pokemon Company, you’ll have to take a trip to Japan. ESCRIT is a Japanese company which does wedding ceremonies and it has partnered up with The Pokemon Company to plan officially licensed Pokemon-themed weddings.

There’s going to be a difference in a wedding that’s planned by Pokemon fans and the work done by this company with the blessings of the company that owns the rights to these cute monsters. Anything and everything has to be approved by the licensing department of the company.