Nasa Team In Japan To Learn From Hayabusa2

NASA team in Japan to learn from Hayabusa2

Scientists from the US space agency NASA have been given advice by Japanese researchers on landing a probe on a rocky asteroid.

Ten members of NASA's asteroid probe team are visiting Japan. They met the Hayabusa2 project team at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, this week.

Iwaya: Japan Monitoring N.korea

Iwaya: Japan monitoring N.Korea

Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya has said that Japan is closely monitoring North Korea's military activities, but refrained from revealing details about the latest development.

Speaking in an Upper House committee on Thursday, Iwaya said the government will work closely with the US and other countries in collecting and analyzing necessary information and monitoring the situation.

Suspect In Japan Woman's Case Grilled In Chile

Suspect in Japan woman's case grilled in Chile

Investigators from France and Chile have questioned a Chilean man suspected of killing a Japanese woman.

Narumi Kurosaki, a Japanese university student, disappeared in December 2016 while studying in the eastern French city of Besancon.

Govt. Urged To Work Against Japan Seafood Ban

Govt. urged to work against Japan seafood ban

Japan's government plans to continue working to end restrictions on imports of Japanese fishery products, even after last week's ruling by the World Trade Organization in South Korea's favor over its ban on seafood imports from Japan.

But Japan may need to devise ways in negotiating with foreign countries, as both lawmakers and fishermen are urging the government to do more.

Japan To Study Traffic Reduction For Olympics

Japan to study traffic reduction for Olympics

The Japanese government says it will conduct a pilot study this summer to reduce traffic congestion during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The government says it will run the pilot in July and August to simulate traffic during the Games.

Japan May Be Base For Phone Scam Targeting China

Japan may be base for phone scam targeting China

Scammers from Taiwan may have used vacant houses in Japan for telephone fraud targeting people in China.

Last month, Japanese police arrested 10 Taiwanese men and women at Narita airport near Tokyo for allegedly lying on their immigration forms.

Japan, China To Hold Economic Dialogue On Sunday

Japan, China to hold economic dialogue on Sunday

Japan will call on China to strengthen measures to protect intellectual property rights as the two countries hold a high-level economic dialogue in Beijing on Sunday.

Six Japanese cabinet ministers will attend the talks, including Foreign Minister Taro Kono, Economy and Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko, and Transport Minister Keiichi Ishii.

Kono Calls For Strengthened Japan-china Ties

Kono calls for strengthened Japan-China ties

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono says he wants to see strengthened ties between Japan and China as this year marks a major milestone for each of the countries.

Kono held talks with Chinese university students learning Japanese on Saturday. He is in Beijing to attend high-level economic talks.

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.

Source: Ghosn's Wife Back In Japan For Questioning

Source: Ghosn's wife back in Japan for questioning

Sources say the wife of former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn has returned to Japan and is set to be questioned by judges in Tokyo on Thursday.

Ghosn was arrested for the fourth time last week on suspicion of aggravated breach of trust involving Nissan funds sent to the automaker's dealership in Oman.
Investigators believe Ghosn transferred some of the funds to a shell company.

Japan Sdf Searching For Missing Jet And Pilot

Japan SDF searching for missing jet and pilot

Japan's Self-Defense Force is continuing its search for a stealth fighter jet that crashed off northern Japan Tuesday evening.

The F35A from Misawa Air Base disappeared from the radar screen at around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Japan time.

Japan Defense Ministry: F35a Crash World's First

Japan Defense Ministry: F35A crash world's first

Japan's Defense Ministry says Tuesday's crash of an F35A fighter jet marks the first ever confirmed crash of this type of aircraft.

An F35B aircraft of the US Marine Corps crashed in South Carolina during training last September. The aircraft can take off and land vertically.

Japan To Require Alcohol Tests For Cabin Crew

Japan to require alcohol tests for cabin crew

Japan's transport ministry is set to introduce new rules requiring flight attendants and mechanics in the country to take alcohol tests.

The measure follows the ministry's earlier decision to oblige domestic pilots to take pre-flight tests due to revelations of a series of alcohol-related problems.