Asia-pacific Nations Agree To Share Satellite Data

Asia-Pacific nations agree to share satellite data

Representatives of space agencies in the Asia-Pacific region have agreed to create a system to share observational data of Earth in order to make plans for agriculture and disaster prevention.

Officials from more than 30 countries and regions took part in the 4-day meeting of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum in the central city of Nagoya, which closed on Friday.

Japan, African Nations To Work On Ticad Statement

Japan, African nations to work on TICAD statement

Japan and African countries are to prepare the draft of a declaration to be adopted at a Tokyo-led conference on African development.

The 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development, or TICAD, will kick off on Wednesday in Yokohama, near Tokyo.

Japan, China, S.korea To Help Other Asian Nations

Japan, China, S.Korea to help other Asian nations

The foreign ministers of Japan, China and South Korea have agreed to promote cooperation for other countries in Asia in such areas as environmental conservation and disaster risk reduction.

Taro Kono of Japan, Wang Yi of China and Kang Kyung-wha of South Korea drew up a paper on "Trilateral+X" cooperation at their meeting in Beijing on Wednesday.

Fm Kono Visits South Pacific Island Nations

FM Kono visits South Pacific island nations

Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono is aiming to boost maritime security cooperation during a tour of four South Pacific island nations.

Kono is the first Japanese foreign minister to visit the region in 32 years. He will travel to the Marshall Islands on Thursday.

At Least 95 Nations To Attend Hiroshima Ceremony

At least 95 nations to attend Hiroshima ceremony

The city of Hiroshima says at least 95 countries and the European Union are expected to send ambassadors and other representatives to an August 6 ceremony to mark the anniversary of the atomic bombing on the city.

City officials announced an outline of the Peace Memorial Ceremony on Wednesday.

195 Nations To Be Invited To Enthronement Ceremony

195 nations to be invited to enthronement ceremony

Japan's government has decided to invite heads of state and representatives from 195 nations to the new Emperor's enthronement ceremony in October.

The decision was made on Tuesday by a government panel in charge of setting protocols for the Imperial succession.

Kono Urges Solidarity Levy For Developing Nations

Kono urges solidarity levy for developing nations

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has called for an international solidarity levy to raise funds to help developing countries address poverty and other issues. Kono made the proposal at a symposium in Tokyo on Thursday.

The Foreign Ministry says 14 countries, including France and South Korea, have introduced the levy. These countries tax air tickets charged to passengers taking off from airports in the territories of countries implementing the scheme.

Pacific Island Nations Urge N.korea To Take Action

Pacific island nations urge N.Korea to take action

Pacific island leaders have referred to North Korean issues for the first time in a joint declaration issued at the end of a meeting in Japan.

Leaders from Japan as well as 18 Pacific island nations and territories ended a 2-day summit in the city of Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on Saturday.

Abe Pledges Support For Pacific Island Nations

Abe pledges support for Pacific island nations

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged Japan's support for Pacific island nations in efforts to protect the maritime order.

Abe delivered the keynote speech at a meeting on Saturday of Pacific island leaders in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture. Leaders from 16 countries and 2 French territories in the South Pacific are participating.

Rediscovering Nation's 100-year History Of Original Animation

Rediscovering nation's 100-year history of original animation

By Mutsumi Morita / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer The comical-looking samurai has quite a big head for his body, and his black eyes are always roving around. He's just bought a sword and wants to test it, so he tries to attack a masseuse and an express messenger, only to find himself beaten.

The samurai is the lead character of "Namakuragatana" (The Dull Sword), which was released in 1917. It is the oldest surviving piece of animation in Japan.

Yamaha Riders Win At 2016 Motocross Of Nations

Yamaha Riders Win at 2016 Motocross of NationsTeam France won the 2016 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations at Italy's Maggiora Park on Sunday, with top results from Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP rider Romain Febvre and Kemea Yamaha Official MX Team rider Benoit Paturel in a dramatic three-moto combined-class competition against the world's top motocross nations.

Mitsubishi Dealership Gives Six Nations Players A Boost

Mitsubishi Dealership Gives Six Nations Players A BoostA Mitsubishi dealership in Bridgend has been demonstrating its patriotic pride and supporting Welsh national rugby squad players by lending them vehicles.
Nathaniel Cars gave Tomas Francis and Jonathan Davies, who are both playing for Wales in the Six Nations tournament, the long-term use of an ASX ZC-M crossover and L200 Warrior Double Cab pick-up respectively.