Abe Expresses Sorrow Over Notre-dame Fire

Abe expresses sorrow over Notre-Dame fire

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed sorrow over the damage caused by the fire at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, and said the Japanese stand in solidarity with the French people.

In a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron, Abe said the cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a symbol of Paris and is beloved by people throughout the world.

Kono Meets S.korean Envoy Over Seafood Import Ban

Kono meets S.Korean envoy over seafood import ban

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has asked the South Korean ambassador to Japan to convey to his country that Japan hopes to seek a solution to the fishery products trade dispute through bilateral talks.

Kono met with South Korean Ambassador Lee Su-hoon in Tokyo on Friday.

Asdf Jet Disappears Over The Sea Off Aomori

ASDF jet disappears over the sea off Aomori

Japan's Air Self-Defense Force says an F35A fighter jet disappeared from radar over the sea off Aomori Prefecture, northern Japan, at around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Japan Time.

ASDF officials said the aircraft took off from Misawa air base at around 7:00 p.m., and disappeared at a point about 135 kilometers east of Misawa City.

Thai Police: Group Defrauded Over 100 Japanese

Thai police: group defrauded over 100 Japanese

Police in Thailand say a group of Japanese men arrested last week for allegedly running a call center scam defrauded more than 100 people in Japan.

Fifteen Japanese men were arrested on March 29 on suspicion of working illegally in the country. They were captured in a raid on a house in the resort city of Pattaya.

Okinawa Files Lawsuit Over Landfill Project

Okinawa files lawsuit over landfill project

Okinawa Prefecture in southwestern Japan has filed a lawsuit to demand the cancellation of a decision by the land minister over a landfill project related to the relocation of a US base.

The ongoing landfill work is part of a plan to relocate the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Ginowan City to the less-populated Henoko district of Nago City.

Okinawa To File Lawsuit Over Landfill Project

Okinawa to file lawsuit over landfill project

Okinawa Prefecture in southwestern Japan has decided to file a lawsuit to demand the cancellation of a decision by the land minister over a landfill project related to the relocation of a US base.

The ongoing landfill work is part of a plan to relocate the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Ginowan City to the less-populated Henoko district of Nago City.

Abe, Okinawa Governor Meet Over Base Relocation

Abe, Okinawa Governor meet over base relocation

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki has demanded that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suspend landfill work for the relocation of a US military base within the southern prefecture. The prime minister asked the governor for his understanding of the relocation project, while agreeing to continue dialogue with the prefecture.

Abe met with Tamaki on Tuesday in Tokyo and discussed relocation of the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Ginowan City, to the less-populated Henoko district in Nago City.

Earthquake Survivors Split Over Preservation

Earthquake survivors split over preservation

Earthquake and tsunami survivors are divided over what to do with damaged structures that show the devastation caused by the disaster in 2011.

Monday marks the eighth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that caused massive damage to northeastern Japan.

Prosecutors File Quasi-appeal Over Ghosn Bail

Prosecutors file quasi-appeal over Ghosn bail

Tokyo prosecutors have filed a quasi-appeal after the Tokyo District Court granted bail to former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn on Tuesday.

Ghosn could be released on Tuesday for the first time in 107 days if the court dismisses the quasi-appeal and the former auto executive pays 8.9 million dollars in bail.