Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed hope that the US-North Korea summit will have a positive outcome that will help to achieve a nuclear-free world.
Abe told a Diet committee on Thursday that North Korea's nuclear and missile programs are a huge threat to Japan, and the government has made its stance clear to the United States.
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the government hopes the upcoming US-North Korea summit will lead to solutions to issues relating to Pyongyang, such as the abduction of Japanese nationals, nuclear and missiles programs.
Suga spoke to reporters on Wednesday ahead of the second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which was set to start later in the day.
A public senior high school near Tokyo has apologized after sending the wrong entrance exam results to all 85 applicants for its physical education course.
Funabashi Municipal High School in Funabashi City, Chiba Prefecture, says the successful applicants got failure notices and the unsuccessful ones received acceptance letters.
Sony reported its fiscal first quarter results for FY2019 earlier today (3 months to 30 June 2018), and unfortunately for us Xperia fans, prospects aren't looking great for its mobile division. Sony Mobile only shipped 2.0 million phones during the quarter, versus 3.4 million in the same period last year.
On May 30, the preliminary results of AKB48's "General Election", which will decide the Senbatsu members to participate in the group's 53rd single, were revealed at the AKB48 Theater in Akihabara, Tokyo.
Below is the list of the Top 80 girls. The final result will be announced on June 16 at Nagoya Dome. Who do you think will be No.1 this year?
Lexus Racing returned to the Rolex 24 at Daytona this weekend for the start of the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship season, with two RC F GT3 race cars run by the 3GT Racing team.
After climbing to a tandem second and third place in the GTD Class for the first two hours of the race, a software mapping issue forced both RC F GT3s to hold in the infield to avoid a time penalty. This pushed the #15 RC F back to 10th place and the #14 to the 20th. From this moment on, both teams were unable to make up much ground. The #15 RC F finished 9th in class and the #14 RCF finished 15th.
With trial sniffer dog cancer screenings being carried out in a Japanese town, researchers are hoping to one day make the noninvasive health checks widely available across Japan.
But experts say securing experienced handlers and attracting financial resources will be crucial to boosting the number of trained sniffer dogs available to make the unique program more practical to implement in future.