Russia: Release Of Boat Crew Could Take Time

Russia: Release of boat crew could take time

Russian authorities are suggesting it could be some time before they release the crew of a Japanese fishing boat seized last week.

Russian officials seized the boat, Number 68 Nishino-maru, on Wednesday in the Sea of Japan, citing alleged illegal fishing.

City Workers Take Path Of Ninja To Get Edge As Tourism Draw

City workers take path of ninja to get edge as tourism draw

KOKA, Shiga Prefecture--Fourteen municipal government employees descended upon a ninja experience facility here to learn to throw "shuriken" star-shaped daggers, as well as climb castle walls.

The special trip in mid-December, led by Kaoru Kurata, the mayor of Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture, was part of the Ikeda Koka ninja group project, which was launched seven months ago at the initiative of the Ikeda municipal government to turn the city into a ninja hub.

Jal Captain Got Copilot To Take Breathalyzer Test

JAL captain got copilot to take breathalyzer test

Japan Airlines says one of its pilots cheated two years ago on a preflight breath test by asking somebody else to do it in his place.

The company said a 59-year-old captain got his copilot to take a test for him before their flight from Japan's Narita Airport to Chicago in December 2017.

Bullet Train Inspection To Take Until Around 10 Pm

Bullet train inspection to take until around 10 PM

The operator of the Kyushu bullet train service says safety inspections following the earthquake will likely continue until around 10 PM.

Kyushu Railway Company suspended Shinkansen bullet train operations between Hakata and Kumamoto stations after the quake hit around 6:10 PM.

Momoiro Clover Z Take A Trip In Pv For 'sweet Wanderer'

Momoiro Clover Z take a trip in PV for 'Sweet Wanderer'

Momoiro Clover Z have revealed the PV for their song "Sweet Wanderer."

"Sweet Wanderer" was released on December 21 as the fifth part of the group's five month consecutive new song release project. They performed it for the first time on December 24 at their Christmas concert 'Momoiro Christmas 2018' at Saitama Super Arena. Directed by Yamato Yuki, the PV shows the four members taking a trip. 

Kono Urges S.korea To Take Resolute Response

Kono urges S.Korea to take resolute response

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has urged South Korea to take a resolute response to the country's Supreme Court ruling regarding wartime compensation.

Kono had a telephone conversation with his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha on Wednesday morning. This comes a day after the South Korean top court ordered a Japanese firm to pay compensation to 4 Korean men.

Japan To Urge S.korea To Take Appropriate Action

Japan to urge S.Korea to take appropriate action

Japan plans to urge South Korea to respond appropriately to the ruling by its Supreme Court on wartime compensation. But it may ask for international arbitration if bilateral negotiations do not bear fruit.

The South Korean court ordered a Japanese firm on Tuesday to compensate 4 Korean men who say they were forced to work at steel mills during World War Two.