Abe Visits Fukushima Soccer Training Facility

Abe visits Fukushima soccer training facility

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited a soccer training facility in Fukushima Prefecture to see how reconstruction has progressed since the 2011 nuclear accident.

The J-Village training facility was used as an operational base for decommissioning work at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Abe Visits Fukushima Daiichi Plant

Abe visits Fukushima Daiichi plant

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the government will continue the task of decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The nuclear accident at the plant in 2011 was triggered by an earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan.

Abe visited Fukushima Prefecture on Sunday to inspect the decommissioning work and the ongoing reconstruction of the prefecture.

Japanese Official Visits Mfo Camp In Egypt

Japanese official visits MFO camp in Egypt

A senior Japanese official has visited Egypt before the arrival of Self-Defense Forces personnel for an international peace mission.

The Multinational Force and Observers, or MFO, has been monitoring the ceasefire between Egypt and Israel on the Sinai Peninsula in eastern Egypt.

Austrian Chancellor Visits Hiroshima

Austrian chancellor visits Hiroshima

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has visited the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima in western Japan. As foreign minister, Kurz had a hand in the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Kurz arrived in Japan on Friday to commemorate the 150 anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Japan and Austria. He traveled to Hiroshima on Saturday. He had specifically requested the visit.

Ioc Head Visits Fukushima

IOC head visits Fukushima

Exactly 20 months before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics, the head of the International Olympic Committee has visited a planned venue in Fukushima Prefecture.

Fukushima was devastated by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident.

Okinawa Governor Visits Ny, Opposes Base Relocation

Okinawa governor visits NY, opposes base relocation

The governor of Japan's Okinawa Prefecture delivered a speech in New York on Sunday, calling for support to block the relocation of a US military base within the prefecture.

About 140 people, including those who hail from Okinawa, attended Denny Tamaki's speech at New York University.

Abe Visits Quake-hit Hokkaido

Abe visits quake-hit Hokkaido

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited Kiyota Ward in Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido, to view damage caused by the major earthquake that hit the northern prefecture on Thursday.

Abe on Sunday inspected severely listing houses and caved-in roads in Kiyota, where the jolt triggered what appears to be ground liquefaction. Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto briefed him on recovery efforts.

Princess Mako Visits Brazil's Amazon Region

Princess Mako visits Brazil's Amazon region

Japan's Princess Mako has visited a city in Brazil's Amazon region to pay respects to the pioneering Japanese people who immigrated there.

The eldest daughter of Prince and Princess Akishino arrived in the city of Tome-Acu on Friday on an official tour of Brazil. She is the first Japanese imperial family member to visit Tome-Acu, located deep in the Amazon.

Abe Visits Okayama Pref. Hit By Record Rainfall

Abe visits Okayama Pref. hit by record rainfall

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited the worst-hit areas in Okayama prefecture in the record rainfall that has battered the western region of Japan.

On his arrival at an Okayama airport, Abe observed the situations in the devastated areas in Kurashiki and Takahashi cities from a Self-Defense Force helicopter.

Senior Defense Ministry Official Visits Akita

Senior Defense Ministry official visits Akita

A senior Defense Ministry official says Akita Prefecture in northern Japan is one of the best locations for the planned deployment of a ground-based ballistic missile defense system.

The ministry plans to install 2 Aegis Ashore units to guard against possible missile attacks from North Korea. The candidate sites are the Self-Defense Force grounds in Akita City and Hagi City in Yamaguchi Prefecture.

Jr East's Luxury Sleeper Visits To Incorporate Ainu Culture Shows

JR East's excess sleeper visits to highlight Ainu culture appears

SAPPORO- - Passengers on East Japan Railway Co's. awesome sleeper Train Suite Shiki-Shima will experience some high culture to facilitate, with standard Ainu culture presentations highlighted on the calendar proclaimed by JR East.

Travelers will be managed to conventional shows passing in transit of life of the Ainu, the indigenous people of Hokkaido and far northern regions. The fervor on JR East's excess package visits for spring, summer and fall will consolidate the striking crane move and live music.

World Superbike Champion Visits Kawasaki Factory

World Superbike Champion visits Kawasaki FactoryReigning World SBK Champion, Jonathan Rea, recently visited the Kawasaki’s Akashi plant near Kobe in Japan as a VIP guest.
A tour was organised so that the 29 year old Irishman could meet, greet and thank as many Kawasaki executives, managers and staff as possible for their assistance in helping him and the Ninja ZX-10R equipped Kawasaki Racing Team achieve the top ranking in the World Superbike Championship. This is the story – in words and pictures – of his tour.