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.

Princess Mako Visits Machu Picchu

Princess Mako visits Machu Picchu

Japan's Princess Mako has visited the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru and a village that once had a Japanese immigrant as its chief.

Princess Mako is the eldest daughter of Crown Prince and Princess Akishino. She is on an official trip to Peru and Bolivia to mark the 120th anniversary of the arrival of Japanese immigrants to the countries.

Princess Mako Visits Clinic, Museum In Peru

Princess Mako visits clinic, museum in Peru

Japan's Princess Mako has visited a medical clinic near the Peruvian capital of Lima. She is currently making an official trip to the country to mark the 120th anniversary of the arrival of Japanese immigrants.

Princess Mako, the eldest daughter of Crown Prince and Princess Akishino, visited the facility on Friday. It was founded by a second-generation Japanese-Peruvian priest nearly 30 years ago.

Kagoshima Governor Visits Rain-hit Yakushima

Kagoshima governor visits rain-hit Yakushima

The governor of Japan's southern prefecture of Kagoshima has visited Yakushima Island, two days after the UNESCO World Heritage site was hit by record rainfall.

What is described as the heaviest rain in 50 years caused mudslides and other damage on Saturday, leaving more than 300 hikers stranded on a mountain. By Sunday evening, 314 people had descended safely.

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.