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    Okinawa Marks 50 Years Since US Handover to Japan Amid Protests of American Bases

    Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki has urged Japan’s central government to do more to reduce the U.S. military presence in the southern island group.

  • Fumio Kishida September 29, 2021 11:27 am

    Ex-Diplomat Kishida Wins Japan Party Vote, to Become New PM

    Former Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has won the governing party’s leadership election and is set to become the country’s next prime minister

  • Canada October 13, 2019 9:02 pm

    Typhoon Leaves as Many as 33 Dead as Japan Continues Rescue

    Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan to rescue people stranded in flooded homes Sunday, as the death toll from a ferocious typhoon climbed to as high as 33. One woman fell to her death as she was being placed inside a rescue helicopter. Typhoon Hagibis made landfall south of Tokyo on Saturday evening and battered central...

  • Donald Trump April 10, 2017 7:10 pm

    G-7 Ministers Seek Unity in Bid to Press Russia Over Assad

    Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations met Monday to try to forge a common response to the deadly chemical attack in Syria, with new sanctions against Russian backers of President Bashar Assad one of the options on the table. G-7 diplomats sitting down for talks in the centuries-old Ducal Palace in Lucca, Italy, hope to use outrage...

  • Donald Trump March 16, 2017 2:32 pm

    Tillerson Says N. Korea ‘Need Not Fear' United States

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on North Korea Thursday to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, saying the isolated nation “need not fear” the United States. Tillerson made that declaration after meeting his Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo, where they discussed possible new approaches in dealing with Pyongyang. He said 20 years of U.S. diplomatic...

  • Donald Trump March 15, 2017 11:22 am

    North Korea Threat Looms Over Tillerson's Asia Trip

    On his first trip to Asia as top U.S. diplomat, Rex Tillerson wants to forge cooperation with Japan, South Korea and China against the nuclear threat from North Korea and demonstrate “America First” does not mean a U.S. diplomatic retreat from the volatile region. Tillerson will find shared anxiety at the North’s saber-rattling but less agreement about how to deal...

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