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  • 7 US sailors killed in mysterious ship collision

    THE US navy confirmed yesterday that seven of its sailors were dead after a cargo ship hit one of its destroyers off Japan on Saturday.

    But questions remained over how the collision occurred on a clear night a few miles off the coast south of Yokosuka and Tokyo.

    US Seventh...

    Monday 19th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Shinzo Abe pushes through new conspiracy laws

    Bill a ‘serious violation of the constitution,’ say communists

    Friday 16th Jun 2017

    posted by Ben Chacko in World

  • North Korea: Pyongyang lands missile in Japan’s territorial waters

    NORTH KOREA carried out its latest missile test yesterday, firing a short-range missile almost 300 miles into the waters of Japan’s economic zone.

    The missile was launched from the coastal town of Wonsan, landing about 200 nautical miles off the Japanese coast, said Tokyo’s...

    Tuesday 30th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Japan: Trump must declare Hiroshima a ‘war crime’

    JAPANESE peace campaigners have written to US President Donald Trump urging him to declare the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings a war crime.

    A copy of the letter from the Society for Requiring the Admission of Historic Responsibility of the US Government for Dropping Atomic Bombs on...

    Saturday 27th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • North Korea: Missile falls short of Japan

    NORTH KOREA conducted another missile test yesterday, with it flying for about 500 miles before plopping into the Sea of Japan.

    The country’s dynastic regime carried out the test days after new South Korean president Moon Jae In took office.

    Mr Moon had pledged to hold...

    Monday 15th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Japan: Abe pledges to debate revision of constitution

    JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged yesterday to initiate debate in parliament on revising the country’s US-drafted constitution.

    Mr Abe, attending an annual rally on revising the constitution organised by MPs from his Liberal Democratic Party and other backers, said that...

    Tuesday 2nd May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • North Korea: US carrier engages in drill with Japanese navy

    THE US aircraft carrier heading for potential confrontation with North Korea took another detour yesterday, for training exercises with the Japanese navy.

    Two Japanese destroyers joined the USS Carl Vinson and two other US warships in the Philippine Sea south of Japan for an exercise...

    Monday 24th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Japan to ‘exercise pressure’ on North Korea

    US VICE-PRESIDENT Mike Pence continued his antiPyongyang tour of east Asia yesterday, reaching agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the need to confront North Korea.

    But he was less successful on the economic front, with Tokyo briefing that it still hopes to bring...

    Wednesday 19th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Japan: Fukushima cancer kid missing from official files

    A CHILD who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer after a meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant is missing from government check-up data, medical workers warned yesterday.

    The 3.11 Fund for Children With Thyroid Cancer, named after the date of the March 11 2011...

    Saturday 1st Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Japan: Government urged to beef up military capacity

    JAPAN’S ruling party said yesterday that the government must invest in ballistic missile armaments and upgrade its offensive military capacity.

    The Liberal Democratic Party’s council on defence policy argued that the ability to “strike an enemy base, with cruise...

    Friday 31st Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World