Japanese PM praises relations with oil-rich UAE

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday praised the long relationship his energy-hungry nation has had with the United Arab Emirates, a crucial oil supplier, at the start of a Mideast tour. Abe appeared briefly at a ... ( read original story ...)

Japan inmate recaptured 3 weeks after escape, island manhunt

(Tsuyoshi Ueda/Kyodo News via AP) Hirao was arrested in 2013 for a series of robberies in southern Japan. Japan has a relatively low crime rate, and prison escapes are rare. Its population is declining and the average age is rising quickly. ( read original story ...)

Bvlgari To Open Inaugural Tokyo Hotel In 2022

Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement with Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., a leading global real-estate company headquartered in Tokyo, to open Japan’s first ever Bvlgari Hotel in Tokyo, scheduled to open at the end of 2022. The Hotel will occupy th ... ( read original story ...)

Japanese prime minister praises relations with oil-rich UAE

The importance energy-hungry Japan puts on that relationship could be seen at the Japan-UAE Business Forum that Abe addressed in Abu Dhabi on Monday. A parade of speakers, including oil company INPEX Corp.'s CEO, stressed the need for those ties. ( read original story ...)

Japan PM Abe arrives in UAE on Middle East trip

Before leaving Japan, Abe told journalists Middle East peace was a priority on his trip. "I intend to work for the Middle East peace process by engaging with both Israel and Palestine in a constructive manner," Abe said, according to the Kyodo news agency. ( read original story ...)

Japan Sumo Association to consider opinions on female ban

(Kyodo News via AP) Amid worldwide attention, the head of the Japan Sumo Association apologized, saying the official at the Kyoto event made an "inappropriate response." The sumo ring, or dohyo, is considered sacred in the male-only sport. Women are banned ... ( read original story ...)