Pacifist Japan could buy long-range weapons

Pacifist Japan took a step closer to acquiring weapons able to strike North Korea on Friday after a ruling party committee approved proposals to consider acquiring strike capability to halt ballistic ... ( read original story ...)

The Great Wall of Japan

At a cost of $12bn, they are building a 15-metre-high anti-tsunami wall across 400 kilometres to divide the land from the ocean. But it is also dividing local communities. There are fears the wall ... ( read original story ...)

Japan MOF, FSA, BOJ to meet from 0700 GMT – MOF

Senior officials from Japan's Ministry of Finance (MOF), the Bank of Japan and the Financial Services Agency will meet on Friday from 4 p.m. (0700 GMT) to discuss financial markets, the finance ... ( read original story ...)