Japan, allies block whale sanctuary

Countries led by Japan have blocked a move by South American and African states to create a South Atlantic sanctuary for whales endangered by hunting despite a global moratorium in force for 30 years. The proposal brought by five African and South American ... ( read original story ...)

Japan wants to help Duterte mend fences with the U.S.

TOKYO — The outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte worries his Japanese hosts. Not just his policy toward the U.S. but also his informal style: Will he chew gum in front of the emperor? Duterte arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday for a three-day visit ... ( read original story ...)

Japan wary over Philippine leader’s policies, manners

Tokyo: Japanese officials are wary ahead of the arrival of outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. It’s not just his foreign policy toward the US, but also his informal style: Will he chew gum in front of the emperor? Duterte arrives in Tokyo ... ( read original story ...)

Japan's "your name." wins awards at anime festival in S. Korea

and the only Japanese animation to pull in more than 10 billion yen ($96 million) in revenues apart from renowned director Hayao Miyazaki's works. To have fuller access to the Kyodo News website, it is necessary to subscribe. We offer a broad range of ... ( read original story ...)

Rugby: Joseph, Brown expand on Japan's attacking philosophy

New Japan coach Jamie Joseph has often stressed that he will be doing things differently from his predecessor Eddie Jones. But on Tuesday, the former New Zealand and Japan back-row forward revealed a few broad similarities, as well as differences ... ( read original story ...)

Japan Princess Missing School for Month for Health Reasons

A granddaughter of Japan's Emperor Akihito is not feeling well and missing school for more than a month. Palace officials said Wednesday the 14-year-old Princess Aiko has been staying home since Sept. 26, after complaining of stomach problems and dizziness ... ( read original story ...)