Japan, whaling allies block proposal for South Atlantic sanctuary

Countries led by Japan have blocked a move to create a South Atlantic whale sanctuary, which supporters say are endangered despite a three-decade moratorium on hunting. Whaling nations Japan, Iceland and Norway opposed the sanctuary Pro-sanctuary countries ... ( read original story ...)

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 ...)