Osaka: Man accused of killing wife with 1-meter-long wooden sword

Osaka police have arrested a 50-year-old man in the alleged beating death of his wife with a wooden sword at their residence in Izumisano City (TBS News) OSAKA (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested a 50-year-old man for allegedly killing his wife ... ( read original story ...)

U.S. general pledges to defend Japan from North Korea

TOKYO - America's top military official reiterated Friday his country's pledge to defend Japan against a North Korean missile attack, as western Japan carried out a test of an emergency alert system. "I think we made it clear to North Korea and anyone else ... ( read original story ...)

Japan to install land-based missile defense Aegis Ashore

Tokyo, wary of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile development programs, said Japan must now contend with "a new level of threat," Kyodo News reported Thursday. The decision to deploy a land-based component of a missile interceptor system, the Aegis Ashore ... ( read original story ...)

Invasive Japanese beetle spotted in False Creek

An invasive species of Japanese beetle never before seen in B.C. has popped up in False Creek. According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), a live beetle was found in a trap put out by the City of Vancouver in July. It has since been identified ... ( read original story ...)

Could Trump’s blundering lead to war between China and Japan?

For news out of east Asia, it is difficult to compete with North ... Kim was pictured surrounded by his top generals mulling over maps with targets closer to home, in South Korea and Japan, while warning again that he was ready to “wring the windpipes ... ( read original story ...)