Japan defense minister quits over peacekeepers’ cover-up

Japan's defense minister resigned Friday, saying she accepted the responsibility for a cover-up in which her ministry concealed records of Japanese U.N. peacekeepers' activities and dangers they faced in South Sudan. It was the latest blow to Prime ... ( read original story ...)

Japan joins U.S. in imposing new sanctions on North Korea

Japan will be taking steps to freeze the assets of five groups, including two from China, as well as nine individuals, Kishida said, but did not give further details. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference that the groups had ... ( read original story ...)

Japan defence minister once tipped to be first female PM resigns

The woman once seen as on track to becoming Japan's first female prime minister has resigned as defence minister. Tomomi Inada, a close ally of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, stepped down over an alleged cover-up of documents on a controversial peacekeeping ... ( read original story ...)