TOKYO, Japan ----Japan's whaling in the Antarctic is at a crossroads after the International Court of Justice ordered the program stopped. The court concluded the supposed scientific research program is actually a guise for commercial whaling. This week's ruling cannot be appealed, but Japan has other options to consider.
TOKYO, Japan ------Japan relaxed a decades-old ban on military-related exports Tuesday in a bid to expand joint arms development with allies and equipment sales to Southeast Asia and elsewhere.
YOKOHAMA, Japan ---The world will need far tougher curbs on greenhouse gases, by both developed nations and emerging economies, to keep global warming from exceeding a promised ceiling, a draft UN report shows.
YOKOHAMA, Japan ---– The effects of climate change are already occurring in all continents and across the oceans, and the world, for the most part, is ill-prepared for their risks, says a United Nations report issued today, which also warns that while action can be taken, managing the phenomenon’s impacts ...
TOKYO, Japan ---- Japanese media often report on clashes between environmentalists and the country's whaling fleet in the Antarctic. Yet there is no debate about a heavily subsidized industry producing food that only a few desire.
As it edges closer to an election later this year, the Hapi Isles appears to be in an economic turmoil.
TOKYO, Japan --- One in four preschool-aged children caught up in Japan's 2011 tsunami disaster has psychiatric problems, a report says, with experts warning the effects could last a lifetime if left untreated.
TOKYO, Japan --- Washington and Tokyo, normally the staunchest of allies, have been drawn into an unexpected diplomatic spat over the annual slaughter of dolphins in a secluded Japanese cove.
TOKYO, Japan --- A Japanese mayor who opposes moving a U.S. military base to his city in Okinawa won a hard-fought re-election battle Sunday, dealing a potential blow to hopes in Washington and Tokyo that the long-delayed plan would move forward.
TOKYO, Japan --- Japan has signed an agreement with Palau to allow Japanese companies to earn carbon credits by helping the small Pacific island cut greenhouse gas emissions, the Japanese government said on Monday.
TOKYO, Japan --- Nuclear scientists in Japan are planning a controlled reactor meltdown in the hope of learning how to prevent disasters like the one at the Fukushima power plant in 2011, according to local media reports.
TOKYO, Japan --- Japan will nationalise about 280 of the about 400 remote islands that serve as markers for determining Japan's territorial waters, the state minister for oceanic policy and territorial issues has announced.
TOKYO, Japan --- Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has met with Palau President Tommy Remengesau Tuesday, with the two leaders agreeing to cooperate in successfully holding a summit of small Pacific island nations in 2015 in Japan.
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TOKYO, Japan ---- Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the operator of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi power plant, officially started transferring nuclear fuel rods from the damaged reactor 4 building on November 18. The dangerous process could result in the release of large amounts of radioactivity if anything goes wrong. It ...
TOKYO, Japan --- The man in charge of the clean-up at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant says growing stores of contaminated water from the site will eventually have to be dumped into the sea.
TOKYO, Japan --- The foreign ministers of Japan and New Zealand agreed Saturday to strengthen cooperation in helping Pacific island nations cope with climate change and natural disasters, such as earthquakes and tsunami.
TOKYO, Japan --- Pacific Island leaders gathered in Japan last week to review the progress of commitments made by Japan and Pacific Island Forum leaders at their Sixth Pacific Island leaders and Japan meeting (PALM 6) held in May 2012.
TOKYO, Japan --- Japan and the Federated States of Micronesia agreed Thursday to promote their economic cooperation, with the Pacific island country calling for more Japanese investment in its development programs.
TOKYO, Japan --- Japan and Micronesia agreed Thursday to promote their economic cooperation, with the Pacific island country calling for more Japanese investment in its development programs.
TOKYO, Japan --- The rhetoric between Asia's two superpowers is becoming more belligerent with China warning that if Japan carries out a threat to shoot down foreign drones, it would be an act of war.
TOKYO, Japan --- Fiji’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Ratu Inoke Kubuabola held talks last week with his Japan counterpart, Fumio Kishida.
TOKYO, Japan --- Top leaders from Japan and Pacific island nations will hold a summit in a city near the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in 2015, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Saturday.
TOKYO, Japan --- The Japanese government is considering picking Fukushima Prefecture in northeastern Japan to host a summit of Pacific island countries in 2015, a senior government official said Wednesday.
TOKYO, Japan ---Good progress has been made by Japan in remediation efforts in areas affected by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, a group of United Nations experts have said in a preliminary report, while encouraging the Government to better communicate its decontamination goals to the public.
TOKYO, Japan, Japan will host the Second Ministerial Interim Meeting (MIM2) of the Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM) process at the Iikura Guest House at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo.
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