The Daily Manila Shimbun

 

Abe, Jokowi meet to strengthen cooperation on S. China Sea

January 15, 2017

BOGOR, Indonesia– Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo met south of Jakarta on Sunday, with the leaders expected to affirm coordination on maritime security amid tension over China’s military buildup in disputed waters of the South

READ MORE

Japan’s bid to launch world’s smallest satellite-carrying rocket fails

January 15, 2017

KAGOSHIMA– Japan’s space agency on Sunday aborted the launch of the world’s smallest rocket capable of putting a satellite into orbit shortly after liftoff following a communication system abnormality. Carrying a mini satellite for observation of the Earth’s surface, the No.

READ MORE

Ito captures 1st World Cup Title

January 14, 2017

Tokyo– Japan’s Yuki Ito captured her first World Cup title on Saturday after finishing ahead of compatriot and three-time overall winner Sara Takanashi. Ito, 22, leaped 95 and 96 meters in her two attempts to post 254.3 points at the

READ MORE

Post-Fukushima disaster character’s popularity grows in Thailand

January 14, 2017

AKITA– A Japanese hero character created in the aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami is growing in popularity in Thailand through a television program broadcast in the Southeast Asian nation. The television show featuring the character

READ MORE

Gov’t to cite background unique to Emperor Akihito in abdication law

January 14, 2017

TOKYO– The government is considering specifying background unique to Emperor Akihito in special legislation for his abdication to clarify that it applies only to him and not any future emperor for retirement, government sources said Friday. The government is also

READ MORE

Takata to pay $1 bil. penalty over exploding air bags

January 14, 2017

NEW YORK– Takata Corp. of Japan has pleaded guilty to criminal wrongdoing and agreed to pay $1 billion over its handling of deadly air bag ruptures, the U.S. Justice Department said Friday. A federal grand jury separately indicted three former

READ MORE

High Level of Toxic chemicals found at new fish market

January 14, 2017

Tokyo– An amount of benzene 79 times the minimum allowed by the government was detected among other toxic chemicals in groundwater samples from Tokyo’s Toyosu area where the famous Tsukiji fish market is planned to be relocated, officials in the

READ MORE

Japan, Australia vow to work closely with U.S. under Trump

January 14, 2017

SYDNEY– Japan and Australia will continue to work in close coordination with the United States after the inauguration next week of President-elect Donald Trump, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull said Saturday after bilateral talks in

READ MORE