Japan holds first National Memorial Service for War Dead in the Reiwa era

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first National Memorial Service for War Dead in the Reiwa era (令和) was held on Thursday (Aug. 15), the 74th anniversary of Japan’s World War II surrender, NHK re...

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National rescue agency workers walk near buildings covered in volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Tangkuban Perahu in Indonesia. It's one of several active volcanos in the country. ...

New emperor opens Japan's Diet, now wheelchair accessible

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Diet has convened after elections and a renovation at the upper house to improve its accessibility for two new lawmakers who use wheelchairs. For the new session...

Japanese crown prince in Finland to mark centenary of ties

HELSINKI (AP) — Japanese Crown Prince Akishino and his wife Crown Princess Kiko have arrived for a four-day visit to Finland where the royal couple will mark the 100th anniversary of establishing dipl...

Japanese crown prince, wife begin tour of Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish president and first lady have welcomed Japanese Crown Prince Akishino and his wife Crown Princess Kiko as the royal couple begins a tour of Poland. A...

Flattery in Japan in rearview, Trump returns to DC snarls

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four days of fun and flattery in Tokyo are over for President Donald Trump. The sumo wrestling, golf and red carpet strolls give way to the same Washington stew of ...

The Latest: Trump visits Japanese troops aboard destroyer

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 10:55 a.m. President Donald Trump landed aboard a Japanese destroyer south of ...

Trump ending Japan trip after Memorial Day speech to troops

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump will be heading home from Japan Tuesday after stopping aboard a U.S. warship to give a Memorial Day speech to U.S. forces. Trump will land aboard ...

Trump secures major F-35 deal on state visit to Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President of the United States Donald Trump announced on Monday (May 27) that Japan will purchase 105 F-35 fighter jets, making it the U.S. ally with the largest F-35 flee...

Japan's new emperor welcomes Trump to Imperial Palace

TOKYO (DW) -- Donald Trump said on Monday that it was "a great honor and a great thing" to meet Japan's new emperor. Naruhito succeeded his father Akihito on May 1, who became the fir...

The Latest: Trump, Abe hold talks on North Korea, trade

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 11:20 a.m. President Donald Trump says he has a good feeling about getting Nor...

The Latest: Trump meets Japan's Emperor Naruhito

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 9:40 a.m. President Donald Trump and Japan's Emperor Naruhito walked along a r...

Trump to be first head of state to meet Japan's new emperor

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump is heading to Japan's Imperial Palace to meet the new emperor. The president and his wife, first lady Melania Trump, will kick off Monday's formal...

Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. “Maybe that’s why you lik...

Trump arrives in Tokyo for state visit, golf and sumo

TOKYO (AP) — Under the threat of potentially devastating U.S. tariffs on autos, Japan was ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it welcome...