By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Japan is moving a step closer to restarting nuclear reactors as utilities are set to ask for safety inspections at their idled reactors, the clearest sign of Japan’s return to nuclear energy nearly two and a half years after the Fukushima disaster.
By Staff The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s ruling part welcomed its sweeping gains in the Tokyo Assembly election on June 24 in a closely watched contest that is an indicator of how Japan’s major parties will fare in parliamentary polls next month.
By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Japan has acknowledged that it conducted only a limited investigation before claiming there was no official evidence that its imperial troops coerced Asian women into sexual slavery before and during World War II.
By Staff The Associated Press HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — After noticing plaques at the local courthouse commemorating slavery, the Holocaust, and other atrocities, Korean American community leader Chejin Park had the idea of adding a tribute to the “comfort women” of World War II.
By Tran Van Minh The Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Japan’s prime minister promised closer security and economic ties with Vietnam on Wednesday, bolstering an alliance that shares concerns over rising Chinese territorial assertiveness in regional waters.