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U.N. states seeking resolution to demand end to fighting in Syria | Reuters

Updated : Dec 03, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

U.N. states seeking resolution to demand end to fighting in Syria | Reuters

By Michelle Nichols | UNITED NATIONS UNITED NATIONS The United Nations General Assembly began talks on Friday on a draft resolution that would demand an end to fighting in Syria amid frustration by some states and rights groups over U.N. Security Council deadlock on the nearly six-year conflict.More than a third of the 193-member General Assembly this week asked for a formal meeting to be held on Syria. Diplomats said the meeting was likely to be held next week, when the Canadian-drafted resolution could be put to a vote. #United States #China #Japan #Middle East #Africa #United Kingdom #Turkey
SoftBank says, will surpass $10 billion investment commitment for India

Updated : Dec 02, 2016

By : PTI

Category : Business

SoftBank says, will surpass $10 billion investment commitment for India

SoftBank is investing in areas like solar power generation and "lots of Internet-related companies" #Japan #NewsTracker #SoftBank #Snapdeal #Bharti Group #Masayoshi Son #Nikesh Arora #$10 billion investment
Bird flu: Pathogenic H5N6 strain found in Japan; 3,10,000 chickens culled

Updated : Nov 29, 2016

By : IANS

Category : World

Bird flu: Pathogenic H5N6 strain found in Japan; 3,10,000 chickens culled

A highly pathogenic H5N6 strain was found in wild birds and poultry farms in multiple locations in Japan, reports said. #Tokyo #Japan #NewsTracker #Bird flu #Shinzo Abe #Niigata #H5N6 #Aomori
Tokyo receives 'first snow' in November for first time in 54 years

Updated : Nov 24, 2016

By : AP

Category : World

Tokyo receives 'first snow' in November for first time in 54 years

The last time it snowed in central Tokyo in November was 1962. #Tokyo #Japan #NewsTrcaker #Yasukuni shrine #First Snow #hatsuyuki
Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 hits Japan two days after Fukushima tsunami

Updated : Nov 24, 2016

By : AFP

Category : World

Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 hits Japan two days after Fukushima tsunami

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake shook northeast Japan early Thursday, 2 days after a powerful tremor triggered a tsunami near the Fukushima nuclear power plant. #World #Tokyo #Japan #NewsTracker #Tsunami #earthquake #Fukushima #Kumamoto
Japan earthquake: A look back at other major quakes that hit the country this decade

Updated : Nov 22, 2016

By : FP Staff

Category : World

Japan earthquake: A look back at other major quakes that hit the country this decade

The Japan Meteorological Agency says the strong earthquake that struck Tuesday off the coast of Fukushima prefecture was an aftershock of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake that spawned a deadly tsunami in the same region in 2011. #Japan #NewsTracker #earthquake #Fukushima #Kumamoto #Tōhoku #Ogasawara #Bonin Islands #Kamaishi
Japan earthquake: 6.9-magnitude earthquake triggers Fukushima tsunami

Updated : Nov 22, 2016

By : AFP

Category : World

Japan earthquake: 6.9-magnitude earthquake triggers Fukushima tsunami

A powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit northeastern Japan on Tuesday triggering a one-metre (3.3-foot) tsunami wave that crashed into the coast at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant. #Japan #NewsTracker #Tsunami #earthquake #Fukushima #nuclear power plant #Shinzo Abe
Seoul would have to take greater defense burden if Trump demands - minister | Reuters

Updated : Nov 21, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Seoul would have to take greater defense burden if Trump demands - minister | Reuters

By David Brunnstrom | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON South Korea would have to embrace the idea of taking a greater share of defense costs "if there is a huge demand" for this from the future U.S. administration of Donald Trump, a South Korean minister said on Monday This would mean having to cut back on other budget spending, inviting opposition and posing a dilemma for the Seoul government, Chang Myoung-jin, South Korea's minister for defense acquisition program administration, told a Washington seminar.Trump prompted alarm during the U.S. election campaign by saying he would be willing to withdraw American forces stationed in South Korea unless Seoul paid a greater share of their cost #United States #Japan #Europe #United Kingdom #Entertainment
Japan's Abe to get hastily arranged meeting with Trump in New York | Reuters

Updated : Nov 18, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Japan's Abe to get hastily arranged meeting with Trump in New York | Reuters

By Steve Holland and Kiyoshi Takenaka | NEW YORK NEW YORK Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, rattled by Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric that cast doubt on longstanding U.S. alliances, meets the American president-elect on Thursday for talks whose details were arranged only at the last minute.A day before the afternoon meeting in New York, basic logistics such as the time, the place, and who would be in the room were still up in the air, causing anxiety for Japanese officials who are already nervous about the future strength of a alliance that is core to Tokyo's diplomacy and security.Trump official Kellyanne Conway said on Thursday morning that Abe would meet Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence at Trump Tower in Manhattan at 5 p.m #India #Barack Obama #Japan #Russia #North Korea #graphics
Putin to discuss disputed islands with Japan's Abe at APEC summit - aide | Reuters

Updated : Nov 17, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Putin to discuss disputed islands with Japan's Abe at APEC summit - aide | Reuters

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Peru this week to discuss a long-running territorial dispute over a group of Pacific islands, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters on Thursday.He was referring to what Russia refers to as the Kuril islands and Japan calls the Northern Territories. Putin will also hold his first talks with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to discuss the possibility of supplying Russian liquefied natural gas and hydrocarbons to Manila, said Ushakov. #Japan #markets #Argentina #Entertainment #lifestyle