Gulf Times - Japan
Qatar reaffirms commitment to supporting global peace, stability

Qatar reaffirms commitment to supporting global peace, stability

Qatar has reaffirmed its continued close co-operation with the United Nations and the bodies responsible for the implementation of the Doha 2015 Declaration

Strong quake strikes northwest Japan, triggers small tsunami, power cuts

Strong quake strikes northwest Japan, triggers small tsunami, power cuts

A strong and shallow earthquake struck Japan's northwest coast around Niigata prefecture on Tuesday, triggering a small tsunami, shaking buildings and cutting power to around 9,000 buildings.

Japan PM on Tehran mission to ease Iran-US tensions

Japan PM on Tehran mission to ease Iran-US tensions

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected in Tehran on Wednesday for a rare diplomatic mission, hoping to ease tensions between the Islamic republic and Tokyo's key ally Washington.

2020 Olympic podiums to be made from recycled plastic

2020 Olympic podiums to be made from recycled plastic

Podiums at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be made from plastic waste donated by local residents or collected from the sea, organisers said Tuesday, as part of a sustainability push.

Fiat-Renault merger 'good opportunity': French minister

Fiat-Renault merger 'good opportunity': French minister

A proposed merger between Renault and Fiat-Chrysler remains a ‘good opportunity,’ France's finance minister said Monday, after the Italian-American carmaker withdrew the offer over ‘unreasonable’ political resistance ...

Japan says human error likely cause of F-35A jet crash

Japan says human error likely cause of F-35A jet crash

Human error was the likely cause of an F-35A fighter jet crash in April, Japan's defence ministry said Monday, and flights of the stealth jet will resume after new training measures.

Sri Lanka enters port deal with Japan, India

Sri Lanka enters port deal with Japan, India

Sri Lanka Tuesday announced it is entering into partnership with India and Japan to develop a deep-sea container terminal next to a controversial $500-million Chinese-run container jetty in Colombo harbour.

Two dead, including schoolgirl, after Japan mass stabbing

Two dead, including schoolgirl, after Japan mass stabbing

Two people including a schoolgirl were stabbed to death and more than a dozen injured in Japan on Tuesday in a rampage that targeted children as they waited for a bus.

Defence minister visits Nyutabaru Air Base in Japan

Defence minister visits Nyutabaru Air Base in Japan

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah visited the Nyutabaru Air Base in Miyazaki, on Saturday, as part of his official visit to Japan.

Talks on Qatar-Japan defence ties

Talks on Qatar-Japan defence ties

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah, who is visiting Japan, met with Japanese Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya at the Ministry of Defence in Tokyo.

Japan honours Defence Minister

Japan honours Defence Minister

Japan's Emperor Naruhito on Thursday decorated HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah with 'The Order of the Rising Sun' at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

Trump plans to delay auto tariffs for six months: industry sources

Trump plans to delay auto tariffs for six months: industry sources

President Donald Trump plans to hold off on imposing steep tariffs on imported autos while the US pursues agreements with key trading partners, industry sources told AFP Wednesday.