China, Japan trade acrimonious barbs over Fukushima tweet


China and Japan accused each other of inappropriate behavior after a Chinese government official posted a tweet of an iconic Japanese woodblock print manipulated to show nuclear waste being poured into the sea, launching a new diplomatic spat. Earlier this month, Japan said it would release into the sea contaminated… Read


Quad vaccine pact for Asia 'on track' despite India crisis: U.S. officials

1 Comment

An agreement between the United States and three of its closest Indo-Pacific partners to produce up to a billion coronavirus vaccine doses in India by the end of 2022 to supply other Asian countries is "still on track," senior U.S. officials said on Monday, despite a surge of COVID-19 in… Read


Japan says it will aim for 46% emissions cut by 2030


Japan on Thursday nearly doubled its target for cutting carbon emissions, responding to pressure from the United States and some of its own companies as world leaders met for a climate summit hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Japan would aim for a 46% cut… Read


Critics denounce Japan asylum reform as human rights violation


A planned reform of Japan's asylum law that would make it easier to deport failed applicants for refugee status drew fierce criticism on Thursday from lawyers, lawmakers and human rights groups who said it ran counter to international norms. The government says the proposed reform, which would mean asylum seekers… Read


Suga cancels trip to India, Philippines


Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has canceled plans to visit India and the Philippines during his country's extended holiday starting in late April amid a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, a senior government spokesman said on Wednesday. Japan's government is considering a state of emergency for Tokyo and several other… Read


S Korean students shave heads in protest over Japan's Fukushima water release plan


More than 30 South Korean college students shaved their heads in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul on Tuesday to protest Japan's decision to release water from its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea. Police periodically dispersed crowds, who chanted and held placards, but did not stop the… Read


S Korea seeks Kerry's support against Japan's Fukushima plans


South Korea raised concerns over Japan's decision to release contaminated water from its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea with visiting U.S. climate envoy John Kerry, its foreign ministry said, but Kerry reaffirmed Washington's confidence in the plan's transparency. Kerry arrived in Seoul on Saturday to discuss international efforts… Read


China tops agenda as Biden hosts Suga for first White House summit


U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday sought to present a united front with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to counter an increasingly assertive China as the U.S. leader held his first face-to-face White House summit since taking office. Biden hosted Suga for talks that offered the Democratic president, inaugurated in… Read


Suga sidesteps Nikai's comments on canceling Olympics being an option


Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Thursday the government would do "everything possible" to prevent the spread of coronavirus ahead of the Olympics, after a ruling party official said cancelling the event remained an option. "There's no change to the government's stance, to do everything possible to prevent the… Read


S Korea aims to fight Japan's Fukushima decision at world tribunal


South Korea's president ordered officials on Wednesday to explore petitioning an international court over Japan's decision to release contaminated water from its wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, amid protests by fisheries and environmental groups. According to plans unveiled by Japan on Tuesday, the release of more than 1… Read

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites

©2021 GPlusMedia Inc.