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Japan becomes 10th country to ratify Hong Kong Convention

Japan becomes 10th country to ratify Hong Kong Convention

Japan has joined ratified the International Maritime Organization’s Hong Kong Convention for the safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships. Ambassador of Japan...

Japan to resume commercial whaling after pulling out of IWC

Japan to resume commercial whaling after pulling out of IWC

Japan will resume commercial whaling from July in its waters and exclusive economic zone while ending its controversial hunts in the Antarctic, it said on Wednesday, as...

China Eastern, Japan Airlines to set up joint venture

Japan to enforce mandatory alcohol tests for pilots

Following a series of flight delays caused by drunk or hungover pilots at Japanese carriers, Japan plans to make alcohol tests mandatory for pilots, transport ministry...

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Japanese, South Korean trawlers collide in Sea of Japan

A South Korean trawler and a Japanese fishing boat collided in the Sea of Japan on Thursday about 330 km (205 miles) northeast of an island claimed by both countries,...

Japan launches new whaling mission in Antarctic 

Japan launches new whaling mission in Antarctic 

Japan deployed its ships for a new whaling operation in the Antarctic Ocean on November 12, according to local media. As part of the country’s latest “research...

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Japan drags South Korea to WTO over financial support to shipbuilders 

Japan has launched a complaint at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to contest what it says is illegal financial support given by South Korea to commercial...

South Sudan boosts oil output by 70,000 bpd

Japan to resume crude oil imports from Iran

Japan’s Trade Minister, Hiroshige Seko, on Tuesday, said Japanese buyers of Iranian crude oil are expected to prepare to resume imports from the Middle Eastern...

U.S. Navy conducts biggest ever Japan defense war game

U.S. Navy conducts biggest ever Japan defense war game

U.S. fighter jets darted over the Western Pacific on Saturday as the nuclear powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier joined Japanese destroyers and a Canadian warship...

India, Japan seal $75bn currency swap deal

India, Japan seal $75bn currency swap deal

India and Japan on Monday signed a $75 billion bilateral currency swap agreement during Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s visit to Tokyo, India said in a statement. The...

Ship runs into bridge in Japan

Ship runs into bridge in Japan

The Japanese island of Suo-Oshima is without water and internet after a ship hit a bridge on Monday, taking out piping on the underside of the bridge. Officials say the...

LNG: Japan seeks contract clause for resale of cargoes

LNG: Japan seeks contract clause for resale of cargoes

Japan’s trade ministry has spelt out ways that buyers and sellers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) can rework supply contracts to remove restrictions on resale of...

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China bans imports of pigs, wild boars from Belgium, Japan

China has banned imports of pigs, wild boars and products from Belgium after an outbreak of African swine fever. The country did same for imports from Japan after a...