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Japan pledges to support developing countries’ Customs administration

  The government of Japan has pledged financial support to the World Customs Organisation’s project to improve the capacity of developing countries’ customs...

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150 crew members test positive to COVID-19 on Italian ship in Japan 

  About 150 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection have been confirmed among crew members of an Italian cruise ship docked in Japan after health authorities...

Coronavirus: Japan ends quarantine of Diamond Princess 

Coronavirus: Japan ends quarantine of Diamond Princess 

  The quarantine of the cruise ship Diamond Princess has officially ended and passengers have started to disembark, Princess Cruises, the owner of the cruise...

Another 70 coronavirus cases reported on Diamond Princess cruise ship 

Coronavirus: Japan ends quarantine of Diamond Princess

The quarantine of the cruise ship Diamond Princess has officially ended and passengers have started to disembark, Princess Cruises, the owner of the cruise vessel, which...

3 major shipbuilders accused of not duly paying subcontractors

Again, Japan drags South Korea to WTO over shipbuilding 

  Japan launched a second complaint at the World Trade Organization on Monday over support South Korea gives its shipbuilding industry, intensifying a wider dispute...

Coronavirus: Japan prepares ferry to quarantine China returnees 

Coronavirus: Japan prepares ferry to quarantine China returnees 

  Japan’s Ministry of Defense has prepared a 17,000 GT ferry to provide temporary accommodation for Japanese nationals returning from China amid the coronavirus...

Coronavirus: Japan screens 3,700 passengers quarantined on cruise ship 

Coronavirus: Japan screens 3,700 passengers quarantined on cruise ship 

  Health screening began on Tuesday for some 3,700 passengers and crew aboard a cruise liner held in quarantine at the Japanese port of Yokohama, after a Hong Kong...

Japan dispatches warship to Middle East

Japan dispatches warship to Middle East 

  A Japanese destroyer left for the Gulf of Oman on Sunday amid simmering Middle East tension to guard sea lanes that supply nearly all the oil that powers the...

Japan to send warship, aircraft to Middle East to protect vessels

Japan to send warship, aircraft to Middle East to protect vessels

  Japan will send a warship and patrol planes to protect Japanese ships in the Middle East as the situation in the region, from which it sources nearly 90% of its...

Japan demands release of fishermen detained by Russia

Japan demands release of fishermen detained by Russia

  Japan on Wednesday demanded the release of the crews of five fishing boats detained by Russia, saying they were doing nothing wrong and calling for them to be set...

Japan eyes Greek port  

Japan eyes Greek port  

  Japan has joined countries expressing interest in the privatization of northern Greek port Alexandropoulis, which is being developed into a major energy hub...

Japan to send 270 sailors to Middle East to guard ships

Japan to send 270 sailors to Middle East to guard ships

Japan is working on a plan to send about 270 seamen to the Middle East to guard ships supplying Japan under a law that allows military deployments for research and...