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Japan teen murder accused ‘wanted to dissect’ someone–report

A 16-year-old Japanese schoolgirl has confessed to decapitating a classmate and cutting off her hand, police said Tuesday, with the suspect reportedly telling investigators she “wanted to dissect” someone.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan to step up sanctions against Russia

In this Friday, July 11, 2014 photo, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference in Tokyo. For Japan, the ramping up of sanctions by the West against Russia can be summed up in a familiar phrase: It’s complicated. The tug-of-war over Ukraine threatens to derail Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s moves toward rapprochement with Russia. Suga offered only vague support Thursday, July 17, for the coordinated American and European moves targeting Russian energy firms, financial institutions, arms suppliers and four individuals.“We are watching the situation of the EU and U.S.,” Suga said at a regular briefing. “Working with the international community is our stance regarding Ukraine, so we would like to take appropriate measures in line with that attitude.” (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

Japan’s top government spokesman said Monday that the country is stepping up sanctions against Russia over the unrest in Ukraine.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan volcanic isle smoldering and growing


A volcanic island off Japan’s southern coast continues to smolder with lava flowing from its craters into the sea, new aerial images showed Friday.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Japan rejects UN watchdog’s call on ‘comfort women’

Former "comfort women" and their relativs gather to stage a standing demonstration near the Diet, or parliament, in Tokyo on June 2, 2014 to demand that Japan formally atone for forcing women into sexual slavery in its wartime military brothels. The Asian Solidarity Conference, which met starting from May 31 in Tokyo, has been held 12 times since 1992 to press the Japanese government to admit responsibility for allegedly coercing thousands of women into providing sex to Japanese imperial army soldiers across the region. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI

Japan on Friday rejected a call by a UN watchdog to accept full blame for pressing Asian women into wartime sexual slavery in military brothels, saying it was not obligated to do so.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Magnitude- 6.6 earthquake hits off Japan’s northeast coast–USGS


A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s northeast coast early Monday morning, the US Geological Survey said.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »