Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on Sunday for Germany and Japan to work together to champion free trade.
"German and Japan have one thing in common: We have both come this far because we reaped the benefits of trade and investment," Abe said in Hannover, Germany, where he appeared at the opening of Germany's annual CeBIT trade fair focused on computers and digital business and addressed an audience including German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested a 35-year-old man on charges of murder after his elderly neighbor was found stabbed to death, possibly the result of a feud over a pet dog, reports TBS News. (tokyoreporter.com)
Leading parcel delivery firm Yamato Transport Co. said Friday that it will raise its basic tariff for retail customers by ¥140-¥180 excluding tax in September, marking its first rate hike in 27 years. (the-japan-news.com)
As tension spikes on the Korean peninsula, a French amphibious assault carrier sailed into Japan's naval base of Sasebo on Saturday ahead of drills that risk upsetting China, which faces U.S. pressure to rein in North Korea's arms programs. (Japan Today)