News On Japan

Camp David Summit: US, South Korea, Japan condemn China's actions, strengthen alliances

Aug 19 (WION) - US, South Korea, and Japan on Friday agreed to deepen military and economic ties. In a landmark summit held at Camp David, leaders of the three nations also made their strongest collective condemnation yet of China's "dangerous and aggressive behaviour" in the South China Sea.

The summit by the Biden Administration brought together American allies South Korea and Japan, and aimed to present a unified front in the face of China's rise and the nuclear threats posed by North Korea.

The meeting was attended by American President Joe Biden, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

According to the joint statement issued after the summit, the three nations have committed to 'promptly' consult each other during crises and to respond to regional challenges, provocations, and threats that may affect their shared interests collectively.

Furthermore, as per Reuters, they have announced plans for annual trilateral military training exercises and annual trilateral summits.

They will also be sharing real-time information on North Korea missile launches by the end of this year. ...continue reading

News On Japan
POPULAR NEWS

A meeting to deal with the three major airports in the Kansai region was held on Monday in Osaka City, where it was decided to officially submit a proposal for new flight routes for Kansai and Kobe Airports to the government, significantly increasing their capacity.

The Cape Soya Lighthouse, standing tall on a hill in Wakkanai City, Hokkaido, is Japan's northernmost lighthouse, established 139 years ago.

Kanagawa Prefecture unveiled its new logo, 'Kanagawa-Ken,' last Friday, only to find itself facing allegations that the design closely resembles Chiba Prefecture's mascot, 'Chiba-kun.'

Osaka Prefectural Police have issued a new directive urging all officers to wear sunglasses to protect themselves from the heat and sunlight.

Enoshima Bridge in Kanagawa Prefecture, which connects to the island of Enoshima, is now subject to nighttime traffic restrictions due to complaints about noise from modified vehicles.

MEDIA CHANNELS
         

MORE Politics NEWS

Japan's Defense Ministry has announced disciplinary action against 218 personnel following a series of misconduct cases, including inappropriate handling of classified information and power harassment. This unprecedented move affects top officials from the Ground, Maritime, and Air Self-Defense Forces.

A Japanese man detained in Myanmar over the sale price of rice has been charged and will face trial on Friday, July 12.

A union has demanded the resignation of Hyogo Governor Saito following the death of a former senior official who distributed documents alleging workplace harassment by the governor.

In a lawsuit where former SDF member Rina Gonoi sought damages from five former colleagues and the state for alleged sexual assault by male SDF members, Gonoi announced on Tuesday that she has reached a settlement with three of the five.

Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko has won her third term following Sunday's vote. Koike addressed her supporters and cited various challenges Tokyo is facing, such as soaring prices and the falling birthrate.

The Tokyo gubernatorial election, with voting on July 7, has sparked a debate over the 'Senkyo-Wari' campaign, which offers discounts and services at participating stores upon presenting a voting certificate, aimed at boosting voter turnout. Approximately 250 establishments, including ramen shops, cafes, and beauty salons, are participating in Tokyo.

A U.S. Marine was arrested on July 4 for allegedly groping a woman's breast on a staircase in Okinawa, sparking urgent protests over the lack of transparency in the handling of such incidents by local authorities.

In the upcoming Tokyo gubernatorial election, a key issue is incumbent Governor Yuriko Koike's projection mapping project.