VJ Day 2020 meaning – what is Victory over Japan Day and how is it being marked?

8.30pm – 10pm – The Nation’s TributeA special service, The Nation’s Tribute, will be led by the Duke of Cambridge, will be held at Horse Guards Parade and will be broadcast on BBC One. There will be special performances of key moments from the conflicts and veterans will read tributes. There will also be musical […]

Abe plan for land-attack counterpunch could mark major military shift for Japan

If adopted by the next government, the policy would mark one of the most significant shifts in Japan’s military stance since the end of World War Two. It reflects Abe’s longstanding push for a more robust military and Tokyo’s deepening concern about Chinese influence in the region.

Xi praises resistance spirit in marking end of Pacific War

Thursday’s relatively low-key commemoration reflected social distancing rules in place during the coronavirus outbreak and contrasted sharply with how China has marked other significant anniversaries, including a lavish military parade through the center of Beijing last Oct. 1 to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

Japan’s second-quarter capex falls most in decade on pandemic blow

FILE PHOTO: An employee wearing a protective face mask and face guard works on the automobile assembly line as the maker ramps up car production with new security and health measures as a step to resume full operations, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Kawasaki factory of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus […]

Nissan’s Ghosn gone, American Kelly faces Japan trial alone

That is a widespread criticism given that the conviction rate is above 99 percent. Suspects are routinely grilled by police or prosecutors without a lawyer present and held for months before trial, a practice that critics say leads to false confessions and lacks a presumption of innocence.

Japan’s households, firms keep hoarding cash at record pace as COVID-19 strains broaden

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s currency in circulation and bank deposits rose at a record annual pace in August as companies and households continued to pile up cash to guard against the coronavirus- driven income slump, central bank data showed on Wednesday.

The unlikely rise of Yoshihide Suga, the son of a farmer who could be Japan’s next prime minister

So he decided to run for city council in Yokohama. Though he lacked connections and political experience, he made up for it with gumption and hard work. He campaigned door-to-door, visiting about 300 houses a day and 30,000 in total, according to the LDP. By the time the election rolled around, he had worn out […]

Tokyo Skytree lights up to mark 1 year to go for Paralympics

Tokyo Olympic organizers have also announced that the Olympic flame that has been in Tokyo since it arrived from Greece in March will go on display beginning on Sept. 1 at the Japanese Olympic Museum in Tokyo.

Amputee fashion show in Japan features Paralympic athletes

It featured a dozen models who came down the catwalk wearing the latest fashion and prosthetic legs. Several Paralympic athletes were among the group, including Japan’s Kaede Maegawa who finished fourth in the long jump in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics.

EXCLUSIVE: Pack your bags! Scott Morrison wants travel bubbles established with New Zealand, Japan and Pacific islands BEFORE Christmas – and lockdown-loving premiers are the only obstacle

‘We are seeing many, many jobs being lost across the country and they will continue to be lost in our travel and tourism sector and many lives disrupted, especially in cross-border communities if we don’t get a common approach.’