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Police in Salt Lake City have launched an investigation after video footage showed an officer forcibly arresting a nurse for refusing to draw blood from an unconscious patient

Japan Rocked by Yet Another Serial Killer of Sick and Elderly

A Japanese nurse confessed to police this week that she killed as many as 20 patients while working at a hospital in Yokohama, claiming that she wanted to avoid explaining the deaths to families so ensured that poison drips would kill the person when she was not on duty.

In this Wednesday, May 14, 2014 photo, buildings along the Sumida River are seen through a Japanese national flag fluttering on a sightseeing boat in Tokyo. Citing threats from China and North Korea, a government-appointed panel has urged Japan to reinterpret its pacifist constitution to allow the use of military …

North Korea: ‘Fascist Fanatic’ Japan Threatening Europe

North Korea’s state news agency followed up its somewhat surprising condemnation of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with a screed Tuesday warning that Japan is a “fascist fanatic” threatening to revisit the “miserable disasters in the Second World War” onto Europe.

A picture shows cars trapped in the mud after floods in Saka, Hiroshima prefecture on July 8, 2018. - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned on July 8 of a 'race against time' to rescue flood victims as authorities issued new alerts over record rains that have killed at least …

Death Toll from Floods in Japan Rises to 126

The Japanese government confirmed Monday that at least 126 people have died and approximately 90 are missing from the heavy rains, floods, and mudslides that have swept the island nation.

Shoko Asahara, founder of the notorious Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult, was executed in Japan on Friday with six of his followers for perpetrating a nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system in 1995, along with several other crimes.

Japan Executes Doomsday Cult Leader for 1995 Nerve Gas Attack

Shoko Asahara, founder of the notorious Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult, was executed in Japan on Friday with six of his followers for perpetrating a nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system in 1995, along with several other crimes.

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Japan Aims 1,000-Kilometer Radar System at Korean Peninsula and China

Japanese media reported on Tuesday that the Defense Ministry is purchasing Lockheed Martin’s advanced Solid State Radar upgrade for Japan’s Aegis Ashore missile defense system. The SSR has an effective range of 1,000 kilometers, making it even more sensitive than the fabled Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system installed in South Korea.

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Mattis in Tokyo: ‘Longstanding Alliance Between Japan and U.S. Stands Firm’

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis became the highest-ranking Trump administration official to visit Japan on Friday, offering reassurances that America’s commitment to regional security remains firm and promising that Japanese kidnapping victims will not be forgotten during negotiations with North Korea.

The controversy of the so-called comfort women -- those forced into sexual slavery for Japanese troops during World War II -- has marred relations between South Korea and Japan for decades

North and South Korea to Cooperate on Recovering World War II Remains from Japan

A pro-unification South Korean group called the Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation (KCRC) announced on Thursday that it will send a delegation to North Korea on July 16 to work on recovering the remains of Koreans forced to work for Imperial Japan as slaves during the World War II era.

SINGAPORE - JUNE 12: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT - 'KEVIN LIM / THE STRAITS TIMES / HANDOUT' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) U.S. President Donald Trump (3rd R) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (3rd L) shake hands as they …

Chinese Media Mocks Japan as ‘Bystander’ in North Korea Talks

China’s Global Times on Thursday took a break from giving China all the credit for the diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea to ensure Japan does not get any. “Japan was a participant in the Six-Party Talks, and is now just a bystander,” the Chinese paper teased.

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un

Asian Media Reacts to Trump-Kim Summit

News organizations across Asia responded to the Singapore summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un with a mixture of cynicism and guarded optimism on Tuesday.

President Donald Trump welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Japan Praises Trump for Successful Summit with Kim Jong-un

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe praised President Donald Trump for his successful meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un on Tuesday, describing it as the first step in achieving a “comprehensive resolution.”

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (L) met Wang Yi when he visited Beijing in January

China Invites Japan to Take Bigger Role in One Belt, One Road Plan

China’s state-run Global Times expressed delight on Sunday with Japan’s growing participation in the “Belt and Road” infrastructure project, through which China hopes to extend economic and political influence from Asia through the Middle East and Europe. The editorial signaled that if the Japanese play ball with Belt and Road, Beijing might even stop referring to them as history’s greatest monsters.

The White House said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and President Donald Trump will meet ahead of a much anticipated summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un

Trump to Discuss North Korea with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

The White House announced Tuesday that American President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet ahead of the “expected meeting” between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12.

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Japan Detects Chinese Ship Allegedly Violating North Korea Sanctions

Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Tuesday that a Japanese patrol aircraft spotted two ships at sea performing a transfer of goods in violation of U.N. sanctions against North Korea. One of the ships appeared to be flying a Chinese flag.

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Japan ‘Respects’ Trump’s Decision to Cancel North Korea Meeting

Japan expressed support for U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision this week to cancel the planned summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, pledging that Tokyo intends to keep up pressure on the rogue regime over its nuclear and missiles programs.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in raise their hands after signing on a joint statement at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Friday, April 27, 2018. (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)

China, South Korea Demand United States Pay North Korea for Diplomacy

Meeting in Japan for a summit between their three nations, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang agreed on Wednesday to pressure the United States into providing North Korea economic rewards for abiding by international law, if the Kim regime chooses to do so.

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Kim Jong-un Proposes Doing Away with Anti-Japan North Korea Time Zone

North Korean state media reported Monday that dictator Kim Jong-un has proposed changing North Korea’s time zone to align with South Korea as it was for decades before Kim chose to move the time up by half an hour as a symbolic gesture against Japan.

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Delingpole: Who Will Succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May?

James Delingpole and British MP Daniel Kawczynski discuss potential successors to British Prime Minister Theresa May. Among their favorites are MPs Jacob Rees Mogg and Priti Patel. Also, James and Kawczynski weigh in on Brexit, Poland, and the changes in Saudi Arabia.

In September last year, Xi Jinping (R) and Shinzo Abe (L) agreed that they would restart talks to jointly develop resources in the East China Sea

China, Japan Applaud ‘Positive’ Koreas Summit

The governments of Japan and China, typically on the opposite sides of most regional political issues, both praised Friday’s summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean communist dictator Kim Jong-un.