Japan

FILE - A small boat navigates near the Diamond Princess cruise ship anchoring off the Yokohama Port, near Tokyo on Feb. 4, 2020. Japan is lifting a more than 2 1/2-year ban on international cruise ships that was imposed following a deadly coronavirus outbreak on the cruise ship Diamond Princess at the beginning of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

VIDEO: Japan to reopen to cruise ships after 2.5-year ban

Cruises haven’t been allowed since infamous Diamond Princess COVID outbreak at start of pandemic

 

FILE - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivers a speech on the Maritime Self Defense Force’s helicopter carrier JS Izumo during an international fleet review in Sagami Bay, southwest of Tokyo on Nov. 6, 2022. Japan and the United States began a major joint military exercise Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022 in southern Japan as the allies aim to step up readiness in the face of China’s increasing assertiveness and North Korea’s intensifying missile launches. (Kyodo News via AP, File)

Japan, US hold joint arms drills amid China, North Korea worry

Move marks shift from Japan’s usual self-defence-only principle

 

Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter carrier JS Izumo, front, and other warships join an international fleet review in Sagami Bay, south of Tokyo, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. Eighteen warships participated from 12 countries, including the United States, Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea, while the United States and France also sent warplanes for the review. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan PM vows to strengthen military at international naval review

Kishida said they fear threats from North Korea, Russia

 

Police officers inspect the scene where people died and were injured in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, after a mass of mostly young people celebrating Halloween festivities in Seoul became trapped and crushed as the crowd surged into a narrow alley. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Police officers inspect the scene where people died and were injured in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, after a mass of mostly young people celebrating Halloween festivities in Seoul became trapped and crushed as the crowd surged into a narrow alley. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly and Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi pose for media prior to their meeting at the Iikura Guest House in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/.AP-Yuichi Yamazaki/Pool Photo via AP

Joly pushes LNG ties in Japan and South Korea, amid North Korea missiles

Major export terminal is set to open in 2025 in Kitimat

Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly and Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi pose for media prior to their meeting at the Iikura Guest House in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/.AP-Yuichi Yamazaki/Pool Photo via AP
A person braves the strong wind caused by Typhoon Hinnamnor in Naha, Okinawa prefecture, Japan Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. (Kyodo News via AP)

China, Japan ground ferries, flights as typhoon approaches

Typhoon Hinnamnor is the strongest global storm this year

A person braves the strong wind caused by Typhoon Hinnamnor in Naha, Okinawa prefecture, Japan Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. (Kyodo News via AP)
This long exposure image shows the eruption of volcano Sakurajima Sunday night, July 24, 2022, in the view from Tarumizu city, Japan’s southern prefecture of Kagoshima. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said a volcano on Japan’s southern main island of Kyushu erupted Sunday night, spewing ash and volcanic rocks, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in nearby towns. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan’s Sakurajima volcano erupts, triggering evacuation

No immediate reports of damage or injuries in nearby towns

This long exposure image shows the eruption of volcano Sakurajima Sunday night, July 24, 2022, in the view from Tarumizu city, Japan’s southern prefecture of Kagoshima. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said a volcano on Japan’s southern main island of Kyushu erupted Sunday night, spewing ash and volcanic rocks, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in nearby towns. (Kyodo News via AP)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the official welcome ceremony at the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan on June 28, 2019. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the assassination of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is shocking, and that Canada has lost a close friend with his death. Abe was assassinated by a gunman who opened fire on him from behind as he delivered a campaign speech in western Japan. The 67-year-old Abe, who was Japan’s longest-serving leader when he resigned in 2020, collapsed bleeding and was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Assassinated Japanese leader was close friend to Canada: Trudeau

Abe assassinated on the street by a gunman who opened fire from behind during a campaign speech

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the official welcome ceremony at the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan on June 28, 2019. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the assassination of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is shocking, and that Canada has lost a close friend with his death. Abe was assassinated by a gunman who opened fire on him from behind as he delivered a campaign speech in western Japan. The 67-year-old Abe, who was Japan’s longest-serving leader when he resigned in 2020, collapsed bleeding and was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
FILE - Japan’s outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to the media as he arrives at the prime minister’s office for a cabinet meeting in Tokyo on Sept. 16, 2020. Japan’s NHK TV says on Friday, July 7, 2022, former Prime Minister Abe apparently was shot at and collapsed during a campaign speech. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
FILE - Japan’s outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to the media as he arrives at the prime minister’s office for a cabinet meeting in Tokyo on Sept. 16, 2020. Japan’s NHK TV says on Friday, July 7, 2022, former Prime Minister Abe apparently was shot at and collapsed during a campaign speech. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Abbotsford Canucks forward Yushiroh Hirano will be leaving the team next week to begin training to represent his home country of Japan at the IIHF Division 1 Group B World Championships in Tychy, Poland. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Canucks forward Yushiroh Hirano selected to Japan IIHF team

Canucks will release Hirano from his contract, set to represent country at tournament

Abbotsford Canucks forward Yushiroh Hirano will be leaving the team next week to begin training to represent his home country of Japan at the IIHF Division 1 Group B World Championships in Tychy, Poland. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Emergency workers and police investigate the scene at a train station in Tokyo on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, after a man brandishing a knife on a commuter train stabbed several passengers before starting a fire, which sent people scrambling to escape and jumping from windows, police and witnesses said. (NTV via AP)

Man with knife injures 17 people on Tokyo train, starts fire

NHK public television said at least 10 passengers were injured, including one seriously

Emergency workers and police investigate the scene at a train station in Tokyo on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, after a man brandishing a knife on a commuter train stabbed several passengers before starting a fire, which sent people scrambling to escape and jumping from windows, police and witnesses said. (NTV via AP)
Ken Mizokoshi shared his images of items left behind in Nagasaki after the Aug. 9, 1945 atomic bombing by the U.S. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Remembering Nagasaki: B.C. photographer moulds a vivid story of atomic bomb aftermath

Ken Mizokoshi’s collective work has been featured in Japan, New York City; Victoria could be next?

Ken Mizokoshi shared his images of items left behind in Nagasaki after the Aug. 9, 1945 atomic bombing by the U.S. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Rebekkah Nyack is seen in an undated handout photo. Nyack, a basketball fan who is an undergraduate student at Temple University’s Japan campus, says she is worried about the spread of infection if the games go-ahead. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rebekkah Nyack, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Canadians in Japan say the Olympics should be cancelled

Lack of cheering fans, full stadiums and a festive atmosphere could cost event its spirit, some say

Rebekkah Nyack is seen in an undated handout photo. Nyack, a basketball fan who is an undergraduate student at Temple University’s Japan campus, says she is worried about the spread of infection if the games go-ahead. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rebekkah Nyack, *MANDATORY CREDIT*