A historic heavy snowfall hit Japan's northern prefectures, stranding hundreds of cars, Japan's public broadcaster NHK reported on Sunday.
The new coronavirus has now infected over 81.3 million people and killed more than 1.7 million others across the globe, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
Japan's cabinet has ratified a record-high budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year that begins in April, including another military spending hike to counter China and a stimulus for its pandemic-hit economy.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Japan to release the Islamic Republic’s financial resources.
President Hassan Rouhani has once again reaffirmed the Islamic Republic’s support for Syria until its final victory over terrorism, describing Tehran-Damascus relations as “strategic and friendly.”
Japan, France, and the United States are reportedly set to hold joint military drills for the first time in May next year, as part of attempts to contain what is claimed as China’s growing influence in the Asia Pacific region.
Prosecutors have asked Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to report for voluntary questioning in a case they are building against his secretary over unreported political funds involving as much as 40 million yen ($382,848), the media said on Thursday.
India, the United States, Japan, and Australia have launched joint naval exercises, the largest in more than a decade, Indian government sources say, amid US attempts to counter China’s influence in the region.
The United Kingdom has formally inked a trade deal with Japan, for the first time as an independent country from the European Union (EU), while not even close to striking a deal with its closest trading partners in the bloc.
Japan has refused to join the US campaign to exclude Chinese firms from telecommunications networks, saying Tokyo will adopt its own measures to respond in case it finds concerns over security issues, a Japanese daily reported.