The secretary of the Iranian Judiciary’s High Council for Human Rights has described Iran and Japan as the main victims of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in the 20th century, saying the two countries can join hands to establish a global disarmament movement.
Japan announced a new virus state of emergency in Tokyo and three other regions on Friday, as the country battles surging infections just three months before the Olympic opening ceremony.
Japan, the United States, and France are set to hold joint military drills for the first time next month, amid rising tensions with China over the East and South China Seas.
China has accused the US and Japan of committing “reckless harm” to international order after US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said they would work together on Chinese Taipei.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry has called on the United States and Japan to immediately halt their interference in the country’s domestic affairs and stop harming Beijing’s interests.
US President Joe Biden is set to host Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga at the White House on Friday, in what will be his first meeting with a foreign leader since assuming office earlier this year.
China has summoned Japan's ambassador, Hideo Tarumi, to protest Tokyo's plan to dump more than one million tonnes of radioactive water waste from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean.
Prime Minster Yoshihide Suga says Japan is considering dumping more than one million tonnes of radioactive water waste from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean.
Japanese health authorities are concerned that variants of the coronavirus are driving a nascent fourth wave in the pandemic with just 109 days remaining until the Tokyo Olympics.
North Korea has reportedly fired two missiles into the Sea of Japan, in what is the first signal to the new administration in the United States which is reviewing its policy towards Pyongyang.