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2 missing in landslide in northeastern Japan

A landslide occurred Saturday in northeastern Japan, destroying or damaging about 10 buildings and leaving two people missing, police and firefighters said. Police requested that the Self-Defense Forces conduct search and rescue…

Japan to tighten border controls for travelers from China

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday that Japan will temporarily tighten border controls against travelers from China later this week as the number of new coronavirus cases has rapidly increased in the neighboring country. Starting…

Japan to import 2 million tons of LNG a year from Oman

Japanese trading houses Mitsui & Co., Itochu Corp. and electricity firm Jera Co. have broadly agreed with the government of Oman to import over 2 million tons of liquefied natural gas a year from the Middle East country, Japanese…

Japan MSDF captain suspected of leaking state secret

A Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force captain is suspected of leaking information designated as a state secret, government sources said Saturday, the first time such a breach came to light. The leak occurred when a former MSDF official…