"There is a risk that Putin will read congratulatory messages from Western leaders like European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and US President Donald Trump as a plea for a return to business as usual."
Director of Foreign Policy, Centre for European Reform
""A powerful explosion rocked this area and right after that I saw many people running away.""
"“Every girl who speaks is paving the way for another.”"
Former Playboy model
"“Instead of engaging on the substantive concern, Russia has sought to confuse the picture with at best misleading procedural arguments.""
UK Ambassador to UN Conference on Disarmament
""The dark arts have arrived in full force online.""
US Democratic Congressman
"I won't be throwing fish anywhere."
""It was a case like that. It opened like this. And the money was inside.""
"The world is paying little attention to a crisis which has a similar impact to an earthquake or a cyclone but without the accompanying images of destruction and violence."
Producer, Aid Zone
A radical environmental group says its high-tech protest power boat has been rammed and sunk by Japanese whalers near Antarctica.
The Sea Shepherd
Children from across Japan participate in a New Year’s calligraphy competition.
Struggling Japan Airlines continues its bumpy ride.
Its shares shot up by 31 percent on Monday as the government asked the state-owned Development
Japanese Emperor Akihito and the royal family greeted thousands of well-wishers in Tokyo on Saturday as part of welcoming in the new year.
Japanese prepare for 2010 by brushing off evil spirits at Shinto shrine.
Japan Airlines’ shares have fallen to a record low – slumping 24 percent in one session – amid growing concerns it could be headed for
Susan Boyle, the Scottish spinster whose talent show performance catapulted her to global stardom, has arrived in Japan. She is due to perform on a
Japanese industrial output rose for the ninth consecutive month in November, driven by strong exports and government stimulus money.
Japan’s exports rose by the most in seven years in November, calming worries that the economy will slip back into recession next year.
The Bank of Japan has held interest rates at 0.1 percent and said it will not tolerate zero inflation or falling prices.
In a statement the central
“Official” Santa Claus from Finland meets and greets children in Japan.
Revised figures show Japan’s economy grew at a far slower pace in the third quarter than previously thought as capital spending fell.
Robots of all shapes and uses were on show at Japan’s International Robot Exhibition. The focus was on industrial robots but electronic pets, helper
While Japan has issued encouraging news on unemployment, which has fallen to 5.1 percent, prices have fallen at their fastest rate since 2001
Scientists in Japan have something to smile about. They have managed to grow replacement teeth in mice, from stem cells in a laboratory. It is
The Japanese economy grew at its fastest pace in more than two years between July and September as government stimulus programmes meant consumers hit
Smoothing strained ties with Japan is just one challenge facing Barack Obama as he embarks on his first Asian tour as US President.