Japan should improve its defence capability in the southwest where it shares a maritime border with China, its vice-defence minister said on Wednesday.
A workshop on human rights of women in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was held here Wednesday
South Korean farmers chant anti-government slogans during a rally denouncing the US-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Seoul Dec 8, 2010. US and South Korean negotiators struck a deal last week on the long-delayed FTA, which was signed in 2007 but had not been ratified for three years because of US auto and beef industry concerns.
The number of corporate bankruptcies in Japan declined for the 16th successive month on year in November, due to government credit guarantees for small and medium-sized firms stimulating loan guarantees and easing cash flow problems
A Japanese probe to Venus failed to reach orbit Wednesday and was captured by the sun's gravitational pull in a setback to Japan's shoestring space program, which will have to wait another six years to try again.
Japan and the United States launched a major ground training in Kirishima Training Area in southern Japan's Miyazaki Prefecture Tuesday, as part of the biggest-ever joint military exercises which kicked off in several places in Japan last Friday.
As US President Barack Obama did in November, Sarkozy has pleased his audience with a pledge to support a long-standing Indian demand for a permanent seat at the UN Security Council alongside France, Russia, China, Britain and the United States.