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North Korea claims successful test of nuclear warhead

North Korea says it has successfully tested a nuclear warhead that can be mounted on ballistic rockets, after potentially the most powerful nuclear test of five the country has conducted since 2006. State media said the test showed that …

Iran plans to buy 20 Japanese jets

Iran intends to purchase 20 regional jets from a unit of Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the deputy minister for international affairs at the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development, Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan, said. …

Iran holds negotiations to buy 20 planes from Japan

Iranian Deputy Minister of Road and Urban Development Asghar Fakhriyeh Kashan said the country is in negotiations with Japanese industrial giant Mitsubishi to purchase 20 Mitsubishi Regional Jets (MRJs), Tasnim …

Knife attacker in Japan kills 19 at disabled center

A knife-wielding man broke into a facility for the disabled in a small town near Tokyo and killed 19 patients as they slept, authorities said, Japan's worst mass killing in decades. At least 25 other residents were wounded in the …

Armenia to receive $2 million grant from Japan

Armenia is to receive a $2 million grant from the Government of Japan for socio-economic development of the country. It is reported that the corresponding agreement was signed today by Japan's Ambassador to Armenia Eiji …

Putin and Abe to discuss Kurils

The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated that he will discuss the issue of the Kuril Islands at the meeting with the Russian President Vladimir Putin, and that the talks will be "direct and …

Japan confirms meeting of  Shinzo Abe and Putin

Japan has officially confirmed the upcoming visit of the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Russia, the Kyodo news agency reports. Abe will talk with President Vladimir Putin on bilateral …