TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to dissolve the lower house of parliament at the start of the extraordinary session on Thursday, a senior lawmaker of the Liberal Democratic Party said, paving the way for a snap election for the lower house.
TOKYO, Aug 29 (Bernama) -- North Korea fired a missile early Tuesday, and the missile fell into the Pacific Ocean off Hokkaido after passing over the Japanese archipelago, China's Xinhua news agency reported the Japanese government, as saying.
TOKYO: The Japanese island of Okinoshima and associated sites in the Munakata Region in the Fukuoka prefecture have been given World Heritage status at the 41st session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee held in Poland on Sunday (Jul 9).
People who were stranded and rescued by helicopter following heavy rain in southwestern Japan, arrive in the city of Asakura, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo on July 7, 2017. — Reuters pic