Television footage from a pier in the city of Yurihonjo on Japan's northwestern coast showed a wooden boat rigged with bare light bulbs, used to attract fish and squid.
Not only are most of its ships and warplanes Russian-made, its government and military remain deeply reluctant to share data and open up sensitive military communications systems.
It exercised a greenshoe option to raise USD 250 million in a five year commercial loan from 17 Taiwanese banks, a statement said.
Trump's re-listing of North Korea as a sponsor of terrorism comes a week after he returned from a 12-day trip to Asia in which containing North Korea's nuclear ambitions was a centerpiece of his discussions.
Ministry of Finance (MOF) data out on Monday showed that exports rose 14.0 percent year-on-year in October, led by shipments of cars to Australia and liquid-crystal device production equipment and raw materials for plastics to China.
Outlining his priorities in a policy speech to parliament, Abe described North Korea's sixth nuclear test earlier this year and two missile launches that flew over Japan as a national crisis.
On November 14, a train running on the Tsukuba Express line left the Minami-Nagareyama station at around 9.44 AM 20 seconds ahead of its scheduled departure time.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters the Japanese coast guard rescued the three men who were floating on the small wooden vessel Wednesday in the open sea off the Noto peninsula. qCoast guard officials are searching for about a dozen of their fellow crew members believed to be missing. Suga says Japan is arranging to accommodate the men's wish to return home. He did not elaborate.
The 10-day exercise, joined by some 14,000 US servicemen, aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and the guided-missile destroyers USS Stethem, USS Chafee and USS Mustin, among others, "will take place in waters surrounding Okinawa" in southern Japan, the US navy said in a statement.
The economy expanded at a 1.4 percent annualised rate in July-September, slightly above the median estimate for annualised growth of 1.3 percent, Cabinet Office data showed on Wednesday.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called on Tuesday for advancing free trade agreement talks between China, Japan and South Korea, state news agency Xinhua reported.
On the sidelines of a summit of East and Southeast Asian leaders in Manila, Trump met Japan's Shinzo Abe and Australia's Malcolm Turnbull, and said discussions at the meeting would include tensions on the Korean Peninsula and trade.
Soon after the meeting, all the four countries issued separate statements listing Indo-Pacific as the major area of the their discussions and resolved to work towards upholding a rules-based order and ensuring respect for international law in the region.
Trump had pulled his country from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) at the start of the year
The Reuters Tankan, which tracks the Bank of Japan's closely-watched tankan quarterly survey, also found service-sector firms' sentiment edging up, a further sign of broadening recovery.
The Tokyo-based firm said the loss was mainly due to the tax impact associated with the deal to sell the chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital.
Although it was not clear if he said it jokingly or ‘naively’, it was translated for the Japanese speaking crowd instantly
Trump said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would be well-equipped for an attack from North Korea after buying equipment from the U.S.
Bomb threats are extremely uncommon in Japan. No explosives were found and no arrests were made in any of the cases, which took place far away from the capital.
The Markit/Nikkei survey released on Monday showed its Japan Services Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) rose to a seasonally adjusted 53.4 from 51.0 in September.
The startup, which makes robots for the elderly, was the first Israeli investment for Toyota AI Ventures, a new $100 million fund investing in artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous mobility and data and cloud computing.
Addressing a gathering at a reception held at the Japanese Embassy for representatives of 11 of those firms, the envoy urged both the sides to work towards "establishing a network" which can be "mutually beneficial".
The maker of the Baleno compact hatchback and the Vitara Brezza compact SUV dominates the Indian market through its majority stake in Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, the country's largest automaker.
In October, sales of Nissan-brand passenger cars stood at 10,134 vehicles, down 55.2 percentage points from a year earlier, Japan Automobile Dealers Association said.
Abe, 63, took office in December 2012 promising to reboot the stale economy and bolster defence. His Liberal Democratic Party-led coalition retained its two-thirds "super majority" in parliament's lower house in the Oct. 22 election, re-energising his push to revise the post-war, pacifist constitution.