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A protester holds up a funeral portrait depiction of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during a protest against the discharge of treated Fukushima radioactive wastewater, outside the Japan general-consulate in Hong Kong, on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023. The Hong Kong authorities have imposed a ban on imports of Japanese seafood as a gesture to oppose Japan’s decision to discharge the treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant. (AP Photo/Daniel Ceng)

In Japan’s neighbors, fear and frustration are shared over radioactive water release

Seoul office worker Kim Mijeong says she intends to stop eating seafood…

 

People offer prayers for former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Zojoji temple in Tokyo, Japan, Saturday, July 8, 2023. Japan marked first anniversary of the death of Abe who was shot while giving an outdoor campaign speech.(AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

Japanese leaders mark 1 year since the assassination of former prime minister

Shinzo Abe was assassinated on July 8, 2022, during an election campaign speech

 

An Atlantic salmon is seen during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at a fish farm near Campbell River, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. The backing of a land-based salmon farm in Japan by a global company with ties to ocean fish farms in British Columbia has Indigenous and conservation groups calling on the federal government to accelerate its transition from open-net farms. THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward

Global salmon farm company with B.C. ties backs land-based aquaculture in Japan

‘They must also realize that this is where the industry’s going’

 

Police officers stand guard on a street leading to a building where a man is holed up in Nakano, central Japan, Thursday, May 25, 2023. A masked man carrying a rifle and a knife was holed up in a building Thursday in Nagano, a city of Nagano prefecture. Multiple people were injured, one of whom later died, police said. (Kyodo News via AP)

3 dead after attack in central Japan; suspect with rifle and knife holed up in building

The victims were taken to a nearby hospital, where they were later pronounced dead

Police officers stand guard on a street leading to a building where a man is holed up in Nakano, central Japan, Thursday, May 25, 2023. A masked man carrying a rifle and a knife was holed up in a building Thursday in Nagano, a city of Nagano prefecture. Multiple people were injured, one of whom later died, police said. (Kyodo News via AP)
FILE - Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attends a joint news conference with South Korea’s President Yoon Suk Yeol at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo March 16, 2023. Japan’s NHK television reported Saturday, April 15, 2023, that a loud explosion at a western Japanese port during Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s visit, but there were no injuries. (Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Explosive thrown at Japan PM at campaign event; 1 hurt

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida continued campaigning Saturday

FILE - Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attends a joint news conference with South Korea’s President Yoon Suk Yeol at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo March 16, 2023. Japan’s NHK television reported Saturday, April 15, 2023, that a loud explosion at a western Japanese port during Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s visit, but there were no injuries. (Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP, File)
FILE - A TV screen shows an image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 11, 2023. South Korea Thursday morning, April 13, 2023, says North Korea has launched a ballistic missile off the North’s east coast. No further details were given. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

Seoul: North Korea launches ballistic missile toward sea

Japan issues, then rescinds, an alert for north island to take shelter

FILE - A TV screen shows an image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 11, 2023. South Korea Thursday morning, April 13, 2023, says North Korea has launched a ballistic missile off the North’s east coast. No further details were given. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita, from left, and Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto listen to International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, right, speak during a news conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Jan. 11, 2020. Sapporo’s bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics has been slowed, but not stopped, by fallout from the still-developing corruption scandal around the 2020 Tokyo Games. (Masashi Inoue/Kyodo News via AP)

Sapporo may delay Olympic bid to 2034 after Tokyo scandal

International Olympic Committee struggling to find a host for the 2030 Winter Games

Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita, from left, and Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto listen to International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, right, speak during a news conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Jan. 11, 2020. Sapporo’s bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics has been slowed, but not stopped, by fallout from the still-developing corruption scandal around the 2020 Tokyo Games. (Masashi Inoue/Kyodo News via AP)
Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto, left, speaks during a news conference at a proposed site for the Olympics ski jump in Sapporo, northern Japan, on July 30, 2022. Sapporo’s bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics has been slowed, but not stopped, by fallout from the still-developing corruption scandal around the 2020 Tokyo Games. (Yuta Omori/Kyodo News via AP)

Sapporo election could restart bid for 2030 Winter Olympics

Sapporo and Vancouver were the only known candidates for 2030

Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto, left, speaks during a news conference at a proposed site for the Olympics ski jump in Sapporo, northern Japan, on July 30, 2022. Sapporo’s bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics has been slowed, but not stopped, by fallout from the still-developing corruption scandal around the 2020 Tokyo Games. (Yuta Omori/Kyodo News via AP)
People celebrate Japan’s victory against United States as they watch on a live stream of a World Baseball Classic (WBC) final being played at LoanDepot Park in Miami, during a public viewing event Wednesday, March 22, 2023, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Japanese beating Americans in baseball is must-see viewing in Japan

Japanese television stuck to its live coverage from Miami for almost two…

People celebrate Japan’s victory against United States as they watch on a live stream of a World Baseball Classic (WBC) final being played at LoanDepot Park in Miami, during a public viewing event Wednesday, March 22, 2023, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Raw logs are loaded onto a logging ship from a log sort down the Alberni Inlet in March 2019. SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News

Trudeau government mum on Japan’s invitation to rejoin global timber treaty

Group works with countries to share conservation practice, promote sale of sustainable timber

Raw logs are loaded onto a logging ship from a log sort down the Alberni Inlet in March 2019. SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Japanese PM Kishida visits Ottawa, asks for Canada’s help on clean energy transition

Kishida talked liquefied natural gas and nuclear energy Thursday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
FILE - A small boat navigates near the Diamond Princess cruise ship anchoring off the Yokohama Port, near Tokyo on Feb. 4, 2020. Japan is lifting a more than 2 1/2-year ban on international cruise ships that was imposed following a deadly coronavirus outbreak on the cruise ship Diamond Princess at the beginning of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

VIDEO: Japan to reopen to cruise ships after 2.5-year ban

Cruises haven’t been allowed since infamous Diamond Princess COVID outbreak at start of pandemic

FILE - A small boat navigates near the Diamond Princess cruise ship anchoring off the Yokohama Port, near Tokyo on Feb. 4, 2020. Japan is lifting a more than 2 1/2-year ban on international cruise ships that was imposed following a deadly coronavirus outbreak on the cruise ship Diamond Princess at the beginning of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
FILE - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivers a speech on the Maritime Self Defense Force’s helicopter carrier JS Izumo during an international fleet review in Sagami Bay, southwest of Tokyo on Nov. 6, 2022. Japan and the United States began a major joint military exercise Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022 in southern Japan as the allies aim to step up readiness in the face of China’s increasing assertiveness and North Korea’s intensifying missile launches. (Kyodo News via AP, File)

Japan, US hold joint arms drills amid China, North Korea worry

Move marks shift from Japan’s usual self-defence-only principle

FILE - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivers a speech on the Maritime Self Defense Force’s helicopter carrier JS Izumo during an international fleet review in Sagami Bay, southwest of Tokyo on Nov. 6, 2022. Japan and the United States began a major joint military exercise Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022 in southern Japan as the allies aim to step up readiness in the face of China’s increasing assertiveness and North Korea’s intensifying missile launches. (Kyodo News via AP, File)
Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter carrier JS Izumo, front, and other warships join an international fleet review in Sagami Bay, south of Tokyo, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. Eighteen warships participated from 12 countries, including the United States, Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea, while the United States and France also sent warplanes for the review. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan PM vows to strengthen military at international naval review

Kishida said they fear threats from North Korea, Russia

Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter carrier JS Izumo, front, and other warships join an international fleet review in Sagami Bay, south of Tokyo, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. Eighteen warships participated from 12 countries, including the United States, Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea, while the United States and France also sent warplanes for the review. (Kyodo News via AP)
Police officers inspect the scene where people died and were injured in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, after a mass of mostly young people celebrating Halloween festivities in Seoul became trapped and crushed as the crowd surged into a narrow alley. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

World leaders grieve deadly Halloween crowd surge in Seoul

At least 151 people were killed Saturday night

Police officers inspect the scene where people died and were injured in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, after a mass of mostly young people celebrating Halloween festivities in Seoul became trapped and crushed as the crowd surged into a narrow alley. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly and Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi pose for media prior to their meeting at the Iikura Guest House in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/.AP-Yuichi Yamazaki/Pool Photo via AP

Joly pushes LNG ties in Japan and South Korea, amid North Korea missiles

Major export terminal is set to open in 2025 in Kitimat

Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly and Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi pose for media prior to their meeting at the Iikura Guest House in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/.AP-Yuichi Yamazaki/Pool Photo via AP
A person braves the strong wind caused by Typhoon Hinnamnor in Naha, Okinawa prefecture, Japan Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. (Kyodo News via AP)

China, Japan ground ferries, flights as typhoon approaches

Typhoon Hinnamnor is the strongest global storm this year

A person braves the strong wind caused by Typhoon Hinnamnor in Naha, Okinawa prefecture, Japan Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. (Kyodo News via AP)
This long exposure image shows the eruption of volcano Sakurajima Sunday night, July 24, 2022, in the view from Tarumizu city, Japan’s southern prefecture of Kagoshima. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said a volcano on Japan’s southern main island of Kyushu erupted Sunday night, spewing ash and volcanic rocks, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in nearby towns. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan’s Sakurajima volcano erupts, triggering evacuation

No immediate reports of damage or injuries in nearby towns

This long exposure image shows the eruption of volcano Sakurajima Sunday night, July 24, 2022, in the view from Tarumizu city, Japan’s southern prefecture of Kagoshima. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said a volcano on Japan’s southern main island of Kyushu erupted Sunday night, spewing ash and volcanic rocks, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in nearby towns. (Kyodo News via AP)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the official welcome ceremony at the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan on June 28, 2019. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the assassination of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is shocking, and that Canada has lost a close friend with his death. Abe was assassinated by a gunman who opened fire on him from behind as he delivered a campaign speech in western Japan. The 67-year-old Abe, who was Japan’s longest-serving leader when he resigned in 2020, collapsed bleeding and was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Assassinated Japanese leader was close friend to Canada: Trudeau

Abe assassinated on the street by a gunman who opened fire from behind during a campaign speech

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the official welcome ceremony at the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan on June 28, 2019. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the assassination of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is shocking, and that Canada has lost a close friend with his death. Abe was assassinated by a gunman who opened fire on him from behind as he delivered a campaign speech in western Japan. The 67-year-old Abe, who was Japan’s longest-serving leader when he resigned in 2020, collapsed bleeding and was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
FILE - Japan’s outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to the media as he arrives at the prime minister’s office for a cabinet meeting in Tokyo on Sept. 16, 2020. Japan’s NHK TV says on Friday, July 7, 2022, former Prime Minister Abe apparently was shot at and collapsed during a campaign speech. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
FILE - Japan’s outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to the media as he arrives at the prime minister’s office for a cabinet meeting in Tokyo on Sept. 16, 2020. Japan’s NHK TV says on Friday, July 7, 2022, former Prime Minister Abe apparently was shot at and collapsed during a campaign speech. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)