In October, an American military helicopter burst into flames after landing in an empty field on the island.
The positive start to the year for equities follows a stellar 2017.
Police in the western Japanese city of Osaka had been stumped by a string of burglaries, their only lead being security camera footage showing an agile...
Ushio Sato, 23, was caught red-handed trying to make off with the unmarked police car.
At the Security Council emergency meeting US ambassador Nikki Haley warned that "enough is enough".
The missile was timed to mark the 107th anniversary of the "disgraceful" Japan-Korea treaty of 1910, says North Korea.
Abe said the overflight was an "outrageous act" that "greatly damages regional peace and security".
The pledge was made on June 23 this year.
Japan and the US are the only major developed countries that still carry out capital punishment.
Limited numbers are permitted to land on the island in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) -- this year it was 200 -- for a yearly festival that lasts just two...
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