A four-year doping ban against Kamila Valieva was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but harsher punishment of Russia itself was wanted this time.
North Korea and Russia continue to trade arms in flagrant breach of UN resolutions, threatening regional security and raising weapons proliferation risks.
Despite following China in restricting Japanese seafood imports, three Russian trawlers were found to be operating in waters near the Fukushima nuclear plant.
United Nations Security Council resolutions forbid transactions with North Korea involving arms or military technology. Russia is brazenly violating all these.
In Kyiv, Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa reiterated Japan's commitment to Ukraine, informing President Zelenskyy of innovative ways to help vulnerable citizens.
The IOC should follow the lead of the World Athletics, which bans Russian and Belarusian athletes until their countries end the Ukraine war.
North Korea gave Russia ammunition in exchange for food, leaving people unhappy when outdated flour arrived, said a North Korean defector on December 15.
Putin's new loyalty pledge law is a case of "shooting one's self in the foot" and will only succeed in isolating Russia further in international society.
Vladimir Putin sent an extinct giant to Aichi in Japan for Expo 2005. But for the upcoming Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, there will be nothing Russian...
The G7 knows that a despotic state or terrorist group gaining the upper hand in the Middle East and Ukraine threatens deterrence and peace in the...
China and Russia cannot be trusted as they wantonly disregard international law and human rights and collude to oppose the existing international order.
Lawmaker Muneo Suzuki of Nippon Ishin no Kai meets with Russian officials without telling his party and against Japan's interests. Who is he representing then?