Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that it had called on the Japanese ambassador in Moscow to complain about what it said was Tokyo’s criticism bordering on an effort to interfere with Russia’s national affairs. Earlier this month, Tokyo called on Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to visit one of four islands that Japan and Russia claimed to be highly regrettable and encouraged Moscow to take positive measures to advance


A person suspected of torching an animation studio in western Japan screamed he’d been plagiarized and seemed to have planned the attack, media said Friday after a blaze that murdered 33 individuals in Japan’s worst mass murder in two centuries. The 41-year-old guy seemed to be unhappy, he seemed to get upset, shouting something about how he had been plagiarized. Before dousing the entrance to Kyoto Animation headquarters with what

President Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in Japan Tuesday night to participate in an international conference and meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo gave a statement, “We look forward to the President’s summit meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his working visit. Japan is our second major trading partner and one of the biggest official development assistance partners.” “We therefore expect that the President’s

Shinz┼Ź Abe and Rodrigo Duterte

Malacañang denied Wednesday that President Rodrigo Duterte’s trip to Japan is a reward to his Cabinet members. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo gave a statement that, “The Palace does not share the position or remarks of Philippine Ambassador to Japan Jose C. Laurel V concerning Cabinet members joining the President in this trip to Japan.” “It is worth mentioning that Cabinet members were prohibited by the President to campaign for the


Rodrigo Duterte is said to be visiting Japan by the end of May to appear in the annual Future of Asia conference. With sought out intentions to expand Manila’s bilateral ties with Tokyo. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo confirmed on Tuesday, “What I know is the invitation was personally carried here by the representative of the prime minister and according to what I heard also is that when the President accepted