Japanese media on upcoming 19th CPC National Congress

China’s neighbor Japan and its media have been closely watching the upcoming 19th CPC National Congress. Harunobu Kato, a senior journalist from NHK, said his organization will have follow-up reports on the event. Meanwhile, he mentioned that the event will be a starting point for China’s future development, adding that the world would be able […]

Japanese volcano rumbles to life after six-year dormancy period

Residents in southwestern Japan became increasingly concerned on Thursday as the country’s Shinmoedake volcano continued to erupt. Shinmoedake erupted on Wednesday for the first time in about six years. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: […]

US flies bombers in joint drills with Japan, South Korea

Amid heightened tensions, two US bombers have flown over the Korean Peninsula in the aircraft’s first night-time joint aviation exercises with Japan and South Korea. The two bombers were accompanied by two fighter jets from the South Korean military, after taking off from a military base in Guam. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download […]

Fukushima court rules Tepco, government liable over 2011 nuclear disaster

A district court in Fukushima prefecture on Tuesday ruled that Tokyo Electric Power and the Japanese government were liable for damages totaling about 500 million yen (4.44 million US dollars) in the largest class action lawsuit brought over the 2011 nuclear disaster, Kyodo news agency reported. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP […]

Official campaigning begins for Japan’s lower house election

Official campaigning has begun for Japan’s lower house election on October 22nd. Hundreds of candidates are vying for the 465 seats in the lower house, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party faces challenges from regrouped opposition. Abe has said that if his ruling coalition fails to maintain the minimum majority in the election, he […]

13 confirmed dead after Chinese fishing boat collides with oil tanker near Japan

A total of 13 people were killed after a fishing vessel from the Chinese mainland collided with a tanker from China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Thursday morning, according to China’s Consulate-General in Osaka. The accident occurred early Thursday in international waters, some 400 km north of the Oki Islands in western Japan, where […]

Chinese dance drama “Confucius” captivates Japanese audience

The legacy of Chinese philosopher Confucius (551-479 BC) was told in a dance drama in Tokyo on Monday and Tuesday to mark the 45th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between China and Japan. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play […]

Smash hit: Ping pong robot takes on Olympian at Tokyo tech fair

An alien-looking ping-pong-playing robot named Forpheus served up a hit at a top Tokyo tech fair on Monday. Technicians have worked on Forpheus’ robotics and artificial intelligence technology and had hoped it would be able to return a smash from Olympian Jun Mizutani. But Mizutani appeared to have little reason to hang up his bat […]

Japanese PM Abe’s approval rating dips to 40.6%

The polls by Japan’s Kyodo News on Sunday and Monday show that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s approval rating has dropped to 40.6 percent. It also shows that in the coming election, about 24 percent are expected to vote for Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party, and 14.8 percent for the Party of Hope newly founded by Tokyo […]

China-Japan ties and Chinese fast-food export

Japanese PM Abe visited the Chinese embassy to mark the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties. The same day, he also dissolved parliament and called for a snap election. Why has Abe reapproached China close on the heels of a domestic reshuffle? Chinese restaurant chain, Yang’s Braised Chicken and Rice opens its first branch in America. […]


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