POLITICS – 4

May 11
Japan has lodged a protest with North Korea following the country’s launch of projectiles on Thursday.
(NHK)

May 10
South Korea’s military says North Korea apparently fired two short-range missiles that flew a maximum of 420 kilometers and fell into the Sea of Japan.
(NHK)

May 08
Police are investigating witness reports of a drone being flown Monday evening near the Imperial Palace and other downtown Tokyo areas, after a number of similar sightings were noted last week following the ascension of Emperor Naruhito.
(Japan Times)

May 08
The Defense Ministry has retrieved part of the flight data recorder from a F-35A stealth fighter that went missing last month, but it was heavily damaged and also did not include a storage device to record speed and altitude data, Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya told reporters Tuesday.
(Japan Times)

May 07
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Monday about their responses to the recent launches of projectiles by North Korea.
(NHK)

May 04
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday he maintains his goal of Constitution by 2020 as the country marked the 72th anniversary of the supreme law coming into force.
(Japan Today)

May 04
The government is considering granting amnesty to criminals in honor of new Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement ceremony in October, sources close to the matter said Friday. (Kyodo)

May 01
It’s the first day of the new Reiwa era in Japan — full of celebrations and rituals. Emperor Naruhito took the throne at the start of Wednesday — and has spent the day taking part in ceremonies to mark the historic occasion.
(NHK)

Apr 30
Emperor Akihito is set to abdicate, bringing the three-decade-long Heisei era to a close. A ceremony to mark the occasion was held at the Imperial Palace.
(NHK)

Apr 30
Tokyo police have arrested a man in his 50s in connection with knives left on the school desk of Prince Hisahito, the grandson of Emperor Akihito.
(NHK)