Japan's Emperor Akihito Gives his Last WWII Memorial Ceremony Speech

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) Japan's Emperor Akihito was given a banzai shout-out during a ceremony honoring the war dead on Wednesday August 15, the final such ceremony of his reign. His remarks emphasized remorse over Japan’s wartime history.

With his head bowed reverently toward a memorial display, the symbol of the state delivered his annual message of peace that is expected almost religiously every August on the anniversary of Japan’s World War II memorial ceremony for the war dead.


Ship Seen Likely Supplying North Korean Vessel

Saturday, August 4, 2018

NAM SAN 8 connected to unknown vessel

Tokyo - ( PanOrient News) The Japanese government says that a North Korean tanker was spotted alongside a ship displaying what looked like a Chinese flag, presumably engaged in an illegal cargo transfer, at midnight on July 31.

Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that the ships were found by a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force supply vessel around 400 kilometers southeast of Shanghai and that they were connected by hoses.

Japan notified the U.N. Security Council Committee and r...

UAE Ambassador to Japan: Iran Backing Rebels in Yemen, Justifies Intervention

Friday, July 13, 2018

Ambassador Khaled Alameri

By Allison Pestotnik

Tokyo - (PanOrient News) The United Arab Emirates ambassador to Japan, Khaled Omran Alameri, accused Iran of deepening the conflict in Yemen by supporting the anti-government Houthi movement, thus necessitating the intervention of the Saudi-led Arab coalition which includes the UAE.

Alameri, in a speech on July 13 in Tokyo, further justified the Arab coalition’s current military operations in the Yemeni port of Hodeida by saying that the Houthis, who have controlled ...