This first salvo in reaction to US steel and aluminium tariffs could be overshadowed by the decision to approve a possible tariff hike on Chinese goods worth up to $60 billion over Beijing's technology policy.
Immigration and asylum are sensitive subjects in Japan as the country only granted 20 last year, with a record 19,628 people applying for asylum.
A meeting with US President Donald Trump's trade envoy appeared to yield no immediate results for the EU and Japan in the ongoing debate over steal and aluminium tariffs.
In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in 2011, Japanese people have got used to a huge sea wall built to protect them in case of another giant tsunami hitting their shores.
Trump pulled the US from the pact but the remaining 11 members pressed ahead, saying they were showing resolve against protectionism through global trade.
Authorities order cryptocurrency exchange Bit Station and FSHO to halt operations for a month after a massive hack earlier this year. Five other exchanges were told to improve their business practices.
Pyongyang also wants to hold talks with the United States on denuclearisation and will suspend nuclear tests while those talks are under way, Seoul's envoy says on Tuesday, following a meeting with the North's leader Kim Jong-un.
The Japan Wrestling Federation’s development director Kazuhito Sakae has been accused of harassing four-time Olympic wrestling champion Kaori Icho repeatedly. He has denied the allegation.
South Korea has recently sought to revisit the issue of wartime "comfort women" while Japan agreed to apologise to the women and provided a $9.38 million fund to help them under a 2015 deal.
Manufacturers of Xofluza say a single pill of the new drug will kill the flu virus in just a day.
US Vice President Mike Pence refuses to rule out meeting North Koreans attending the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, offering the faintest hope of a diplomatic breakthrough Tuesday.
After the US rebounded overnight, Asian stocks were mixed as analysts eye algorithm trading outside human control as one key to recent volatility. A spike in yields sparked Friday's rout on Wall Street, much of the selling driven by computers.
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