Tokyo commemorates 70th anniversary of deadly bombing executed by US

Japan held this Tuesday the 70th anniversary of the bombing of the city by the United States during World War II. This attack caused 105.400 dead and was held in the morning from 9 to March 10, 1945, where some 300 American B-52s unloaded 1,700 tons of incendiary bombs on the...

Japan suffers earthquake 5.7 on the Richter scale and remains on alert

An earthquake 5.7 degrees magnitude on the Richter scale occurred yesterday in northeastern Japan, the same area which suffered on Monday, another 6.9-magnitude earthquake, but this time the tsunami warning was not triggered. The Japan Meteorological Agency said that the quake...

Japanese district would legally accept gay marriages

Japan has opened the first type of legal recognition of homosexual unions, with the initiative of Tokyo’s Shibuya district of recognizing same-sex couples. The municipality plans to start issuing certificates of civil marriage to gay couples in April, estabishing an...

Ecuador hopes to negotiate with Japan “as soon as possible”

The Minister of Foreign Trade Francisco Rivadeneira said on November 6, he aims to start “as soon as possible” the negotiations on a free trade agreement with Japan, during his first official visit to the Asiatic country. The main objective of his visit is...

Trade Minister will travel to Japan next week

The Minister of Foreign Trade, Francisco Rivadeneira, will visit Japan from November 4 to 7. This trip will aim to strengthen the exchange and strengthen links with institutions in the public and private sectors. Rivadeneira is scheduled to meet with authorities from the Trade...

6.1-magnitude earthquake in North Japan

On Saturday (Friday in Ecuador) an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 degrees on the Richter scale hit northern Japan. Still have not being reported damage or issued a tsunami warning. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the quake occurred at 11:36 local time (21:36 for...

Eruption would have left about 31 dead in Japan

The eruption of Mount Ontake, in central Japan, might have left around 31 dead, although they have so far confirmed the death of four, said authorities of the area. The government of the Nagano prefecture said that of the 31 victims with “cardiac arrest,” only four...

Vladimir Putin’s visit to Japan is postponed by its prime minister

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigned to receive this year to Russian President Vladimir Putin because of tensions linked to the situation in Ukraine and the Japanese sanctions against Moscow, reported this Tuesday local media. Both countries had agreed that the Russian...