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Japan requests proof of Iran involvement in tanker attack

Japan requests proof of Iran involvement in tanker attack

World
June 16 (UPI) -- Japan is asking for more evidence from the United States Iran was responsible for attacks against two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, including the Kokuka Courageous, a Japanese ship. The request for proof comes after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tehran is responsible for the attacks that forced the crew of the ships to be rescued and their cargoes unloaded. The statements from Pompeo are "not convincing," a Japanese government source said Sunday, according to Kyodo News. Last week Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tried to mediate U.S.-Iran relations during a summit with supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The attacks took place while Abe and the Japanese delegation were still in Iran. Following Pompeo's assessment of the attacks, Japan, through multip...
Navy to forward-deploy assault ship, landing platform dock ship to Japan

Navy to forward-deploy assault ship, landing platform dock ship to Japan

Business
April 26 (UPI) -- Two Navy ships will be forward-deployed to Japan while two others will return to the United States for maintenance, the Navy announced on Friday. The amphibious assault ship USS America and San Antonio-class landing transport dock USS New Orleans will join the U.S. 7th Fleet forward-deployed naval forces in Sasebo, Japan. The guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem will travel from Japan to San Diego, its new home port, for scheduled modernization, and the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp will shift its home port to Norfolk, Va., to undergo scheduled maintenance. The USS America serves in support of F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft as part of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Combat Element. "The security environment in the Indo-Pacific requires that the U.S. Navy ...
Sony creates colossal 16K screen in Japan

Sony creates colossal 16K screen in Japan

Technology
The biggest 16K screen of its kind will shortly go on show in Japan.Sony's display contains 16 times as many pixels as a 4K television and 64 times as many as a regular 1080p high definition TV, meaning it can show images in far more detail than normal.This will let viewers stand close to the unit - which is longer than a bus - without its image looking blurred.One expert said it would likely take decades for 16K tech to filter down to consumer products.The 63ft by 17ft (19.2m by 5.4m) screen is currently being installed at a new research centre that has been built for the Japanese cosmetics group Shiseido in the city of Yokohama, south of Tokyo. It is so large it will stretch between the first and second floors.The development w...
Trade pact with Japan ruled out by Brexit deadline

Trade pact with Japan ruled out by Brexit deadline

Business
By James Sillars, business reporter The government has admitted it has run out of time to roll over existing trade pacts with Japan and Turkey in the event of a no-deal Brexit.A document released on Thursday by the Department for Trade showed it was seeking to continue deals with 40 trading partners currently covered by EU membership, accounting for 11% of all UK trade. But it confirmed that in the case of Japan - whose trade pact with the EU only came into force this month - "it is unlikely that we will reach an agreement prior to exit day". Japan...
Radioactive uranium traded online in Japan, police say

Radioactive uranium traded online in Japan, police say

World
Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Radioactive uranium was traded online in Japan, and police say investigation of the suspects is ongoing, according to multiple press reports. The Mainichi Shimbun reported Thursday the uranium changed hands in January 2018 from one seller to multiple buyers. The defendants are suspected of "possibly" violating laws on nuclear regulation. The transaction took place on Yahoo! Japan's online auction space, according to Kyodo News. The confiscated chemical was sold in powder and solid forms in glass cases and was emitting radiation, reports say. The seller, an unidentified man, reportedly told police the uranium was obtained from a "foreign site," but did not disclose the radioactive powder's national origin. Appraisals from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency indicate the uranium...