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Japan refuses to commit to anything beyond ‘comfort women’ deal with South Korea

January 9, 2018 3:14 am
Japan refuses to commit to anything beyond ‘comfort women’ deal with South Korea

A file photo taken on June 23, 2015 shows South Korean former “comfort women” Kim Bok-dong (L) and Gil Won-ok (R) — who were forced to serve as sex slaves for Japanese troops during World War II — outside the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. (By AFP) Japan has […]

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Former president Tatsuro Toyoda of Japan’s Toyota dies at 88

January 6, 2018 12:29 am
Former president Tatsuro Toyoda of Japan’s Toyota dies at 88

In this December 18, 1984 photo, United Motor Manufacturing Co. President Tatsuro Toyoda gets in the driver’s seat of the newly unveiled sporty 4-door subcompact “Nova” in the new Fremont, California, United Motor Manufacturing Co. plant jointly owned by General Motors and Toyota. (Photo by AP) Toyota’s former president Tatsuro […]

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Russia says US violating key arms treaty over missile system sale to Japan

December 30, 2017 2:30 am
Russia says US violating key arms treaty over missile system sale to Japan

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov (Photo by Ria Novosti) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has accused the United States of breaching a major arms treaty, after Washington sold a missile system to Japan. “The US is deploying them (missile systems) at their military bases in Romania and Poland, […]

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Russia slams Japan’s deployment of US missiles

December 28, 2017 4:30 pm
Russia slams Japan’s deployment of US missiles

A US Navy warship test-launches a RIM-161 Standard Missile (SM-3), jointly developed with Japan, to shoot down North Korean missiles. (file photo) Russia has slammed Japan’s plans to deploy more US missile systems, saying the move hurts ties between Moscow and Tokyo and amounts to a breach of an arms […]

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Japan’s government approves record high military budget

December 22, 2017 2:35 am
Japan’s government approves record high military budget

A Japanese Self-Defense Force Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile interceptor is seen deployed outside the Defense Ministry headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, on August 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Japan’s government has approved a record military budget, which allocates significant funding to the purchase of American-made weaponry. The Japanese government on […]

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Japan sets date for emperor’s abdication

December 1, 2017 5:30 pm
Japan sets date for emperor’s abdication

This file photo, taken on January 2, 2017, shows Japan’s Emperor Akihito waving to well-wishers during his new year speech on the balcony of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. (By AFP) Emperor Akihito’s planned abdication – the first by a Japanese monarch in about two centuries – should take place […]

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Japanese scientists make battery breakthrough

November 29, 2017 1:53 am
Japanese scientists make battery breakthrough

This picture, taken at the Bluebus factory in Ergue-Gaberic, western France, on October 12, 2017 shows lithium batteries used in an electric bus. (By AFP) Japanese scientists have developed a new type of chemical that could bring about a breakthrough in battery making by facilitating greater power storage. A team […]

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American military forces in Japan banned from alcohol use after deadly car crash

November 20, 2017 10:00 pm
American military forces in Japan banned from alcohol use after deadly car crash

People stage a rally in front of the main gate of the Camp Schwab of the US Marine Corps in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, on September 16, 2016. (Photo by AFP) All American military forces in Japan have been banned from buying and consuming alcohol following a deadly road crash caused […]

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Russia vetoes Japan-drafted resolution on chemical attacks in Syria

November 18, 2017 12:00 am
Russia vetoes Japan-drafted resolution on chemical attacks in Syria

Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya addresses the UN Security Council about an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, during a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York on November 17, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Russia has cast a second veto in the United Nations […]

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Beijing urges restraint as Tokyo plans to shoot down North Korean missiles

November 6, 2017 12:38 am
Beijing urges restraint as Tokyo plans to shoot down North Korean missiles

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying China has called on Japan and the United States to exercise restraint over the tension on the Korean Peninsula after Tokyo warned of shooting down North Korean missiles if necessary. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying warned on Monday that the “situation on the […]

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Shinzo Abe reelected Japan’s prime minister after big win

November 1, 2017 5:34 pm
Shinzo Abe reelected Japan’s prime minister after big win

Shinzo Abe (R) gestures after being re-elected as Japan’s prime minister, at the lower house of the parliament in Tokyo, on November 1, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Shinzo Abe has been re-elected Japan’s prime minister by the parliament following his ruling party’s landslide victory in elections last month. Lawmakers voted […]

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Japan offers Philippines aid for fighting terrorism, rebuilding

October 30, 2017 10:30 pm
Japan offers Philippines aid for fighting terrorism, rebuilding

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (L) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe look at each other during their joint press conference at Abe’s official residence in Tokyo on Oct. 30, 2017. (Photo by AP) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte won pledges from Japan of help with fighting terrorism and assistance in building […]

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Japan claims threat from North Korea’s nuclear program at unprecedented level

October 23, 2017 1:02 pm
Japan claims threat from North Korea’s nuclear program at unprecedented level

Japan’s Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera attends a press conference at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo on September 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Japan’s defense chief has warned that North Korea’s perceived nuclear threat is no routine issue, urging the international community to view it as “unprecedented, critical and imminent.”   […]

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Japan claims threat from North Korea’s nuclear program at unprecedented level

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Japan claims threat from North Korea’s nuclear program at unprecedented level

Japan’s Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera attends a press conference at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo on September 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Japan’s defense chief has warned that North Korea’s perceived nuclear threat is no routine issue, urging the international community to view it as “unprecedented, critical and imminent.”   […]

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vows to ‘deal firmly’ with North Korea immediately after he won elections

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vows to ‘deal firmly’ with North Korea immediately after he won elections

Japanesr Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at a news conference at his party headquarters in the capital, Tokyo, on October 23, 2012. (Photo by Reuters) Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised to “deal firmly” with North Korea, immediately after he won a landslide “super-majority” in the snap elections he […]

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vows to ‘deal firmly’ with North Korea immediately after he won elections

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vows to ‘deal firmly’ with North Korea immediately after he won elections

Japanesr Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at a news conference at his party headquarters in the capital, Tokyo, on October 23, 2012. (Photo by Reuters) Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised to “deal firmly” with North Korea, immediately after he won a landslide “super-majority” in the snap elections he […]

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Tens of thousands advised to evacuate as typhoon hits Japan

October 22, 2017 8:11 pm
Tens of thousands advised to evacuate as typhoon hits Japan

Water-covered road caused by heavy rains by Typhoon Lan is seen in Nagoya, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo October 22, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Tens of thousands of people across Japan were advised to evacuate, hundreds of flights were cancelled and train services disrupted on election day on […]

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Tens of thousands advised to evacuate as typhoon hits Japan

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Tens of thousands advised to evacuate as typhoon hits Japan

Water-covered road caused by heavy rains by Typhoon Lan is seen in Nagoya, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo October 22, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Tens of thousands of people across Japan were advised to evacuate, hundreds of flights were cancelled and train services disrupted on election day on […]

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party set to win by landslide in Japan snap elections

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party set to win by landslide in Japan snap elections

A coalition led by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is set to win by landslide in the country’s snap parliamentary elections. A projection published by private broadcaster TBS said the LDP-led conservative coalition would win 311 seats in Japan’s 465-seat parliament. Abe’s main rival, the new […]

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party set to win by landslide in Japan snap elections

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party set to win by landslide in Japan snap elections

A coalition led by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is set to win by landslide in the country’s snap parliamentary elections. A projection published by private broadcaster TBS said the LDP-led conservative coalition would win 311 seats in Japan’s 465-seat parliament. Abe’s main rival, the new […]

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