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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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Shinzo Abe reelected Japan’s prime minister after big win

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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 offers Philippines aid for fighting terrorism, rebuilding

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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