Thousands demand Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s resignation amid corruption scandal

Thousands attend a protest in front of the National Diet Building in Tokyo to demand the resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over an ongoing corruption scandal. The Japanese Finance Ministry admitted that it had tampered with documents in the high-profile cronyism scandal. However, former Finance Ministry official Nobuhisa Sagawa stated under oath that Abe […]

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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 Friday approved the record 5.19-trillion-yen […]

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