Asahi corrects article on 'comfort women'

Japan Politics News - September 29, 2014 - 23:35
The Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun has issued a correction for a recent feature that retracted past articles on the issue of so-called comfort women. (NHK)
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Japan gets no promise from N. Korea over abduction probe findings

Japan Politics News - September 29, 2014 - 23:28
Japan was unable to find out Monday when North Korea will report its initial findings of a special investigation committee into the fates of at least 12 Japanese nationals abducted in the 1970s and 1980s. (Kyodo)
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Nikkei gains helped by strong U.S. growth; SoftBank falls

Japan Economy News - September 29, 2014 - 07:05
Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Monday with the weak yen supporting sentiment, while risk taking was buoyed after the U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in 2-1/2 years in the second quarter. ()
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Japan's Diet convenes for new session

Japan Politics News - September 29, 2014 - 06:52
Japanese lawmakers convened for a new session of the Diet on Monday. (NHK)
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Crops in Nagano affected by volcanic ash

Japan Business News - September 29, 2014 - 06:50
Officials in Nagano Prefecture in central Japan say volcanic ash from Mount Ontake has affected local crops. (NHK)
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