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Japan protests planned dessert flag at inter-Korea summit dinner

April 25, 2018 - 20:42
The Japanese government lodged a protest against South Korea on Wednesday over the use of a flag showing disputed Sea of Japan islands on a dessert planned for the inter-Korean summit on Friday. (Jiji)
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Education minister visits 'sexy yoga' studio by official car

April 24, 2018 - 23:34
Education minister Yoshimasa Hayashi has used an official ministry car to visit a "sexy yoga" studio in Tokyo, a weekly magazine said Tuesday, in another apparent scandal to hit the government. (Japan Today)
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Fukuda's resignation OK'd, MOF in dire situation

April 24, 2018 - 23:04
Japan's cabinet on Tuesday approved the resignation of Vice Minister of Finance Junichi Fukuda, 58, who last week offered to quit over his alleged sexually harassing remarks. (Jiji)
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Moon tells Abe of plan to cover abduction issue at summit with Kim

April 24, 2018 - 22:37
South Korean President Moon Jae-in told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday that he plans to take up the issue of Pyongyang's abductions of Japanese nationals decades ago at his upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (Jiji)
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More SDF's Iraq logs discovered

April 23, 2018 - 19:24
Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera has revealed that another batch of activity logs from Japan's Self-Defense Force mission in Iraq years ago has been found. (NHK)
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Sagawa questioned over document-tampering scandal

April 23, 2018 - 19:12
NHK has learned that prosecutors have questioned a former senior Finance Ministry official about a document-tampering scandal in connection with the discounted sale of state-owned land. (NHK)
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Scandal-hit MOF official to get up to 53 million yen on retirement

April 23, 2018 - 19:10
Up to 53 million yen will be paid in retirement allowance to Vice Minister of Finance Junichi Fukuda, who tendered his resignation last week following a media report accusing him of sexual harassment, it was learned Monday. (Jiji)
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Japan's Nakamitsu makes Fortune's 50 Greatest Leaders list

April 22, 2018 - 20:18
Izumi Nakamitsu, U.N. undersecretary-general and high representative for disarmament affairs, has been named one of the World's 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune. (Jiji)
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Abe hails N. Korea decision to stop nuke, ICBM testing

April 22, 2018 - 00:21
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday praised North Korea's decisions to stop nuclear testing and test-firing of intercontinental ballistic missiles, and abolish its nuclear test site in the northern part of the country. (Jiji)
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On sex harassment complaint, Finance Minister Taro Aso objects to font size

April 20, 2018 - 23:41
When asked about a complaint from a Japanese TV station that the most senior official at his ministry sexually harassed a reporter, Finance Minister Taro Aso said the font used on the complaint letter was too small. (Japan Times)
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Group of lawmakers visits Yasukuni Shrine

April 20, 2018 - 23:30
A nonpartisan group of Japanese lawmakers has visited Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. (NHK)
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Abe, Trump agree to maintain pressure on N.Korea

April 19, 2018 - 22:42
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump have agreed to maintain the maximum pressure on North Korea until the country takes concrete steps for denuclearization. The 2 leaders also agreed to create a new framework to discuss trade and investment. (NHK)
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Japan enacts law on court jurisdiction for int'l divorces

April 18, 2018 - 22:32
The Diet on Wednesday enacted a revised law stipulating Japanese court jurisdiction over international divorces, in a move expected to speed up lengthy proceedings. (Japan Today)
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TV Asahi: Employee was harassed by Fukuda

April 18, 2018 - 22:02
A Japanese television network says a woman employee is among the victims of alleged sexual harassment by a top bureaucrat of the Finance Ministry. (NHK)
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Niigata governor to quit

April 18, 2018 - 22:00
Niigata Governor Ryuichi Yoneyama has announced he's stepping down over an alleged sex scandal. (NHK)
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MOF request to sexual harassment victim sparks new controversy

April 17, 2018 - 22:29
The Ministry of Finance has caused a fresh controversy by asking the victim of an alleged sexual harassment by Vice Finance Minister Junichi Fukuda to cooperate with an investigation into the allegation. (Jiji)
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SDF officer shouts abuse at opposition lawmaker

April 17, 2018 - 22:19
A Japanese opposition party member says a Self-Defense Force officer yelled at him and accused him of being an enemy of the Japanese people. (NHK)
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Abe, Trump discuss N.Korea, trade, abductees

April 17, 2018 - 22:08
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is holding his sixth summit with US President Donald Trump. (NHK)
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Top Finance Bureaucrat Denies Sexual Harassment of Female Reporters

April 16, 2018 - 23:32
Japan's top financial bureaucrat has denied a weekly magazine's allegations that he sexually harassed female journalists, the Finance Ministry said in a report Monday. (Jiji)
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'Can I touch your boobs?'- Harassment scandal shakes Japan's troubled Finance Ministry

April 13, 2018 - 23:13
Criticism mounted Friday of Japan's top Finance Ministry bureaucrat after an alleged audio clip of him sexually harassing a female reporter emerged. (Kyodo)
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