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Prosecutors question ex-japanese minister Amari

May 30, 2016 - 22:59
Japanese public prosecutors have questioned former economic and fiscal policy minister Akira Amari on a voluntary basis in connection with a political funding scandal involving him and a former secretary to him, informed sources said Monday. (Jiji Press)
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Japan puts military on alert for possible N Korean missile launch

May 30, 2016 - 22:57
Japan put its military on alert on Monday for a possible North Korean ballistic missile launch, ordering naval destroyers and anti-ballistic missile Patriot batteries to be ready to shoot down any projectile heading for Japan. (Japan Today)
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Kishida: Japan will strive for nuclear disarmament

May 29, 2016 - 22:25
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has stressed that the government will strive to build international momentum for nuclear disarmament. (NHK)
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U.S. Okinawa chief states shock at woman's death, explains new steps

May 29, 2016 - 01:03
The U.S. military commander in Okinawa on Saturday expressed his shock and regret at the death of a local woman following the arrest of an American civilian worker suspected of dumping her body, and explained measures to tighten discipline among U.S. forces. (Kyodo)
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Statement by Obama in Hiroshima

May 27, 2016 - 23:59
Following is a statement by U.S. President Barack Obama during his visit to Hiroshima, western Japan, on Friday: (Jiji Press)
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Hibakusha highly rate Obama's speech in Hiroshima

May 27, 2016 - 23:40
Atomic bomb survivors hailed U.S. President Barack Obama's remarks in Hiroshima on Friday, saying he expressed his unchanged intention to create a world without nuclear weapons. (Jiji Press)
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Obama speaks with atomic bomb survivors

May 27, 2016 - 13:07
US President Barack Obama has spoken with atomic bomb survivors during his visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. (NHK)
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Obama reaffirms no-nukes commitment in historic Hiroshima visit

May 27, 2016 - 13:05
U.S. President Barack Obama reaffirmed his commitment Friday to seeking a world free of nuclear weapons during his historic visit to Hiroshima, which was devastated by a U.S. atomic bomb in the final stage of World War II in 1945. (Kyodo)
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Obama delivers speech in Hiroshima

May 26, 2016 - 23:41
US President Barack Obama has paid a historic visit to Hiroshima, a city struck by a US atomic bomb 71 years ago. (NHK)
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G7 leaders discuss China's maritime activities

May 26, 2016 - 12:38
The leaders of the Group of 7 nations have expressed concern over the situations in the East and South China Seas, where China is increasing its maritime activities. (NHK)
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Japan deploys 100,000 police for G7 summit

May 26, 2016 - 05:48
Almost 100,000 police have been deployed across Japan to ensure security during the Group of Seven summit at Ise-Shima. (NHK)
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G7 Summit opens at Ise-Shima

May 26, 2016 - 05:46
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomed his guests at Ise Shrine on Thursday morning at the opening of the Group of Seven summit. Abe is chairing the 2-day meeting at Ise-Shima in central Japan. (NHK)
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Japan, Britain Agree to Cooperate for Success of G-7 Summit

May 25, 2016 - 23:07
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his British counterpart, David Cameron, on Wednesday agreed to cooperate for the success of the Group of Seven summit in the Ise-Shima region in Mie Prefecture from Thursday. (Jiji Press)
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Abe lodges protest to Obama over Okinawa killing

May 25, 2016 - 22:19
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lodged a protest with U.S. President Barack Obama over the incident which led to an arrest of an American man working at a U.S. military base in Okinawa Prefecture on suspicion of abandoning the body of a Japanese woman during their bilateral meeting in Shima, Mie Prefecture, on Wednesday night. (
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Japan enacts criminal justice system reform bills

May 24, 2016 - 09:00
Japan's Diet, or parliament, enacted Tuesday a set of bills that bring about drastic changes in the ways that criminal investigations and trials are conducted in the country. (Jiji Press)
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Japanese man indicted in China for alleged spying

May 24, 2016 - 03:07
A Japanese man in his 50s has been indicted in China after being arrested for his alleged involvement in spying activities, informed sources said Monday. (Jiji Press)
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Obama will not apologize for Hiroshima attack, he tells Japanese TV

May 22, 2016 - 23:36
Barack Obama said on Sunday his visit to Hiroshima, the first city to suffer an atomic bombing, would emphasize friendly ties between former enemies. But the US president reiterated he would not apologize for the devastating attack. (
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Massive rally set for June in Okinawa to protest U.S. base-linked crime

May 22, 2016 - 23:33
A suprapartisan organization comprising political parties, companies and civic groups opposing the relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps' Futenma air station within Okinawa Prefecture decided at a meeting Sunday to hold a massive rally to protest against the murder of a local woman believed to be committed by a former Marine. (Jiji Press)
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Angry Okinawans rally before U.S. base after ex-marine's arrest

May 20, 2016 - 23:51
Following the arrest of a former U.S. Marine on charges of abandoning a woman's body in Okinawa Prefecture, angry local residents rallied on Friday in front of U.S. Kadena Air Base, where the suspect currently works as a civilian. (Jiji Press)
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Obama to 'face difficult historical facts' in Hiroshima

May 20, 2016 - 23:28
U.S. President Barack Obama hopes to face "difficult historical facts" during his upcoming visit to Hiroshima, one of the only two cities in the world that has suffered an atomic bombing, a senior White House official for Asian affairs said Thursday. (Jiji Press)
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