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Latest rocket may bring continental US within range

February 7, 2016 - 22:06
North Korea took another step toward its goal of developing an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland, with the range of the rocket launched Sunday estimated at up to 13,000km. (Nikkei)
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N.Korea launches 'missile'

February 7, 2016 - 21:49
North Korea has launched what is widely believed to be a long-range ballistic missile. (NHK)
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PAC-3 missile battery arrives at remote Japan island

February 6, 2016 - 21:04
Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force transport ship Osumi carrying a Patriot Advanced Capability-3, or PAC-3, surface-to-air missile battery arrived at the remote southwestern Japan island of Ishigaki Saturday in preparations for a possible missile launch by North Korea. (Jiji Press)
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North Korea shifts missile launch window

February 6, 2016 - 20:51
The government said Saturday that North Korea has changed the scheduled period for test-firing a ballistic missile to sometime between Sunday and Feb. 14. (the-japan-news.com)
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Police: Alleged spy deleted computer files

February 4, 2016 - 21:53
A former associate dean of Tokyo's pro-Pyongyang Korea University who is suspected of supporting the activities of North Korea's spy agency was found to have deleted several documents from his computer after a South Korean lawmaker was arrested for alleged connections to the agency, it has been learned. (the-japan-news.com)
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Olympics minister denies cash-for-favors allegation involving English teacher dispatch agency

February 4, 2016 - 10:54
Olympics minister Toshiaki Endo, who formerly headed a shake-up of Japan's English education program, has admitted taking cash from the founder of a Tokyo teacher dispatch agency but said he did nothing wrong. (Japan Times)
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Defense minister orders shooting down of missile

February 3, 2016 - 18:31
Japan's Defense Minister Gen Nakatani says he has issued a command to shoot down any incoming ballistic missiles. (NHK)
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SDF prepare for North Korea's 'satellite' launch

February 3, 2016 - 08:52
Japan's Self-Defense Forces are preparing for the planned launch of what North Korea calls a satellite. (NHK)
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Abe calls on N. Korea to abandon planned rocket launch

February 3, 2016 - 08:50
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday called on North Korea to abandon its plan to launch an earth observation satellite later this month, condemning it as a de facto test of a long-range ballistic missile. (Kyodo)
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Japan spends millions building structures on uninhabited rocks 1,740 km from Tokyo to mark its territory

February 2, 2016 - 19:22
The Japanese government is to spend Y13 billion on rebuilding facilities on Okinotorishima, a tiny atoll 1,740 km south of Tokyo that helps to extend Japan's exclusive economic zone into the Pacific Ocean. (scmp.com)
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China arrests fourth Japanese over spying, government confirms

February 1, 2016 - 16:18
The government denied Monday that Japan carries out espionage activities abroad as it announced that Chinese authorities have formally arrested a fourth Japanese citizen on suspicion of spying. (Japan Times)
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Ruling, opposition blocs agree to end deadlock

February 1, 2016 - 11:19
Japan's governing and opposition parties have agreed to start budget deliberations that have been stalled over the resignation of a key Cabinet minister. (NHK)
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Japan denies forced sex slavery WWII to UN, despite signing landmark deal with S. Korea

February 1, 2016 - 03:50
Japan has officially stated to the UN that it did not force Asian women to become sex slaves during World War II. This comes despite the Japanese government signing a landmark deal with South Korea, settling the issue of "comfort women" a month ago. (rt.com)
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Additional F15 fighter jets deployed in Okinawa

January 31, 2016 - 22:31
Japan's Air Self-Defense Force has deployed more than 10 additional F15 fighter jets at its base in Okinawa to strengthen its air defense capabilities around the Nansei Islands. (NHK)
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Clinton e-mail: U.S. asked Japan to talk with China before buying Senkakus

January 31, 2016 - 22:17
In a private e-mail forwarded to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a high-ranking U.S. official asked Japan to consult with China before the Japanese government put the Senkaku Islands under state ownership in September 2012. (Asahi)
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Clinton e-mail: U.S. asked Japan to talk with China before buying Senkakus

January 31, 2016 - 22:12
In a private e-mail forwarded to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a high-ranking U.S. official asked Japan to consult with China before the Japanese government put the Senkaku Islands under state ownership in September 2012. (Asahi)
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Osaka's move on hate speech should be just the first step

January 31, 2016 - 22:10
On Jan. 15 the Osaka Prefectural Assembly passed the first local ordinance against hate speech in Japan. JBC sees this as a step in the right direction. (Japan Times)
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Stealth jet program opens door to broader horizons

January 31, 2016 - 21:57
Japan's attempt to build its first indigenous stealth fighter jet could provide domestic defense contractors with a much-needed opportunity to take their business global. (Nikkei)
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SDF ramps up defenses to stop N. Korea missile

January 30, 2016 - 20:24
The Air Self-Defense Force is deploying ground-based Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) surface-to-air guided missile units nationwide to prepare for North Korea's possible launch of a long-range ballistic missile. (the-japan-news.com)
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Osaka court avoids constitutional judgment over Abe's Yasukuni visit

January 28, 2016 - 20:18
Osaka District Court skirted a constitutional judgment Thursday over a claim that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to war-related Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo in December 2013 violates the separation of religion and politics and the people's right to live in peace. (Jiji Press)
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