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Tokyo cops arrest man for adding Hitler moustaches to Abe posters

September 27, 2015 - 23:51
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Friday announced the arrest of a 71-year-old man after he allegedly defaced political posters featuring Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, reports Fuji News Network. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Japan seeking UNESCO listing for diplomat who saved 6,000 Jews

September 24, 2015 - 22:46
Japan on Thursday selected the records of diplomat Chiune Sugihara who helped some 6,000 Jews escape Nazi persecution during World War II and three ancient stone monuments as candidates for UNESCO's Memory of the World Register. (Kyodo)
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Tokyo police preparing 2016 summit security

September 24, 2015 - 22:44
Japanese police are stepping up preparations to deal with security risks in Tokyo while next year's Group of 7 summit is being held in central Japan. (NHK)
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Abe pledges to scale up GDP to Y600 trillion / Reelected LDP leader unveils 'new 3 arrows'

September 24, 2015 - 22:35
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in a press conference on Thursday evening that his administration is setting a new economic goal of expanding the nation's nominal gross domestic product to ¥600 trillion, roughly 20 percent larger than that of fiscal 2014. (The Japan News)
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San Francisco OKs 'comfort women' monument

September 23, 2015 - 22:24
The legislative body of San Francisco voted for a resolution Tuesday urging the city to establish a memorial for "comfort women," who were forced into prostitution for Japanese soldiers during the wartime. (Jiji Press)
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Okinawa head speaks before U.N. Human Rights Council

September 22, 2015 - 00:15
Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga on Monday criticized the Japanese government over a military base issue in the first speech on the topic to the U.N. Human Rights Council by an Okinawa governor. (Jiji Press)
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Japan, Russia foreign ministers agree to resume talks in Oct.

September 22, 2015 - 00:13
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov agreed Monday to resume high-level talks in October between their diplomats to make progress over a long-standing bilateral dispute. (Kyodo)
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Support for Abe cabinet plunges to 40% after defense bills' passage

September 20, 2015 - 23:17
Public support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet took a beating after the rushed passage of unpopular national security bills in parliament Saturday, with many voters complaining about the lack of explanation from the government, the latest Nikkei opinion poll showed. (Nikkei)
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Ex-Finance Minister Shiokawa, "guardian" for Koizumi, dies at 93

September 19, 2015 - 23:52
Masajuro Shiokawa, who served as finance minister in the early 2000s and was known for being a "guardian" for Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, died of pneumonia at a hospital in Osaka city on Saturday, his office said. He was 93. (Kyodo)
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Security-related bills enacted

September 18, 2015 - 23:06
The House of Councillors passed the security-related bills into law early Saturday morning with support from the Liberal Democratic Party, its coalition partner Komeito, and three small opposition parties - the Assembly to Energize Japan, the Party for Future Generations and the New Renaissance Party. (The Japan News)
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Lawmakers scuffle as Diet battle heats up over controversial security bills

September 17, 2015 - 23:13
Japanese lawmakers scuffled on Thursday during a heated debate over a security bill that could see the military fight abroad for the first time in decades, after thousands rallied to voice their anger. (Japan Today)
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Final showdown looms

September 16, 2015 - 12:43
Lawmakers in Japan are set for a final showdown over a key package of security bills. Members of an Upper House committee are due to hold a final debate on the draft legislation. (NHK)
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Rallies continue before Diet

September 15, 2015 - 23:03
People opposed to the national security bills rallied in front of the Diet Building in Tokyo. (NHK)
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Russian plane may have entered Japanese airspace

September 15, 2015 - 22:58
An airplane that is believed to be Russian on Tuesday entered Japanese airspace off the Nemuro Peninsula in Hokkaido, northernmost Japan, the Defense Ministry said. (Jiji Press)
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Japan to provide Vietnam with more ships for maritime security

September 15, 2015 - 22:57
Japan will provide additional used patrol vessels to Vietnam to help the Southeast Asian country strengthen its maritime security, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday. (Jiji Press)
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Foreigners seeking safe haven in Japan to avoid conflicts at home can stay

September 15, 2015 - 09:58
Foreigners who flee to Japan to avoid conflicts in their home countries will be eligible to remain here even if they are not granted refugee status, under the Justice Ministry's new immigration control plan released Sept. 15. (Asahi)
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Ruling camp determined to pass security bills

September 15, 2015 - 09:51
Japan's ruling camp remains committed to enacting controversial national security bills by the end of this week, even as opposition parties lodge intense protests. (NHK)
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2 ex-aides to Obuchi plead guilty to falsifying funds reports

September 14, 2015 - 22:17
Two former aides to Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Yuko Obuchi pleaded guilty Monday to falsifying reports of her political funds management body and three other organizations. (Japan Today)
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Japan, China, S. Korea to cooperate in ensuring stable food supply

September 13, 2015 - 22:56
Japan, China and South Korea agreed Sunday to enhance cooperation in ensuring stable food supply as they wrapped up a meeting of farm ministers that was held for the first time in nearly three and a half years. (Kyodo)
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Anti-base protesters stage rally in Tokyo

September 13, 2015 - 01:11
Opponents of a project to relocate a US base within Okinawa Prefecture protested near the Diet building in Tokyo on Saturday. (NHK)
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