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Abe becomes 1st Japan leader to board U.S. aircraft carrier

October 18, 2015 - 20:07
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe became the first Japanese leader in office to board a U.S. aircraft carrier Sunday when he boarded the nuclear-powered Ronald Reagan that arrived earlier this month at its new home port in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo. (Kyodo)
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Cabinet minister accused of stealing woman's underwear refuses to talk about it

October 17, 2015 - 05:43
A Cabinet minister has refused to comment on whether he broke into the home of a woman and stole her underwear when he was a young man. (Asahi)
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Abe makes ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine

October 17, 2015 - 04:23
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Saturday. (Jiji Press)
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Tokyo signs friendship deal with London

October 15, 2015 - 01:00
Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe and London Mayor Boris Johnson signed a friendship agreement between the two cities at a meeting in Tokyo on Wednesday. (The Japan News)
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Governor of Tokyo unveils new city logo, internet responds with questions about plagiarism again

October 14, 2015 - 01:10
Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe revealed the capital city's new logo at a press conference in the nation's capital on Friday, and the simple design, featuring the one-line catchphrase "&TOKYO", is already in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. (
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Official held in bribe over My Number

October 14, 2015 - 00:58
A ministry official was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of receiving a cash bribe of about ¥1 million from an information technology firm to help it secure orders for works involving the My Number ID system's information management systems. (The Japan News)
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Okinawa governor revokes landfill permit

October 13, 2015 - 11:32
The governor of Okinawa in southern Japan has revoked a permit to reclaim coastal land in the prefecture for the relocation of a US military base. (NHK)
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Japan may stop financial contributions to UNESCO: gov't spokesman

October 12, 2015 - 22:05
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday the Japanese government will consider stopping financial contributions to UNESCO or reducing the amount, given the U.N. body's decision to add Chinese documents on the Nanjing Massacre to the "Memory of the World" program. (Kyodo)
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Japan planning to toughen rape penalties

October 10, 2015 - 00:16
Justice Minister Mitsuhide Iwaki asked his advisory panel Friday to review measures proposed by experts to toughen rape penalties. (Kyodo)
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New Cabinet aims to create 'dynamic society for all'

October 7, 2015 - 22:06
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's reshuffled Cabinet was launched Wednesday, with key ministers including Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso as well as Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga retaining their posts. (The Japan News)
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