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Diet OKs amendment removing ministry bureaucrats' control over SDF

June 10, 2015 - 08:58
Parliament passed a bill on Wednesday that removes the control Defense Ministry bureaucrats have had over the uniformed personnel of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces, amid criticism that the change will weaken the nation's civilian control over the defense apparatus. (Kyodo)
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Sea Shepherd to pay damages to Japanese whalers

June 9, 2015 - 22:32
Anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd has agreed to pay damages to Japanese whalers for violating a US court injunction and continuing to disturb their research whaling in the Antarctic Ocean. (NHK)
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G7 leaders oppose unilateral changes of status quo

June 8, 2015 - 06:21
The leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized nations say they strongly oppose changes to the status quo in the world's oceans, including the South China Sea, where China is reclaiming land from reefs. (NHK)
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