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Japan's opposition DPJ begins leadership race with 3 candidates

January 7, 2015 - 12:48
The main opposition Democratic Party of Japan kicked off its leadership race on Wednesday, with three senior lawmakers vying to lead a party still struggling to regain strength after being ousted from power over two years ago. (Kyodo)
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Plans being made for Abe to meet Obama in US

January 6, 2015 - 07:45
The governments of Japan and the United States are arranging for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit the US this spring. Abe wants to discuss with President Barack Obama a review of Japan-US defense cooperation guidelines. (NHK)
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Japan proposes joint work on Australian sub fleet

January 6, 2015 - 00:26
Japan is proposing jointly building Australia's new submarines, instead of exporting a new fleet, a report said Monday, after concerns in Canberra over the effect on the domestic ship-building industry. (Japan Today)
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WWII anniv. statement to clarify Japan's commitment to world peace: Abe

January 5, 2015 - 23:49
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday that he will clarify Japan's commitment to making further contributions to the world peace, in a statement he will issue this year to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. (Jiji Press)
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