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Reconstruction plan for Fukushima village

March 5, 2014 - 22:49
Evacuees from a village near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have drafted a plan to start rebuilding with solar power and public housing. (NHK)
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China steps up appeal to West in Japan propaganda battle

March 5, 2014 - 22:11
China took reporters on Thursday on an unusual trip to a camp which housed Western prisoners of the Japanese in World War Two, a further sign of Beijing broadening efforts to drive a wedge between the West and Japan over its wartime past. (Reuters)
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China steps up pressure on Japan at opening of parliament session

March 5, 2014 - 10:34
China on Wednesday cranked up pressure on Japan over historical issues at a meeting of the country's top legislature and said it will raise national military spending by 12.2 percent this year to 808.23 billion yuan ($131.57 billion), continuing double-digit expansion for the fourth straight year. (Kyodo)
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China's defense spending 2.7 times more than Japan's

March 5, 2014 - 05:58
The Chinese government said Wednesday that its defense spending in 2014 will rise 12.2 pct from the previous year to 808.23 billion yuan, or about 13.44 trillion yen, with the growth set to exceed 10 pct for the fourth straight year. (Jiji Press)
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US F-15 makes emergency landing at Kadena

March 4, 2014 - 22:17
A US Air Force F-15 fighter jet on Tuesday made an emergency landing at the US Kadena Air Base in Okinawa. (NHK)
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N. Korea fires 7 projectiles from east coast

March 4, 2014 - 10:56
North Korea fired seven projectiles into waters off its eastern coast Tuesday, Yonhap News Agency reported, citing South Korea's Defense Ministry. (Kyodo)
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Japan's plutonium stocks no reason for concern - IAEA chief

March 3, 2014 - 22:24
There is no reason for concern that plutonium held by Japan could be diverted for nuclear arms purposes, the U.N. atomic watchdog said on Monday, after objections raised by China in another dispute between the east Asian neighbours. (Reuters)
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Japan holds unofficial talks with N. Korea, raises abduction issue

March 3, 2014 - 22:03
Japan and North Korea held unofficial talks in Shenyang, China, on Monday on the sidelines of a meeting of the Red Cross societies of the two countries, with a Japanese source indicating Tokyo raised the abduction issue in the talks. (Jiji Press)
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South Korea warns Japan over war sex slavery review

March 1, 2014 - 22:39
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Saturday warned Japan would face "isolation" if it pushed ahead with a move to revisit an apology over wartime sex slavery. (India Times)
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Lower House passes largest-ever draft budget

February 28, 2014 - 23:34
Japan's Lower House of the Diet has passed the country's largest-ever draft budget. (NHK)
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China designates war-related anniversaries as national days

February 27, 2014 - 22:12
The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China passed legislation on Thursday to designate two key anniversaries of the war with Japan as national days, according to state-run news agency Xinhua. (Jiji Press)
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