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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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N. Korea launches projectiles believed to be short-range missiles

February 27, 2014 - 22:01
North Korea on Thursday fired four projectiles believed to be short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan, South Korea's Defense Ministry said. (Kyodo)
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Japan Red Cross says plans talks for return of remains from North Korea

February 27, 2014 - 21:47
Officials from the Japanese and North Korean affiliates of the Red Cross will hold talks next week on the return of the remains of Japanese nationals from North Korea, a Japanese Red Cross official said on Thursday. (Reuters)
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Murayama raps Abe over sex slaves

February 27, 2014 - 21:42
Former Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama on Thursday blasted Shinzo Abe for considering revising the 1993 Kono statement, the first official acknowledgment that the Imperial Japanese Army had forced women into sexual servitude at wartime brothels set up by the military. (Japan Times)
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Japan to hand over plutonium to US

February 26, 2014 - 22:37
Japan is preparing to hand over to the United States its stockpile of research-purpose plutonium. It was purchased decades ago from the US and other countries. (NHK)
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China introduces two anti-Japanese holidays

February 26, 2014 - 00:48
With the annual meeting of China's parliament about to begin in smoggy Beijing, the Chinese government is in desperate need of a distraction. So what better time for the Chinese government to ramp up its campaign against Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, an enemy even more despised than smog? (BusinessWeek)
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Gov't says nuclear power important in latest draft energy policy

February 25, 2014 - 05:06
The government on Tuesday unveiled a draft energy policy that characterizes atomic power as an important electricity source, although the draft waters down some wording in an earlier version that was seen as strongly pro-nuclear in tone. (Kyodo)
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Japanese lawmaker Tokuda submits resignation

February 24, 2014 - 22:33
Japanese House of Representatives lawmaker Takeshi Tokuda submitted his resignation Monday after some of his relatives were arrested for election fraud last year. (Jiji Press)
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New Japan video criticizes S. Korea's move to rename Sea of Japan

February 24, 2014 - 21:45
The Foreign Ministry released on its website Monday a new video criticizing South Korea for causing "unnecessary confusion" by pressing other countries to adopt its name "East Sea" in referring to the body of water between Japan and the Korean Peninsula. (Kyodo)
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Japan to review testimony of women who served in wartime brothels

February 24, 2014 - 02:47
Japan will review the testimony of South Korean women who served in wartime brothels, a senior official said on Friday, but he gave no indication whether Tokyo might water down a 1993 apology on the issue that has long caused friction with its neighbors. (Reuters)
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Japan drafts revision of arms exports ban: source

February 23, 2014 - 22:01
Japan has drafted new guidelines that would reverse a decades-old ban on weapons exports, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Sunday, a move that could further strain ties with neighbors China and South Korea. (Reuters)
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South Koreans rally over disputed islands with Japan

February 23, 2014 - 00:40
South Korean students and activists have staged a protest rally against Japan in the capital, Seoul, calling on Tokyo to drop its claims over a group of disputed islands. (PressTV)
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