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Crying assemblyman resigns over shady use of taxpayer money

July 11, 2014 - 06:53
A Hyogo prefectural assemblyman resigned July 11 after capturing global attention for screaming and wailing at a news conference that was held to explain his dubious expenditures. (Asahi)
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Hotel in Seoul refuses to hold party by Japanese embassy for SDF

July 11, 2014 - 06:50
In the latest sign of tension between South Korea and Japan, the luxury Lotte Hotel in Seoul has refused to hold a reception by the Japanese embassy to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Japan Self-Defense Forces. (Japan Today)
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Australian PM ribbed over 'cringe-worthy' photo with Abe

July 10, 2014 - 23:48
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was taken to task on social media Thursday for tweeting a "cringe-worthy" photo of himself with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe posing by a giant tire. (Japan Today)
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Abe pledges 20 billion yen ODA for Papua New Guinea

July 10, 2014 - 23:04
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday Japan will provide 20 billion yen in official development assistance to Papua New Guinea over the next three years. (Jiji Press)
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Japan fighters scramble record number of times

July 9, 2014 - 11:44
Japan scrambled fighter jets a record number of times between April and June amid increased activity of Russian and Chinese aircraft, the Defense Ministry said on July 9, and as tension in the East China Sea remains high. (Asahi)
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Chinese newspaper prints map of Japan with mushroom clouds over Hiroshima and Nagasaki

July 8, 2014 - 22:34
Japan on Tuesday vowed to make a stern protest to China after a regional Chinese newspaper printed a map of the country with mushroom clouds hovering over the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and accused the Japanese of wanting war again. (
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