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Indian PM Modi visits famous Kyoto temple with Abe

August 31, 2014 - 22:18
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the famous Toji Temple in Kyoto on Sunday, the second day of his five-day official visit to Japan aimed at bolstering the two countries' security and economic ties. (Kyodo)
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Abe has informal dinner meeting with India PM

August 31, 2014 - 00:26
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi began a 5-day tour of Japan on Saturday with an informal dinner in Kyoto with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (NHK)
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Ishiba willing to join Cabinet if asked

August 29, 2014 - 22:38
Liberal Democratic Party Secretary General Shigeru Ishiba expressed his willingness Friday to join the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe if he is invited to do so, sources said. (The Japan News)
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Abe never real reformer: FT

August 29, 2014 - 07:55
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe "was never a real reformer," a Financial Times commentary said Thursday, criticizing him as a backward-looking leader with interest in military revival. (Jiji Press)
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Japan hangs 2 inmates, 10th, 11th executions under 2nd Abe gov't

August 29, 2014 - 02:39
Japan hanged two death row inmates Friday in the 10th and 11th executions since the December 2012 launch of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's current government, a source close to the matter said. (Kyodo)
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LDP eyes rules for demonstrations around parliament

August 28, 2014 - 23:19
Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party will discuss regulating noisy demonstrations and campaigns held on streets around the parliament building as well as those with racist rhetoric anywhere in the country, according to its project team which held its first meeting Thursday. (Kyodo)
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Kishida, new S. Korean ambassador agree to improve bilateral ties

August 28, 2014 - 22:38
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and new South Korean Ambassador to Japan Yoo Heung-soo agreed Thursday to work together to build a stable and future-oriented relationship between their countries. (Jiji Press)
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Budget requests to top record 100 tril. yen

August 27, 2014 - 13:26
Officials with Japan's government ministries are set to demand more than 100-trillion-yen, or over 960 billion dollars, for the 2015 fiscal budget. (NHK)
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Health ministry requests Y1.1 bil budget to deal with 'dangerous drugs'

August 27, 2014 - 07:46
In an effort to strengthen its anti-drug programs and campaigns, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has submitted a budgetary appropriations request for next year amounting to 1.1 billion yen which is nearly 10 times higher than the amount requested for 2014. (Japan Today)
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