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Japan expels Russian consul in tit-for-tat move

18 hours 36 min ago
Japan has ordered a senior Russian official stationed in the country to leave in retaliation for the expulsion of a Japanese diplomat over alleged spying, the foreign ministry said Tuesday. (themoscowtimes.com)
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N.Korea fires missile over Japan, some trains suspended

October 4, 2022 - 08:41
North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday, prompting a warning for residents to take cover and a temporary suspension of train operations in northern Japan. (Reuters)
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Kishida pinning hopes on big-spending tourists to revive economy

October 4, 2022 - 08:02
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pledged Monday to revive the nation's pandemic-battered inbound tourism industry by setting a new goal of increasing foreign tourists' total spending to more than 5 trillion yen annually. (Japan Today)
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What is the Japanese prime minister’s military strategy?

October 4, 2022 - 07:33
Fumio Kishida wants to boost the country’s military capabilities over the next five years. (Al Jazeera)
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Japan plans more stimulus to tackle inflation, low yen

September 30, 2022 - 17:34
Japan is preparing another round of economic stimulus measures, the government said Friday, as rising prices and the plummeting yen squeeze the world's third-largest economy. (RFI)
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Japan: North Korea launched two ballistic missiles

September 30, 2022 - 02:52
Japan's Defense Minister Hamada Yasukazu says North Korea has launched two ballistic missiles. Officials say this is the first time it's launched ballistic missiles two days in a row. (NHK)
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Japan conducts first air force drill with Germany at home

September 30, 2022 - 02:30
The Japanese Air Self-Defense Force and the German Air Force conducted their first exercise around Japan on Wednesday, as Berlin increases its involvement in Indo-Pacific security. (NHK)
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Minister calls for mandatory safety devices on nursery school buses

September 30, 2022 - 02:06
Japan's children's policy minister has told government officials to take steps to require that nursery school buses be equipped with safety devices to prevent children from being locked inside alone, unnoticed. (NHK)
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Kishida finishes meetings with some 40 foreign dignitaries

September 29, 2022 - 04:34
Japan's Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has finished a series of meetings with about 40 foreign dignitaries who were in Tokyo for the state funeral of former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. (NHK)
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Tokyo Olympics bribery arrests widens to third Japan sponsor

September 28, 2022 - 12:08
Bribery allegations against a former Tokyo Olympics organizing committee member ensnared a third company that sponsored the Games, as Japanese prosecutors “re-arrested” Haruyuki Takahashi for the third time Tuesday. (Japan Today)
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Japan demands apology from Russia after diplomat allegedly blindfolded and interrogated

September 27, 2022 - 21:13
Japan is demanding a formal apology from Russia after Federal Security Service (FSB) agents allegedly blindfolded and interrogated a Japanese diplomat, before giving him 48 hours to leave the country. (CNN)
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Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe's state funeral held

September 27, 2022 - 21:07
Japan's longest-serving prime minister is being remembered for his life's work and his tragic death.Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe's state funeral held (NHK)
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Tightened security in Tokyo for Abe funeral

September 27, 2022 - 13:13
Police in Tokyo are on high alert on the day of the funeral for former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. (NHK)
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Russia expels Japanese diplomat accused of espionage

September 27, 2022 - 06:38
Russia said Monday it had detained a Japanese diplomat based in the eastern city of Vladivostok for carrying out espionage-related work and declared the official person non grata, news agencies reported. (Japan Times)
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Japan honours assassinated Abe at controversial funeral

September 27, 2022 - 06:29
Thousands of Japanese and foreign dignitaries gather in Tokyo on Tuesday to honour assassinated former prime minister Shinzo Abe, at a rare state funeral that has sparked controversy and protest. (AFP)
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Japan's junior ruling party Komeito approves 8th term for leader

September 26, 2022 - 09:36
Komeito, the junior coalition partner of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, on Sunday endorsed an eighth term for its leader Natsuo Yamaguchi ahead of a spate of local assembly elections next spring. (Nikkei)
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Tight security in Tokyo as foreign dignitaries arrive for Abe's state funeral

September 26, 2022 - 04:51
Tokyo police have tightened security as many foreign dignitaries are arriving in Japan to attend the state funeral of former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo on Tuesday. (NHK)
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Event ahead of 50th anniversary of Japan, China normalizing ties

September 25, 2022 - 06:37
An event to introduce Japanese products and culture is underway in Beijing ahead of the 50th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic ties between Japan and China. (NHK)
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Unification Church in Japan vows reform after criticism

September 23, 2022 - 09:50
The Unification Church in Japan pledged Thursday to prevent followers from making "excessive" donations, after criticism of its practices following the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (Japan Today)
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Kishida: Japan will further ease Covid border controls

September 23, 2022 - 09:38
Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has said Japan will further ease border controls aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. (NHK)
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