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Japanese lawmaker's comment on Ainu people judged as human rights violation

September 21, 2023 - 06:07
Japanese legal authorities have acknowledged that a lawmaker of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party violated human rights by posting a discriminatory comment about the country's indigenous Ainu people. (NHK)
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Ex-lawmaker GaaSyy pleads guilty to intimidation, apologizes

September 20, 2023 - 03:00
YouTuber and former Japanese lawmaker GaaSyy has pleaded guilty to habitual intimidation of people online and other charges. (NHK)
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Why does the Japanese left hate Nippon Ishin so much?

September 19, 2023 - 01:30
In a competitive democracy, it is common for an up-and-coming political party to be attacked by the party in power, out of fear of being supplanted, but also by the bulk of the opposition parties, concerned that they will be pushed aside into obscurity. (The Diplomat)
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So many women, so little time for Japan's economic patriarchy

September 19, 2023 - 01:12
The biggest surprise of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s latest cabinet reshuffle is his sudden embrace of “womenomics.” (
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Japan: Cancer patients continue fight against TEPCO over Fukushima radiation

September 18, 2023 - 04:57
Demonstrators have rallied outside a Tokyo court demanding justice for cancer patients suing - Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) - the operator of the damaged Fukushima Nuclear Plant. (Al Jazeera)
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North Korea fires two ballistic missiles with leader Kim away in Russia

September 13, 2023 - 19:01
North Korea fired two ballistic missiles off its east coast, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Japanese Coast Guard said on Wednesday, just hours before leader Kim Jong Un was expected to meet President Vladimir Putin in Russia. (
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Japan replaces foreign, defence ministers in major reshuffle

September 13, 2023 - 18:50
Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida replaced his defence and foreign ministers on Wednesday (Sep 13), while increasing the number of women in the cabinet, in a major reshuffle. (CNA)
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Japan PM to replace foreign and defence ministers in cabinet reshuffle

September 12, 2023 - 20:49
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is set to replace his foreign and defence ministers, public broadcaster NHK reported on the eve of a planned cabinet reshuffle, as the beleaguered premier looks to boost his sagging popularity. (Reuters)
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G20 Summit 2023: Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida Briefs the Media

September 12, 2023 - 05:56
As G20 Summit 2023 concludes, Japanese PM Fumio Kishida gives a press briefing. (Firstpost)
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Japan's FM Hayashi meets Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

September 9, 2023 - 23:54
Japan's Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa has made a courtesy call on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the country's capital Kyiv. (NHK)
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Chinese Net users hail 'No Japanese Allowed' restaurant, clashing with authorities

September 8, 2023 - 09:19
Chinese internet users have rallied behind a yakiniku restaurant in Dalian, Liaoning Province, China, after it was ordered by authorities to remove a sign saying, "No Japanese Allowed." (News On Japan)
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Japan’s quiet leadership: Reshaping the Indo-Pacific

September 7, 2023 - 13:53
On September 6, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies will host Solís to discuss key findings from her book and a panel of experts to evaluate Japan’s evolving role and its impact on the Indo-Pacific region. (Brookings Institution)
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Japan's ex-vice foreign minister arrested over suspected bribery

September 7, 2023 - 13:48
Tokyo prosecutors arrested lower house member and former parliamentary vice foreign minister Masatoshi Akimoto on Thursday on suspicion of receiving 61 million yen ($410,000) in bribes from a wind power company. (Nikkei)
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Suspect in explosives attack on Japan's prime minister is indicted for attempted murder

September 7, 2023 - 03:26
Japanese prosecutors formally indicted a 24-year-old man Wednesday on attempted murder and other charges in the explosives attack on Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in April, court officials said. (
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Kishida talks to Chinese premier about Japan's position on treated water release

September 7, 2023 - 03:15
Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has explained to China's Premier Li Qiang about Tokyo's position on the discharge of treated and diluted water into the sea from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. (NHK)
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First conference held on over-tourism countermeasures

September 6, 2023 - 17:32
Due to a rapid increase in domestic and international tourists, the government has convened its first-ever countermeasure conference to prevent the negative impacts of 'over-tourism' such as traffic congestion and noise on the lives of local residents. (News On Japan)
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What's behind Japan's massive military build-up plan

September 2, 2023 - 16:15
Japan is arming itself like it never has before. The Defense Ministry has now asked for a nearly 12 percent budget increase this year, to finance the acquisition of warships and long range cruise missiles. (DW News)
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Japan marks 100 years since Great Kanto Quake with disaster drills nationwide

September 2, 2023 - 03:54
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida staged a televised disaster drill on Friday based on a fictional earthquake in the Tokyo region, as his country marked the centennial of the real-life 1923 Great Kanto Quake that killed more than 100,000 people. (
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'Safe and delicious': Japan's PM eats Fukushima fish to dispel worries after water release

August 31, 2023 - 03:02
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and three Cabinet ministers enjoyed sashimi fished off the coast of Fukushima at a lunch meeting on Wednesday, in an apparent effort to dispel safety concerns following the release of treated radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant. (
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Kishida pledges continued Japanese support in virtual meeting with Zelenskyy

August 30, 2023 - 07:08
Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that Tokyo will continue to support Kyiv. (NHK)
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