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JAPAN POLITICS: Shinzo Abe Party Suffers Defeat in Tokyo Election

JAPAN POLITICS: Shinzo Abe Party Suffers Defeat in Tokyo Election

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party suffered an historic defeat in an election in the Japanese capital on Sunday, signalling trouble ahead for the premier, who has suffered from slumping support because of a favouritism scandal.

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JAPAN POLITICS: Century-Old Sex Crime Law Finally to be Amended

JAPAN POLITICS: Century-Old Sex Crime Law Finally to be Amended

“This is a chance to change the penal code after 100 years: a once in a century opportunity,” said an online petition by more than 30,000 people.

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JAPAN POLITICS: Cabinet Approves Bill to Allow Emperor to Abdicate

JAPAN POLITICS: Cabinet Approves Bill to Allow Emperor to Abdicate

Japan’s cabinet approved bill to allow Emperor Akihito to step down, paving the way for the first abdication by a Japanese emperor in nearly two centuries.

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JAPAN POLITICS: ‘North Korea Missile Could Strike Japan in 10 Minute’: Japanese Civil Security Website Warns

JAPAN POLITICS: ‘North Korea Missile Could Strike Japan in 10 Minute’: Japanese Civil Security Website Warns

Japanese civil security website says North Korean missile will reach Japan quickly, “missile could cover distance of 1,600km and reach Japan in 10 minutes.”

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JAPAN POLITICS: Japan to Send Izumo Its Largest Warship to South China Sea

JAPAN POLITICS: Japan to Send Izumo Its Largest Warship to South China Sea

“The aim is to test the capability of the Izumo by sending it out on an extended mission,” said one of the sources who have knowledge of the plan.”

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JAPAN POLITICS: Akie Abe Grappling With US-Style ‘First Lady’ Role

JAPAN POLITICS: Akie Abe Grappling With US-Style ‘First Lady’ Role

“Somehow, the Abe cabinet had to compensate for the loss of women’s votes and Akie plays an important role,” said Mari Miura, a Sophia University professor.

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JAPAN POLITICS: Akie Abe Land Deal Backfires

JAPAN POLITICS: Akie Abe Land Deal Backfires

Abe has said neither he nor his wife, Akie Abe, was involved in a murky deal for the purchase of state-owned land by Moritomo Gakuen, an educational body in the western city of Osaka that also runs a kindergarten promoting patriotism.

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JAPAN POLITICS: Shinzo Abe to Propose New Cabinet Level U.S.-Japan Talks

JAPAN POLITICS: Shinzo Abe to Propose New Cabinet Level U.S.-Japan Talks

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will propose new cabinet level U.S.-Japan talks on trade, security and macroeconomic issues, including currencies, when he meets U.S. President Donald Trump.

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JAPAN POLITICS: Japan Threatens India With WTO On steel As Trump Era Heralds Rising Trade Tensions

JAPAN POLITICS: Japan Threatens India With WTO On steel As Trump Era Heralds Rising Trade Tensions

Japan is also worried about the more rough and tumble climate for global trade being engendered by incoming U.S. President Donald Trump.

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JAPAN POLITICS: Shinzo Abe Pays Respects At Hawaii Memorials

JAPAN POLITICS: Shinzo Abe Pays Respects At Hawaii Memorials

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday stopped at several memorials in Hawaii, one day before he visits the site of the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor.

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JAPAN POLITICS: Shinzo Abe Angry Russia Deploys Missile On Disputed Isles

JAPAN POLITICS: Shinzo Abe Angry Russia Deploys Missile On Disputed Isles

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Russia’s deployment of missile systems on islands in western Pacific isles claimed by Tokyo was “regrettable”.

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JAPAN POLITICS: Shinzo Abe Visits US To ‘Build Trust’ With Trump

JAPAN POLITICS: Shinzo Abe Visits US To ‘Build Trust’ With Trump

“Prime Minister Abe and Mr. Trump will have good chemistry,” said Takashi Kawakami, a professor at Tokyo’s Takushoku University.

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JAPAN POLITICS: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Keeps Allies In New Cabinet

JAPAN POLITICS: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Keeps Allies In New Cabinet

Among 19 cabinet posts, Taro Aso, Fumio Kishida, Gen Nakatani, Yoshihide Suga, Akira Amari, remained in their positions.

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JAPAN POLITICS: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Says Japan Can Now Join Forces Abroad To Fight (Video)

JAPAN POLITICS: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Says Japan Can Now Join Forces Abroad To Fight (Video)

The issue has sparked protests, debate and even a scuffle in parliament. Watch the video discussion.

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JAPAN POLITICS: Majority Voters Oppose Shinzo Abe To Allow Japanese Troops To Fight Abroad After WWII – POLL

JAPAN POLITICS: Majority Voters Oppose Shinzo Abe To Allow Japanese Troops To Fight Abroad After WWII – POLL

A poll carried out over the weekend and published on Monday by Asahi Shimbun showed 54 percent of respondents opposed the legislation. Read more.

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JAPAN POLITICS: Shinzo Abe Will Not Attend Military Parade In China

JAPAN POLITICS: Shinzo Abe Will Not Attend Military Parade In China

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not attend a military parade in China next week to commemorate the end of World War II. Read more.

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JAPAN POLITICS: World War II: Japan Must Face History To Move Forward

JAPAN POLITICS: World War II: Japan Must Face History To Move Forward

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to make a statement commemorating the end of World War II on 14 August 2015. Read more.

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