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JAPAN POLITICS: Nervous Japanese Hold Drill in Case North Korea Fires Missiles Over Them

JAPAN POLITICS: Nervous Japanese Hold Drill in Case North Korea Fires Missiles Over Them

“I’ve been concerned every day that something might fall or a missile could fall in an unexpected place due to North Korea’s missile capabilities,” said the coach, Akira Hamakawa, 38.

North Korea’s rapid progress in developing nuclear weapons and missiles has fuelled a surge in tension across the region.

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JAPAN POLITICS: Japan Gave US Official Consent to Bring Nuclear Weapons to Okinawa

JAPAN POLITICS: Japan Gave US Official Consent to Bring Nuclear Weapons to Okinawa

US document shows that talks between Tanaka and Kissinger took place several days after Prime Minister Eisuke Sato and US President Richard Nixon reached their secret deal to allow the introduction of nuclear arms to Okinawa, and just two days before the summit that led to Okinawa’s reversion.

“He, Tanaka, had talked with the Foreign Minister, and was given to understand that the Japanese have no disagreement with the US on matters of substance,” or the nuclear issue, according the declassified US document, which was obtained by Kyodo News at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in California.

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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: Yuriko Koike Biography And Profile

JAPAN POLITICS: Yuriko Koike Biography And Profile

KOIKE Yuriko was born on July 15 1952. Read Yuriko Koike Biography and Profile.

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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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