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Britain's May visits Japan with eye on Brexit fears

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Japan on an official visit Wednesday with an eye to soothing Brexit fears and pushing ahead on early free-trade talks with the world's number three economy.

Japan's Abe to visit Russia for Putin meet

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia this week for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin and Tokyo said Tuesday, as the two sides look to make headway on a decades-old territorial dispute.

Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict

Japan's century-old imperial proclamation urging people to be willing to die for the emperor was consigned to history books until video surfaced showing children in an Osaka kindergarten enthusiastically reciting it.

Japan to test mass telecommute for 2020 Olympics

Japanese commuters will be encouraged to work from home for one day in a nationwide exercise for the 2020 Olympics that authorities hope will ease congestion on roads and public transport.

Japan's exports jump in March

Japanese exports recorded their biggest gain in more than two years in March, official data showed Thursday, in a sign of optimism for the world's third-biggest economy.

China flies army planes over strait near Japan

More than 40 Chinese military aircraft have traversed a strait near Japan, China's defence ministry said Monday, after Tokyo announced it may patrol with the US in the contested South China Sea region.

Chinese ships sail near disputed islands: Japan

Four Chinese vessels sailed into territorial waters around disputed islands in the East China Sea, Japan said Sunday, as Tokyo attempts to engage with Beijing to press North Korea over its latest nuclear test.

Japan inflation unchanged at zero in February

Japanese consumer inflation stuck at zero in February for the second straight month, marking another blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's struggle to end nagging deflation.

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