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25/04/2017 11:51

Japan's Abe to visit Russia for Putin meet

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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.

21/04/2017 06:08

Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict

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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.

21/04/2017 01:34

Japan to test mass telecommute for 2020 Olympics

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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.

21/04/2017 00:59

Japan's exports jump in March

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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.

20/04/2017 10:44

VP Pence thanks corporate Japan for boosting US growth

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Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday hailed Japanese companies for contributing to US economic prosperity, moving to ease fears over the protectionist agenda of President Donald Trump.

19/04/2017 05:24

Japan could rescue nationals in Korean crisis: defence chief

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Japan will prepare to send troops to the Korean peninsula to protect its nationals there if a crisis requires their evacuation, its defence chief reportedly said Tuesday.

19/10/2016 10:15

South Korea «surprised» by 2020 Games relocation reports

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South Korean sports officials voiced surprise on Wednesday at reports that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was considering moving some 2020 Tokyo Olympic events to the country.

26/09/2016 11:20

China flies army planes over strait near Japan

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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.

11/09/2016 10:05

Chinese ships sail near disputed islands: Japan

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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.

11/09/2016 05:08

US, Japan scramble for «strongest» sanctions against NKorea

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Washington and Tokyo are seeking «the strongest possible» measure to be taken against North Korea after its latest and most powerful nuclear test, a top US envoy said on Sunday.

13/06/2016 07:21

Asia markets tumble on global outlook, Britain EU worries

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Japanese stocks led a plunge in Asian markets Monday, tracing a sell-off in the US and Europe, on renewed worries about the global economy and uncertainty over Britain's future in the European Union.

25/03/2016 12:59

Japan inflation unchanged at zero in February

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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.

20/10/2015 19:13

First Fukushima worker diagnosed with radiation-linked cancer: Japan official

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A former Fukushima nuclear plant worker has been diagnosed with radiation-linked cancer, Japanese officials said Tuesday, and an expert said the first confirmed case since the 2011 accident could be just the «tip of the iceberg».

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