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Abe-Obama deal on TPP unlikely

Japan and the U.S. aren't expected to announce a broad bilateral accord for a Pacific trade pact when their leaders meet in Tokyo, as they remain far apart over market ...

Lost codes spark Haneda scramble

Airport authorities launcd a frantic scramble to change security pass codes a day before U.S. President Barack Obama arrives, after an airline employee dropped a memo containing the details.

Defusing the Ukraine crisis

Ukrainian leaders must ensure that the May 25 presidential election is held in ways that do not provoke charges that pro-Russian residents have been put at a disadvantage.

Abe turns back clock on education

The Diet has begun deliberations on a bill that would give local government heads greater leeway to intervene in education as well as reverse some features of postwar education reform.