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Japan considers creating MI6-style spy agency

Japan is looking into creating an overseas intelligence agency possibly modeled on Britain’s MI6 spy service, ruling party lawmakers say, 70 years after Allied victors dismantled Japan’s fearsome military intelligence ...


Political funding law needs review

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has joined several other members of his Cabinet plus the opposition leader in admitting receipt of donations from businesses that have been granted government subsidies.

Disaster risk reduction

The five-day U.N. conference on reducing disaster risks, to be held in Sendai from the end of next week, should serve as an opportunity for Japan to share its experiences in dealing with severe natural disasters.