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Sep 9, 2016

Abe reluctant to consider concept of a female Emperor

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday sounded negative about the idea of starting a discussion about Japan having a female Emperor, as he hopes to prioritize the handling of Emperor Akihito’s desire to abdicate. “We’d like to give our thoughts to the Emperor’s anxieties ...

Lawmaker Inoki in North Korea amid spike in tensions

Sep 8, 2016

Lawmaker Inoki in North Korea amid spike in tensions

Japanese wrestler-turned-parliamentarian Antonio Inoki arrived Thursday in North Korea, with a plan to meet with senior officials at a time of escalating tensions. The visit by Inoki, an independent lawmaker, comes as North Korea conducted what appears to be another nuclear test, prompting criticism ...