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Dec 26, 2014

Abe snubs Okinawa's new anti-base governor

In a veiled attempt to put pressure on Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not meet the newly elected anti-base leader during his three-day visit to the capital. Onaga, who opposes the government’s push to move a contentious U.S. military base ...

Freighter sinks off Aomori; three crew members dead

Dec 26, 2014

Freighter sinks off Aomori; three crew members dead

Three crew members died after a freighter registered in Cambodia sank Friday in the Sea of Japan off Aomori Prefecture, Japan Coast Guard officials said. The 1,915-ton Ming Guang sank in stormy waters about 18 km off the town of Ajigasawa at around 6 ...

Dec 26, 2014

Interest in Japan-South Korea isle dispute on wane in Japan: poll

Public interest in the sovereignty dispute involving a tiny pair of Korean-controlled outcroppings Japan claims as the Takeshima Islands but South Korea calls Dokdo has fallen to 66.9 percent from 71.1 percent in June, a Cabinet Office survey said Thursday. Meanwhile, a separate survey ...