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Japan unlikely to take up nuclear arms, expert says

Japan is unlikely to develop nuclear weapons to counter the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons capability, a Japanese security specialist said last week in Taipei. Yuki Tatsumi, director of the Japan Program at the Stimson Center, a Washington think tank, said Japan will not go down that road for ...

Taro Kono to visit Mozambique and Ethiopia, attend TICAD

/ Aug 21, 2017

Taro Kono to visit Mozambique and Ethiopia, attend TICAD

Foreign Minister Taro Kono is scheduled to visit Africa for five days starting Wednesday to attend a two-day ministerial meeting of a Tokyo-led African development conference in the capital of Mozambique, his ministry said Monday. After joining the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) ...

/ Aug 20, 2017

Government mulls plan to assign record-keeping supervisor to each ministry

Japan might install officials dedicated to supervising the management of administrative documents at each government ministry to prevent important records from being discarded, a government source said. The idea was floated Saturday after the mishandling of documents related to the influence-peddling allegations against Prime Minister ...