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JAPAN / Politics
Jan 12, 2018
Abe rejects Seoul's new call for apology on 'comfort women' issue
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Seoul's apparent demands for a fresh apology are “completely unacceptable” in light of the 2015 agreement Japan and South Korea signed.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jan 11, 2018
Trump plays down talk of war with North Korea, reiterates openness to talks
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday played down the possibility of conflict with nuclear-armed North Korea and reiterated that Washington would be open to talks with Pyongyang "under the right circumstances," as red-hot tensions appeared to cool.
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JAPAN / Politics
Jan 4, 2018
South Korean president meets with nine former 'comfort women' in Seoul
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday met with nine women who were forced to work in Japanese wartime brothels, days after their plight again cast a shadow over relations with Japan.
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JAPAN / Politics
Dec 30, 2017
Five private members of Reconciliation and Healing Foundation quit amid debate over 'comfort women' accord
Five of the eight directors of a foundation set up by the South Korean government to support the surviving former "comfort women" with Japanese funding are resigning, it was learned Saturday from sources familiar with the situation.
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JAPAN / Politics
Dec 30, 2017
Japan moves to host trilateral summit with South Korea and China in early April
Japan arranges to hold a long-delayed trilateral leaders' summit with China and South Korea in April, but China remains silent on the invite.
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JAPAN / Politics
Dec 29, 2017
Abe doubtful on attending Pyeongchang Winter Games given Seoul's report on 'comfort women' accord
South Korea's misgivings about the 2015 “comfort women” agreement might cause Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to skip the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, a source says.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 22, 2017
South Korea's Moon promises thorough probe over deadly sauna fire as anger mounts
South Korean President Moon Jae-in comforted mourners in the small scenic city of Jecheon on Friday amid growing public anger at how fire ripped through an eight-story building, killing at least 29 people, most of them taking a sauna.
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 18, 2017
South Korea Trade Ministry says it is ready to begin renegotiating U.S. trade pact
South Korea's Trade Ministry said Monday it had passed to parliament a plan to renegotiate the 2012 free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States, after President Donald Trump threatened earlier this year to scrap the accord unless it was revised.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 14, 2017
Japanese space startup raises ¥10.2 billion toward 2020 moonshot effort
Japanese companies are planning to kick-start the lunar economy by backing a local startup's mission to land on the moon by 2020.
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ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Dec 14, 2017
South Korea's Moon tries K-Pop and TV stars in China charm offensive
South Korean President Moon Jae-in will unveil an array of TV talent and K-pop celebrities at events, including a state dinner, in China on Thursday as he attempts to smooth out a year of difficult diplomacy with a star-laden charm offensive.
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WORLD / Politics
Dec 12, 2017
Trump tells NASA to send astronauts back to moon and later to Mars but offers no concrete budget
President Donald Trump directed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to send American astronauts back to the moon and eventually to Mars, shifting the agency's mission from the study of Earth.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 1, 2017
Japan may join U.S. space project in quest to achieve manned moon landing
Japan will consider joining a U.S.-proposed project to build a new space station orbiting the moon, hoping such a move will boost the chances of sending Japanese astronauts to the lunar surface, government officials said Friday.
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JAPAN / Politics
Nov 23, 2017
South Korean President Moon Jae-in tells Komeito chief Natsuo Yamaguchi of wish to visit Japan 'as soon as possible'
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday he hopes to visit Japan soon for talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, amid tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 14, 2017
North Korea's nuclear arsenal too developed to destroy quickly, Moon says
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday it would not be easy for reclusive North Korea to destroy its nuclear arsenal quickly, even if wanted to, given its weapons programs were so developed.
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ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Nov 9, 2017
South Korea unveils new policy focused on stronger ties with Southeast Asia
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday unveiled a new policy aimed at deepening ties with Southeast Asia, as the North Asian economic powerhouse seeks to curb its reliance on traditional trading partners like China and the United States.
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ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Nov 9, 2017
Trump's tone during visit to Seoul largely reassures South Koreans
By the time U.S. President Donald Trump departed Seoul on Wednesday, the sometimes bellicose leader seemed to have mollified South Koreans, who had been bracing for more confrontational rhetoric over North Korea, trade, and defense spending.
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ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Nov 8, 2017
Trump issues warning to 'rogue regime' North Korea: 'Do not try us'
U.S. President Donald Trump issued a stark warning to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday, telling him that the nuclear weapons he is developing "are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger."
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JAPAN / Politics
Oct 25, 2017
South Korean leader congratulates Abe on ruling bloc's poll win
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in affirmed in telephone talks Tuesday they will continue working together to step up pressure on North Korea following the victory of Japan's ruling coalition in Sunday's Lower House election.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 18, 2017
Japan's lunar probe discovers moon cave, which may be optimal base for space exploration
Observation data collected by Japan's lunar orbiter Kaguya has found a cave stretching about 50 km (30 miles) on the moon that could potentially serve as a shelter for astronauts on future missions, an international research team including the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has said.
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LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Oct 1, 2017
Playing on a good sense of humor
There are some things in life that are designed just for fun. And why not?

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Several support networks have launched to help startup founders in Japan whose native language isn't Japanese.
As Japan's startup ecosystem grows, so does a supportive community of entrepreneurs