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Nov 12, 2014
Russia inks deal to build eight more reactors in Iran as nuclear talks stall
Russia signed a deal Tuesday to build new nuclear reactors in Iran as another round of talks that aim to prevent the Islamic Republic from obtaining atomic weapons ended without a breakthrough.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 7, 2014
Japan, China foreign ministers to hold first formal talks since 2012
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday he will hold formal talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in a last-ditch effort to open up an opportunity for the two countries' top leaders to have a constructive dialogue early next week on the margins of a regional economic summit.
Sep 29, 2014
Japan, North Korea meet for update on probe into abductees
North Korean officials provided an update Monday on Pyongyang's investigation, launched nearly three months ago, into the fate of at least 12 and possibly hundreds of Japanese nationals believed to have been abducted in the 1970s and 1980s.
Sep 25, 2014
Japan, China hold second maritime affairs talks, with isles row on agenda
Japan and China have held their second intergovernmental talks on maritime affairs to discuss security and crisis management in the East China Sea, including waters around the Japan-controlled Senkaku Islands, the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 12, 2014
Japan, China, South Korea hold talks on resuming three-way summit
Senior officials from Japan, China and South Korea discuss reviving a trilateral summit that hasn't taken place for over two years due to political friction.
Japan Times
Sep 5, 2014
IAEA sees signs North Korea reactor may be running
The U.N. nuclear watchdog said it has seen releases of steam and water indicating that North Korea may be operating a reactor, in the latest update on a plant that experts say could make plutonium for atomic bombs.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Aug 11, 2014
Japan in tightrope diplomacy with North Korea over abductees, missiles
Further missile tests by Pyongyang could undermine Tokyo's assurances that negotiations with North Korea on the abduction issue will not impair coordinated action with the U.S. and South Korea.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 9, 2014
Japan arranging foreign ministerial talks with China, South Korea
Japan and China enter final talks on holding their first foreign ministerial meeting since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe returned to power in December 2012.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 19, 2014
Progress elusive in TPP auto talks: Mori
Japanese and U.S. trade negotiators fail to make major progress on auto trade in talks on sealing the Trans-Pacific Partnership initiative.
Jul 17, 2014
Japan eyes foreign minister meeting with S. Korea in August
A meeting is being considered between Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his South Korean counterpart, Yun Byung-se, on the sidelines of a regional security meeting in Myanmar in August, according to Japanese sources.
Jul 16, 2014
Japan opposition party leader Kaieda visits China to meet senior officials
Banri Kaieda, leader of the Democratic Party of Japan, arrived in Beijing on Tuesday night to hold talks with China's senior officials.
Japan Times
Jul 13, 2014
No clear path to TPP without game changer
Trade talks in Ottawa end without a deal as U.S. midterm elections threaten to disrupt momentum.
Japan Times
Jul 10, 2014
Inoki lands in Pyongyang with plan to voice 'true opinions'
Wrestler-turned-lawmaker Antonio Inoki on Thursday arrived in Pyongyang to prepare for a martial arts extravaganza next month and said he plans to express his "true opinions" to North Korean officials amid signs of improvement in bilateral relations.
Jul 7, 2014
Japan-EU free trade talks enter sixth round
Tariff cuts and the opening of the Japanese railway sector are expected to be at the heart of the sixth round of free trade talks with the European Union that began Monday in Tokyo.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 2, 2014
Military chiefs of Japan, S. Korea, U.S., hold first trilateral meeting
The most senior uniformed officers of the Japanese, American and South Korean militaries met Tuesday in Hawaii to discuss trilateral defense cooperation over North Korea.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 30, 2014
Japan on verge of legalizing war as Komeito bends
Japan is set Tuesday to legalize waging war even when not under direct attack. It is a drastic departure from its postwar position that the war-renouncing Constitution prohibits exercising the right to collective self-defense.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 27, 2014
Collective defense deal near
The ruling coalition closes in on three new standards that would let the Japanese military use force in cases other than when Japan is under attack.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 25, 2014
Japan, North Korea to hold abduction talks next week
The first round of talks with North Korea on its promised inquiry into the abductees issue will take place next Tuesday in Beijing, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida says.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 13, 2014
Article 9 ball in New Komeito's court as Abe rushes collective defense talks
Ruling coalition partner New Komeito mulls new defense principles from the Liberal Democratic Party that would let Japan use collective self-defense in nearly any circumstance.
Jun 6, 2014
Diet gives green light to new vice defense post
A bill to create the post of vice defense minister for international affairs cleared the Diet on Friday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to give Japan a greater security role overseas.


People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
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