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JAPAN / Politics
Jul 12, 2014
Defense pact to reflect SDF shift
The Cabinet's decision to lift the ban on collective defense will be reflected when Tokyo and Washington revise their defense cooperation guidelines later this year.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 11, 2014
Agent Orange ingredients found at Okinawa military dumpsite
Rusting barrels unearthed on former U.S. military land in the city of Okinawa are confirmed as containing chemical precursors to the toxic defoliant Agent Orange.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 11, 2014
Japan-South Korea survey shows both concern, hope about relations
Nearly 60 percent of Japanese and around 70 percent of South Koreans told a recent survey they are concerned about deteriorating public sentiment against each other and that efforts should be made to improve them.
Japan Times
JAPAN
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.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 10, 2014
Consultancy, three officials face bribery charges in Vietnam aid project
Prosecutors filed charges Thursday against a Tokyo-based consultancy and three of its officials for allegedly bribing Vietnam Railways officials for favors in conjunction with a Japan-funded project in Hanoi.
JAPAN
Jul 10, 2014
Suga denies report that Pyongyang provided list of Japanese living in North
The government denies a newspaper report that said it has received a list of about 30 Japanese living in North Korea, including abductees, from Pyongyang.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 9, 2014
MSDF officer to take key post at Pentagon
A Maritime Self-Defense Force officer has been assigned to work in a senior U.S. naval office at the Pentagon, in a bid to boost operational integration.
Japan Times
JAPAN / OUR MAN IN TOKYO
Jul 8, 2014
Aussie envoy a student of Japan
Bruce Miller, Australia's ambassador to Japan since August 2011, has been interested in Japan since he was a boy of 11.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 7, 2014
Taiwan think tank backs Japan's defense policy shift
A pro-independence Taiwanese think tank threw its backing Monday behind Japan's decision last week to allow the use of collective self-defense.
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2014
Supreme Court to support keeping Okinawa reversion documents secret
The Supreme Court is expected next week to uphold a lower court ruling endorsing the government's decision not to disclose diplomatic documents about the 1972 reversion of Okinawa from U.S. control, according to judicial sources.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 5, 2014
Japan reluctant to join China-led investment bank
Japan tells China it is reluctant to be one of the founders of the new infrastructure investment bank Beijing wants set up in Asia.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 4, 2014
Japan finalizes decision to ease sanctions on N. Korea
Japan on Friday finalized its decision to lift some of its unilateral sanctions on North Korea after assessing Pyongyang's preparation to tackle the abduction issue as sincere.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 2, 2014
U.S. hails defense revamp
Tuesday's decision by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet to reinterpret the Constitution to allow collective self-defense has divided Japan, with some people fearing it would drag the nation into a U.S.-led war.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 2, 2014
TPP nations set to meet in Ottawa as U.S. pushes for deal
Officials from the 12 countries involved in a Pacific free trade initiative will seek to advance their stalled talks during a meeting in Ottawa starting Thursday, following U.S. President Barack Obama's call for an agreement on the framework by November.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 1, 2014
Rocky start for Japan-North Korea talks on abductions
Senior Japanese and North Korean officials discussed specifics Tuesday of Pyongyang's promised establishment of a new body that will look into its past abductions of Japanese nationals.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 1, 2014
Tokyo and Pyongyang have agreed on visit to Japan by Yokota kin: Seoul paper
North Korea and Japan have agreed that the daughter of Megumi Yokota, who was abducted by North Korean agents in 1977, will visit Japan in November, a Seoul newspaper reports.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 1, 2014
South Korea pushes Japan to dispel any concerns about past history
South Korea on Tuesday urged Japan to dispel concerns among neighboring countries about its militaristic past as it moves to reinterpret its Constitution in such a way as to allow for the exercise of collective self-defense.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 30, 2014
Japan, U.S. resume bilateral TPP talks before Ottawa meeting
Talks with the United States aimed at narrowing remaining differences over a Pacific free trade pact resumed Monday in Tokyo.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 25, 2014
Paraguay leader vows to boost investment climate for Japanese firms
Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes agreed Wednesday to improve the investment climate in the South American country in an effort to attract more Japanese firms.
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.

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