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UK JAPAN RELATIONS

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 15, 2014
Panel lists steps for bypassing Article 9
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's security panel proposes revising Japan's interpretation of the Constitution to circumvent Article 9 and risk war in the name of collective self-defense.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
May 15, 2014
Pacifism at a crossroads following panel's verdict
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe takes a major stride toward his goal of ending Japan's pacifist stance and orders the ruling parties to open talks on legalizing collective self-defense.
JAPAN / Politics
May 15, 2014
S. Korea, Japan talk sex slaves, forced labor
Senior officials from Japan and South Korea met Thursday in Tokyo as part of efforts to improve bilateral relations strained by historical issues related to Japan's 1910 to 1945 rule of the Korean Peninsula and a territorial dispute over islets in the Sea of Japan, which Seoul calls the East Sea.
JAPAN / Politics
May 15, 2014
Key Abe panel says Japan should exercise right of collective self-defense
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JAPAN / Politics
May 14, 2014
LDP, New Komeito to start talks on collective self-defense next week
Liberal Democratic Party Vice President Masahiko Komura pushes talks next week with coalition partner New Komeito on collective self-defense in hopes a decision on the issue is reflected in Japan-U.S. defense guidelines by the year's end.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 13, 2014
Diet surrounded in human-chain protest
Combating what they call an effort to turn Japan into "a pro-war country," 2,500 people formed a human chain around the Diet building at noon Tuesday to protest the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to reinterpret the pacifist Constitution.
JAPAN
May 12, 2014
Japan to suggest foreign minister talks with North Korea at ARF
Japan plans to sound out North Korea about holding foreign ministerial talks on the fringes of a regional conference in early August in Myanmar, a Japanese government source said Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics
May 10, 2014
Japan, U.S. spur new TPP talks in Vietnam
The nations forming the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact will launch a fresh round of trade talks as Japan and the United States move closer to resolving their issues.
JAPAN / Politics
May 9, 2014
Yasukuni, Senkakus impeding better ties, top Chinese politician says
Influential Chinese politician Yu Zhengsheng lays out the conditions for mending diplomatic relations with Japan, citing Yasukuni Shrine and the row over the Senkaku Islands.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
May 8, 2014
Journalist backtracks on best-seller after Nanjing switcheroo
A veteran foreign correspondent discovers that the Japanese translation of his new book twists his views on the Nanjing Massacre.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 5, 2014
Japan, France join hands on defense equipment, fast-breeder reactors
Japan and France agreed Monday to open talks on joint development of defense equipment, signed a document on developing fast-breeder reactor technology and confirmed plans to foster economic dialogue.
JAPAN / Politics
May 5, 2014
African nations assured of continued flow of aid
Japan told foreign ministers and senior officials from about 50 African countries on Sunday that it will continue to arrange for ¥3.2 trillion ($32 billion) in aid to flow into the continent over the five-year period ending in 2017.
JAPAN / Politics
May 5, 2014
Aid extension proposed for abductees
Any Japanese who was abducted by North Korea in the 1970s and 1980s will continue to receive financial assistance after the support law expires next March, government sources said Sunday of a plan to revamp it.
JAPAN / Politics
May 3, 2014
Constitution Day feted, fought over
Japan's pacifist Constitution is at a crossroads as the 67th anniversary of its taking effect is celebrated around the nation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 3, 2014
Does pacifism need an update?
With Prime Minister Shinzo Abe increasingly bent on altering the pacifist Constitution, backers and foes of his revisionist agenda held gatherings on Constitution Day on Saturday to make their voices heard.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 3, 2014
Japan to start providing food radiation check data to Taiwan
Japan will provide documentation on radiation checks for food products exported to Taiwan from next month, according to health authorities in Taipei.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 3, 2014
Japan, Portugal agree to team up against piracy, seek FTA with EU
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Portuguese counterpart agree to promote cooperation on maritime security, including measures to combat piracy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 2, 2014
Abe, Cameron agree to boost Japan-Britain security cooperation
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and British leader David Cameron agree to increase sharing of military supplies and make progress on trade talks with the European Union.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 2, 2014
Biden, Ishiba see eye to eye
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and a top official of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party agreed Thursday to strengthen bilateral relations and make efforts toward signing a Pacific free trade pact.
JAPAN / Politics
May 2, 2014
U.S. urges clash avoidance system
A senior U.S. diplomat handling Asia and Pacific affairs expressed hope Thursday that Japan and China will set up a bilateral mechanism aimed at avoiding clashes in the East China Sea.

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