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Japan rules against divorced parents seeking access to children

22 Nov 2019

TOKYO Japan is not at fault for the inability of parents to see their children after separating despite having visitation rights, a court ruled on Friday, in a case that critics say highlights the ineptitude of a judicial system that lacks enforcement powers.

Lights, camera ... cut! Japan soul-searching over freedom of expression

08 Nov 2019

TOKYO Withdrawn endorsements for films and art exhibitions are re-igniting a debate in Japan over self-censorship, exposing a struggle to balance freedom of expression with a cultural penchant for avoiding conflict.

Japanese storm shelter faces outrage after turning away two homeless

15 Oct 2019

TOKYO A Japanese evacuation centre turned away two homeless people as a deadly typhoon approached on the weekend, prompting widespread criticism and a promise from the prime minister on Tuesday that it would not happen again.

Japanese storm shelter faces outrage after turning away two homeless

15 Oct 2019

TOKYO A Japanese evacuation centre turned away two homeless people as a deadly typhoon approached on the weekend, prompting widespread criticism and a promise from the prime minister on Tuesday that it would not happen again.

North Korea fires ballistic missile, possibly from submarine, days before talks

03 Oct 2019

SEOUL/TOKYO North Korea fired what may have been a submarine-launched ballistic missile from off its east coast on Wednesday, a day after it announced the resumption of talks with the United States on ending its nuclear programme. | Video

Japan PM Abe, China's Xi agree on need for 'free, fair' trade

27 Jun 2019

OSAKA Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to work together to promote "free and fair trade" in talks on Thursday that included a "complicated" global economic landscape, a Japanese official said.

Knife-wielding man slashes schoolgirls at bus stop in Japan, killing two

30 May 2019

TOKYO A knife-wielding man slashed at a group of schoolgirls at a bus stop in Japan on Tuesday, killing one girl and an adult who may have been the father of one child, media reported. | Video

INSIGHT-The kids aren't alright: Japan struggles to protect its most vulnerable children

27 May 2019

TOKYO, May 24 Miwa Moriya was 6 when social workers told her she was going to a Christmas party, but instead moved her into a group home for about 60 children in a small city in western Japan.

The kids aren't alright - Japan struggles to protect its most vulnerable children

24 May 2019

TOKYO Miwa Moriya was 6 when social workers told her she was going to a Christmas party, but instead moved her into a group home for about 60 children in a small city in western Japan.

Nissan files claim against Ghosn's sister in Brazil court

14 Dec 2018

SAO PAULO/TOKYO Nissan Motor Co has filed a court claim against Carlos Ghosn's sister that references alleged "unjust enrichment", escalating a battle being waged in Brazilian courts between the car maker and its once-celebrated former chairman.

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