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Japan to drive Africa investment with enhanced trade insurance: Abe

28 Aug 2019

TOKYO Japan will offer enhanced trade insurance to boost private sector investment in Africa, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday as his country competes with rival China for influence in the resource-rich continent.

Japan minister, meeting Iranian counterpart, urges Iran to abide by nuclear deal

27 Aug 2019

YOKOHAMA, Japan Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said he urged Iran to abide by a 2015 nuclear deal during a meeting on Tuesday with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif.

South Korea to scrap intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid dispute over history

23 Aug 2019

SEOUL/TOKYO South Korea said on Thursday it will scrap an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, drawing a swift protest from Tokyo and deepening a decades-old dispute over history that has hit trade and undercut security cooperation over North Korea. | Video

Japan speculates over identity of final Olympic torchbearer

22 Aug 2019

TOKYO With the Tokyo Olympics less than a year away, speculation is growing in Japan over who will be the final torchbearer to light the cauldron in the new Olympic Stadium, in the traditional ritual that begins every Games.

More women, disabled members make debut in Japanese parliament

01 Aug 2019

TOKYO Japan's parliament opened a special session on Thursday with its most diverse upper house yet, including more women, two severely disabled members and the first openly gay male lawmaker, all of whom were elected last month.

Japan actor-turned politician aims for real-life starring role

31 Jul 2019

TOKYO Japanese actor-turned-politician Taro Yamamoto is angling for a new real-life role in which he leads his novice party and allies to victory, ousts long-ruling conservatives and takes over as premier within the next few years.

Japan's pro-constitution reform forces fall short of 2/3 upper house majority - NHK

22 Jul 2019

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc won a solid majority in an upper house election on Sunday but his coalition and allies fell short of a two-thirds majority needed to begin revising the pacifist constitution, public broadcaster NHK said.

Two severely-disabled candidates win seats in Japan upper house vote

21 Jul 2019

TOKYO Two wheelchair-bound candidates won seats in Japan's upper house vote on Sunday, media projections showed, a sign of changing attitudes towards disabled people in a country where they have long been encouraged to stay in the shadow.

Two severely-disabled candidates win seats in Japan upper house vote

21 Jul 2019

TOKYO Two wheelchair-bound candidates won seats in Japan's upper house vote on Sunday, media projections showed, a sign of changing attitudes towards disabled people in a country where they have long been encouraged to stay in the shadow.

Japanese minister admonishes South Korea's envoy as row escalates

20 Jul 2019

TOKYO/SEOUL Japan's foreign minister publicly admonished South Korea's ambassador on Friday in a worsening row over compensation for Korean forced labourers that has spilled over into their trade in high-tech materials used to make memory chips and screens.

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