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Explainer: Details on car tariffs fuzzy as U.S., Japan head for trade deal

17 Sep 2019

TOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump has said Washington and Tokyo have reached an initial trade deal that he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are expected to sign in New York later this month.

Explainer - Details on car tariffs fuzzy as U.S., Japan head for trade deal

17 Sep 2019

TOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump has said Washington and Tokyo have reached an initial trade deal that he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are expected to sign in New York later this month.

Tokyo Olympic organisers say no plans to ban 'Rising Sun' flag despite South Korean demand

13 Sep 2019

TOKYO Tokyo Olympic organisers said on Friday that the display of Japan's "Rising Sun" does not constitute a political statement and a spokesman said there were no plans to ban the controversial banner, as demanded by South Korea.

Exiting atomic power unrealistic for Japan, minister says, disputing colleague

12 Sep 2019

TOKYO Exiting nuclear power in Japan is unrealistic, the country's new industry minister said on Thursday, in comments that reiterated the government's line but are at odds with those made a day earlier by another newly installed cabinet member.

Japan's Abe drafts rising star MP, allies for new cabinet, eyes constitution reform

11 Sep 2019

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe drafted the popular son of ex-premier Junichiro Koizumi in a broad reshuffle on Wednesday that also packed his cabinet with conservative allies, as he faces a tax rise and aims to amend the pacifist constitution.

Japan's Shinjiro Koizumi - rising star to be tested in PM Abe's new cabinet

11 Sep 2019

TOKYO Japan's new Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi, the son of charismatic former Japanese prime minister Junichiro Koizumi, is regularly rated by voters as the lawmaker they'd like most to see in the top job when Abe steps down.

Japan's Shinjiro Koizumi: rising star to be tested in PM Abe's new cabinet

11 Sep 2019

TOKYO Japan's new Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi, the son of charismatic former Japanese prime minister Junichiro Koizumi, is regularly rated by voters as the lawmaker they'd like most to see in the top job when Abe steps down.

Japan's Abe set to bring telegenic son of popular ex-PM into cabinet - media

10 Sep 2019

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will draft the son of former premier Junichiro Koizumi into his cabinet and keep allies in key posts in a reshuffle on Wednesday, media reported, as Abe readies a tax rise and aims to revise the pacifist constitution.

Japan needs to improve medical care for detainees, says immigration chief

09 Sep 2019

TOKYO Japan needs to improve medical care at immigration detention centres, the head of the country's recently created Immigration Services Agency said, following widespread criticism of the care available to detainees.

South Korea urges dialogue with Japan in measured WW2 anniversary message

15 Aug 2019

SEOUL/TOKYO On the anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender, South Korea's president on Thursday urged Japan to contemplate its wartime past and offered to engage in talks to repair strained ties, while Japan pledged to never repeat the horrors of war. | Video

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