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Japan nuclear watchdog greenlights more reactors

2014-12-17 10:16

Japan's nuclear watchdog has given the green light to restarting two more atomic reactors, days after pro-nuclear Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to election victory.

Japan at polls, Abe most likely to win

2014-12-14 13:03

Japan is voting in a snap general election that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has billed as a referendum on his economic policies, after the initial success of his first two years faded.

Japan PM to seek fresh mandate for 'Abenomics'

2014-11-18 17:06

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says that he would call an early election to seek a fresh mandate for his economic policies, and postpone an unpopular sales tax rise, after data showed the economy had slipped back into recession.

Japan to offer $100m aid to Ebola-hit Africa

2014-11-07 09:22

Japan is set to provide up to $100m in fresh aid to Ebola-hit West Africa, the government says, after the US called for further global efforts to combat the deadly virus.

Japan opposition takes aim at Abe govt scandals

2014-10-28 10:48

Japan's main opposition party has vowed to pursue Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over a string of cabinet funding scandals that have dented his popularity ratings.

Japan volcano kills 1, 7 missing, 30 injured

2014-09-27 16:30

A Japanese volcano popular with hikers has erupted, killing one woman, seriously injuring more than 30 people and resulted in seven missing, officials and media say.

Over half of Chinese see war with Japan - poll

2014-09-10 13:09

More than half of Chinese people think their country could go to war with Japan in the future, a new poll has revealed, after two years of intense diplomatic squabbles.

Japan's 'Abenomics' feared in trouble

2014-09-02 13:00

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan for Japan's economy to generate self-sustained growth appears to be faltering, but no magic solution is in sight.

Japan and India vow to boost strategic ties

2014-09-01 15:00

Japan and India have agreed to strengthen strategic ties as Asia's second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China.

Japan landslide buries homes, at least 27 dead

2014-08-20 09:26

A huge landslide that engulfed homes in western Japan has killed at least 27 people and left another 10 missing, the government says.

Japan marks 69th anniversary of Hiroshima

2014-08-06 11:00

Japan is marking the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and Mayor Kazumi Matsui called on President Obama and other world leaders to visit the city to see the scars.

50% of Japanese voters oppose security shift

2014-06-30 18:03

Half of Japanese voters oppose dropping a ban that has kept the military from fighting abroad since WWII as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe readied a landmark shift in security policy.

Japan PM wants to stage Robot Olympics

2014-06-20 07:29

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to stage a "Robot Olympics" in 2020, the same year Tokyo hosts the Summer Games.

Obama calls for end to China-Japan island dispute

2014-04-24 08:44

President Barack Obama says that he wants to see a dispute between China and Japan over islands in the East China Sea resolved peacefully, while affirming the US-Japan security treaty.

N Korea test-fires missiles as Obama hosts summit

2014-03-26 07:39

North Korea has test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles, prompting a stern US reaction after President Barack Obama hosted a landmark Japan-South Korea summit.

Japan snowstorm death toll 19

2014-02-17 10:38

A severe snowstorm sweeping across Japan has killed 19 people and left more than 1 600 injured, media and officials say, as the extreme weather sparks widespread transport chaos.

'Sex strike' against Tokyo governor candidate

2014-02-07 22:31

Women in Tokyo are threatening a sex boycott against any man who votes for the front-runner in this weekend's gubernatorial election.

Biden tried to prevent Japan PM shrine visit

2014-01-29 10:40

US Vice President Joe Biden spent an hour trying to persuade Japan's prime minister not to visit the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, two weeks before the controversial pilgrimage.

Lessons from Japan

2014-01-23 07:32

Let's vote for our own version of Abenomics, says Geoffrey Chapman.

Japan PM eyes Mozambique energy sector

2014-01-13 07:02

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is on his first visit to Africa, has pledged to boost ties with resource-rich Mozambique, signing a raft of agreements on key sectors including energy.

China calls for 'warning' to Japan

2014-01-09 09:15

China has called for a worldwide "warning" to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for going to a contested war shrine as it took their mounting feud to the United Nations.

Japan to offer help to Africa

2014-01-08 12:01

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe will offer humanitarian aid to Africa when he visits this week, the government says, as his Ethiopian opposite number expresses a wish for more trade with Tokyo.

Japan's Abe should learn from Germany: Xinhua

2014-01-01 22:18

Chinese state media kept up the heat on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the first day of 2014, urging him to learn from Germany in dealing with divisive historical issues.

China 'condemns' Japan PM's war shrine visit

2013-12-26 08:00

China has strongly condemned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the flashpoint Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo, saying it glorified Japan's "history of militaristic aggression".

 

Japan's Abe wins amid doubts over Abenomics

2014-12-15 09:25

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition has cruised to an election win, but record low turnout pointed to dissatisfaction with his economic performance.

Japan secrecy law takes effect

2014-12-10 08:14

A law giving the Japanese government greater powers to classify and protect state secrets has taken effect, a year after the controversial bill was approved by parliament.

Japan voters unhappy over snap election - study

2014-11-20 14:20

Nearly two-thirds of Japanese voters don't understand why Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is calling a snap election and about half want ruling and opposition parties to come out evenly in the poll, a survey shows.

China, Japan hold ice-breaking meeting

2014-11-10 10:17

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are holding an ice-breaking meeting in Beijing, following more than two years of deep tensions over an island dispute.

Japanese ministers acknowledge improprieties

2014-10-28 13:55

Two Japanese cabinet ministers have acknowledged political fund-related improprieties, adding to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's headaches.

Japan minister resigns over money scandal

2014-10-20 10:01

Japan's high-profile and telegenic industry minister has resigned over claims she misused political funds, including buying both votes and make-up, dealing a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Putin may delay Japan visit over sanctions

2014-09-11 16:15

President Vladimir Putin may delay his visit to Japan, because of sanctions Tokyo has imposed on Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis.

Japan PM names 5 women to new cabinet

2014-09-03 15:56

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has named five female cabinet ministers, leading by example in a country which economists say must make better use of its highly-educated but underemployed women.

Fukushima accepts radioactive waste storage

2014-09-01 16:40

The governor of disaster-struck Fukushima has agreed to accept the 'temporary' storage of nuclear waste from the Japanese accident, paving the way for an end to a years-long standoff.

Japan hangs gangster and killer arsonist

2014-08-29 08:48

Japan has executed a mobster and a killer arsonist, bringing to 11 the total number of death sentences carried out since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took power in 2012.

Nagasaki marks 69th anniversary of US atomic bombing

2014-08-09 12:23

Tens of thousands have marked the 69th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

Japan lifts some North Korea sanctions

2014-07-03 10:54

Japan has decided to ease some sanctions on North Korea in return for its reopening of a probe into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by the reclusive state decades ago.

Tax cuts aim to set Japan swinging

2014-06-23 14:00

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to unveil measures ranging from corporate tax cuts and public pension reforms to proposed dance hall deregulation.

Japan shrugs off embarrassing court loss

2014-06-10 13:41

An embarrassing court ruling that halted Japan's Antarctic whaling will actually help Tokyo take whales in the name of science, a top whaling official says.

Will Abenomics work?

2014-04-01 07:44

The market is rallying, but it's an open question whether Shinzo Abe can reform Japan.

Japan marks 3rd anniversary of tsunami disaster

2014-03-12 14:44

Japan has observed a moment of silence to mark the third anniversary of the quake-tsunami disaster which swept away thousands of victims and sparked a nuclear emergency.

S Korea poll: Abe as unpopular as Kim Jong-Un

2014-02-12 12:39

With Seoul-Tokyo relations at their lowest ebb for years, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe is as unpopular with South Koreans as North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, a new survey reveals.

N Korea calls Japan PM 'Asian Hitler'

2014-02-04 08:08

North Korea has denounced Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as an "Asian Hitler" intent on amassing military power under the guise of ensuring regional stability.

Japan distances itself on sex slavery comment

2014-01-27 14:56

Tokyo has distanced itself from comments by the new head of national broadcaster NHK, who said the Imperial Army's system of wartime sex slavery was not unique to Japan.

Japan loans Mozambique $672m

2014-01-13 19:00

Japan, anxious to access Mozambique's vast mineral resources, has offered to lend the country $672m to help boost its economy.

Japan PM begins Africa tour in Ivory Coast

2014-01-11 10:16

Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe has arrived in Japan on the first stop of his Africa tour to boost ties and business relations on a continent that has become a key trading partner with China.

Japan to boost profile in Africa

2014-01-09 08:45

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe is heading to Africa, keeping up a busy overseas schedule designed to boost Japan’s global profile in the face of China’s rise.

Chinese man crashes balloon near disputed isles

2014-01-02 12:02

A Chinese cook who tried to fly a hot-air balloon to islands claimed by both China and Japan has been rescued by Japan's Coast Guard after crashing into the sea.

China: Abe not welcome after war shrine visit

2013-12-30 14:51

China's foreign ministry has accused Japan's prime minister of hypocrisy and says he would not be welcome in China after he visited a shrine honouring Japan's war dead.

Biden in China over air zone matter

2013-12-04 12:49

US Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Beijing to raise concerns over a Chinese air zone creating regional tensions, looking to bolster ties while also underscoring alliances.

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