Japan PM mocked on Internet over model explanation

2015-07-22 12:18

Japanese Twitter users are howling in derision after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used paper models and cut-out firefighters on television, in his latest attempt to explain controversial security legislation.

Japan PM apologises over heckling at parliament

2015-06-01 09:43

Japan's parliamentary session opened with an unusual apology from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over his heckling.

Japan PM's wife visits controversial shrine

2015-05-22 12:07

Japan's first lady has visited the Yasukuni shrine honouring the country's war dead, including convicted war criminals, in a move that risks outraging neighbouring countries that suffered under Japan's WWII aggression.

Japan lawmakers submit casino legalisation bill

2015-04-28 12:45

Japan's pro-casino lawmakers have submitted a bill to legalise casino gambling, the latest bid to establish an industry which could generate $40bn a year.

Japan investigates after drone found on roof of PM's office

2015-04-22 13:51

Japanese authorities are investigating after a small drone reportedly containing traces of radiation was found on the roof of the prime minister's office.

Seoul calls on Abe to address past wrongs

2015-03-20 19:02

South Korea’s foreign ministry has called on Japan’s prime minister to include an expression of "sincere repentance" for wartime atrocities in a historic address he is expected to make to the Congress.

UN officials: Women are key in tackling disaster

2015-03-16 14:13

Women are far more exposed to disasters than men given their frontline roles in the home and in healthcare, the UN says, arguing that improving gender equality is key to saving lives.

Japan minister denies illegal funding

2015-02-27 13:15

Japan's environment minister has denied wrongdoing after a newspaper said his office appeared to have received improper funds.

Japan farm minister quits over money scandal

2015-02-23 16:30

Japan's farm minister has resigned after being accused of accepting illegal political funds, in a first blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's new cabinet.

Ex-advisor to Japan PM praises Apartheid

2015-02-13 11:44

A former adviser to Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has praised apartheid as a model for immigration, prompting a government spokesperson to emphasise that Japan's immigration policy was based on equality.


Japan's Abe pledges to improve ties with South Korea

2015-06-22 11:12

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has pledged to improve ties with South Korea after years of strain over history and territory, as the two countries held low-key celebrations of 50 years of diplomatic ties.

$4.5m win for Japanese teachers forced to sing anthem

2015-05-26 11:06

A Japanese court has awarded millions of dollars in compensation to a group of teachers who were punished for refusing to sing the country's anthem.

Japan cabinet to OK military expansion rules

2015-05-14 15:43

Japan’s cabinet is expected to approve a set of bills bolstering the role and scope of the military, as the pacifist country redefines its position in the increasingly roiled Asia-Pacific region.

Man held over drone found on Japan PM's roof

2015-04-25 10:00

A Japanese man has been arrested for allegedly flying a small drone with traces of radioactivity onto the roof of the Japanese prime minister's office, police say.

'Radioactive' drone lands on Japan PM's roof

2015-04-22 07:35

A drone carrying a small camera, a water bottle, a flare and marked with a radioactive sign has been found on the rooftop of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's office.

Tunisia attack: Japan confirms deaths of 3 nationals

2015-03-19 07:49

Japan has confirmed the deaths of three of its nationals in the attack on tourists in Tunisia, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe saying three others were injured.

Japan PM Abe faces questions about political donations

2015-03-03 11:27

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he received donations from firms that got government subsidies, the first time he himself has faced questions about potentially improper donations.

Japan panel discusses PM speech for anniversary of WWII end

2015-02-25 17:02

A panel of experts appointed by Japan’s PM has met for the first time to discuss what he should say in a statement marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

SA official lodges complaint against apartheid column

2015-02-16 08:46

South Africa's ambassador to Japan has complained to a conservative Japanese newspaper about a recent column that advocated separate residences for foreign workers modelled on Apartheid.

New law to require workaholic Japanese to chill out

2015-02-06 13:15

A new law will require workaholic Japanese to take days off without worrying about resentment.

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