Japan not to submit resolution against N.Korea

Japan not to submit resolution against N.Korea

Japan has decided not to submit a resolution on the North Korean human rights situation to the United Nations.

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Okinawa gov asks Abe to stop US base relocation

Okinawa gov asks Abe to stop US base relocation

The governor of Okinawa asks Japan's prime minister to stop a US base relocation after a majority voted against it in a ...

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Japan reacts calmly to no agreement

Japan reacts calmly to no agreement

Japanese officials react calmly to the failure of Trump-Kim denuclearization talks in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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Abe pushing Trump for peace prize?

Abe pushing Trump for peace prize?

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe refuses to comment on whether he nominated US President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize...

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Referendum campaign starts in Okinawa

Referendum campaign starts in Okinawa

A referendum campaign starts in Okinawa on landfill work for the relocation of a US air base.

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Govt aims to make preschools, daycare free

Govt aims to make preschools, daycare free

Japan's government has a plan to make preschools and daycare free under a new reform to child-rearing support laws.

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Tokyo Tower fetes Chinese New Year

Tokyo Tower fetes Chinese New Year

In Japan's capital the famous Tokyo Tower celebrates the Chinese New Year with a light display.

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Aso ignites new firestorm

Aso ignites new firestorm

Finance Minister Taro Aso withdraws a remark that people who don't have kids are a problem.

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Emperor issues last Diet address

Emperor issues last Diet address

Emperor Akihito gives his last Diet opening address to launch the final ordinary session of the Heisei era.

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Labor ministry revises past average workers' salary

Labor ministry revises past average workers' salary

Japan's labor ministry revises the past average worker's salary by 1.2 percent after recalculating labor statistics data...

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