Immigration bill sparks political battle

Immigration bill sparks political battle

Japan's ruling and opposition parties fight over a bill to boost the number of skilled foreign workers.

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10-day holiday to mark Crown Prince's enthronement

10-day holiday to mark Crown Prince's enthronement

To celebrate Crown Prince's Naruhito's enthronement next year, Japan's cabinet approves a bill for a 10-day holiday.

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Abe hails US defense ties

Abe hails US defense ties

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe discusses bolstering collaboration to implement the vision of a free and open Indo-Pac...

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Japan's board of audit discloses improper spending

Japan's board of audit discloses improper spending

Japan's board of audit reveals the misuse of more than $1b in FY2017 tax revenues.

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Okinawa governor to tell Americans of opposition to bases

Okinawa governor to tell Americans of opposition to bases

Okinawa governor Denny Tamaki says he'll tell Americans that residents oppose moving a US Marine air base within the pre...

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Immigration bill triggers row in parliament

Immigration bill triggers row in parliament

Politicians battle over a new bill to expand the number of foreign workers proposed by the Abe administration.

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Tension and training in the South China Sea

Tension and training in the South China Sea

Japan's largest destroyer, the JS Kaga, undertakes its first international deployment amid growing tension triggered by ...

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Defense ministry resumes US base landfill work

Defense ministry resumes US base landfill work

Japan's defense ministry resumes preparations for a controversial US base landfill project off Henoko, Okinawa.

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Town assembly speaker decided after 99 elections

Town assembly speaker decided after 99 elections

The speaker of a town assembly in Okinawa Prefecture is finally decided after 99 elections.

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Top S. Korean court orders reparations for WWII forced labor

Top S. Korean court orders reparations for WWII forced labor

Japan's government criticizes the South Korean top court's decision ordering Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal to pay repara...

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