Japan, EU sign free trade deal

Japan, EU sign free trade deal

Japan and the EU ink an economic partnership agreement.

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Govt explains foreign labor policy

Govt explains foreign labor policy

Japan's government explains its new policy to accept unskilled foreign labor.

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PM Abe visits flood-hit Okayama Prefecture

PM Abe visits flood-hit Okayama Prefecture

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits flood-hit Okayama Prefecture for inspection.

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Govt to use reserve funds for flood relief

Govt to use reserve funds for flood relief

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the government will use reserve funds to deliver relief supplies to communities devastate...

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Former Aum cult leader cremated

Former Aum cult leader cremated

The body of executed former cult leader Shoko Asahara and mastermind behind the deadly 1995 Tokyo sarin gas attack is cr...

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Govt green lights aging nuclear plant for restart

Govt green lights aging nuclear plant for restart

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Agency approves the restart of an aging nuclear plant northeast of Tokyo that shut down durin...

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Princess Ayako to wed

Princess Ayako to wed

Princess Ayako and her fiance, businessman Kei Moriya, announce their engagement.

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Skating champ Hanyu receives People's Honor Award

Skating champ Hanyu receives People's Honor Award

Repeat Olympic gold medalist figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu becomes the youngest person to receive the People's Honor Award.

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Emperor Akihito ill, cancels duties

Emperor Akihito ill, cancels duties

Emperor Akihito cancels his official duties after a bout of dizziness and nausea caused by cerebral anemia.

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Parliament passes work reform, TPP bills

Parliament passes work reform, TPP bills

Japan's parliament passes a work reform bill and a Trans Pacific Partnership trade bill package.

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