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News Japan » Politics: Japan's Abe avoids timeline for amending pacifist constitution

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Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe opened a new session of parliament on Monday with familiar promises for economic reform and stronger defense, but steered clear of setting a timeline for his goal of revising the post-war, pacifist ...

News Japan » Politics: Skiers injured by flying rocks on Japanese volcano

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Publication date: uesday 23 January 2018

TOKYO (AP) — Twelve people, including eight soldiers, skiing on the slopes of a volcano near a famous hot spring resort in central Japan were injured Tuesday by flying rocks during a sudden eruption, officials said. One soldier later died. The eruption ...

News Japan » Politics: American contractors swoop in as Japan boosts defense spending

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Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

TOKYO -- Japan plans to spend record sums on defense in fiscal 2018, but the gains will flow not to high-tech Japanese manufacturers but to US companies backed strongly by President Donald Trump. This has dismayed Japanese corporates who watched Mr Trump ...

News Japan » Politics: Abe pledges more robust defense strategy for Japan in annual policy speech to lawmakers

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Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

On China, Abe said Japan will “steadily improve our friendship from a comprehensive ... On the Constitution, Abe stressed the need for more active discussions on revision. He urged political parties to submit their own amendment proposals in the months ...

News Japan » Politics: Bulgaria pledges opportunities for Japanese firms in Balkans

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Publication date: Sunday 14 January 2018

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov are promising to create opportunities for Japanese businesses in the Balkans. Abe is on a six-country European tour that makes him the first Japanese prime minister to visit the ...

News Japan » Politics: Japan Deepens Middle Eastern Diplomacy – Analysis

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Publication date: uesday 09 January 2018

Before the oil crisis in the 1990s, Japan’s foreign policy mandarins in Kasumegaseki as well as political leaders took it for granted that relations between Japan and the Middle East are simply buyer-seller relationship. That changed after the formation ...

News Japan » Politics: It looks like the glass ceiling in Japanese politics will hold firm again

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Publication date: Friday 20 October 2017

Three months ago, Yuriko Koike’s star appeared to be on an inexorable upward trajectory. A year after becoming the first female governor of Tokyo, her new Tokyoites First party had just drubbed the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Prime Minister Shinzo ...

News Japan » Politics: Trump arrives in Japan, first in five-country Asian tour

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Publication date: Saturday 04 November 2017

Tokyo (CNN)President Donald Trump touched down in Japan late Saturday ahead of a 13-day trek through Asia that he hopes will divert from a bruising political controversy back home. During the first set of remarks on his five-nation tour, Trump avoided the ...

News Japan » Politics: Japan’s Growing Political Gender Gap

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Publication date: hursday 20 December 2012

Three days before South Korea elected a woman president, Japanese voters significantly reduced the number of women in parliament. As a result of Sunday’s vote, the new lower house will have 38 women, or 7.9% of all lawmakers in that chamber. That’s ...