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July 16, 2015
Q&A: The ruckus over Japan's military legislation
The opposition walked out before the vote, and thousands of protesters took to the streets the previous night, but none of ...
July 15, 2015
Japanese bills would expand military's role
A parliamentary committee on Wednesday approved legislation that would expand the role of Japan's military after Prime ...
July 15, 2015
70 years on, Japanese firm to apologize to US WWII veterans
A major Japanese corporation will offer a landmark apology this weekend for using U.S. prisoners of war for forced labor ...
July 13, 2015
Miyazaki's 1st fully CG film is story of tiny caterpillar
Master of animation Hayao Miyazaki is working on his first fully computer-generated film — a short anime about a tiny, hairy ...
June 27, 2015
Popular elsewhere, high-speed rail remains elusive in the US
Travelers easily whiz from city to city on high-speed trains in many parts of South America, Asia and Europe. Since the first ...
June 26, 2015
Japan inflation ebbs in May, jobless rate flat
The state of Japan's economic recovery remains murky, with inflation still nearly flat in May despite unprecedented monetary ...
June 23, 2015
Japan marks 70th anniversary of WWII Battle of Okinawa
Heckled by local residents, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe joined about 5,000 people including the U.S. ambassador in a memorial ...
June 21, 2015
Not friends yet, but Japan and South Korea are talking
Foreign ministers from Japan and South Korea held a rare meeting Sunday on the eve of the 50th anniversary of their countries ...
June 21, 2015
Not friends yet: Japan, S. Korea mark 50-year treaty
Foreign ministers from Japan and South Korea held a rare meeting Sunday on the eve of the 50th anniversary since their ...
June 18, 2015
Japan's tourism boom lifts economy, but brings headaches
From the slopes of Mount Fuji to the temple streets of Kyoto, tourists are cramming Japan's prime sightseeing spots, puzzling ...
June 09, 2015
2 ex-leaders urge Abe to keep Japan's WWII apologies
Two former political leaders who apologized over Japan's World War II atrocities said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should not ...
June 08, 2015
THE LATEST: Bavarian police say G-7 less violent than feared
5:44 p.m. (1544GMT; 11:44 a.m. EDT) Eight officers were injured and 72 people were detained temporarily, but Bavarian police ...
June 06, 2015
China, Japan hold finance talks stalled amid tensions
Chinese and Japanese finance ministers held talks Saturday to deepen economic cooperation that had been delayed for about two ...
June 05, 2015
Merkel pursues ambitious agenda for G7 summit
When Germany last hosted a summit of the world's leading industrialized democracies, Chancellor Angela Merkel was a relative ...
June 01, 2015
Japanese PM Abe apologizes for heckling opposition lawmaker
Japan's parliamentary session opened Monday with an unusual apology from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over his heckling.
May 29, 2015
Japan data show spending, factory output muted as yen falls
Japanese data on Friday showed a mixed outlook for the world's third-largest economy while a renewed decline in the value of ...
May 23, 2015
Japan pledges climate change aid to Pacific island nations
Japan pledged Saturday 55 billion yen ($450 million) in aid to Pacific island nations that are battling rising sea levels and ...
May 22, 2015
Coal, medicine, trains top Tokyo's Asia infrastructure plan
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's offer of $110 billion in fresh infrastructure financing for Asia is as much about Japan's agenda ...
May 21, 2015
Japan ups ante in race to boost influence in Asia with cash
Vying to keep pace with China's rising influence and economic clout, Japan plans to provide $110 billion to help develop ...
May 20, 2015
Japan economy gathers pace in 1Q as recovery takes hold
Japan's economy grew at a faster-than-expected 2.4 percent annual pace in the January-March quarter, suggesting a recovery ...