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Nintendo to allow gay marriage in latest 'Fire Emblem' 3DS game
Japan court awards owner damages and costs after Chihuahua dies of shock
Japan says hostage negotiations with Islamic State are ‘deadlocked’
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans snap general election: reports

Japanese prime minister plans to hold general elections on December 14, two years ahead of schedule, as he seeks to bolster public support by delaying a scheduled tax increase, local media reports say.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Japanese prime minister plans to hold general elections on December 14, two years ahead of schedule, as he seeks to bolster public support by delaying a scheduled tax increase, local media reports say.

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans snap general election: reports
Japan minister in sadomasochism bar scandal hit by fresh allegations
Scandal hits new Japan industry minister after staff visit sadomasochism bar
Japan confirms 22 people affected by first dengue fever outbreak since 1945

An outbreak of mosquito-borne dengue fever in Japan – the first since the second world war – has affected 22 people, the nation's health ministry confirmed on Monday.

2 Sep 2014 - 7:54AM

An outbreak of mosquito-borne dengue fever in Japan – the first since the second world war – has affected 22 people, the nation's health ministry confirmed on Monday.

Japan confirms 22 people affected by first dengue fever outbreak since 1945
China executes Japanese man for smuggling amphetamines
Japan, Britain to launch joint research into fighter jet missile technology

Japan and Britain are to jointly develop missile technology for fighter jets, while Tokyo may also start exporting Japanese-made parts for US surface-to-air missiles, a Japanese media report said on Thursday.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Japan and Britain are to jointly develop missile technology for fighter jets, while Tokyo may also start exporting Japanese-made parts for US surface-to-air missiles, a Japanese media report said on Thursday.

Japan, Britain to launch joint research into fighter jet missile technology
Flooding, havoc as Typhoon Neoguri batters Japanese mainland

Typhoon Neoguri reached the Japanese mainland bringing widespread flooding, ripping up trees and leaving houses half-buried under mud, as thousands were urged to seek shelter.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Typhoon Neoguri reached the Japanese mainland bringing widespread flooding, ripping up trees and leaving houses half-buried under mud, as thousands were urged to seek shelter.

Flooding, havoc as Typhoon Neoguri batters Japanese mainland
Japan, Australia discuss closer military ties and submarine deal in Tokyo talks
Japan PM may visit North Korea in cold war kidnap probe
Japan, South Korea diplomats to meet over ‘issues of mutual interest’

Summit to discuss relations between Seoul and Tokyo will focus on wartime compensation, comfort women, trade and the mutual threat posed by North Korea

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Summit to discuss relations between Seoul and Tokyo will focus on wartime compensation, comfort women, trade and the mutual threat posed by North Korea

Japan, South Korea diplomats to meet over ‘issues of mutual interest’
Japan, US to boost sea surveillance for Asean, says report
Czechs bounce Japan to reach Davis Cup semi-finals
Japan stages rally over disputed islands with South Korea
Tokyo stocks close 2.45pc lower after US stimulus cut
Abe calls for a summit between ‘inseparable’ Japan and China
Prosecutors question former Tokyo governor over cash payment, media report says
Japanese Minister Yoshitaka Shindo visits Yasukuni Shrine provoking China's ire
Lawnmowers move over as goats cut the grass
Japan says China ships spotted close to disputed islands
Yamanaka retains bantamweight title
Euro gains in Asia on Spain recession exit
Panasonic to halve chip business workforce: reports
US to station second X-band missile radar in Japan
Tokyo dispatches team to survey disputed isles
Japan to buy disputed Diaoyu islands
S Korea 'rejects' Japan port call in naval drill
Japan to abandon nuclear power by 2030s