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Japan’s Shinzo Abe pushes security bills through lower house as China shadow lengthens

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s coalition on Thursday approved legislation in the lower house of parliament that could strengthen the military’s role to counter China’s growing presence in the region, despite thousands of protesters overnight chanting and holding up placards reading "No War, No Killing".

23 Feb 2017 - 4:55PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s coalition on Thursday approved legislation in the lower house of parliament that could strengthen the military’s role to counter China’s growing presence in the region, despite thousands of protesters overnight chanting and holding up placards reading "No War, No Killing".

Japan’s Shinzo Abe pushes security bills through lower house as China shadow lengthens
Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Japan’s Honshu island
Japan warns of increased activity at volcano near nuclear plant

Japan warned on Friday that a volcano on the southwestern island of Kyushu, roughly 64 kilometres from a nuclear plant, was showing signs of increased activity and warned people to stay away from the peak.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Japan warned on Friday that a volcano on the southwestern island of Kyushu, roughly 64 kilometres from a nuclear plant, was showing signs of increased activity and warned people to stay away from the peak.

Japan warns of increased activity at volcano near nuclear plant
China 'seriously concerned' after Japan PM sends offering to Yasukuni Shrine

China’s foreign ministry expressed serious concern on Friday after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

China’s foreign ministry expressed serious concern on Friday after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine.

China 'seriously concerned' after Japan PM sends offering to Yasukuni Shrine
Typhoon Phanfone heads out to sea after leaving at least one dead in Japan

Hundreds of flights cancelled and thousands of people advised to evacuate as a powerful typhoon lashes Japan on Monday with heavy rains and high winds, leaving at least one person dead before moving out to sea.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Hundreds of flights cancelled and thousands of people advised to evacuate as a powerful typhoon lashes Japan on Monday with heavy rains and high winds, leaving at least one person dead before moving out to sea.

Typhoon Phanfone heads out to sea after leaving at least one dead in Japan
Japan to lift some North Korea sanctions amid report of surviving abductees

Japan prepares to ease some sanctions on North Korea in return for its reopening of a probe into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by the reclusive state decades ago.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Japan prepares to ease some sanctions on North Korea in return for its reopening of a probe into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by the reclusive state decades ago.

Japan to lift some North Korea sanctions amid report of surviving abductees
Japan’s ‘patriotic wives’: praise for Abe, censure for China and South Korea

Meet the ultra-conservative women, organising online, who are calling for Japan to take a tougher line in response to demands for apologies for its actions in the second world war.

19 Jun 2014 - 10:22PM

Meet the ultra-conservative women, organising online, who are calling for Japan to take a tougher line in response to demands for apologies for its actions in the second world war.

Japan’s ‘patriotic wives’: praise for Abe, censure for China and South Korea
Japan PM moves closer to winning support for looser limits on military
Honda to double number of models on sale in China, says report
150 Japanese lawmakers visit controversial Yasukuni Shrine, straining regional tensions

A Japanese cabinet minister and some 150 lawmakers on Tuesday visited Yasukuni Shrine, which is seen by critics as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism, in a move that could further strain regional ties.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

A Japanese cabinet minister and some 150 lawmakers on Tuesday visited Yasukuni Shrine, which is seen by critics as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism, in a move that could further strain regional ties.

150 Japanese lawmakers visit controversial Yasukuni Shrine, straining regional tensions
Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear power despite public concerns
Japan and the United States face off in crucial trans-Pacific trade negotiations
Sony denies reports it is in talks with Lenovo on PC business alliance
Japan may set up decommissioning agency for Fukushima plant
Japan defence update to emphasise air, sea safety amid concerns over China
Tepco, Mitsubishi plan coal-fired power plants at Fukushima
Tepco should not be in charge of Fukushima decommissioning: Japan panel
Sharp to seek Hon Hai deal in Taiwan this week
Japanese No 1 has 3-year plan to win grand slam event
Samsung triumphs over Apple in Japan patent case
IMF calls for action as euro zone crisis festers
Toyota issues massive recall on power window glitch
US urges ‘cooler heads’ between Japan, China
Softbank to buy up to 70pc of Sprint for US$20b

Japanese mobile operator Softbank Corporation said on Monday it will buy up to 70 per cent of Sprint Nextel, the third-largest US carrier, for about US$20.1 billion.

18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM

Japanese mobile operator Softbank Corporation said on Monday it will buy up to 70 per cent of Sprint Nextel, the third-largest US carrier, for about US$20.1 billion.

Softbank to buy up to 70pc of Sprint for US$20b
IMF says EU must speed up reforms
Shares of Japanese firms suffer as China protests mount
Japan's new Restoration Party seeks more defence spending

A new Japanese party that hopes to become a force to contend with the December general election called for more defence spending on Thursday to protect national interests.

29 Nov 2012 - 5:11PM

A new Japanese party that hopes to become a force to contend with the December general election called for more defence spending on Thursday to protect national interests.

Japan's new Restoration Party seeks more defence spending
Nikkei rises for fifth day, gains limited ahead of BOJ response
Japan protests as Chinese ships enter disputed Diaoyu waters

Three Chinese ships briefly entered what Japan considers its territorial waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea on Monday, prompting an official protest from Tokyo.

18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM

Three Chinese ships briefly entered what Japan considers its territorial waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea on Monday, prompting an official protest from Tokyo.

Japan protests as Chinese ships enter disputed Diaoyu waters
Strong quake in Japan sparks tsunami scare

Japan lifted a tsunami warning issued for northeastern Japan after a strong earthquake centred off the coast shook buildings as far away as Tokyo, public broadcaster NHK said.

18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM

Japan lifted a tsunami warning issued for northeastern Japan after a strong earthquake centred off the coast shook buildings as far away as Tokyo, public broadcaster NHK said.

Strong quake in Japan sparks tsunami scare