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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".

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".

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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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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’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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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
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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.

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.

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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.

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
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.

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.

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