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Japan seeks to pressure Beijing on South China Sea ruling

Japan seeks to pressure Beijing on South China Sea ruling

Tokyo raised pressure on Beijing at an Asia-Europe summit Saturday to respect an international tribunal`s ruling that dismissed its claims to much of the South China Sea.

Japan PM tells China''s Li international law must be respected - Kyodo

 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Chinese Premier Li Keqiang that a rules-based international order must be respected.

Nice attack overshadows Europe-Asia summit

Nice attack overshadows Europe-Asia summit

The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), held every two years and which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, is supposed to be a venue for increasing cooperation across the Eurasian region and exploring ways to strengthen the global system of agreements that govern everything from trade to civil aviation.

China attacks Japanese judge who appointed SCS tribunal

China attacks Japanese judge who appointed SCS tribunal

 China today launched a blistering attack on the jurists of a UN-backed international tribunal that struck down its claims over the strategic South China Sea, saying a Japanese judge who appointed the arbitrators "manipulated" the judgement against Beijing.

Japan court upholds reactor shutdown in new blow to nuclear industry

A Japanese court on Tuesday upheld an order to keep two reactors operated by Kansai Electric Power closed, the utility said, helping keep efforts to get the country`s struggling nuclear industry up and running in limbo.

After win, Abe calls for debate on Japan constitution

An emboldened Shinzo Abe called on Monday for debate on Japan's pacifist constitution, which he said it was his "duty" to revise after scoring a strong win in weekend elections.

Japan ruling bloc election win threatens regional stability: Xinhua

China`s official news agency said on Monday a win for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s ruling bloc in upper house elections posed a danger to regional stability, with lawmakers who favour revising the pacifist constitution holding a "super majority".

Economy, security key issues as Japan votes for upper house

Japanese are voting in a nationwide election for the upper house that may cement the Prime Minister's grip on power, as he forges ahead with policies to encourage exports and easy lending to keep a shaky economic growth going.

Japan votes in upper house election

The vote outcome is expected to become clear shortly after the polls close at 8:00 AM.

Abe pledges to boost economy as upper house poll campaign begins

Abe is casting the July 10 election for half the seats in the 242-member chamber as a referendum on his decision to delay a planned hike in an unpopular sales tax.

Japan`s Abe says N. Korea missile launch `cannot be tolerated`

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned a North Korean missile test on Wednesday, according to media, as reports emerged of a possible second test by Pyongyang.

Japan says ageing nuclear reactors can stay on line

Japanese regulators said today that two ageing nuclear reactors can stay on line for up to 20 more years -- the first such exception under tighter safety rules imposed after the 2011 Fukushima crisis.

62% of Japanese doubt PM Shinzo Abe's ''Abenomics''

62% of Japanese doubt PM Shinzo Abe's ''Abenomics''

At least 62 per cent of Japanese public showed their doubt about the effectiveness of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s economic policy mix dubbed "Abenomics", said the latest nationwide poll released on Monday.

Jaitley to 'take India story forward' with Japanese investors

Jaitley to 'take India story forward' with Japanese investors

Tokyo: Eyeing investments from Asia's second-biggest economy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said his visit to Japan is aimed at taking India growth story forward with investors so as to make them invest in a host of sectors, including infrastructure.

Japan PM may face no-confidence motion over tax issue

Japan PM may face no-confidence motion over tax issue

Finance Minister Taro Aso said that if the tax hike is postponed, the Prime Minister should dissolve the Lower House to seek a public mandate in a general election. 

Japan's Shinzo Abe may leave tax hike to next PM: Reports

Japan's Shinzo Abe may leave tax hike to next PM: Reports

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to push back his debt-loaded country's next tax hike for two and a half years, when he will likely have left office, reports said Sunday.

Japan shares G-7 push for inclusive growth with Asia, Africa

Japan shares G-7 push for inclusive growth with Asia, Africa

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is sharing a push by the Group of Seven advanced industrial nations to promote inclusive growth across the globe in meetings with leaders of seven developing countries.

Barack Obama lays wreath at Hiroshima Memorial, says death fell from the sky and the world changed

Barack Obama lays wreath at Hiroshima Memorial, says death fell from the sky and the world changed

“In the image of a mushroom cloud that rose in these skies we are starkly reminded of humanity's core contradictions."

G7 says 'concerned' by situation in East, South China seas

G7 says 'concerned' by situation in East, South China seas

The G7 -- the US, Japan, Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Canada -- said settlement of disputes should be "peaceful" and "freedom of navigation and overflight" should be respected.

Atomic bomb survivors to attend Hiroshima event for Obama visit

Obama has said he will not apologise for the Aug 6, 1945 bombing.