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Japan parliament passes controversial anti-terror bill

Japan's lower house of parliament passed a controversial bill to crack down on people planning crime.

South Korea, Japan seek to lower tensions over `comfort women`

Japan`s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with a senior South Korean envoy on Thursday, as the two countries try to lower tensions over Tokyo`s wartime use of "comfort women".

Threat coming from North Korea entering new stage: Japan PM Shinzo Abe

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe praised US President Donald Trump's tough stance against the Kim Jong-un regime.

Japan, South Korea leaders agree on early summit, cooperation on North Korea

Japan, South Korea leaders agree on early summit, cooperation on North Korea

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korea`s new president, Moon Jae-in, agreed on Thursday to work together closely in dealing with North Korea`s nuclear and missile development, and to hold a bilateral summit meeting at an early date.

Shinzo Abe announces plan to revise Japan's pacifist charter

Shinzo Abe announces plan to revise Japan's pacifist charter

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday announced plans to seek the first-ever changes to Japan's post-war pacifist constitution and said he wants the revisions to take effect in 2020.

China warned North Korea of sanctions after any nuclear test: Rex Tillerson

China has told the Trump administration it warned North Korea it would impose unilateral sanctions should Pyongyang carry out another nuclear test.

Vladimir Putin, Shinzo Abe call for faster restart of talks on North Korean settlement

Vladimir Putin, Shinzo Abe call for faster restart of talks on North Korean settlement

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe raised their concern over the deteriorating situation on the Korean Peninsula, saying, it is necessary to restart six-party negotiations on the same.

Japan`s Shinzo Abe to visit Russia for Putin meet

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia this week for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin and Tokyo said Tuesday, as the two sides look to make headway on a decades-old territorial dispute.

Shinzo Abe, Donald Trump discuss North Korea amid rising tensions

Shinzo Abe, Donald Trump discuss North Korea amid rising tensions

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump on Monday discussed North Korea over the telephone amid heightened tensions surrounding the country.

Shinzo Abe, Donald Trump discuss N Korea amid rising tensions

Shinzo Abe, Donald Trump discuss N Korea amid rising tensions

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump on Monday discussed North Korea over the telephone amid heightened tensions surrounding the country.

Japan commemorates first anniversary of Kumamoto quake

Japan commemorates first anniversary of Kumamoto quake

Japan on Friday commemorated the first anniversary of a massive earthquake that struck the region of Kumamoto, resulting in 225 deaths.

North Korea to deliver 'ruthless blow' if provoked by US: Envoy

North Korea to deliver 'ruthless blow' if provoked by US: Envoy

Korea is ready to deliver the "most ruthless blow" if provoked by the United States, its ambassador to Moscow said on Thursday, after President Donald Trump pledged to keep building up defences against Pyongyang.

US to boost defenses against North Korea: Trump to Abe

The United States will continue to build its military defenses against North Korea, Donald Trump told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday, pledging all options are on the table.

Japan ruling party urges strike capability amid North Korea threat

Japan's ruling party on Wednesday said the government should consider developing the capability to strike enemy bases if the country is attacked, citing North Korea's missile and nuclear threats.

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe denies he or wife made donations to principal of scandal-hit school

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe repeated denials on Friday that he or his wife had made donations to the head of a Japanese nationalist school at the heart of a political scandal that is chipping away at Abe`s support.

Japan principal of scandal-hit school says he got donation from PM Shinzo Abe's wife

The head of a Japanese nationalist school at the heart of a swirling political scandal said in sworn testimony in parliament on Thursday that he received a donation of 1 million yen from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s wife in her husband`s name. 

Chancellor Angela Merkel warns Germany could ban Turkish campaign events

Chancellor Angela Merkel today warned that Germany could ban future campaign events by Turkish politicians on its soil unless Ankara stopped "Nazi" jibes aimed at Berlin.

Japan PM did not donate money to school at heart of scandal: Govt spokesman

The scandal has also put Defence Minister Tomomi Inada in the hot seat after she had to correct a statement about her links to the principal.
 

Japan court strikes down ban on 'mannequin mob' protest

Japanese political dissenters chalked up a small victory today when a court struck down a city's move to ban a "mannequin flash mob" anti-government protest.

North Korea to top agenda on Tillerson Asia visit: Reports

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to visit Japan, China and South Korea later this month to discuss Pyongyang`s nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programmes.