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The Resignation of Two Ministers Spells Trouble for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

It must have seemed like a good idea at the time.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appointed five women to his Cabinet last month in a major shakeup designed to show support for female empowerment and help smooth the way for an unpopular political agenda. 847 more words

Japan Denied Revision of UN Comfort Women Report

According to a statement by government spokesman Yoshihide Suga on Thursday, the Japanese government asked the United Nations to partially retract an old United Nations report detailing abuses against Korean and other women who were forced to work as “comfort women” during the Second World War. 492 more words

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The recent market sell-off

Since September, markets have been digesting troves of information which suggest that the global economic recovery is not losing steam. Chinese data was soft showing weak increases in economic output and… 518 more words


Japan caves to China on Senkaku Island dispute

In order to secure a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe agreed to a significant concession in Tokyo’s ongoing dispute with China over the… 783 more words


Yasukuni Visits Notwithstanding, Officials Optimistic on Prospects for Abe-Xi Meeting at APEC Summit

Following several weeks of foundational meetings between Chinese and Japanese representatives, Japanese officials find a meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and China’s President Xi Jinping at the November APEC Summit increasingly likely. 514 more words

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Japanese government honours war criminals yet again

This video says about itself:

11 September 2013

Aug 15, 1945 – Japan officially surrendered and thereby ended World War II. Every year nationalistic rightwing groups…

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An Economic Strategy for Casinos in the Land of Pachinko

As we begin the third week of the special autumn parliamentary session in Japan, the focus remains on whether or not substantial progress will be made on casino legalization. 786 more words

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