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Japan students on hunger strike over PM Abe's military, security bills

University students stage a hunger strike in front of the National Diet building in Tokyo on Aug 28, 2015.PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO (AFP) – A group of Tokyo university students staged a rare hunger strike in front of Japan’s parliament as they protested against security bills that critics feared would drag the country into foreign wars. 368 more words

Shinzo Abe asks Obama to investigate alleged NSA spying

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday asked US President Barack Obama to investigate alleged spying by American security agencies on the government and corporate officials in Japan. 6 more words


"I'm sorry we got caught," Obama tells Abe


President Barack Obama has called Japan’s leader to express regret over recent WikiLeaks allegations that the U.S. had spied on senior Japanese officials.

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Japan-China relations boosted by Abe’s WWII statement and self-defence bill

By reiterating Japan’s “unshakable” apology for World War II and legalising the necessary enhancements to operate its Self-Defence Forces like a normal national armed force of a state, Shinzo Abe (Prime Minister 2006-7, 2012-present) has done a meritorious job to consummate Japan’s statehood, thus enabling the Japan-China relation to move on to another stage of collaboration in due course. 1,162 more words


Abe’s WWII Anniversary Speech – A Status Quo Statement?

Disclaimer: This post was originally published on StrifeBlog (http://strifeblog.org), August 25, 2015. It can be accessed here.

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Japan PM Abe to skip visit to China for war anniversary


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not attend events to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in China next month, amid concerns over China’s military ambitions. 383 more words

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Updated 8/25/2015: Seawater leak found at Sendai nuclear plant -- NHK World; Japan's Sendai reactor power ramp-up halted due to pump problem -- Yahoo! News

Updated Aug. 25, 2015, NHK World:

” The operator of the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, says it found seawater used to cool steam has leaked from some pipes. 414 more words

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