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Shinzo Abe Appointed Prime Minister of Japan

December 26, 2012, 8:27 pm

Japanese Parliament on Wednesday handed the prime ministry over to Shinzo Abe, who said that fixing the economy is Japan’s No. 1 priority.

‘We will defend these whales:’ Sea Shepherd Defiant After Court Injunction

December 19, 2012, 1:03 pm

Conservation group Sea Shepherd was given an injunction by a U.S. court to stay at least 500 yards away from Japanese whaling ships.

Presumed New Japanese PM Wants Tougher Stance on China

December 16, 2012, 8:08 pm

Japan’s conservative Liberal Democrats won in a landslide victory during this weekend’s elections, giving Shinzo Abe, who has said he will take tougher measures against China in securing Japanese territories, another chance as prime minister, according to exit polls. Abe, [...]

Japanese Police Sergeant Busted for Illegally Recording Anime

December 16, 2012, 7:48 pm

A Japanese police sergeant was recently arrested for illegally recording an anime movie in a move that will likely send a message to residents in Japan that Tokyo is able and [...]

Japan Accuses China of Intruding its Airspace Over Senkakus

December 13, 2012, 4:27 pm

A Chinese plane entered Japanese airspace and flew over the disputed Senkaku Islands Thursday, drawing condemnation from the Japanese government.

Regional Tensions Before North Korea’s Rocket Launch

December 3, 2012, 4:54 pm

The Japanese government is now deploying surface-to-air missile defense systems and is placing its military on alert to prepare for North Korea’s rocket launch sometime this [...]

Russian Cargo Ship Goes Missing

October 28, 2012, 3:36 pm

A Russian cargo ship with 11 crew members on board has gone missing off of Russia’s Pacific coast while it was traveling through rough seas.

Outspoken Tokyo Governor Forming New Party

October 25, 2012, 4:40 pm

Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara resigned from his position and is now forming a new political party ahead of the Japanese general elections.

Japan’s Justice Minister Resigns Over Yakuza Ties

October 23, 2012, 2:15 pm

Japan’s new justice minister quit his post Tuesday citing “health reasons.” Earlier in the month a Japanese publication exposed the minister’s ties to the Yakuza crime [...]

Japan’s Right Sees Nuclear Arms in Island Dispute

October 17, 2012, 8:39 pm

Japan’s right-wing politicians are looking to use nationalist feelings inflamed by the dispute over the Senkaku Islands (called the Diaoyu Islands in China) to gain support [...]


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