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Japan scores own goal on history
Prime Minister Abe under fire for honoring war criminals.(8/30/2014 1:24:44 AM)
Japan ex-wrestler wages 'sports diplomacy' in N. Korea
Flamboyant Japanese wrestler-turned-politician Kanji "Antonio" Inoki kicked off his brand of sports diplomacy in North Korea Saturday in an unusual two-day event featuring martial artists from around the world. Inoki, 71, an opposition member of Japan's upper house with a penchant for red scarves, has travelled to the reclusive state with a host of international fighters in an attempt to use ...(8/30/2014 11:07:26 AM)
Eyeing China, Japan seeks record defense budget
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Defense Ministry on Friday requested money for F-35 stealth fighter jets as part of its biggest-ever budget to bolster its ability to defend remote southern islands, including ones also claimed by an increasingly assertive China.(8/29/2014 10:08:08 AM)
UN issues fresh call to Japan over WWII 'comfort women'
A UN watchdog issued a fresh call Friday to Japan to take full blame for forcing women from Korea and elsewhere in Asia to work as sex slaves during World War II. The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said that by failing to treat the ageing survivors properly, Japan had let their suffering drag on for decades. "What we're asking the Japanese government is to conclude ...(8/29/2014 3:19:03 PM)
With eye on China, Japan defense planners seek spending boost
By Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's defense planners are seeking their biggest budget ever for the coming fiscal year to pay for stealth fighters, drones and a hi-tech submarine, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bolsters the military amid an intensifying rivalry with China. The Defense Ministry on Friday requested a 3.5 percent increase to 5.05 trillion yen ($48.7 billion) for the year ...(8/28/2014 11:37:03 PM)
India's Modi arrives in Japan for visit
India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew into Japan Saturday on a five-day official visit as their governments seek to boost security ties and counter a increasingly assertive China. Modi arrived at Kansai International Airport near Osaka, western Japan, by special plane for a night in the nearby ancient city of Kyoto where he was to have an unofficial dinner with Japanese Prime Minister ...(8/30/2014 4:49:10 AM)
India, Japan each seek deals during Modi's visit
TOKYO (AP) — Japan and India both have much to gain from a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than a dozen Indian steel, energy and IT tycoons that begins Saturday in the ancient capital of Kyoto.(8/29/2014 5:43:22 AM)
India's Modi heads to Japan with trade and China in mind
India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads to Japan Saturday seeking to capitalise on a close relationship with his like-minded counterpart Shinzo Abe to boost trade between Asia's second and third largest economies. The two leaders, both right-wing nationalists elected on a pledge to revive their countries' economies, also share an interest in shoring up regional alliances to counter an ...(8/29/2014 12:46:50 AM)
India's Modi leaves for Japan to boost defence, energy ties
India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi left Saturday for a trip to Japan aimed at strengthening ties with counterpart Shinzo Abe and boosting trade between Asia's second and third largest economies. Before leaving India, the 63-year-old premier said he was confident that his five-day visit would "write a new chapter" in bilateral relations with Japan in areas including defence, nuclear energy ...(8/30/2014 2:57:15 AM)
Japan defence ministry asks for record budget
Japan's defence ministry on Friday made its biggest ever budget request, as Tokyo bolsters its military amid worries over China's expanding naval reach. The request, if approved, would mark the third straight annual defence budget increase and a 3.5 percent rise from the budget for the current fiscal year, which ends in March 2015. The trend reflects Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wish to build a ...(8/29/2014 5:09:59 AM)
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