Japan Cabinet Support Leaps as Prime Minister Abe Heads for Exit

This post was originally published on this siteSupport for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet soared after he announced his resignation and his right-hand man Yoshihide Suga

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Former Japan Premier Mori Visits Taiwan to Mourn President Lee

This post was originally published on this siteFormer Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori is visiting Taiwan Sunday to pay his respects to the late President Lee Teng-hui. Mori is accompanied by

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Japanese Ex-Justice Minister Indicted For Vote-Buying, NHK Says

This post was originally published on this siteTokyo prosecutors indicted a former justice minister and his lawmaker wife on vote-buying allegations Wednesday, public broadcaster NHK said, in a

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Japan Pushes Back Against Talk of G-7 That Includes South Korea

This post was originally published on this siteJapan said it opposed changes to the Group of Seven nations as it pushed back against a reform plan by U.S. President Donald Trump that would have

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Japan Seeking to Keep South Korea Out of G-7, Kyodo Says

This post was originally published on this siteJapan has told the U.S. it opposes the participation of South Korea in a Group of Seven summit this year, Kyodo News reported, citing more than one

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Tokyo’s First Female Governor Announces Run For Re-Election

This post was originally published on this siteTokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, the first woman elected to govern the 14-million strong city, announced she would seek office again in a vote next

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China Protests Japan’s Plan For a G-7 Statement on Hong Kong

This post was originally published on this siteChina lodged a protest with Japan after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he wanted to set the course for a Group of Seven nations statement on Hong

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Japan’s Abe Follows Trump in Fast Drug Approvals After Criticism

This post was originally published on this sitePrime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government is following the U.S. in speeding up the approval of still unproven virus drugs, as he faces new

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Japan to Extend Virus Emergency Into June, Reports Say

This post was originally published on this siteJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will extend a national state of emergency over the coronavirus by a month, domestic media reports said, even as

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Defiant Pachinko Parlors Show Limits of Japan’s Shutdown Request

This post was originally published on this siteLines outside Tokyo’s pachinko parlors show the limits of Japan’s ability to enforce social distancing, just as the country heads into a

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