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Japan: from diplomacy to a show-of-force?

Shinzo Abe picks a hawkish conservative ally as defence minister, prompting fears of ruffled feathers among Tokyo's Asian neighbours.

Shinzo Abe picks a hawkish conservative ally as defence minister, prompting fears of ruffled feathers among Tokyo's Asian neighbours.

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Tokyo elects its first female governor

Tokyo has elected Yuriko Koike as its first female governor, according to widely trusted exit polls.

Tokyo has elected Yuriko Koike as its first female governor, according to widely trusted exit polls.

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PM Abe expected to win again as Japan goes to the polls

Japan goes to the polls on Sunday with the result in little doubt; Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition looks set for a comfortable victory, despite worries about the still ailing…

Japan goes to the polls on Sunday with the result in little doubt; Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition looks set for a comfortable victory, despite worries about the still ailing…

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Strong peaceful China vital for the world says Japan's Sone

Euronews is continuing its coverage of the G7 Summit in Ise-Shima, Japan by interviewing Kenko Sone, the Director of Global Communications for Japan’s often outspoken Prime Minister Shinzo…

Euronews is continuing its coverage of the G7 Summit in Ise-Shima, Japan by interviewing Kenko Sone, the Director of Global Communications for Japan’s often outspoken Prime Minister Shinzo…

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'Abenomics' under scrutiny - Japan slumps back into recession

The Japanese economy shrank by 0.2 percent between July-September, Japanese government data showed last Monday. Several reports have suggested

The Japanese economy shrank by 0.2 percent between July-September, Japanese government data showed last Monday. Several reports have suggested

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Tokyo courts foreign business

The Japanese capital wants to become the world's top financial center and is working hard to attract more foreign investors and firms.

The Japanese capital wants to become the world's top financial center and is working hard to attract more foreign investors and firms.

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Japan sports minister to quit over Olympic Stadium costs

Japan’s sports and education minister, Hakubun Shimomura, has submitted his resignation over abandoned plans for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics main

Japan’s sports and education minister, Hakubun Shimomura, has submitted his resignation over abandoned plans for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics main

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Japan cabinet approves draft laws to expand military role

Japan's cabinet has approved bills which would trigger a dramatic shift in security policy, allowing the military to fight overseas for the first time since World War II.

Japan's cabinet has approved bills which would trigger a dramatic shift in security policy, allowing the military to fight overseas for the first time since World War II.

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Japan's re-elected PM vows to push ahead with reforms

Re-elected by parliament, Japan’s Prime Minister is vowing to push ahead with controversial economic reforms. Shinzo Abe has appeared before the

Re-elected by parliament, Japan’s Prime Minister is vowing to push ahead with controversial economic reforms. Shinzo Abe has appeared before the

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Moody's downgrades Japan over debt concerns

Japan’s sovereign debt rating has been downgraded by one notch to A1 by Moody’s. The investors service cites rising uncertainty over the country’s

Japan’s sovereign debt rating has been downgraded by one notch to A1 by Moody’s. The investors service cites rising uncertainty over the country’s

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Japan parliament dissolved for snap election

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved Parliament. The move paves the way for a snap election on December 14. Abe is hoping to get a new

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved Parliament. The move paves the way for a snap election on December 14. Abe is hoping to get a new

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Japan's trade and industry minister quits over funding scandal

Japan’s prime minister has suffered a setback with the resignation of his trade and industry minister. Yuko Obuchi, once tipped as a future

Japan’s prime minister has suffered a setback with the resignation of his trade and industry minister. Yuko Obuchi, once tipped as a future

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Japan: Challenges ahead as new cabinet is sworn in

Diplomacy and the economy are the key concerns of Japan’s new, more female-friendly cabinet, which has just been sworn in. It is the result of

Diplomacy and the economy are the key concerns of Japan’s new, more female-friendly cabinet, which has just been sworn in. It is the result of

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Japan PM Abe promotes women in cabinet reshuffle

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reshuffled his 18-member cabinet, increasing the number of women from two to five. He has also raised hopes

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reshuffled his 18-member cabinet, increasing the number of women from two to five. He has also raised hopes

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Japan approves major post-war military change

Japan has approved a major change to its post-war security policy of pacifism, paving the way for its military to fight abroad. The move, the most

Japan has approved a major change to its post-war security policy of pacifism, paving the way for its military to fight abroad. The move, the most

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Protester sets himself on fire in Tokyo

A man set himself ablaze on a bridge in a busy part of Tokyo to protest Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s changes to the country’s military constitution.

A man set himself ablaze on a bridge in a busy part of Tokyo to protest Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s changes to the country’s military constitution.

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Japan's debt hits a huge number

Here’s a number to ponder- one quadrillion. That is the amount in yen that Japan’s national debt has now reached. It is the equivalent of 7.8

Here’s a number to ponder- one quadrillion. That is the amount in yen that Japan’s national debt has now reached. It is the equivalent of 7.8

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Japan: Abe's ruling bloc nets upper house win

The ruling bloc of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has secured a decisive victory in an upper house election, according to exit polls. A win

The ruling bloc of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has secured a decisive victory in an upper house election, according to exit polls. A win