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  1. Gifu election loss bad news for potential LDP challenger to AbeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 30 | The Japan Times

    The loss by a ruling party candidate in Gifu's mayoral election over the weekend has spurred speculation that the outcome may deal a blow to a potential successor to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The 38-year-old Masanao Shibahashi, a former Lower House member from the now-defunct Democratic Party of Japan, on Sunday beat Kenji Nakanishi, the Liberal Democratic Party-backed candidate, by roughly 34,000 votes.


  2. Outlook for Japan-China ties fragile as regional strategies slow thawRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 28 | The Japan Times

    The first visit to China by a Japanese foreign minister in two years has signaled a thaw in ties between Beijing and Tokyo amid continuing rows over territorial and historical issues, but some experts remain skeptical that relations will improve further, given the differences in regional strategies. Foreign Minister Taro Kono's visit to Beijing comes at a time when Japan and China mark 40 years since the signing of a bilateral peace and friendship treaty, and after both Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have bolstered their domestic power bases.


  3. Japan tipped to ask China to revive reciprocal summitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 27 |

    Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono is expected to call on China to resume reciprocal visits by the two countries' leaders, a Japanese government official said, with bilateral relations showing signs of improvement despite a lingering territorial dispute. Kono, who arrived in Beijing on Saturday, is scheduled to meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Foreign Minister Wang Yi and State Councillor Yang Jiechi, the nation's top diplomat, as the two nations mark the 40th anniversary of the signing of a peace and friendship treaty.


  4. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono arrives in Beijing, aiming to improve ties with ChinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 27 | The Japan Times

    Foreign Minister Taro Kono arrived in Beijing on Saturday amid hopes that ties with China will improve on the 40th year since they signed a bilateral peace and friendship treaty. Kono is expected to try to lay the groundwork for reciprocal visits by the two nations' leaders during talks Sunday with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, State Councilor Yang Jiechi, the country's top diplomat, and a member of the senior leadership.


  5. Japan's top envoy lands in Beijing aiming to improve strained tiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 27 | South China Morning Post

    Reciprocal visits by the two nations' leaders and postponed trilateral summit expected to be on the agenda, along with Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono arrived in Beijing on Saturday - the first visit by a top envoy from the country for nearly two years - as the two sides try to improve strained ties in the year they mark the 40th anniversary of a peace and friendship treaty. Japan has been hoping to arrange reciprocal visits by the two nations' leaders, though China is less enthusiastic about the proposal.


  6. More than excellent: Japanese envoy on Tokyo's ties with DelhiRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 23 | DNA India

    Consul general of Japan in Mumbai, Ryoji Noda said on Tuesday that India and Japan are global and strategic partners, and relations between the two countries are 'more than excellent'. "India and Japan share the same universal values such as freedom of expression and democracy.


  7. Alliance negotiations between two Japanese opposition parties break downRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2018 | The Japan Times

    Shigefumi Matsuzawa , who heads Kibo no To in the Upper House, and Yuichiro Tamaki , leader of the party, gather at an emergency meeting of the party executive at the Diet on Wednesday. Negotiations between the Democratic Party and Kibo no To on forming an alliance in the Diet broke down Wednesday amid strong opposition from rank-and-file lawmakers on both sides, with many citing differences in security policy and stances toward revising the Constitution.


  8. Japanese opposition parties DP and Kibo no To agree to join forces against Noda's CDPRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2018 | The Japan Times

    Top executives from two opposition parties reached a broad agreement Monday to form a joint parliamentary group and potentially knock the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan - a staunchly liberal party dead-set against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's bid to revise the Constitution - out of its position as the biggest opposition force in the Lower House. The deal by Kibo no To and the Democratic Party, if finalized, would mark a tectonic shift in the Diet since the No.


  9. Art and the human touchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | The Telegraph

    In this city, we rarely get a chance to see Japanese contemporary art and how Western art of our times made its mark on it. Art lovers and visitors enjoyed the opportunity to do so at the exhibition, Japanese Prints of the 1970's: Photographic Images and Matter , held in the Portrait Gallery of the Victoria Memorial Hall in collaboration with the Japan Foundation, which promotes cultural exchange, and the Consulate General of Japan in Calcutta.


  10. Japan's quiet #MeToo movement says everythingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | The Japan Times

    As the #MeToo movement spans the globe, spinning a presidential bubble for Oprah Winfrey and putting spotlights on hidden corners of sexism, Japan is conspicuous for a relative silence, particularly where it matters most. There have indeed been some vital demands for justice at ground level, particularly Shiori Ito.


  11. Philippines not taking down statue of WW II sex slave despite Japan's objectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2018 | CBC News

    Japan criticized the Philippines, an ally, after a memorial statue was unveiled for Second World War 'comfort women' who were made sex slaves for Japanese troops. The Philippines downplayed any affect on relations between the countries.


  12. Women ask Philippine leader to keep 'sex slave' statueRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2018 | WBT-AM Charlotte

    A women's group asked the Philippine president on Thursday to oppose any request by Japan to remove a newly erected statue honoring women who were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II. The Gabriela women's group said President Rodrigo Duterte should instead demand an official apology and compensation for Filipino women who were "conscripted by the Japanese Imperial Army to serve as wartime sex slaves."


  13. Philippines' Duterte hands-off on 'comfort women' statue disputeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2018 |

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will not act on an objection by Japan to a new statue in Manila that commemorates the Filipino "comfort women" who worked in Japanese military brothels during World War Two, his spokesman said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte look at each other before the 20th ASEAN-Japan Summit in Manila, Philippines, 13 November 2017.


  14. 'We Make Antiques!': A caper flick that's the genuine artifactRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2018 | The Japan Times

    One of my guilty pleasures is watching "Kaiun! Nandemo Kanteidan," which translates loosely as "Get Lucky! The 'Anything Goes' Appraisal Team" in English. It has been airing on TV Tokyo since 1994 and has encouraged countless folks to unearth family treasures for inspection by expert appraisers.


  15. Planned Diet bill to deal with low number of women in Japanese politicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2018 | The Japan Times

    Campaigners call for doubling the number of female lawmakers at an event in Tokyo in April 2016. This year, a group of multiparty lawmakers plans to submit to the Diet a bill that mandates all political parties 'make efforts' to field men and women in equal numbers in national and local elections.


  16. Cabinet OKs largest-ever 97.71 tril. yen draft budget for FY 2018Read the original story

    Dec 21, 2017 | UAport

    December 22, 2017 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, second from left, attends a Cabinet meeting to decide on the budget draft for fiscal 2018, alongside Economic and Fiscal Policy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, left, Finance Minister Taro Aso, second from right, and Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Seiko Noda, right, at the prime minister's office in Tokyo on Dec.


  17. Hometown donation system enters new phase, with a focus on building for the futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2017 | The Japan Times

    Local governments in Japan are grappling to find new ways to attract donations under the furusato nozei system, now that intense competition among them to offer the most appealing gifts to donors has subsided. The system allows people to donate money to local governments of their choice, which do not necessarily need to be their hometowns.


  18. LDP at odds on allowing same-sex partners of state guests the right to attend Imperial banquetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2017 | The Japan Times

    Senior members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party are in disagreement over whether same-sex partners of state guests should be invited to banquets hosted by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. After LDP General Council Chairman Wataru Takeshita voiced his opposition to the idea at a party meeting on Thursday, Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Seiko Noda expressed discomfort about his remarks Friday.


  19. Where Koike's new political party lost hopeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2017 | The Japan Times

    Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, leader of Kibo no To speaks at an election campaign rally in Tokyo on Oct. 10. The party, which initially was seen as posing a threat to the stability of the Abe administration, ended up winning less than 50 seats in the Oct. 22 election. The Oct. 22 general election turned out the way most news media predicted.


  20. Japan to boost online regulation after killing spreeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 |

    Takahiro Shiraishi, who was arrested after police found nine dismembered corpses rotting in his house, has confessed to killing all his victims over a two-month spree after contacting them via Twitter, media reports. TOKYO: Japan is considering tightening regulations on social media where vulnerable people share suicidal thoughts, the government said on Friday in response to the grisly murders of nine young people reportedly contacted by their suspected killer through Twitter.