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  • Japan panel discusses PM speech for anniversary of WWII end

    A panel of experts appointed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met for the first time Wednesday to discuss what he should say in a statement marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, fueling speculation that he may water down previous...
  • Second ruling favors comfort-women statue

    Second ruling favors comfort-women statue
    A controversial statue in Glendale's Central Park will stay standing after another judge ruled in favor of the monument dedicated to women forced into sex slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. L.A. County Superior Court Judge...
  • Japan's farm minister resigns amid political funds questions

    Japan's agriculture minister stepped down Monday following questions over political funding contributions, the latest in a series of such resignations. Koya Nishikawa resigned as head of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries saying he...
  • Noah Smith: Japan's constitution change is dance with autocracy

    Earlier this year, I highlighted a troubling trend in many countries around the world the move toward illiberal government and away from human rights. Unfortunately, Japan is catching the bug. This might seem like a strange claim. Prime Minister Shinzo...
  • How two small rocks stop Japan and South Korea getting along

    TOKYO Once a source of fortune for Japanese fishermen hunting sea lions and abalone, a pair of remote rocks is stopping the U.S.' two biggest allies in Asia from getting along. The Sea of Japan rocks have been controlled by South Korea since 1954. None...
  • Yutaka Katayama dies at 105; auto exec led Japan's rise in U.S. market

    Yutaka Katayama, the auto marketing guru who spearheaded Nissan's launch into the U.S. car market and the individual credited by many for the rapid acceptance of Japanese autos by American consumers, has died. He was 105. Katayama, called "Mr. K" by...
  • Tokyo Marathon ups security after Islamic State killings

    Organizers of this Sunday's Tokyo Marathon have promised increased security following the slaying of two Japanese hostages by the Islamic State group. "We have held anti-terrorism drills and have worked closely with the police agency so we are...
  • US lawmakers say agreement on trade promotion authority near

    A bipartisan congressional agreement on granting President Barack Obama trade promotion authority for a pan-Pacific trade deal is likely this spring, U.S. lawmakers visiting Japan said Thursday. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, chairman of the House Ways and...
  • Abe lays down constitutional barrier to gay marriage in Japan

    TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has fought to alter Japan's constitution on matters of security, is less eager to oppose its principles when it comes to same-sex marriage. Changing the charter to allow gay marriage would require "extremely...
  • Re-militarize Japan? The prime minister sees a bigger role in the region

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Wednesday, Feb. 18: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seeking revision of his country's post-World War II constitution to permit a more active role for its armed forces. The move...
  • Japan trade deficit sinks 58 pct in Jan on lower oil prices

    Japan's trade deficit plunged nearly 60 percent in January from a year before as exports rose and its import bill for oil and gas dropped thanks to sharply lower crude oil prices. The deficit of 1.18 trillion yen ($9.9 billion) was better than some...