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Japan ‘Expands Military’s Role’

Japan’s parliament yesterday voted into law a defence policy shift that could let troops fight overseas for the first time since 1945, a milestone in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push to loosen the limits...

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Japan beat South Africa in Rugby World Cup

Japan stunned two-time champions South Africa to cause arguably the biggest upset in rugby union history. Karne Hesketh crossed in the final minute to win an incredible World Cup Pool B encounter in Brighton....

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Japan may exempt food, drinks from sales tax hike

Japan may exempt some food and beverages from a planned increase in the sales tax, government sources said. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government plans to raise the nationwide sales tax to 10 percent in...

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Japan promises record $2b loan to the Philippines

Japan has pledged about $2 billion in soft loans to upgrade the Philippines’ crumbling railway system in Tokyo’s biggest ever support for any Filipino project, Manila said Thursday. The 240 billion-yen package is a...

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Abe to express ‘remorse’ over WWII

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe yesterday said he would express “remorse” over World War II this month, as a government panel condemned the country’s past aggression against its Asian neighbours. Abe is preparing his...

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Stunning Iroha-zaka Road of Japan

Iroha-zaka is a pair of famous winding roads located in the mountains of Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. It’s the main access to connect the lower elevations around central Nikko to the higher elevations of the...

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Japan intends to resume whale hunt

Japan’s chief whaling negotiator said yesterday the country intends to resume hunts in the Antarctic this year, despite a call by global regulators for more evidence that the expeditions have a scientific purpose. Joji...

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World’s first Otaku Summit begins

Japan opened what organisers are billing as the world’s first “Otaku” summit Saturday, drawing visitors from around the world as the country looks to boost the international fan base for Japanese comic books and...