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Japan's PM Abe Voices 'Repentance' On WWII In Speech To U.S. Congress

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2015 | World

(Adds reactions from China, South Korea in paragraphs 3, 12-13) By Matt Spetalnick and Chizu Nomiyama WASHINGTON, April ...

Drone Containing Traces Of Radiation Lands On Roof Of Japanese PM's Office

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.21.2015 | World

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities said they were investigating after a small drone laced with traces of radiation was found Wednesday on the roof of...

Japan's Media Censorship Is Getting Worse

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2015 | Media

By Linda Sieg TOKYO, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Worries are growing in Japan about a trend of media self-censorship as journalists and experts...

NKorea Calls Japan's PM 'Asian Hitler'

Posted 02.04.2014 | World

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been riling up Asian neighbors recently with his government's nationalist politics. But once again, North Korea...

More Than 100,000 Protest Nuclear Power

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2012 | World

By Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO, July 16 (Reuters) - More than 100,000 anti-nuclear protesters marched through central Tokyo on Monday to voi...

Ex-PM: Nuclear Emergency Laws Flawed

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 07.28.2012 | World

TOKYO — Japan's leader felt fearful and helpless during last year's nuclear disaster and lacked experts capable of giving him guidance, he testi...

Japan's Ex-Leader: 'We Were Totally Unprepared' For Fukushima

Posted 05.08.2012 | World

TOKYO (AP) — Japan was woefully unprepared for last year's nuclear disaster, the country's former prime minister said, and suggested that the crippl...

Japanese Prime Minister Set To Step Down On Friday

AP | Posted 10.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Japan's unpopular leader Naoto Kan is expected to resign Friday, fulfilling a promise to step down after parliament approved two key pie...

Japan Premier Seeks Nuclear Power Phaseout

AP | Posted 09.12.2011 | World

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's prime minister said Wednesday he wants his country to learn from its ongoing crisis and become less reliant on nuclear energy. ...

Japan Prime Minister Says He Will Consider Resigning

Posted 08.02.2011 | World

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan survived a no-confidence vote in parliament Thursday, although he did so in part because he suggested he might resig...

Japan Prime Minister Says He Will Consider Resigning

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 08.01.2011 | World

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Naoto Kan, facing a no-confidence vote in parliament, said Thursday he will consider resigning once Japan's efforts to r...

Japanese PM Visits Tsunami-Wrecked City

AP | KOJI UEDA and SHINO YUASA | Posted 06.10.2011 | World

RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan — Somber ceremonies and moments of silence were planned Monday to mark one month since a massive earthquake and tsunami dev...

Naoto Kan: Japan's Next Prime Minister?

AP | MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Japan's ruling party scrambled Thursday to find a new leader after the prime minister called it quits, with Finance Minister Naoto Kan w...

Japan Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama Plans To Resign, Report Says

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Embattled Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama said Wednesday he was resigning over his broken campaign promise to move a U.S. Marine ...

US Military Base Row Could Bring Down Japan Prime Minister

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — It is possibly the most controversial U.S. military facility in the world after the prison at Guantanamo Bay. Local residents like to ca...