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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...

Mass Resignations Deal Harsh Blow To Japan's PM

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 09.01.2012 | World

TOKYO — A powerful politician and dozens of his followers quit Japan's ruling party on Monday and are likely to form their own rival bloc, deali...

Obama Cracks Jokes While Greeting High-Profile Guests

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

CAMP DAVID, Md. — Freedom of the press is a bit different at the G-8 summit. At Camp David, a highly secure compound in the woods ringed by lay...

Reaffirming Tokyo's Leader in Washington

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
Joshua W. Walker

In isolation, neither 3.11 nor Mr. Noda have changed Japan. Yet in different ways both have exposed the Japanese state's shortcomings by contrasting the resilience of its citizenry with the impotence of its government.

North Korea's Failure Is Not a Success, Ignore at Your Own Peril

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 06.23.2012 | World
Joshua W. Walker

Sitting at the center of what is currently the most economically and geo-strategically important region in the world, North Korea matters for everyone, and its failed rocket launch only increases the chance of danger ahead.

Mark Zuckerberg Makes A New Friend

Reuters | Chris Gallagher | Posted 05.29.2012 | Technology

By Chris Gallagher TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda frequently entertains dignitaries from all over the world, ...

Japanese PM Pledges 'Rebirth' Around Fukushima

AP | By MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 01.04.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Japan's prime minister pledged Wednesday in his traditional new year's press conference to bring "rebirth" to the area around the crippled Fu...

Japan's Prime Minister Declares Tsunami-Devastated Nuclear Power Plant Stable

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 02.14.2012 | World

TOKYO — Japan's prime minister announced Friday that the country's tsunami-damaged nuclear plant has achieved a stable state of "cold shutdown,"...

Japanese Prime Minister: Asia Must Protect Itself From Euro Zone Crisis

Posted 11.19.2011 | Business

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Yoko Nishikawa) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said on Saturday Asia needs to consider further steps to avoid a fin...

Japan To Return Looted Royal Documents To South Korea

AP | By SAM KIM | Posted 12.18.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea -- Japan's prime minister will return looted Korean royal documents during a summit with his South Korean counterpart this week, of...

Japan's New PM: Nation Should Aim To Reduce Nuclear Power

AP | Posted 11.13.2011 | Green

TOKYO -- Japan's new prime minister has promised to restart nuclear plants following safety checks ordered after the crisis at the tsunami-damaged Fuk...

Nobel Winner Urges Japan To Abandon Nuclear Power

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 11.06.2011 | Green

TOKYO — Nobel laureate Kenzaburo Oe urged Japan's new prime minister on Tuesday to halt plans to restart nuclear power plants and instead abando...

Natural Disasters Shake Public Confidence In Japan Government

AP | By MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 11.01.2011 | World

TOKYO -- This year's tsunami and nuclear disasters have severely shaken the Japanese public's confidence in their government, and many are pessimistic...

Japan's New Prime Minister Faces Unique Challenges

AP | Posted 10.29.2011 | World

TOKYO — Japan's prime minister and his Cabinet resigned en masse on Tuesday ahead of a vote in parliament to install former Finance Minister Yos...

Japan Unveils Program To Ease Strains Of Strong Yen

AP | By TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

TOKYO -- Japan's government on Wednesday unveiled a $100 billion loans program to ease the strains of a strong yen and encourage companies to turn adv...

Japan Approves Nearly $50 Billion For Post-Earthquake Rebuilding

Reuters | Linda Sieg and Kazunori Takada | Posted 06.21.2011 | World

April 22, 2011 4:37:58 AM By Linda Sieg and Kazunori Takada TOKYO, April 22 (Reuters) - Japan's cabinet approved on Friday almost $50 billio...

G7 Financial Ministers Plan Emergency Meeting

REUTERS | Leika Kihara and Tetsushi Kajimoto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO (Reuters) - Financial leaders of the world's richest countries will hold talks on Friday on ways to calm global markets roiled by Japan's nucl...