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Japan PM Abe's ruling bloc suffers rare losses in two by-elections

The defeats in the Sunday polls come after Japan's Olympics minister, Yoshitaka Sakurada, resigned a year before the Tokyo Games for remarks that offended people affected by the massive earthquake and tsunami.

Japan's PM Abe visits Fukushima nuke plant in revival message

Abe visited Okuma, one of two towns that house the plant, where an evacuation order was partially lifted earlier this month. The government has been carrying out decontamination efforts to lower radiation levels in the region.

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Japan's govt approves record defence spending, seventh straight annual hike

Japan also remains wary of North Korean promises to abandon nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, which it has described in a defence white paper as its "most serious and pressing threat".

India, Japan sign six pacts, agree to hold '2+2' dialogue at ministerial level

The two nations also signed a $75 billion currency swap agreement, which the Finance Ministry said was aimed at improving confidence in the foreign exchange and capital markets.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe says relations with China back on 'normal track'

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's comments came amid intensifying US trade pressure on Beijing and Tokyo that has raised concerns about protectionism and its impact on the global economy.

Trump giving Japan PM Shinzo Abe a hard time on trade despite close ties

Trump has made clear he prefers a bilateral deal to cut a U.S. trade deficit with Japan that hit $5.64 billion last month. However, Abe's administration insists multilateral pacts are still the best bet.

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Nearly half of Japanese think Abe should quit over land sale scandal - poll

Abe has denied that either he or his wife intervened in the sale or were involved in altering documents related to the deal, in which mention of his and Akie's names were removed.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe takes blame for loss of trust over scandal as polls dive, denies involvement

The scandal could dash Shinzo Abe's hopes of winning a third three-year term as head of his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in a September leadership election.

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe: North Korea must take real steps to denuclearisation

Suh was in Tokyo to brief Japanese officials on developments. He was part of a South Korean delegation that met Kim in Pyongyang last week. Another senior member of the delegation has briefed Chinese officials in Beijing.

Japan marks seventh anniversary of tsunami that killed 18,000

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at an official ceremony in Tokyo that reconstruction is making steady progress, but more than 70,000 people are still displaced and many have no prospect of returning to their homes

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Modi in Japan: Meetings with Abe, diaspora and more

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a series of meetings with top Japanese leaders, including Foreign Minister Taro Kono and held productive, focused discussions on bilateral, regional and global issues

Bullet train in India: PM Modi, Japan's Shinzo Abe launch historic project

On day 2 of his visit to Gujarat, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Narendra Modi inaugurated the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail project at ceremony near the Sabarmati Railway Station.

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