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  • Abe: Russia missile deployment regrettable

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed regret on Friday over Russia’s deployment of missile systems on northwestern Pacific islands claimed by Japan. The missile system deploym…

  • MSDF to train R.P. naval pilots

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Maritime Self-Defense Force will train two Philippine naval pilots starting next week as part of bilateral defense cooperation. The two Philippine lieutenant commanders, …

  • Kishida to meet with Lavrov on Dec. 3

    MOSCOW — Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will visit Russia on Dec. 3 to hold talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Russian Presiden…

  • LDP’s Zen-Noh reform plan sets numerical targets

    Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers with ties to agriculture and forestry have accepted an agricultural reform plan that forms a major pillar of the government’s economic growth strategy. The plan …

  • Anxieties mount in govt over talks on Emperor’s abdication

    The government is worried about the ongoing discussions in an advisory panel of experts examining measures to reduce the Emperor’s official duties. The government is considering establishing a spec…

  • LDP aiming to up spousal income limit for tax break

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s tax panel is set to propose raising to ¥1.5 million from the current ¥1.03 million the limit on spouses’ annual incomes for the exis…

  • Abe vows to win TPP ratification

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday his government maintains its aim of winning ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, although U.S. President-elect Donald Trump re…

  • Govt eyes THAAD for missile defense

    The government is considering concrete measures toward introducing the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD, see below) antimissile system, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. The government has th…

  • U.S. welcomes agreement

    WASHINGTON (Jiji Press) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Wednesday welcomed the signing the same day of the general security of military information agreement, or GSOMIA, between Japan and…

  • GSOMIA a boost to trilateral cooperation

    The Japanese government has praised Wednesday’s conclusion of the Japan-South Korea general security of military information agreement, or GSOMIA. The agreement “will contribute to the reinforceme…

  • Japan in Depth / Trump statement casts pall over TPP prospects

  • Russia said to have set up missiles in northern territories

    MOSCOW (Jiji Press) — Russia has deployed cutting-edge ground-to-ship missiles in Japan’s northern territories, the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday. The Bal and Bastion coastal missile …

  • Tokyo inks intelligence-sharing pact with Seoul

    SEOUL (Jiji Press) — Japan and South Korea signed a bilateral military intelligence-sharing pact on Wednesday in an effort to better counter growing nuclear and missile threats from North Korea. T…

  • Curbing foreign land deals near defense facilities eyed

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is considering legislative moves to restrict foreign acquisitions of land near defense facilities in the country, for national security reas…

  • Japan, South Korea Cabinets OK intel-sharing agreement

    The Japanese and South Korean governments approved a general security of military information agreement (GSOMIA) at Cabinet meetings on Tuesday morning. Yasumasa Nagamine, Japanese ambassador to So…

  • Japan forced to rethink TPP strategy

    The Japanese government will likely be driven into a corner over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, in response to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement of his intention to exit the free tra…

  • Abe stresses ‘win-win’ development over issue of northern territories

    BUENOS AIRES (Jiji Press) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stressed Monday that the economic development of the northern territories at the center of a longstanding territorial issue between Japan and R…

  • Abe: Free trade crucial for growth

    LIMA — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stressed at a summit meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum held Sunday that free trade is essential for ensuring global economic growth. “Free…

  • Japan, ROK to ink GSOMIA

    The Japanese and South Korean governments decided Monday to make a Cabinet decision on their general security of military information agreement (GSOMIA) on Tuesday, and to officially sign the agreeme…

  • Abe, Xi to keep working on bilateral ties

    LIMA — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed with Chinese President Xi Jinping that the two countries should make continued efforts to improve bilateral relations, bearing in mind that next year marks t…

  • 59% of S. Koreans against intel-sharing

    SEOUL (Jiji Press) — Nearly 60 percent of South Koreans are against strengthening military cooperation with Japan, at a time when the two Asian countries are moving to conclude a military intellige…

  • Abe seeks steady progress on territorial talks with Russia

  • GSDF unit leaves for South Sudan

    AOMORI (Jiji Press) — An advance group of about 130 Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force troops left Aomori Airport for South Sudan Sunday to join U.N. peacekeeping efforts there with new duties. T…

  • ‘2-plus-2’ Australia talks eyed for December

    The Japanese and Australian governments are making final arrangements to hold a so-called two-plus-two meeting of their foreign and defense ministers in Tokyo in late December, it has been learned. …

  • Japan, Russia map out economic plan

    LIMA — Japan and Russia held a vice-ministerial meeting on Friday in Lima to compile a work schedule for an eight-point economic cooperation plan proposed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The work sch…

  • Abe confident of relations with Trump

  • Diet enacts bills to allow foreign caregivers

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Diet enacted Friday bills to allow people from any other countries to work as certified caregivers for the elderly and accept foreign trainees at nursing care facilities. …

  • Koike says Tokyo market may move by end of ’17 at earliest

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Tokyo metropolitan government will relocate the aging Tsukiji wholesale food market to a new site in the Toyosu district, a project that has been postponed due to safety co…

  • Inada orders GSDF to assume new duties

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Defense Minister Tomomi Inada on Friday ordered a Ground Self-Defense Force peacekeeping unit to assume new duties in South Sudan under the national security laws, enforced in …

  • Abe deems Trump ‘can be trusted’ / Informal N.Y. meeting held with future U.S. leader

  • Govt to purchase Mageshima island for U.S. military aircraft practice facility

    The government has decided to purchase Mageshima island in Nishinoomote, Kagoshima Prefecture, one of the sites being considered for the relocation of a U.S. field carrier landing practice (FCLP) fac…

  • Legislation enacted to postpone tax hike

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Diet enacted Friday legislation to postpone the consumption tax hike from 8 percent to 10 percent for 2½ years, from April 2017 to October 2019. At a plenary meeting, the…

  • Abe takes rare step meeting Trump

  • Abe ‘convinced’ by Trump after New York meeting

  • Lower house OK’s bill to extend early-voting period on justices

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to extend the period for early voting on whether to approve Supreme Court justices, to 11 days before the voting day. Th…

  • Abe departs for talks with Trump

  • Constitution talks resume in lower house commission

    The House of Representatives Commission on the Constitution reopened substantial discussions on Thursday following a 17-month hiatus. The panel, chaired by Eisuke Mori, held a session in which repre…

  • Japan, ASEAN agree to promote defense cooperation

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Defense Minister Tomomi Inada and her counterparts from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Wednesday agreed to promote defense cooperation to counter China’s marit…

  • Hopes, anxiety rise over northern territories as Trump warms to Putin

    Expectations are rising in the government that Japan may be able to progress more smoothly in negotiations with Russia over the northern territories due to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump showing w…

  • U.N. panel raps North Korea human rights abuse

    NEW YORK (Jiji Press) — The U.N. General Assembly Third Committee adopted Tuesday a resolution condemning North Korea’s human rights violations including abductions of Japanese citizens. The res…

  • Upper house reopens talks on Constitution / Work likely to continue into next year

    The House of Councillors’ Commission on the Constitution on Wednesday held its first substantial discussions since the July upper house election. The panel, chaired by Takuji Yanagimoto, held a ses…

  • Japan’s payout most among U.S. allies

    The government plans to ask U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to reconsider the comments he made during his campaign demanding that U.S. allies, including Japan, spend more to host U.S. forces, accord…

  • Japan, Russia agree to promote economic ties

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) —The Japanese and Russian governments at a ministerial gathering in Tokyo on Tuesday confirmed their intention to steadily promote their eight-point economic cooperation program i…

  • Panel OK’s 50% cut in Opdivo price

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Central Social Insurance Medical Council, a government advisory panel, on Wednesday approved the health ministry’s plan to slash the price of Opdivo, an expensive cancer d…

  • Analysis / Prolonged pending issues settled

    A quarter of a century has passed since Japan first participated in a U.N. peacekeeping operation. The Ground Self-Defense Force is finally being allowed to carry out the long-pending duties such as r…

  • Japan to record missions

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Defense Ministry will use small cameras to record the actions of Ground Self-Defense Force personnel in a U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan under new security duties to …

  • Russian economy minister detained in bribery case

    MOSCOW — Russia’s Investigative Committee on Tuesday announced that it has detained Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev, on suspicion of accepting bribes in connection with the federat…

  • Japan, ROK provisionally sign intel sharing pact

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Japan and South Korea provisionally signed a military intelligence-sharing pact on Monday, a move designed to help the two countries jointly counter North Korea’s nuclear and…

  • Conservative experts express opposition to Emperor’s abdication

    Opposition to the Emperor’s abdication was conspicuous among experts at a hearing held Monday at the Prime Minister’s Office during the fourth meeting of a government panel to discuss a reduction…

  • Govt: New mission allows SDF to take appropriate actions

    Self-Defense Forces members positively received the government’s decision Tuesday to allow SDF personnel dispatched to South Sudan to engage in so-called kaketsuke-keigo activities, coming to the ai…

  • Cabinet approves rescue missions abroad for GSDF / South Sudan operation to start Dec. 12

    At a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, the government approved a new mission in which Ground Self-Defense Force personnel dispatched to U.N. peacekeeping operations in South Sudan can come to the rescue of …

  • Intel-sharing talks with Seoul held

    The Japanese and South Korean governments held division-director level talks of their foreign and defense ministries in Tokyo on Monday in last-minute negotiations toward signing the general security…

  • Abe: TPP difficult to put into force

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reiterated his belief on Monday that Japan should lead efforts to put the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement into effect at an early date….

  • Japan, South Korea to provisionally sign intelligence pact this week

    SEOUL (Jiji Press) — South Korea plans to provisionally sign a bilateral agreement with Japan on sharing military intelligence as early as this week, the Yonhap news agency quoted a defense ministr…

  • Japan signs N-cooperation agreement with India

    The Japanese and Indian governments have signed a nuclear cooperation agreement (see below) enabling Japan to export materials, machinery and technologies related to nuclear power plants to India. T…

  • Concerns over nuclear tests linger in agreement with India

  • Upper house TPP talks begin

  • Start with politics to break the glass ceiling

  • S. Korea opposition parties seek to stop military pact talks

  • Trump’s financial demands concerning

  • Service fees eyed to boost development of medical AI

  • Lower house approves TPP

  • Abe, Trump to meet Nov. 17 in New York

  • Abe sends congratulations

  • Election results closely eyed at U.S. Embassy event

  • Japan worried about U.S. alliance after Trump’s win

  • Many Japanese want April change in age of majority

  • Lower house OK’s Paris Agreement ratification

  • Experts divided over Emperor’s abdication

  • Visits to Hiroshima, Nagasaki by foreign dignitaries on rise

  • 1st Japan-U.S. drill under security laws

  • LDP keeps majority in Toyama city assembly after scandal

  • Govt begins regular review into state spending in Osaka

  • Japan, India to ink nuclear co-op deal

  • Govt might put highly skilled foreign nationals on fast track

  • Kishida begins visiting local areas to strengthen political presence

  • Emperor’s duties expanded as result of natural disasters

  • Japan, Russia pick priority projects for cooperation

  • Lower house panel OK’s TPP bills

  • Sale of Olympic stadium operating rights eyed

  • Tokyo plans to set up panel for Toyosu compensation

  • Yomiuri survey / Party unity lacking as top law talks near

  • Yomiuiri survey / Parties divided over which parts of Constitution to revise

  • Yomiuri survey / Abdication options split lawmakers

  • Yomiuri survey / 73% of Diet members want top law revised

  • Japan pledges ¥800 bil. in aid to Myanmar

  • Connecting Mekong region

  • TPP ratification expected in current Diet session

  • Park scandal could affect ties with Japan

  • Suu Kyi arrives in Japan

  • LDP General Council OK’s 9-year presidential tenure

  • Order for destruction of missiles to be extended

  • GSDF unlikely to rescue foreign troops in S. Sudan

  • Kishida confirms new China drilling rig

  • Abe praises Ohsumi

  • Plan eyed to warm ‘ice age’ generation’s job prospects

  • Poll ruled in state of unconstitutionality

  • Ruling bloc to propose TPP vote on Tue.

  • Majority support working mothers

  • Govt eyes subsidies for border islands

  • Tokyo Gov Koike opens political school

  • Japan, Russia jostle for advantage in talks

  • Less-known tourist sites to bid for funds

  • Putin says no deadline for peace treaty negotiations

  • U.N. panel OK’s talks to ban nukes

  • Experts call for maritime crisis system

  • Abe acts as bridge between Manila, Washington

  • Lower house vote-value gap at 2.176 times

  • Panel will not handle decrease in Imperial heirs

  • Seoul to resume defense intel-sharing talks with Tokyo

  • Japan, U.S., S. Korea to put more pressure on N. Korea

  • Panel proposes 9-yr LDP head term

  • More DPRK sanctions considered

  • Flood of world leaders come to visit Japan

  • Abe, Duterte reaffirm ‘rule of law’ in South China Sea

  • Abe visits quake-hit Kumamoto town

  • Hiroshima visit fresh start for nuclear-free world

  • Obama renews call to eliminate N-weapons / Remarks speak to immense tragedy of World War II

  • Japan-U.S. alliance to enter new phase

  • White House would ‘welcome Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor’

  • [Movie] Obama visits Hiroshima / U.S. president pays respects to A-bomb victims

  • G-7 to stress online freedom, security

  • Diet enacts extra budget for Kumamoto quake relief

  • G-7 ministers vow education to promote diverse societies

  • Obama’s Hiroshima visit hailed

  • Environment ministers to urge trading of greenhouse gas cuts

  • Containing diseases on G-7 agenda

  • Kumamoto quakes designated as ‘extraordinary disaster’


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