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  • Japan's Cabinet eases post-WWII limits on military

    TOKYO (AP) — Since Japan's defeat in World War II, its military has been shackled by restrictions imposed by a victorious U.S. and that, over time, a majority of Japanese adopted as their own. Now, the shackles are being loosened. Japan's Cabinet on Tuesday approved a reinterpretation of the...

  • Japan-NK hold talks despite missile launch

    BEIJING (AP) — Japanese and North Korean envoys began talks Tuesday about the North's abduction of Japanese citizens after Tokyo expressed dismay at its firing of Scud missiles. The meeting was aimed at clarifying the fate of missing Japanese, an issue that has kept relations in a deep...

  • Japan May data show economy slowing but resilient

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's economy is slowing following a sales tax hike but not as badly as some economists feared, according to two business surveys released Tuesday. The central bank's quarterly business confidence survey showed sentiment falling for the first time in 18 months in April-June....

  • The stories of 12 Japanese abducted by North Korea

    TOKYO (AP) — A 13-year-old schoolgirl walking home after badminton practice. A 28-year-old restaurant employee sent by his boss to Vienna. A young couple on a date, driving to the beach to see the sunset. They are among at least 17 Japanese — possibly many more than that — who were...

  • Thousands protest greater Japanese military role

    TOKYO (AP) — Thousands of people protested outside the Japanese prime minister's office Monday in anticipation his government will reinterpret the constitution to allow Japan's military a larger international role. Several thousand people demonstrated to demand that Prime Minister Shinzo...

  • Japan ruling bloc near agreement on security shift

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's ruling party and its coalition partner are near agreement on a major shift in the country's restrictive defensive policy that would allow the military to help defend other nations. The planned change is part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to allow Japan to play a...

  • Filipino ex-sex slaves demand justice from Japan

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipino women forced into prostitution by the Japanese military during World War II marched Wednesday to the Japanese Embassy to demand justice and to criticize Philippine President Benigno Aquino III's silence on the issue during his visit to Japan. Six women in...



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