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September 30, 2022, 11:52 AM

S. Korea, US and Japan hold anti-N. Korean submarine drills

South Korea, U.S. and Japan launch their first anti-submarine 5 in five years
September 30, 2022, 11:52 AM
September 30, 2022, 6:39 AM

Digital minister aims to wrest Japan out of analog doldrums

The politician tapped to help Japan keep pace with the digital age has his work cut out for him
September 30, 2022, 6:39 AM
Digital minister aims to wrest Japan out of analog doldrums
September 29, 2022, 4:06 PM

Japan's army issues rare apology over sexual harassment case

It was a rare admission of sexual harassment in Japan’s military.
September 29, 2022, 4:06 PM
Japan's army issues rare apology over sexual harassment case
September 27, 2022, 2:43 PM

Japan holds state funeral for Shinzo Abe as protesters line the streets

Controversy erupts over former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's funeral set for Tuesday.
September 27, 2022, 2:43 PM
Japan holds state funeral for Shinzo Abe as protesters line the streets
September 27, 2022, 6:41 AM

Japan protests Russia's expulsion of official, denies spying

Japan has protested to Russia over the detention of a Japanese consulate official on espionage allegations, denying the allegations and accusing Russian authorities of abusive interrogation
September 27, 2022, 6:41 AM
Japan protests Russia's expulsion of official, denies spying
September 23, 2022, 9:09 AM

Hundreds demand cancellation of Japanese ex-leader's funeral

Several hundred protesters have demanded the cancellation of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s state funeral as they shouted slogans and waved banners in a Tokyo park
September 23, 2022, 9:09 AM
Hundreds demand cancellation of Japanese ex-leader's funeral
September 23, 2022, 1:10 AM

Japan to loosen travel restrictions imposed during pandemic

Japan’s prime minister has announced that his nation's strict border restrictions will be loosened next month
September 23, 2022, 1:10 AM
September 23, 2022, 12:43 AM

Unification Church pledges reforms after Abe's assassination

The Unification Church, whose close ties with Japan’s governing party have emerged after the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has acknowledged it accepted “excessive” donations from the suspect’s mother
September 23, 2022, 12:43 AM
Unification Church pledges reforms after Abe's assassination
September 22, 2022, 3:44 AM

Leaders of S. Korea, Japan agree to strive to improve ties

The governments of South Korea and Japan say their leaders have agreed to accelerate efforts to mend ties frayed over Japan’s colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula
September 22, 2022, 3:44 AM
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Tunisia hosts Japanese-African economic cooperation meeting

African heads of state, representatives of international organizations and private business leaders are in Tunisia for the eighth iteration of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development
1 month ago
Conference on Japanese-African economic cooperation to begin
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Abe murder suspect says life destroyed by mother's religion

Tetsuya Yamagami, the alleged assassin of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, was born into an affluent but troubled family
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Abe murder suspect says life destroyed by mother's religion
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Robot issue delays fuel removal from Fukushima nuclear plant

The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant says it is postponing the start of the removal of highly radioactive melted fuel from its damaged reactors because of delays in the development of a remote-controlled robotic arm
1 month ago
Robot issue delays fuel removal from Fukushima nuclear plant
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Japan police chief to resign over Abe shooting death

Japan’s national police chief says he will resign to take responsibility over the assassination of former leader Shinzo Abe last month
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Japan to end pre-departure COVID tests for fully vaccinated tourists in September

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Wednesday the country will end a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement for fully vaccinated travelers Sept. 7.
1 month ago
This country is ending negative COVID test requirement for vaccinated tourists
1 month ago

Japan considering development of new nuclear reactors

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has instructed his government to consider developing safer, smaller nuclear reactors, signaling a renewed emphasis on nuclear energy years after many of the country’s plants were shut down
1 month ago
Japan considering development of new nuclear reactors
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Chemical tanker, cargo ship crash near southwestern Japan

A Japanese chemical tanker ship has crashed into a cargo ship off the coast of southwestern Japan
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2 months ago

Japan marks WWII's end, Kishida doesn't mention aggression

Japan’s PM Fumio Kishida renewed Japan's no-war pledge at a somber ceremony.
2 months ago
Japan marks WWII's end, Kishida doesn't mention aggression
2 months ago

Tropical Storm Meari hammers Japan with heavy rainfall, wind

Japanese weather officials say Tropical Storm Meari is unleashing heavy rains on the main island of Honshu as it heads northward toward the capital, Tokyo
2 months ago
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Issey Miyake, known for bold sculpted designs, dies at 84

Miyake built one of Japan’s biggest fashion brands.
2 months ago
Reports: Famed Japanese designer Issey Miyake dies at 84
2 months ago

Nagasaki marks A-bombing anniversary amid nuclear war fears

Nagasaki is paying tribute to the victims of the U.S. atomic bombing.
2 months ago
Nagasaki marks A-bombing anniversary amid nuclear war fears
2 months ago

Alleged Abe assassin to undergo mental evaluation until Nov

The alleged assassin of Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be detained until late November for mental evaluation so prosecutors can determine whether to formally press charges and send him to trial for murder
2 months ago
Alleged Abe assassin to undergo mental evaluation until Nov
2 months ago

Japan's Sakurajima volcano erupts, triggering evacuation

The volcano on the island of Kyushu spewed ash and rocks into the night sky.
2 months ago
South Japan's Sakurajima volcano erupts, no damage reported
2 months ago

Japan, South Korea foreign ministers agree to improve ties

The foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan have reaffirmed the importance of bilateral ties and the three-way relationship with the United States as they renewed efforts to mend relations
2 months ago
Japan, South Korea foreign ministers meet to mend ties
3 months ago

Japan PM blames police for death of former leader Shinzo Abe

Fumio Kishida blamed inadequate police security for Shinzo Abe's death.
3 months ago
Japan PM blames police for death of former leader Shinzo Abe
3 months ago

Tokyo crowds mourn former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Crowds gathered on Tuesday to pay respects and lay flowers near former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's private funeral at Zojoji temple in Tokyo.
3 months ago
Tokyo crowds mourn former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
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Japanese say final goodbye to assassinated former leader Abe

Japanese have bid their final goodbye to assassinated former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as his funeral was held at a temple
3 months ago
Japanese say final goodbye to former leader Abe at funeral
3 months ago

Crowds line Tokyo streets to mourn former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Crowds gathered to pay respects and lay flowers for former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s private funeral near Zojoji temple, Tokyo.
3 months ago
Tokyo crowds mourn former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
3 months ago

Investigation into assassination of Japan’s former PM

Japan is in mourning over the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and there are new reports on the emerging details about the suspect.
3 months ago
Investigation into assassination of Japan’s former PM
3 months ago

Blinken arrives in Japan to pay respects to former PM Shinzo Abe

ABC News' Bob Woodruff reports from Tokyo with the latest on the investigation into the former Japanese prime minister's assassination on Friday.
3 months ago
Blinken arrives in Japan to pay respects to former PM Shinzo Abe
3 months ago

'Terrorism': Abe killing seen as attack on Japan's democracy

Public outrage, handwringing and vows of defiance are widespread in Japan.
3 months ago
'Terrorism': Abe killing seen as attack on Japan's democracy
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Abe's killing haunts Japan with questions on homemade guns

The homemade firearm used to kill former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was so roughly constructed, it was wrapped in tape
3 months ago
Abe's killing haunts Japan with questions on handmade guns
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Japanese authorities release details on Shinzo Abe's assassination

Authorities have released details on how the suspect allegedly prepared for the attack.
3 months ago
Japanese authorities release details on Shinzo Abe's assassination
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Shinzo Abe's assassination was 'shock to the system' of Japan: Ambassador Rahm Emanuel

Shinzo Abe's assassination was a "shock to the system and a shock to the culture" of Japan, U.S. Ambassador Rahm Emanuel said Sunday on "This Week"
3 months ago
Shinzo Abe's assassination was 'shock' to Japan's system: Ambassador Rahm Emanuel
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Abe was 'a visionary', saw US-Japan partnership as 'unstoppable': Amb. Rahm Emanuel

George Stephanopoulos interviews U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel on "This Week."
3 months ago
Abe was 'a visionary', saw US-Japan partnership as 'unstoppable': Amb. Rahm Emanuel
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Japanese authorities admit possible security failures

Japan makes plans to bury former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated by a man armed with a homemade gun.
3 months ago
Japanese authorities admit possible security failures
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Suspected gunman tackled after former Japan PM Shinzo Abe assassinated

The suspected gunman was tackled by security personnel after former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated.
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Suspected gunman tackled after former Japan PM Shinzo Abe assassinated
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Former Japanese PM assassination sends shock waves

Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was giving a morning campaign speech at a train station near Kyoto when he was suddenly shot twice from behind and security tackled the suspect immediately.
3 months ago
Former Japanese PM assassination sends shock waves
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Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dies at 67 after assassination

Despite no longer being Japan's prime minister, Abe remained influential on national security and economic policies and was a central figure within the ruling party.
3 months ago
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dies at 67 after assassination
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Japan in shock following assassination of former prime minister Shinzo Abe

President Biden ordered flags lowered to half-staff as an act of reverence reserved for the most important world figures and U.S. allies.
3 months ago
Japan in shock following assassination of former prime minister Shinzo Abe
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Japan's ex-leader Shinzo Abe assassinated during a speech

Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated on a street in western Japan by a gunman who opened fire on him from behind as he delivered a campaign speech
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Japan's tight gun laws add to shock over Abe's assassination

Abe's death has shocked not only Japan but the entire world.
3 months ago
Attack on former Japan PM stuns nation known for gun control
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Assassination of Japan's Shinzo Abe stuns world leaders

World leaders have reacted in shock and grief over Abe's shooting.
3 months ago
World leaders stunned by Abe's shooting pray for recovery
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Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gunned down while giving speech

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot and killed during a campaign speech in western Japan on Friday, hospital officials said.
3 months ago
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gunned down while giving speech
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Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe, assassinated

Plus, Brittney Griner said she unintentionally brought illegal hashish oil into Russia, and the unemployment rate holds steady at 3.6% in the United States.
3 months ago
Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe, assassinated
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Facebook, Twitter remove Shinzo Abe assassination videos

Social media companies scramble to police videos that break content rules.
3 months ago
Facebook, Twitter remove Shinzo Abe assassination videos
3 months ago

Suspect arrested in connection with prime minister assassination

Mireya Solis, director of the Center for East Asia Policy Studies, discusses fallout from the assassination of Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the impact he had on U.S.-Japan relations.
3 months ago
Suspect arrested in connection with prime minister assassination
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Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shot and killed

Investigators say the suspect arrested at the scene told them he was unhappy with Japan’s former prime minister and intended to kill him.
3 months ago
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shot and killed
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Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe dead at 67 after assassination

Japan’s longest-serving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated by a gunman during a campaign speech Friday in Nara, Japan.
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Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe dead at 67 after assassination
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A timeline of the career of former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

Abe was Japan's longest-serving prime minister.
3 months ago
A timeline of the career of former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe
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Assassination of former PM Abe ‘profoundly disturbing,’ Blinken says

Secretary of State Antony Blinken called Shinzo Abe “an extraordinary partner” with the U.S.
3 months ago
Assassination of former PM Abe ‘profoundly disturbing,’ Blinken says