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Suga hints at SDF dispatch away from Persian Gulf

August 9, 2019

Tokyo, August-Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Friday hinted that Self-Defense Forces troops could be dispatched to waters away from the Persian Gulf to ensure safe shipping. “We’ll make a judgement in a comprehensive manner after consideration from various

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Japan weather

August 9, 2019

People cool down in a swimming pool at the Toshimaen amusement park in Tokyo on August 9, 2019. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP) Jiji Press  

Kono, Kang trade barbs over export controls

August 2, 2019

Bangkok–Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono traded barbs with his South Korean counterpart, Kang Kyung-wha, on Friday over the day’s decision by Tokyo to remove South Korea from its list of trusted trading partners qualified for preferential treatment in export procedures.

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Japan strongly protests Medvedev’s visit to one of disputed isles

August 2, 2019

Tokyo–The Japanese government said Friday that it has made a strong protest through diplomatic channels over Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s visit earlier in the day to one of the four Russian-held islands at the center of the two countries’

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Medvedev visits one of four islands disputed with Japan

August 2, 2019

Moscow–Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Friday visited one of the four northwestern Pacific islands at the center of a longstanding territorial dispute between Tokyo and Moscow, Russian news agency Tass reported. The visit to the island, Etorofu, as it

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Japan to encourage measles, rubella shots for Tokyo Games

August 2, 2019

Tokyo–The Japanese government has put together a program to tackle infectious diseases for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, including a plan to encourage those involved in the event to get measles and rubella vaccinations. Through the plan, Japan hopes

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South Korea – Japan diplomacy trade

August 1, 2019

South Korean protesters hold signs reading “No Abe” during a candlelight rally denouncing Japan for its recent trade restrictions against Seoul over wartime slavery disputes, in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul on August 1, 2019. – South Korea

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Extraordinary Diet: Emperor Naruhito

August 1, 2019

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of an “Extraordinary Diet” session in Tokyo on August 1, 2019. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP) Jiji Press