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Japan considers pulling UNESCO funding over Nanjing row Japan warned that it might pull funding for UNESCO to protest last week's decision to inscribe documents related to the Nanjing massacre in its Memory of the World register.
13 октября 2015
Kawaii Sabina Altynbekova's fan art. Kazakh kawaii Sabina Altynbekova transfers to Japanese GSS Sunbeams Sabina Altynbekova, Kazakhstan's most popular volleyball player, is transferring to Japanese GSS Sunbeams club.
30 сентября 2015
Japan minister tenders resignation over stadium row Japan's sports minister said he had tendered his resignation over abandoned plans for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics's main stadium.
25 сентября 2015
Japan must recognise Kuril islands for peace deal: Lavrov Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov indicated that there is no room for compromise with Japan over the disputed south Kuril islands.
22 сентября 2015
Abe's popularity drops after Japan defense laws passed: polls Japanese public support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dropped in the days since his ruling coalition rammed through legislation allowing the nation's troops to fight abroad.
21 сентября 2015
Japan parliament passes controversial security bills Japan's parliament passed contentious security bills into law early Saturday, in a move that could see Japanese troops fight abroad for the first time in 70 years.
19 сентября 2015
All missing people found after Japan floods: authorities Japanese authorities said they had found all the people left missing after massive floods that devastated large areas north of Tokyo.
15 сентября 2015
Japan warns tourists on Mount Aso after eruption Japan warned tourists to keep away from popular Mount Aso after it began belching smoke and ash into the air, the latest eruption in one of the world's most volcanically active countries.
14 сентября 2015
Japan PM visits flood-hit town as rescuers search for missing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited a disaster-struck city north of Tokyo in the aftermath of massive flooding that killed at least three people.
12 сентября 2015
Haruki Murakami. ©Reuters/Generalitat de Catalunya/Handout Japan author Murakami releases latest book Popular Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami's new book has gone on sale, with a major domestic bookstore chain buying 90 percent of the initial print run in a direct challenge to online rivals.
11 сентября 2015
Floods spark evacuations as Japan is deluged Tens of thousands of people were ordered to flee homes across Japan as heavy rain pounded the country, sending radiation-tainted waters into the ocean at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.
10 сентября 2015
Japanese PM re-elected party leader, despite waning popularity Japanese premier Shinzo Abe was on Tuesday re-elected head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, despite falling popularity over efforts to expand the military's role and a stuttering economy.
08 сентября 2015
Still of Tengrinews TV broadcast of the Parade in China for the 70th Anniversary of Victory in World War II Kazakh President Nazarbayev attends military parade in China President of Kazakhstan has visited the military parade in Beijing in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Victory.
04 сентября 2015
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 McDonald's Japan hit by another food scandal McDonald's in Japan said it was investigating an incident involving a customer who was injured by plastic shards found inside a drink, the latest in a string of food contamination scandals.
04 сентября 2015
Tale of two parades as ordinary Chinese barred from display It was the best of shows, it was the worst of shows: as 12,000 troops and hundreds of tanks and missiles rolled through Tiananmen Square in front of invited guests and foreign leaders.
03 сентября 2015
Tokyo Olympic committee scraps scandal-hit logo Tokyo's 2020 Olympics organisers scrapped the event's scandal-hit logo in the latest mishap for the Games after a costs furore forced plans for a $2 billion new national stadium to be torn up.
02 сентября 2015
Japan slashes 2020 Olympic stadium price tag Japan said it would slash the cost of Tokyo's new 2020 Olympic stadium by more than 40 percent, after ditching its original plan due to the eye-watering $2 billion price tag.
28 августа 2015
Obama says sorry to Japan after WikiLeaks claims of US spying US President Barack Obama on Wednesday apologised to Tokyo after WikiLeaks claimed Washington had spied on Japanese politicians.
26 августа 2015
Japan premier hits out at Russian PM's visit to disputed islands Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday criticised his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev's weekend visit to disputed islands.
24 августа 2015
Huge blaze breaks out at steel plant near Tokyo's Haneda airport: official A huge blaze broke out Monday at steel plant near Tokyo's Haneda airport as television images showed plumes of thick black smoke and flames shooting up into the air.
24 августа 2015

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