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'Womenomics' makes small chips in Japan's glass ceiling

TOKYO - Two years after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made women's advancement a top policy priority, statistics suggest Japan's male-dominated workplaces have evolved slightly...
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Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

...framework, including a nuclear weapons convention."The anniversary comes as Japan is divided over Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to pass unpopular legislation to expand the country's military role internationally, a year after his Cabinet's...
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Exoskeleton that helps paralyzed walk faces safety barrier in Japan

...Israeli technologies highlighted with much fanfare as a symbol of flourishing commercial ties when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during Abe's visit to the Middle East earlier this year.Japanese robotics...
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Obama criticizes police, but also rioters

...opposed to a broader social issue," Obama said.The president spoke during a state visit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at one point apologizing to his guest for taking nearly 15 minutes of their news conference to discuss it. "I felt...
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Outside editorials: Shinzo Abe's double talk

...until it receives answers. This single-note policy is portrayed as a matter of high moral principle by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has used Japan's victims to rally his wilting domestic support. Abe has a right to complain about Pyongyang's...
Uneasy partners Japan, SKorea join US air drills over Alaska

...Such visits anger Seoul and Beijing, which also suffered under Japanese colonial occupation. However, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, known for his hawkish views, stayed away from the Yasukuni Shrine.On the face of it, Japan and South Korea have...
Militants say hostages died in Algerian raid

...concerned about reports of loss of life and are seeking clarity from the government of Algeria."Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe protested the military raid as an act that "threatened the lives of the hostages," according to a spokesman.Jean-Christophe...
This Day in History President Bush as "the devil" during a speech to the United Nations. The African Union announced it would extend the mandate of a peacekeeping force in Darfur. Nationalist Shinzo Abe became head of Japan's ruling party by a landslide.
This Day in History

...Philadelphia Phillies over the San Francisco Giants 1-0. In 2007, President Bush and visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe threatened stronger punitive actions against North Korea if it reneged on a promise to padlock its sole nuclear reactor...
In US-Japan talks, China is the elephant in room

WASHINGTON - When President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet on Tuesday, a major subtext of their discussions will be the world leader not in the room - Chinese President Xi Jinping...
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