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Abe’s ruling party poised for Japan election win

A man casts his vote for parliament's lower house election as representatives of a local election administration commission observe at a polling station in Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Japanese voters headed to the polls Sunday in a parliamentary election that is expected to reaffirm the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's majority, though many analysts were predicting a record low turnout. AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looked set to win a strong majority in a parliamentary election Sunday viewed as less of a verdict on his policies than an acquiescence to the ruling party’s growing power.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan marks 69th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

Japan Hiroshima Anniversary

Japan is marking the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and Mayor Kazumi Matsui called on U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders to visit the city to see the scars of the atomic bombing first hand.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Japan, US admirals say naval cooperation deepening

A Chinese naval official, right, is given a tour by a Japanese naval official aboard the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force naval ship, JS Ise, Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Hawaii's Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. AP FILE PHOTO

Top U.S. and Japanese admirals say U.S-Japan naval cooperation is deepening as they meet on the sidelines of the world’s largest maritime exercises.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan to unveil review of wartime sex slave apology


Japan is set to unveil Friday a review of evidence that led to its landmark 1993 apology over wartime sex slavery, in a move that threatens to further chill ties with its neighbors.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama: US will defend Japan vs China

The tiny islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese, are part of the territorial dispute between Japan and China. President Barack Obama (inset) affirmed Thursday that the United States would be obligated to defend Japan against China though he asked all sides to resolve the issue peacefully. AP file photo PHOTO

Showing solidarity with Japan, US President Barack Obama on Thursday affirmed that the United States would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over disputed islands but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,World | Read More »