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Japan principal of scandal-hit school says he got donation from PM's wife

TOKYO The head of a Japanese nationalist school at the heart of a swirling political scandal said in sworn testimony in parliament on Thursday that he received a donation of 1 million yen from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife in her husband's name. | Video

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Japanese navy boosts overseas force projection capability with second big helicopter carrier

YOKOHAMA Japan's second big helicopter carrier, the Kaga, entered service on Wednesday, giving the nation's military greater ability to deploy beyond its shores as it pushes back against China's growing influence in Asia.

World, China, Mar 22 2017

Japan's Tepco set to announce revised business plan: media

TOKYO Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) will announce the main points of a revised business restructuring plan on Wednesday, Japanese media reported, as it looks to speed reforms and boost earnings to meet the costs of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Deals, Mar 21 2017

Japan suspends poultry imports from 21 plants in Brazil: embassy

SAO PAULO Japan's embassy in Brazil said on Tuesday the country has suspended imports of poultry and other products coming from the 21 Brazilian meat processing plants cited in an ongoing police investigation.

World, Health Mar 21 2017

Of bread and wine: the world's most expensive cities

LONDON Singapore remains the world's most expensive city to live in, a study showed on Tuesday, with two Japanese cities -- Tokyo and Osaka -- returning to the top 10 thanks to the strengthening of the yen.

Mar 21 2017

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