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Linda Sieg

Abe's mission unaccomplished: pushing to revise Japan's pacifist charter

Nov 12 2019

TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe surged back to power seven years ago, pledging to bolster Japan's defenses in response to a growing threat from China and aiming to amend the pacifist constitution.

Japanese fans suffer 'rugby loss' grief after team exits World Cup

Oct 24 2019

TOKYO Japanese captivated by their Brave Blossoms rugby team's historic run to the World Cup quarter finals are now suffering a new form of bereavement - "rugby loss" - after their home team was bundled out of the tournament by South Africa. | Video

UPDATE 1-Japanese fans suffer 'rugby loss' grief after team exits World Cup

Oct 24 2019

TOKYO, Oct 24 Japanese captivated by their Brave Blossoms rugby team's historic run to the World Cup quarter finals are now suffering a new form of bereavement - "rugby loss" - after their home team was bundled out of the tournament by South Africa.

Japanese fans suffer 'rugby loss' grief after team exits World Cup

Oct 24 2019

TOKYO, Oct 24 Japanese captivated by their Brave Blossoms rugby team's historic run to the World Cup quarter finals are now suffering a new form of bereavement - "rugby loss" - after their home team was bundled out of the tournament by South Africa.

Some Japanese welcome emperor's proclamation, others shrug

Oct 22 2019

TOKYO Japanese Emperor Naruhito, 59, the nation's first monarch born after World War Two, officially proclaimed his enthronement to the world on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by hundreds of dignitaries.

Some Japanese welcome emperor's proclamation, others shrug

Oct 22 2019

TOKYO Japanese Emperor Naruhito, 59, the nation's first monarch born after World War Two, officially proclaimed his enthronement to the world on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by hundreds of dignitaries.

Fate of Japan's imperial dynasty rests on shoulders of 13-year-old

Oct 19 2019

TOKYO When Japan's youngest prince, Hisahito, visited Bhutan in August on his first overseas trip just months after his uncle Naruhito became emperor, his trip was regarded as the debut of a future monarch on the world stage. | Video

RPT-UPDATE 1-Japanese MP makes waves by linking same-sex marriage to revising constitution

Oct 06 2019

TOKYO, Oct 4 A conservative ally of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for discussion on revising Japan's constitution to allow same-sex marriage, annoying colleagues in the ruling party who are against it and also opposition parliamentarians who say enacting a simple law would clear the way.

Japanese MP makes waves by linking same-sex marriage to revising constitution

Oct 04 2019

TOKYO A conservative ally of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for discussion on revising Japan's constitution to allow same-sex marriage, annoying colleagues in the ruling party who are against it and also opposition parliamentarians who say enacting a simple law would clear the way.

Japanese MP makes waves by linking same-sex marriage to revising constitution

Oct 04 2019

TOKYO A conservative ally of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for discussion on revising Japan's constitution to allow same-sex marriage, annoying colleagues in the ruling party who are against it and also opposition parliamentarians who say enacting a simple law would clear the way.

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