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NZCity
Japan election: Shinzo Abe and his policies are unpopular, so why are voters set to stick with him?it needs that stable hand," Mr Miller said. Voters don't like Abe, but will vot
NZCity / Posted 8 hours ago
it needs that stable hand," Mr Miller said. Voters don't like Abe, but will vote for him anyway A poll conducted by the Asahi Shimbun newspaper this week shows Mr Abe is expected to win re-election, but that does not mean he is... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Shinzo Abe's popularity is at rock bottom and his policies are hated. So why is Japan about to re-elect him? it needs that stable hand," Mr Miller said. Voters don't like Abe, but will vot
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 9 hours ago
it needs that stable hand," Mr Miller said. Voters don't like Abe, but will vote for him anyway A poll conducted by the Asahi Shimbun newspaper this week shows Mr Abe is expected to win re-election, but that does not mean he is... Read more
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The Manila Times
Japan emperor abdication set for March 2019 – reportMinister Shinzo Abe will meet top officials and members of the royal household
The Manila Times / Posted 23 hours ago
Minister Shinzo Abe will meet top officials and members of the royal household next month before announcing the date, the Asahi Shimbun reported, citing unnamed government sources. Akihito’s eldest son, 57-year-old Crown Prince Naruhito, will... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Japan emperor abdication set for March 2019: reportMinister Shinzo Abe will meet top officials and members of the royal household
The Borneo Post / Posted yesterday
Minister Shinzo Abe will meet top officials and members of the royal household next month before announcing the date, the Asahi Shimbun reported, citing unnamed government sources. Akihito’s eldest son, 57-year-old Crown Prince Naruhito, will... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Abe offers stability - and in Japan, that's sufficientanticipated support for the government belies the decidedly tepid feelings abou
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
anticipated support for the government belies the decidedly tepid feelings about the prime minister himself. A poll by the Asahi Shimbun published Wednesday night found that 51 percent of respondents do not want Abe to remain as prime... Read more
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Reuters
Young Japanese voters, happy with job market, lean toward ruling partyintend to vote for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s LDP in proportional representati
Reuters / Posted yesterday
intend to vote for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s LDP in proportional representation districts, according to a survey by the Asahi Shimbun daily published on Thursday. That compared with 27 percent of voters in their 60s. “For young people, the... Read more
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The Hindu
In Japan, parties of little hopein fact, opinion polls regularly demonstrate that the majority of Japanese rema
The Hindu / Posted 4 days ago
in fact, opinion polls regularly demonstrate that the majority of Japanese remain opposed to tinkering with Article 9. An Asahi Shimbun poll conducted in May, for example, had 63% of respondents against and only 29% in favour of the... Read more
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asianage
Shinzo Abe likely to get two-thirds majority in Japan's upcoming election: surveysby not running herself in the election, meaning voters for her party are not su
asianage / Posted 8 days ago
by not running herself in the election, meaning voters for her party are not sure who they are electing as PM. The Asahi Shimbun daily said that Abe also appeared to be gaining from a divided opposition. The 12-day election campaign, which... Read more
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The Economic Times
PM Shinzo Abe nears two-thirds majority in Japan election: pollsby not running herself in the election, meaning voters for her party are not su
The Economic Times / Posted 9 days ago
by not running herself in the election, meaning voters for her party are not sure who they are electing as PM. The Asahi Shimbun daily said that Abe also appeared to be gaining from a divided opposition. The 12-day election campaign, which... Read more
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express
La Palma volcano eruption would trigger a MEGA TSUNAMI that may reach UK and engulf EuropeVolcanoes Tue, May 16, 2017These are the explosive images of some of the worlds
express / Posted 9 days ago
Volcanoes Tue, May 16, 2017These are the explosive images of some of the worlds most astonishing volcanic eruptions. The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Imag Stunning photos as a dirty thunderstorm occurs over Mount Sakurajima as the volcano erupts... Read more
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express
La Palma volcano: Will it erupt? When could it erupt? Is it a threat? - Latest graphsVolcanoes Tue, May 16, 2017These are the explosive images of some of the worlds
express / Posted 9 days ago
Volcanoes Tue, May 16, 2017These are the explosive images of some of the worlds most astonishing volcanic eruptions. The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Imag Stunning photos as a dirty thunderstorm occurs over Mount Sakurajima as the volcano erupts... Read more
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express
La Palma volcano MAP: Seismic swarm MAPPED as Tenerife earthquakes reach 50 in 3 daysVolcanoes Tue, May 16, 2017These are the explosive images of some of the worlds
express / Posted 9 days ago
Volcanoes Tue, May 16, 2017These are the explosive images of some of the worlds most astonishing volcanic eruptions. The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Imag Stunning photos as a dirty thunderstorm occurs over Mount Sakurajima as the volcano erupts... Read more
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express
La Palma volcano warning UPDATE: Tenerife and Gran Canaria PANIC as 50 quakes hit in 3daysVolcanoes Tue, May 16, 2017These are the explosive images of some of the worlds
express / Posted 9 days ago
Volcanoes Tue, May 16, 2017These are the explosive images of some of the worlds most astonishing volcanic eruptions. The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Imag Stunning photos as a dirty thunderstorm occurs over Mount Sakurajima as the volcano erupts... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
8 signs Japan has become a 'demographic time bomb'were roughly 65,000 centenarians out of the total population of 127 million. Th
Stamford Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
were roughly 65,000 centenarians out of the total population of 127 million. The new total for 2017 stands at 67,824, The Asahi Shimbun reported in September. Japan has the highest rate of centenarians out of any country, with 4.8 per 100,000... Read more
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Connecticut Post
8 signs Japan has become a 'demographic time bomb'were roughly 65,000 centenarians out of the total population of 127 million. Th
Connecticut Post / Posted 10 days ago
were roughly 65,000 centenarians out of the total population of 127 million. The new total for 2017 stands at 67,824, The Asahi Shimbun reported in September. Japan has the highest rate of centenarians out of any country, with 4.8 per 100,000... Read more
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express
Volcano warning: Canary Islands panic as earthquakes hit La Palma – 40 tremors in 48 hoursVolcanoes Tue, May 16, 2017These are the explosive images of some of the worlds
express / Posted 10 days ago
Volcanoes Tue, May 16, 2017These are the explosive images of some of the worlds most astonishing volcanic eruptions. The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Imag Stunning photos as a dirty thunderstorm occurs over Mount Sakurajima as the volcano erupts... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
This young worker clocked 159 hours of overtime in a month. Then she died.that required her to stay up very late,” the labor office in the Shibuya sectio
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 12 days ago
that required her to stay up very late,” the labor office in the Shibuya section of Tokyo said in a statement to the Asahi Shimbun newspaper. The office described her as being “in a state of accumulated fatigue and chronic sleep deprivation”... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Japan to restore neglected gardens abroadused by Japanese groups abroad for tea ceremonies, festivals and other events t
Sunday Observer / Posted 13 days ago
used by Japanese groups abroad for tea ceremonies, festivals and other events to introduce people to Japanese culture, the Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported. Embassies have asked the government in Tokyo for help to restore the gardens, AFP news... Read more
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Island Packet
This young worker clocked 159 hours of overtime in a month. Then she died.that required her to stay up very late,” the labor office in the Shibuya sectio
Island Packet / Posted 13 days ago
that required her to stay up very late,” the labor office in the Shibuya section of Tokyo said in a statement to the Asahi Shimbun newspaper. The office described her as being “in a state of accumulated fatigue and chronic sleep deprivation”... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Japanese reporter, 31, dies after 159 hours of overtimecase, 159 hours of overtime averages to more than 5.5 hours a day over the cour
Calgary Sun / Posted 14 days ago
case, 159 hours of overtime averages to more than 5.5 hours a day over the course of a 28-day month. According to the Asahi Shimbun, Sado was busy covering candidates and their supporters, shooting footage of speeches and attending meetings... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Japan rocked by 5.4 magnitude earthquake close to Fukushima nuclear plantPlant is seen after an 9.0 magnitude strong earthquake struck on March 11 off t
Daily Mirror / Posted 14 days ago
Plant is seen after an 9.0 magnitude strong earthquake struck on March 11 off the coast of north-eastern Japan (Image: The Asahi Shimbun) As a result, the reactors overheated leading to three nuclear meltdowns and radioactive waste being... Read more
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BBC News
Chronicle of the wound-up 'Harukists'Murakami corner and replaced it with their handful of copies of Ishiguro's book
BBC News / Posted 14 days ago
Murakami corner and replaced it with their handful of copies of Ishiguro's books while rushing to order more, according to Asahi Shimbun. On the Nobel Prize Committee's Facebook page, some were quick to make a dig at Murakami fans.Always a... Read more
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Canberra Times
Japanese reporter Miwa Sado worked herself to death, regulators sayeach week. In Sado's case, 159 hours of overtime averages more than 5½ hours a
Canberra Times / Posted 15 days ago
each week. In Sado's case, 159 hours of overtime averages more than 5½ hours a day over the course of a 28-day month. The Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported that Sado was busy covering candidates and their supporters, shooting footage of speeches... Read more
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The Age
Japanese reporter Miwa Sado worked herself to death, regulators sayeach week. In Sado's case, 159 hours of overtime averages more than 5½ hours a
The Age / Posted 15 days ago
each week. In Sado's case, 159 hours of overtime averages more than 5½ hours a day over the course of a 28-day month. The Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported that Sado was busy covering candidates and their supporters, shooting footage of speeches... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Japanese reporter Miwa Sado worked herself to death, regulators sayeach week. In Sado's case, 159 hours of overtime averages more than 5½ hours a
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 15 days ago
each week. In Sado's case, 159 hours of overtime averages more than 5½ hours a day over the course of a 28-day month. The Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported that Sado was busy covering candidates and their supporters, shooting footage of speeches... Read more
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BBC News
Japan to restore neglected gardens abroadused by Japanese groups abroad for tea ceremonies, festivals and other events t
BBC News / Posted 15 days ago
used by Japanese groups abroad for tea ceremonies, festivals and other events to introduce people to Japanese culture, the Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported. Embassies have asked the government in Tokyo for help to restore the gardens, AFP news... Read more
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DW
Japan's TEPCO nuclear plant restarts fear of new Fukushima |a large degree of distrust." The Japanese media is making the same point, with
DW / Posted 15 days ago
a large degree of distrust." The Japanese media is making the same point, with an editorial in Thursday's edition of the Asahi Shimbun headlined, "Can TEPCO still be trusted after past disasters and attitudes?" Lessons not learned The editorial... Read more
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TheBull
Nissan suspected of forging inspection documents: reportsthat unqualified staff were performing final checks on vehicles before they wer
TheBull / Posted 16 days ago
that unqualified staff were performing final checks on vehicles before they were shipped to dealers and consumers. But the Asahi Shimbun reported Wednesday that factories issued documents with the names and seals of certified inspectors "to make as... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Tattoo artists need medical license: Japanese courtfines but requested a trial instead, hoping to prove that tattooing was art and
News 24 South Africa / Posted 23 days ago
fines but requested a trial instead, hoping to prove that tattooing was art and not a medical practice, according to the Asahi Shimbun daily. At his trial, presiding judge Takaaki Nagase said it was "reasonable" to require tattooists to hold a... Read more
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asianage
Tattoo artists need medical license: Japanese courtfines but requested a trial instead, hoping to prove that tattooing was art and
asianage / Posted 23 days ago
fines but requested a trial instead, hoping to prove that tattooing was art and not a medical practice, according to the Asahi Shimbun daily. At his trial, presiding judge Takaaki Nagase said it was "reasonable" to require tattooists to hold a... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
Japan: Tattoo artist fined for inking customers without a medical licencefines but requested a trial instead, hoping to prove that tattooing was art and
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 23 days ago
fines but requested a trial instead, hoping to prove that tattooing was art and not a medical practice, according to the Asahi Shimbun daily. At his trial, presiding judge Takaaki Nagase said it was "reasonable" to require tattooists to hold a... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Tattoo artists need medical license: Japanese courtfines but requested a trial instead, hoping to prove that tattooing was art and
The Borneo Post / Posted 23 days ago
fines but requested a trial instead, hoping to prove that tattooing was art and not a medical practice, according to the Asahi Shimbun daily. At his trial, presiding judge Takaaki Nagase said it was “reasonable” to require tattooists to hold a... Read more
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Yonhap News Agency
Prime minister proposes Japanese emperor's visit to S. Koreathe bilateral relationship, a Japanese newspaper reported Saturday in an interv
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 27 days ago
the bilateral relationship, a Japanese newspaper reported Saturday in an interview with him. In the interview with the Asahi Shimbun, Lee also emphasized inter-Korean dialogue as a way of resolving the North Korean nuclear problem, while... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Japan's prime minister, enjoying a sudden bounce in polls, is set to call a snap electionbe questioned, on Sept. 28, the day that the prime minister is now expected to
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 28 days ago
be questioned, on Sept. 28, the day that the prime minister is now expected to dissolve the parliament. The left-leaning Asahi Shimbun, which is generally critical of Abe, said the prime minister was calling the snap election to "serve nothing... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Strange Vending Machines That Japanese People Find Surprisingvending machine (at least from a Japanese point of view) is from Hitoki Nakagaw
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 30 days ago
vending machine (at least from a Japanese point of view) is from Hitoki Nakagawa, the Vladivostok bureau chief for Asahi Shimbun, a well respected daily newspaper. The machine in his photo sells ultra-expensive... Read more
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International Business Times
Kim Jong-un regime 'blasted musicians to pieces with anti-aircraft guns for making porn' alleged execution of performers from North Korea's Unhasu Orchestra, of which K
International Business Times / Posted 30 days ago
alleged execution of performers from North Korea's Unhasu Orchestra, of which Kim's wife, Ri Sol-ju, was a member. Japan's Asahi Shimbun newspaper claimed at the time that members of that group and the Wangjaesan Art Troupe were executed after... Read more
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express
Volcano near Brit holiday hotspot is becoming ‘MORE DANGEROUS’ as fears of eruption growVolcanoes Tue, May 16, 2017These are the explosive images of some of the worlds
express / Posted a month ago
Volcanoes Tue, May 16, 2017These are the explosive images of some of the worlds most astonishing volcanic eruptions. The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Imag Stunning photos as a dirty thunderstorm occurs over Mount Sakurajima as the volcano erupts... Read more
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Daily Mail
Underwater remains off Japan could be WWII kamikaze boatsArakawa during a dive roughly 1 kilometer (.6 miles) northwest of the Hasama fi
Daily Mail / Posted 1 months ago
Arakawa during a dive roughly 1 kilometer (.6 miles) northwest of the Hasama fishing port in Tateyama, according to The Asahi Shimbun. There, the diver stumbled upon what’s thought to be a 1-meter-long engine, a 30-centimeter-wide propeller,... Read more
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Business Standard India
Japan PM Shinzo Abe eyeing snap election as early as October: Reportsthe idea of holding a vote on October 22 or October 29 in meetings with senior
Business Standard India / Posted 1 months ago
the idea of holding a vote on October 22 or October 29 in meetings with senior ruling party officials, Jiji Press and the Asahi Shimbun reported, citing unnamed government and ruling party sources. Other media reported similar stories but with a... Read more
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The Manila Times
Abe eyes snap polls this yearthe idea of holding a vote on October 22 or October 29 in meetings with senior
The Manila Times / Posted 1 months ago
the idea of holding a vote on October 22 or October 29 in meetings with senior ruling party officials, Jiji Press and the Asahi Shimbun reported, citing unnamed government and ruling party sources. Other media reported similar stories but with a... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Japan PM eyes snap election this year: reportsthe idea of holding a vote on October 22 or October 29 in meetings with senior
The Borneo Post / Posted 1 months ago
the idea of holding a vote on October 22 or October 29 in meetings with senior ruling party officials, Jiji Press and the Asahi Shimbun reported, citing unnamed government and ruling party sources. Other media reported similar stories but with a... Read more
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The Economic Times
Japan PM eyes snap election this year: reportsthe idea of holding a vote on October 22 or October 29 in meetings with senior
The Economic Times / Posted 1 months ago
the idea of holding a vote on October 22 or October 29 in meetings with senior ruling party officials, Jiji Press and the Asahi Shimbun reported, citing unnamed government and ruling party sources. Other media reported similar stories but with a... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
This Japanese princess is heading to the UK to studyJapan’s Princess Kako of Akishino is set to join other exchange students at Lee
Asian Correspondent / Posted 1 months ago
Japan’s Princess Kako of Akishino is set to join other exchange students at Leeds University this fall, The Asahi Shimbun reported. Kako will be studying history, theory and other subjects in theatrical art at Leeds’ School of Performance and... Read more

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