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Japanese minister Koizumi’s first child born, paternity leave looms

Japanese environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi, who has said he will take paternity leave here in a rare move for a Japanese man, announced today the birth of his first child: a boy. Koizumi, son of charismatic former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi and

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Japan minister Koizumi to take paternity leave, aims to be role model

Japanese environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi today announced he would take paternity leave, as he aims to become a role model for the country’s working fathers. Koizumi, son of charismatic former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi and seen as a future leader

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South Korea, Japan, China leaders to promote North Korea-US dialogue

China, Japan and South Korea have agreed to work together to promote dialogue between the United States and North Korea, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said today following a summit between the three countries in China. North Korea has set

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North Korea test-fires missiles to pressure US

Breaking a month-long lull in missile tests, North Korea fired two short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast yesterday in what appeared to be the latest try out of its new multiple rocket launchers, South Korea’s military said.

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Japanese flood disaster frays resilience of elderly victims

DATE, Japan: When a river in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture overflowed on Sunday at the height of Typhoon Hagibis, 700 homes were flooded, many belonging to elderly residents too frail to clean up and repair their water-logged houses. Fukushima is no

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Typhoon Hagibis: Rescuers slog through mud as death toll rises to 74

The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan for decades climbed to 74 as rescuers slogged through mud and debris in an increasingly grim search for the missing, and as thousands of homes remained without power or water.

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Japan sends troops to help victims of Typhoon Hagibis

NAGANO: Japan sent tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers yesterday to save stranded residents and fight floods caused by one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in recent history. At least 30 people were killed in

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Japan’s Abe, headed for longest premiership

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will likely pick a former Olympic speed skater to prepare for the 2020 Games and keep allies in key posts in a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday as he readies a tax rise and aims

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Japan’s Abe unlikely to meet South Korea’s Moon at UN

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is unlikely to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in during the United Nations general assembly in September, the Sankei newspaper reported, the latest sign of worsening relations between the key US allies. Abe will

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Abe: Trump supports meeting with Kim over abductions

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that US President Donald Trump supported his intention to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in order to resolve the issue of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korean security services between 1970s

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