politics

Prime Minister Abe and President Donald Trump lock gazes in long, awkward handshake【Video】

Reporters’ request for eye contact goes awry.

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Japanese government gives examples of what qualifies as “hate speech” in anti-discrimination law

Critics still likely to find problems with legislation.

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Japan announces plans to take in 300 Syrian refugees over the next five years

Efforts will double the number of refugees taken in previously.

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Japanese student translates Trump’s tweets to practice English, accidentally gets 60K+ followers

Making English-learning great again.

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Residents of Karatsu City struggle to vote when two candidates have exactly the same name

It’s a tale of two city councilmen like no other.

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Taiwanese politician’s funeral procession honors him with dancing… pole dancing 【Video】

Years from now he may not be remembered for his life, but he will definitely be remembered for his death.

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Japan’s Prime Minister has team of gloved officials that operates as his personal turn signal【Vid】

Here’s how the Prime Minister of Japan going for a drive is different from when you or I do it.

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Should Japan become the next Vegas or Macao? 57% of Japanese people say “no thanks” in new survey

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democrats intensify their push for legalized casinos in Japan, but a majority of Japanese people are calling their bluff!

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the comedy stylings of Vladimir Putin 【Video】

Russian President Vladimir Putin shows his playful side by only making a veiled threat against neighboring countries.

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Cosplay organization receives official government grant from Tokyo’s Ota Ward

”Cosplay is a form of expression,” asserts anime-loving politician.

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Donald Trump’s granddaughter performs cover of Japan’s “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” 【Video】

Her grandfather may have just become America’s president-elect, but it looks like it’s Japan’s Piko Taro who’s in her thoughts.

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Japanese news program criticized for translating Lady Gaga’s protest message as “I hate Trump.”

Liberal translation of statement at protest against conservative politician has fans wondering what happened to the love.

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Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump reportedly to be appointed next ambassador to Japan

The prospect has Japanese netizens, quite surprisingly, very excited.

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Expecting Trump defeat, Twitter artist draws president-elect as slain Attack on Titan monster

Hillary Clinton shows off 3-D maneuver gear prowess.

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Japanese politician’s election plan: Put a gigantic, adorable cat on his campaign poster

Cute like a kitty, and also maybe crazy like a fox?

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Because if you’re old enough to cast a vote, you’re old enough to bust a nut.

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Matcha ice cream used to encourage young people to vote in upcoming Japanese election

As 18 and 19 year olds are now allowed to vote in Japan for the first time this year, a surprising campaign is being advertised to encourage them to take to the polls.

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Nara deer takes a stand against upcoming Japanese election by eating electoral poster

And Japanese Twitter users are quick to provide us with some hilarious political commentary.

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You gotta fight for your right to flash mob?

Is a flash mob protected free speech? The Japanese courts will decide.

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The Obama Bowl — Hiroshima restaurant’s newest dish salutes visit by U.S. president 【Taste test】

Thanks, Obama (for lunch)!

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