politics

Japanese Emperor’s abdication date to be decided next month, expected later than initial reports

Emperor Akihito will likely be sitting on the Chrysanthemum Throne a little longer than most expected.

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Osaka mayor won’t back away from ending San Francisco sister city status over comfort women statue

Move would end 60-year-old program between Japanese and American cities.

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Japanese politician apologizes for saying serial killer was “heavily influenced by anime”

House of Councilors member made comment following discovery of nine dismembered bodies.

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Friending Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party will get you free Shinzo Abe stamps for Line messenger

The LDP wants YOU… to be their Line friend!

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Donald Trump meets Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen singer Piko Taro in Japan

Dreams came true last night when Piko Taro met the President of the United States.

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Trump blissfully unaware as Abe falls in bunker during their round of golf in Japan

Everyone feared there’d be a gaffe during the presidential visit, but this wasn’t what anyone was expecting.

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Japanese boy band pop star celebrates Donald Trump’s visit to Japan with Trump cosplay【Photos】

One of Japan’s most successful musicians ever takes on a new identity as “Katold Trump.”

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Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen singer to dine with President Trump, Prime Minster Abe during state visit

Singer and Internet sensation to join world leaders at dinner reception next month.

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Which Japanese anime character should be Prime Minister of Japan?

Survey reveals the top ten candidates who fans believe have what it takes to lead the country.

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Japanese Emperor abdication date revealed by government officials in new report

The date will bring an end to Japan’s current Heisei era.

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Japan’s Party of Hope announces war on hay fever, tragically named “Yurinomics” plan

Yurinomics, you’re in trouble.

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On behalf of the Moon, we’ll govern you? Rumours Sailor Moon creator will run for office

What campaign promises might Sailor Moon creator Naoko Takeuchi make, if she throws her hat into the political ring?

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Manga book aims to explain Vladimir Putin

Although reportedly popular in his own country, President of Russia Vladimir Putin faces criticism from people in many countries, including Japan.

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Japanese finance minister is in hot water after statement allegedly condoning Hitler

Taro Aso later retracts statement which seemed to suggest Hitler’s motives were right.

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Chinese artificial intelligence gets shut down for slamming the Communist Party

The programmers sure did a heck of a job on this AI.

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Tokyo Governor joins Piko Taro for new version of PPAP 【Video】

The surprising collaboration aims to draw attention to a new environmental initiative.

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South Korean president’s hot bodyguard responds to worldwide attention, comments on viral fame

With his chiselled jaw, steely gaze, and model good looks, this bodyguard has been stealing the spotlight wherever he goes.

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The strongest passport in the world! Which nation’s citizens can freely visit the most countries?

The “strongest” and “weakest” passports may surprise you.

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Eva tie-wearing Japanese minister resigns after saying “it’s a good thing the tsunami hit Tohoku”

People in Japan responded to the remark with a heartwarming hashtag that immediately went viral, showing support for the Tohoku region.

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Hackers to Gundam: 5 rumors about failed North Korean missile launch surface on Japanese Internet

We cannot say with 100 percent certainty that a giant robot did not intervene at the last minute.

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