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Contempt for the messiah: The scandal behind Shinzo Abe’s murder

Sacred Nation

A messianic sect holds sway with Japan’s ruling party. The murder of ex-premier Shinzo Abe is forcing the country to reckon with this shadowy alliance.

Japan's outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to the media as he arrives at the prime minister's office for a cabinet meeting in Tokyo, Japan

Japan’s ex-leader Shinzo Abe assassinated during a speech

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House report faults Boeing, FAA; Yoshihide Suga elected new PM of Japan; Report alleges Venezuela committed human rights abuses

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Coronavirus pandemic inevitable, US warns as disease spreads across globe

China's Premier Li Keqiang, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in are shown standing behind three podiums with national flags.

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

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Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize? Japan’s nomination is part of a strategic plan.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe needs the US to confront North Korea, revitalize Japan’s economy and boost his standing at home. And he knows flattery is the way to this president’s heart.

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Japan has plutonium, rockets and rivals. Will it ever build a nuke?

Members of Japan’s far-right say the country should build up its defenses.

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Japan to resume commercial whaling after pulling out of IWC


Japan will resume commercial whaling from July in its waters and exclusive economic zone while ending its controversial hunts in the Antarctic, officials said on Wednesday.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is shown standing at a podium with his left hand raised delivering a policy speech.

Japan aims to open door wider to blue-collar immigrant workers

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet approved draft legislation on Friday to open the door to more overseas blue-collar workers in sectors grappling with labor shortages, a controversial policy shift in immigration-shy Japan.

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Japan begins clean-up after typhoon kills 11 along with a major airport closed

Japan began on Wednesday to clean up after a powerful typhoon killed 11 people, injured hundreds and stranded thousands at a flooded airport, though when the airport in an industrial and tourist hub might reopen was not clear.