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Naoto Kan resigns as Japan's prime minister
Naoto Kan resigns as Japan's prime minister
Japan Prime Minister Naoto Kan announced on Friday he was resigning after almost 15 months in office amid plunging approval ratings over his...
Moody's cuts Japan rating, blaming politics
Moody's cuts Japan rating, blaming politics
Moody's Investors Service cut its rating on Japan's government debt by one notch to Aa3 on Wednesday, blaming a build-up of debt since the 2009...
US, Japan will bounce back, says Biden
US, Japan will bounce back, says Biden
United States Vice-President Joe Biden said on Tuesday the US would overcome its debt crisis and Japan would move on from its devastating earthquake in March, warning doubters not to count the two countries out....
Sixty-six years on: Nagasaki remembers bombing
Sixty-six years on: Nagasaki remembers bombing
The United States sent its first representative on Tuesday to the annual memorial for the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, one of two horrific attacks...
Anti-nuke protests in Japan three months after quake
Anti-nuke protests in Japan three months after quake
Japan on Saturday marked three months since its massive quake-tsunami and resulting nuclear crisis, amid simmering public frustration over the...
Japan's prime minister faces no-confidence vote
Japan's prime minister faces no-confidence vote
Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan, struggling with the nation's tsunami and nuclear disasters, on Thursday faced a no-confidence motion backed by...
Jaded by nuclear power, Japan chases the rising sun
Jaded by nuclear power, Japan chases the rising sun
Japan will have ten million solar-powered homes, Prime Minister Naoto Kan vowed on Wednesday, underlining his country's major push towards...
Japan shuts down atomic plant in quake danger zone
Japan shuts down atomic plant in quake danger zone
Japan shut down the final working reactor at a nuclear plant near a tectonic faultline on Saturday as Prime Minister Naoto Kan pledged a new law to...
'Reborn' Japan reaches out to the world
'Reborn' Japan reaches out to the world
At 2.46pm on March 11 Japan was hit by one of the most powerful earthquakes in recorded history. We are now making all-out efforts to restore...
Japan plans new tsunami wall at nuclear plant
Japan plans new tsunami wall at nuclear plant
The operator of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant will build a wall to defend it against future tsunamis, reports said on Monday, as public confidence slipped in the government's handling of the disaster....
Japan's Kan under pressure after party falters in polls
Japan's Kan under pressure after party falters in polls
Unpopular Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan faces fresh pressure to quit after his ruling party's losses in local elections on Sunday, weakening...
Calls grow for Japan PM to quit in wake of quake
Calls grow for Japan PM to quit in wake of quake
Japan's fragile post-disaster political truce unravelled on Thursday as the head of the main opposition party called on unpopular Prime Minister...

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