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Japan’s Abe warns conflict with Iran impacts entire world

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned that military confrontation with Iran will impact global peace and stability, as he visits the Middle East hoping...

Cherry blossoms prompt full-blown scandal for Japan’s PM

It's the latest headache for Japan's longest-serving premier, who has already weathered two cronyism scandals in recent years

Japan’s Abe vows to reform constitution despite no ‘supermajority’

His ruling coalition retained its majority in the upper house in Sunday's vote for around the half the seats in the chamber

Trade wars: Is Trump lining up Japan next?

There are signs Japan could be next in the US president's sights, with the country's greatest fear being higher tariffs on cars

Japan evacuates major airport after typhoon wreaks havoc

At least ten people were killed, and hundreds more injured by Typhoon Jebi as it raked through the major manufacturing area around Osaka

Tokyo med school admits it altered tests to keep women out

The scandal was uncovered by investigators looking into claims the university padded the scores of an education ministry bureaucrat's son

Japan tackles clean-up as rains toll nears 200

The rains are the deadliest weather-related disaster in over three decades in Japan

Crude oil surges after Trump tears up Iran deal, equities mixed

Both main crude oil contracts have been rising in recent weeks on expectations that the president would withdraw from the 2015 pact

North and South Korea hold historic summit

The leaders of the two Koreas are at the 'threshold of a new history'

Trump warns time for ‘patience’ on North Korea is over

North Korea's nuclear programme is "a threat to the civilised world" said Trump on the second day of his Asian tour dominated by the crisis.

Mugabe woos Japanese investors during state visit

President Robert Mugabe is on a mission to seek investment in Zimbabwe whilst on a five-day state visit to Japan, amid a deepening economic crisis.

Japan’s Shinzo Abe flouts economics 101

In the major powers, it’s called quantitative easing. In plain terms, it’s printing money. And Japan's prime minister has begun doing it in a big way.

Greece faces diplomatic push on its debt at G7 summit

Greece faces a week of urgent diplomacy to free up bailout aid and avert a potential default as world leaders press for a resolution to the standoff.

Remembering ‘Rape of Nanking’ opens old wounds

China is holding a day of remembrance, the first of its kind, for the thousands of people killed during the Nanjing massacre in 1937.

China, Japan hold talks over disputed territory

Leaders of China and Japan begin breakthrough talks over regional rivalry and territorial issues that have kept both nations in dispute for years.

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

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Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

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