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Shinzo Abe’s party takes lead in polls prior to elections

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party showed a strong lead in opinion polls released on Monday ahead of Japan’s general election next month, despite a majority of respondents giving a thumbs down t

Abe seeks verdict on ‘Abenomics’

Shinzo Abe

Japan PM hopes to cement grip on power before his support ratings slip too far

‘Humans could live in a new Atlantis’


Forget colonies in space, one Japanese construction company says in the future human beings could live in huge complexes that corkscrew deep into the ocean.

Deregulation at heart of Japan’s robot revolution

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Neurosurgeon Tetsuya Goto had just begun testing a robot to perform brain surgery when he discovered Japan was moving to tighten regulations that would shut down his seven-year project.

Japan: ‘Black widow’ with seven dead partners held

Chisako Kakehi

A 67-year-old millionairess was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of poisoning her husband with cyanide as it emerged six former partners had already died, in Japan’s latest apparent “black widow” ca

Japan PM to seek fresh mandate

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at a press conference at his official residence in Tokyo, on Tuesday. — AP

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday that he would call an early election to seek a fresh mandate for his economic policies, and postpone an unpopular sales tax rise, a day after data sh

Japan bans revenge porn, House clears criminal bill

Japan’s lower house on Tuesday passed a bill criminalising “revenge porn”, as it seeks a legal remedy to a growing problem of the Internet age.

Japan’s Clint Eastwood, Ken Takakura, dead at 83


Ken Takakura, an actor known as “Japan’s Clint Eastwood” for his portrayal of tough but principled gangsters in over 100 movies and who gained international fame in director Ridley Scott’s Black Rain,

Japan down Aussies

Japan forward Shinji Okazaki (left) shoots past Australian midfielder Mathew Leckie during their friendly in Osaka .— AFP

Okazaki, Konno strike as Blue Samurai beat Socceroos 2-1 in friendly

Recession hits Japan, polls likely soon

Shinzo Abe

Japan’s economy sank into recession in the third quarter, figures showed on Monday, making it almost inevitable that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will delay a fresh sales tax rise and call a snap electio

Narendra Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister on May 26, 2014, and has clearly won the sprint when his government completes six months in office on November 26.

The spiritual world has known so many wonderful mystics and most of them have been men.