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Shinzo Abe criticised over pension report, calls it 'misunderstanding'

Abe has made reform of the social security system a top priority to cope with Japan's fast-ageing, shrinking population.

19 Jun 2019 5:03 PM

Japan: 6.4 magnitude earthquake causes minor tsunami, 16 hurt

The earthquake struck at a late hour in mainly sparsely populated areas so it was not easy to evaluate the damage immediately.

19 Jun 2019 8:48 AM

Oil extends gains amid Middle East tensions, US-China trade deal hopes

US West Texas Intermediate crude gained 44 cents, or 0.8 per cent, to USD 54.34 a barrel.

19 Jun 2019 8:46 AM

Japan issues tsunami advisory following quake

A strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit the northwest of the country.

18 Jun 2019 7:35 PM

Japanese man arrested for stabbing police officer, grabbing loaded gun

The 33-year-old suspect, caught while lying on a bench beneath which the stolen gun had been placed, has denied the charges.

17 Jun 2019 12:35 PM

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G20 countries set to seal marine pollution deal

Plastic pollution has become an increasing concern, particularly after bans imposed by some countries on the import of plastic waste.

16 Jun 2019 6:38 PM

'Don't drink and fly drones,' say Japanese MPs

Drunkenly flying a drone weighing more than 200 grams (seven ounces) could also result in a fine of up to 300,000 yen (USD 2,750).

13 Jun 2019 3:01 PM

After #MeToo, Japan sexual abuse survivors seek reform in rape law through #WithYou

Legislators revised Japan’s century-old rape law in 2017 to include harsher penalties, among other changes.

12 Jun 2019 12:03 PM

Olympics 2020: Podiums to be constructed with plastic waste in Tokyo

Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto said the plan would help push a message of sustainability.

11 Jun 2019 2:56 PM

G20 says worsening trade wars pose risk to world economy

G20 finance minister and central bank chiefs produced statement saying, ‘growth remains low and risks remain tilted to the downside.’

09 Jun 2019 3:36 PM

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Greater participation of MSMEs boosts domestic, global trade: Piyush Goyal at G20

The meeting focused on the ways to promote trade and cooperation among the G20 countries.

09 Jun 2019 11:55 AM

G-20 talks trade, finance as Japan readies for Osaka summit

Japan, the world's third-largest economy, is hosting the G-20 for the first time since it was founded in 1999.

09 Jun 2019 11:38 AM

G20 finance chiefs to warn of trade risks, differ on how 'pressing'

Global growth appears to be stabilizing and is projected to pick up moderately later this year and into 2020, said G20 communique.

08 Jun 2019 6:04 PM

'Hurry up!': G20 urged to speed up tax on tech giants

While there were gaps on exact system, the policymakers agreed there needed to be a global approach to taxing the tech giants.

08 Jun 2019 12:05 PM

France ready to cut Renault stake to shore up Nissan partnership: finance minister

The proposed Fiat Chrysler deal collapsed suddenly on Thursday, with FCA laying the blame at the door of Paris.

08 Jun 2019 11:10 AM

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Oil prices fall on rise in US inventories, supply worries

US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was down by 32 cents, or 0.6 per cent, at USD 53.16 a barrel.

05 Jun 2019 9:04 AM

14 injured as driverless train goes wrong way in Japan

Mikami added that the operator has shut down the line and it was uncertain when services would be resumed.

02 Jun 2019 1:18 PM

Donald Trump says nuclear deal with Iran achievable as sanctions sting

In Tehran, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran was not seeking nuclear weapons, which its supreme leader had banned in an edict.

28 May 2019 11:52 AM

2 Dead, 17 injured in Japan mass stabbing

The fire department said 17 others were injured in the attack, among them more children.

28 May 2019 8:19 AM

Japanese man dies in flight after consuming 246 cocaine packets

The prosecutor’s office says other passengers reported seeing the man convulsing in the early hours of Friday.

27 May 2019 1:39 PM

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