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Japanese activists arrive at disputed islands
Twenty boats made the journey despite China anger, days after Japan deported pro-China activists from the archipelago.
Last updated: 19 Aug 2012 00:43 GMT
China demands Japan stop disputed island trip
Beijing tells Tokyo to stop "harming" its territorial sovereignty in dispute over archipelago in East China Sea.
Last updated: 18 Aug 2012 10:02 GMT
Japan's ruling party set to elect new leader
Five candidates in contest to become Japan's sixth prime minister in five years amid internal political crisis.
Last updated: 28 Aug 2011 07:50 GMT
Japan's prime minister announces resignation
Naoto Kan confirms he is stepping down, paving the way for a race to elect Japan's sixth leader in five years.
Last updated: 26 Aug 2011 09:46 GMT
Under-fire Japanese PM set to quit
Naoto Kan, criticised over his handling of nuclear crisis, expects new prime minister to be appointed by end of August.
Last updated: 23 Aug 2011 07:00 GMT
Japan names new foreign minister
Takeaki Matsumoto's appointment comes with a long list of challenges, including managing strained ties with China.
Last updated: 09 Mar 2011 09:39 GMT
Japanese PM rejects calls to quit
Naoto Kan says he intends to stay in office until next election, as resignation of foreign minister deepens crisis.
Last updated: 07 Mar 2011 06:58 GMT
Japan's foreign minister resigns
Seiji Maehara admits receiving donations from a Japanese foreign resident in violation of the country's laws.
Last updated: 06 Mar 2011 13:54 GMT
Japan rally highlights island row
Remarks by Japan's PM calling for return of disputed territory from Russia sparks angry response from Moscow.
Last updated: 07 Feb 2011 16:59 GMT
N Korea lowers military alert level
Move to relax status in the west coast prompts South Korea and US forces to downgrade similar alert against the North.
Last updated: 07 Jan 2011 11:10 GMT
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