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Japanese mayor sparks international ire
Tokyo and US conspire to remove small town mayor opposed to US plans of building nearby military base.
Last updated: 05 Apr 2013 13:31 GMT
The rise and fall of Japan's Democratic Party
Failure in Sunday's election after three years in power leaves leftists once again relegated to the sidelines.
Last updated: 17 Dec 2012 11:34 GMT
Who will save Japan?
We look at the political struggles of an economic giant facing an uncertain future as elections draw near.
Last updated: 05 Dec 2012 12:12 GMT
Japan to restart two nuclear reactors
First reactors to go online since last year's Fukushima disaster to avert power shortages, despite public opposition.
Last updated: 16 Jun 2012 08:17 GMT
Last fugitive in Japan gas attack arrested
Cult member held after 17-year manhunt for suspects in poison gas attack on Tokyo subway that left 13 people dead.
Last updated: 15 Jun 2012 09:58 GMT
Japan ex-PM apologises for Fukushima failure
Naoto Ken tells inquiry that state should bear most of blame for meltdown at tsunami- and quake-stricken nuclear plant.
Last updated: 28 May 2012 16:39 GMT
Without question: US military expansion in the Asia-Pacific
The expansion of the US military into Asia-Pacific is not just about power, but also about profit.
Last updated: 07 May 2012 11:28 GMT
Japan: Nuclear plant clean up to take decades
Japan says it could take 40 years to clean up the leaking nuclear plant, but is that going to make people feel safe?
Last updated: 09 Mar 2012 16:10 GMT
Japan leaders 'played down nuclear crisis'
Investigation reports that government covered-up true scale of Fukushima disaster, and considered Tokyo evacuation.
Last updated: 28 Feb 2012 17:56 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
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Q&A: 'One day my son will be free'
Mother of jailed Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy says her son's ordeal highlights the value of press freedom.
French minorities alarmed by far-right wins
French Jews and Muslims say recent National Front victories in mayoral races reflect rising xenophobia.
The white 'saviours' of the Arabs
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
Pakistan mulls tighter controls on madrassas
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
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French jihadists in Syria and cyber-indoctrination
Armenian genocide: Turkey has lost the battle of truth
Eastern Ukraine: A new pawn in Putin's dangerous game
South Sudan's massacre among many
Marx's last stand: Eastern Ukraine
Libya and the ICC: Courting chaos and confusion
In Pictures: Clowning around in Lebanon camps
Volunteer clowns from Belgium's 'Clowns Without Borders' entertain children in Lebanon's refugee camps.
In Pictures: Myanmar's opium hotspot
A rebel militia in Myanmar's Shan state has been cracking down on drug production.
In Pictures: The Boston Marathon
Runners compete in race where last year a bombing left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
Three years since the start of the uprising, nine million people have been displaced by fighting.
Egypt in Turmoil
An in-depth look at Egypt's ongoing political crisis.
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