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Japan ministry admits altering documents in scandal dogging Abe

Mar 12, 2018 - 1:55 PM

The original documents include the names of several politicians, which were deleted before being submitted to lawmakers, mass circulation Yomiuri Shimbun and other media report on Monday.

ABE SCANDAL. Japan's Prime Minister and President of ruling Liberal Democratic Party Shinzo Abe gestures as he answers questions during a political debate at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo on October 8, 2017. File photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP

Human limbs found inside belly of Indonesia croc – police

Mar 02, 2018 - 6:46 PM

'Inside the crocodile's stomach, we found the left arm and a leg that we believe belonged to the victim,' local police chief Teddy Ristiawan says

Huge floods sweep southern Japan, 2 dead, 20 missing

Jul 06, 2017 - 9:09 AM

4th UPDATE Meteorologists warn of worse to come and soldiers and rescuers scramble to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people out of the path of landslides and the swirling torrents of muddy water

This video screenshot provided by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism regional development bureau shows the Hikosan River after the water level increased due to heavy rain in Soeda town, Fukuoka prefecture, on July 5, 2017. Japanese Ministry of Land Infrastructure Transport and Tourism / AFP

Japan warns tourists on Mount Aso after eruption

Sep 14, 2015 - 2:28 PM

The government says there are no immediate reports of injuries or casualties from the eruption but the meteorological agency warns any tourists nearby to evacuate quickly

MOUNT ASO. A video grab taken from a Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) surveillance camera and provided by the JMA shows the eruption of Mount Aso, Kumamoto prefecture, south-western Japan, September 14, 2015. Photo by Japan Meteorological Agency/EPA

Asia-Pacific finance ministers vow to shun competitive devaluation

Sep 12, 2015 - 9:57 AM

We will refrain from competitive devaluation and resist all forms of protectionism say APEC finance ministers in a statement

UNVEILED. APEC finance ministers unveil a marker to commemorate the Cebu Action Plan. The work of Toym Imao, the marker is a 4-meter tall sculpture of pounded brass on 4 black granite pedestals representing the plan's pillars. Photo from the Department of Finance

Japan to earmark $100B for Asian infrastructure: report

May 19, 2015 - 4:59 PM

The sum is in line with the expected 100 billion capital of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank that Beijing and more than 50 founding member states are establishing

Shinzo Abe re-elected as Japanese prime minister

Dec 24, 2014 - 2:35 PM

The powerful lower house votes for the 60 year old Abe with 328 votes against 73 for acting opposition leader Katsuya Okada An upper house poll officially confirms Abe s reappointment

RE-ELECTED. In this file photo, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe speaks at a joint press conference with his New Zealand counterpart John Key (not pictured) at Government House in Auckland, New Zealand, 07 July 2014. Stringer/EPA

Japan PM names five women to new cabinet

Sep 03, 2014 - 2:09 PM

UPDATED Abe has repeatedly spoken of the need to get more women into the workforce to plug a growing gap in the labor market

NEW CABINET. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (front C) with his new cabinet members during a photo session at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, 03 September 2014. Franck Robichon/EPA

Japan PM to reshuffle cabinet to re-energize economic agenda

Sep 03, 2014 - 8:06 AM

The reshuffle will be the first major surgery Abe has performed since coming to power making the present cabinet one of the longest serving collectives since the end of World War II

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe speaks at a joint press conference with his New Zealand counterpart John Key (not pictured) at Government House in Auckland, New Zealand, 07 July 2014. Stringer/EPA

London-based fashion website recalls radioactive belts

May 28, 2013 - 11:55 PM

The belts made of leather and covered with metal studs tested positive for Cobalt 60

BELT RECALL. Online fashion retailer Asos recalls a batch of belts after they tested positive for Cobalt-60. Screenshot from the Asos website