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-News from Japan-

■Aso, Pence apart over FTA, Japan to ease rules on U.S. auto imports

■U.S. authorities ask Kobe Steel to submit documents on data scandal

■H.I.S. to open 10 more robot-staffed hotels in Japan

■Tsukiji fish market to be moved between Sept. and Oct. 2018

■Koike rules out forming coalition with Abe's LDP

■Japan expects U.S. to halt CH-53 helicopters for "indefinite period"

■Decision to deny printing of Constitution-related haiku ruled illegal

■G-20 upbeat on world economy, affirms coordination over risks

■Kobe Steel scandal extends to 9 other products sold in Japan, overseas

■40% of LDP candidates back U.S. military action against N. Korea

■FOCUS: Koike's foreign, security policies gain attention before election

■Abe proposes to add civilian control clause in Constitution revision

■Leaders face off on Constitution, tax ahead of lower house race

■Kobe Steel's data fabrication affects Toyota, M'bishi Regional Jet

■M5.9 quake hits Fukushima Prefecture

■Abe seeks Party of Hope's support for proposed constitutional revision

■Party of Hope vows to halt tax hike, debate Constitution's Article 9

■CDPJ unveils election lineup of 62 candidates, including ex-PM Kan

■Party of Hope to call for nuclear plant ban in Constitution

■LDP ally Komeito cautious about revising Article 9 of Constitution

■U.S. trade deficit with Japan widens 13.5% in Aug.

■Abe, Trump hold phone talks in wake of Las Vegas shooting

■Koike's party to halt sales tax hike, push constitutional debate

■Newly established CDPJ to field more than 50 candidates in election

■Japan Display hopes to raise over 200 bil. yen from foreign investors

■Koike's party unveils 1st list of candidates for upcoming election

■LDP unveils election pledges including Constitution revision plan

■New opposition party gathers unlikely momentum on Twitter

■N. Korea media warns of "nuclear clouds" over Japan

■Toyota ends production in Australia after half-century

■CEATEC electronics show displays connected future

■Koike says new party aims to topple Abe gov't in upcoming election

■LDP unveils election pledges including Constitution revision plan

■Japan's largest opposition party splits ahead of election

■LDP support rating at 24%, Koike's new party at 15%: Kyodo poll

■Koike's new party unlikely to take power in Oct. vote: senior member

■FOCUS: Views mixed over Abe's election gamble amid N. Korea threat

■New party to "pare down" election hopefuls from main opposition

■Democratic Party to effectively disband for united opposition front

■Trump to visit Asia Nov. 3-14, focus on N. Korea

■Abe to dissolve lower house Thurs. for general election

■Abe to call general election on tax revenue, N. Korea policy

■Abe, Trump to speed up arrangements for Nov. Japan visit

■U.S. announces new unilateral sanctions on N. Korea

■N. Korean hydrogen bomb-tipped missile could fly over Japan

■Abe to dissolve lower house without policy speech on Sept. 28

■Japan PM Abe calls for global blockade of N. Korea

■Abe, Trump, Moon to affirm unity on N. Korea on U.N. sidelines

■Japan welcomes Trump's rebuke of N. Korea's abduction of Japanese

■Abe to lay out general election plan on Monday

■Toshiba to sell chip unit to Japan-U.S.-S. Korea group for $21 bil.

■Popular anime Sailor Moon's 1st official goods shop to open in Tokyo

■2 dead, 3 missing as typhoon batters Japan archipelago

■Trump's Japan visit eyed for Nov. 5-7, with golf diplomacy with Abe

■Abe eyes dissolving lower house by end of Sept. for Oct. 22 election

■Japan, U.S., India to work together on strategic port development

■Japan urges world to unite on N. Korea after latest missile

■U.S. urges China, Russia to take "direct actions" against N. Korea

■FOCUS: Skepticism growing about effects of pressure on N. Korea

■Chronology of major events related to N. Korea's nuclear program

■Trump says will visit Japan, China, S. Korea in Nov.

■Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance to roll out 12 new EVs by 2022

■Mazda to make all cars hybrid or EV by 2035

■FOCUS: Behind shinkansen diplomacy, Japan, India seek to counter China

■Trump says hopes to avoid military option on N. Korea

■Apple mulling 50 bil. yen investment in Toshiba chip unit

■Toyo Tire unveils airless tire

■N. Korea nuke yield estimate upgraded to 160 kilotons

■Explosive yield estimate of N. Korea nuclear bomb test may be upgraded

■N. Korea nuclear test adds tension, concern in China's border cities

■N. Korea ready for more missile, nuclear tests: S. Korean spy agency

■Japan, U.S. vow to work closely to tackle N. Korea nuclear test

■Japan seeks China's help to adopt stricter sanctions on N. Korea

■Abe, Moon to seek new, stronger U.N. action after N. Korea nuke test

■Abe to visit Vladivostok for talks with Putin from Wed.

■N. Korea conducts 6th nuclear test, claims H-bomb to be put on ICBM

■Japan condemns N. Korea's 6th nuclear test, calls for int'l action

■Abe, Trump agree to increase pressure on N. Korea after nuclear test

■A-bomb survivors, abductees' kin react to N. Korea nuclear test

■Japan, U.S. to set up working-level talks on trade, infrastructure

■Japan, U.S. defense chiefs agree to press N. Korea in visible manner

■Abe, Trump "completely agree" on next steps over N. Korea

■Japan, Britain to expand security ties amid N. Korea threat

■Japan Defense Ministry seeks record-high budget amid N. Korea threat

■Abe, Trump "completely agree" on next steps over N. Korea

■Abe, May agree to further press N. Korea over "unprecedented" threat

■FOCUS: N. Korea's missile launch over Japan could become new normal

■N. Korea missile launch leaves question in Japan's defense ability

■TPP talks in Sydney end with further negotiation set for Sept.

■Apple joins Bain consortium's last-minute bid for Toshiba chip unit

■N. Korea missile launch over Japan sparks int'l outcry

■FOCUS: N. Korea's missile launch over Japan could become new normal

■TPP negotiators meet in Sydney to advance trade pact after U.S. exit

■N. Korea fires short-range missiles into Sea of Japan

■Japan, Africa confirm importance of maritime rules, eyeing China

■Japan, U.S. vow to boost alliance to deter N. Korea

■Japan to provide $500 mil. for Indo-Pacific maritime security

■Aso plans to meet Pence in Sept. over Japan-U.S. economic issues

■New U.S. envoy Hagerty says alliance with Japan is "ironclad"

■New U.S. envoy says commitment to Japan's security "ironclad"

■U.S. WWII veteran returns Japanese flag to owner's family

■Abe, Trump vow to work to stop N. Korea missile launch at Guam

■Japan marks 72nd anniversary of its surrender in WWII

■70% of major firms expect economic expansion this year: survey

■Hiroshima marks 72nd A-bomb anniversary with eyes on ban treaty

■A-bomb victim's paper crane donated to WWII air base in Utah

■Toyota, Mazda to form capital tie-up for EVs, to open new U.S. plant

■LDP's new policy chief Kishida candidate to succeed Abe

■New defense chief vows to restore public trust after scandal

■Abe Cabinet's support rate rises to 44.4% after reshuffle: poll

■Abe reshuffles Cabinet to boost support, picks Kono as top envoy

■Japan to discuss emergency tariffs on U.S. beef at bilateral dialogue

■Rangers' Darvish dealt to Dodgers, Astros' Aoki to Blue Jays

■Abe, Trump agree to take new action after 2nd N. Korean ICBM

■Small portion of U.S. air base in Okinawa returned

■Japanese fighters, U.S. bombers conduct drill off Korean Peninsula

■Abe stresses 3-way cooperation after N. Korea missile launch

■N. Korea says 2nd ICBM tested, U.S. now within strike range

■New U.S. envoy eager to visit Okinawa to learn about base issues

■U.S. warns Japan's planned tariff hike on U.S. beef would harm ties

■Japan's defense chief Inada resigns over data coverup claims

■Gov't to survey foreign tourists' payments for medical expenses

■Abe Cabinet's support rate falls to 35.8%, lowest for current admin

■Heavy rain hits Aichi, Gifu prefectures, evacuation ordered

■Trump prods Abe to address U.S.-Japan trade imbalance

■Abe, Xi vow to promote leaders' talks for firmer Japan-China ties

■Japan, U.S., S. Korea vow to apply "maximum pressure" on N. Korea

■FOCUS: S. Korea won't let comfort women issue threaten security cooperation

■Death toll rises to 15 as rescue continues in flooded areas of Kyushu

■Rescue efforts continue as heavy rain kills 6 in southwestern Japan

■Japan, U.S., S. Korea eye increased pressure on N. Korea

■Japan, EU seal free trade deal to promote open economy

■Heavy rain hitsKyushu, 7 reported missing as rivers overflow

■N. Korea claims 1st successful test of intercontinental missile

■Japan analyzing N. Korea ICBM launch claim

■Humbled by LDP's rout in Tokyo race, Abe vows to win back trust

■FOCUS: Koike's victory in Tokyo assembly race may shake Abe's power

■Abe, Trump agree to lead pressure on N. Korea at G-20

■Japan's young shogi star sees record win streak snapped

■Defense minister apologizes for referencing SDF in campaigning

■Statue symbolizing comfort women erected in southern U.S.

■Focus: Shogi savior Fujii brings about unprecedented boom

■Toshiba sues Western Digital for blocking chip unit sale

■Defense minister suggests SDF support candidate in Tokyo election

■Opposition demands defense minister quit over SDF remark in stumping

■Air bag maker Takata files for bankruptcy, to sell ops to U.S. rival

■Takata bankruptcy raises concern among suppliers, employees

■FOCUS: Takata's future costs still unclear even after bankruptcy

■Japan's youngest shogi prodigy sets new record with 29th straight win

■Kabuki star meets press after TV personality wife dies at 34

■7 missing as U.S. Navy ship collides with container ship off Japan

■Japan, EU to narrow auto, farm area gaps, eye free trade deal in July

■"Conspiracy" law enacted to punish planning of crimes

■"Conspiracy bill" to be thrust into law through rare Diet tactic

■Crown prince ready to become symbol of state after ascending throne

■Japan high schools hosted record number of overseas students in 2015

■Ivanka Trump fashion brand halted talks on deal with Japan firm

■Nifco to sell Japan Times to PR firm News2u Holdings

■Giant panda cub born in Tokyo zoo for 1st time since 2012

■Japan enacts law to allow 1st abdication of emperor in 200 years

■Rocks containing rare metals found off eastern Japan

■Abe offers conditional cooperation with China's Silk Road initiative

■Japan business leaders question U.S. withdrawal from Paris accord

■Gov't urged by environmentalists to seek U.S. return to Paris deal

■Japan voices regret over U.S. exit from Paris climate accord

■Whistleblower Snowden warns of looming mass surveillance in Japan

■Reporter fired for racist tweet on Sato's Indy 500 win

■Motor racing: Sato becomes 1st Japanese to win Indy 500

■Abe, Trump agree N. Korea warrants pressure, not dialogue

■Trump mulls 1st visit to Japan in Nov.: key transition team member

■Abe's pursuit of 11-party TPP likely to benefit Japan

■Abe, Moon affirm coordination on N. Korea, at odds over wartime issue

■Toyota to use Nvidia's AI technology for self-driving cars

■X Japan's Yoshiki to undergo emergency neck surgery in U.S.

■Japan's economic expansion marks 3rd-longest postwar streak: gov't

■Japan gov't debt swells to record 1,071 tril. yen as of March 31

■Toyota expects operating profit to drop for 2nd consecutive year

■MSDF escorts U.S. Navy ship for 1st time under new security laws

■N. Korea fires ballistic missile tests, vows defiance

■Japan, Russia to send joint experts' group to disputed isles

■Japan-U.S. consortium to bid for Toshiba chip unit


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