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Japan’s Conservative LDP Sweeps Back to Power

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party will return to power after a landslide victory in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, after being the opposition for three years. Japanese broadcaster NHK says the LDP, led by former prime Minister Shinzo Abe, won 293 seats and its coalition partner New Komeito 31 in the 480-member House of Representatives. That would secure […]

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Japan’s Conservative LDP Sweeps Back to Power

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party swept to power in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, allowing the conservatives and their allies to form a new government expected to pursue a more hawkish security agenda and assert bold economic reforms. The LDP, which once dominated Japanese politics, will again hold power after three years of center-left rule, returning former prime […]

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Japan’s Conservative LDP Sweeps Back to Power

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party swept to power in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, allowing the conservatives and their allies to form a new government expected to pursue a more hawkish security agenda and assert bold economic reforms. The LDP, which once dominated Japanese politics, will again hold power after three years of center-left rule, returning former prime […]

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Japan Conservatives Deliver Crushing Defeat to Ruling Liberals

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese media say the conservative opposition has swept to power in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, returning hawkish former prime minister Shinzo Abe to power. The Liberal Democratic Party, which once dominated Japanese politics, will again hold power after three years of center-left rule. The LDP and its coalition partner New Komeito may secure enough seats to […]

Japan Conservatives Deliver Crushing Defeat to Ruling Liberals

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese media say the conservative opposition has swept to power in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, returning hawkish former prime minister Shinzo Abe to power. The Liberal Democratic Power, which once dominated Japanese politics, will again hold power after three years of center-left rule. The LDP and its coalition partner New Komeito may secure enough seats to […]

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Japan Votes in Key Parliamentary Polls

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Japanese voters are casting ballots Sunday in parliamentary elections that analysts say could return once-dominant conservatives to power after three years of center-left rule. Pre-election polling by major Japanese newspapers show the conservative Liberal Democratic Party — led by hawkish former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — in line to win the majority of seats in […]

China Defends Flight Over Disputed Islands

Posted December 14th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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China has defended the flight of a government plane in disputed airspace near contested islands in the East China Sea, an incident that provoked a diplomatic dispute with Japan. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Friday Japanese aircraft and ships have entered waters around the islands since September. “The Foreign Ministry has demanded many […]

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Japan Scrambles F-15s After Chinese Plane Enters Disputed Territory

Posted December 13th, 2012 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese media reports say Tokyo has scrambled F-15 fighter jets after a Chinese plane entered disputed airspace near contested islands in the East China Sea. The reports quote Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura as saying the jets were sent in response to a Chinese Oceanic Administration airplane that was spotted near the islands on Thursday. […]

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Earthquake, Tsunami Hits Japan

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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A powerful undersea earthquake has shaken Japan’s northeastern coast, triggering a small tsunami and causing buildings to sway as far away as Tokyo. A one-meter high tsunami swept ashore Friday in Ishinomaki, in Miyagi prefecture, the same region that was devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. No deaths have been reported from Friday’s […]

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Tsunami Warning Cancelled After Powerful Earthquake Hits Japan

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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A powerful earthquake shook Japan’s northeastern coast, triggering a small tsunami and causing buildings to sway as far away as Tokyo. A one-meter high tsunami swept ashore Friday in Ishinomaki, in Miyagi prefecture, the same region that was devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. There were no immediate reports of damage from Friday’s […]

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