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Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Hits Osaka, Japan

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A magnitude 6.1 earthquake killed five people and injured more than 370 in Osaka, Japan on Monday (AP). Just after the earthquake, inspectors halted train service in Osaka for six hours to check for damages (CNN). In Takatsuki, the city in Osaka prefecture that experienced the largest shock, several water pipes broke and roads suffered […]

Abe, Trump Discuss Trade at Mar-a-Lago

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe discussed international trade with US President Donald Trump on Wednesday at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to free trade between Japan and the United States, although Trump insisted on reducing trade deficits. Trump expressed support for bilateral trade negotiations and said the […]

Japan Preparing for Potential Refugee Influx

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated that the government is preparing for a possible influx of refugees in case of a crisis on the Korean Peninsula. The Japanese government is drawing up plans for procedures such as protecting foreigners, constructing and operating shelters and screening asylum seekers. The government is also working on a plan […]

China and Japan Seek Improved Relations

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Despite their wartime history and territorial disputes, the Chinese and Japanese governments are making efforts to improve relations. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met for private talks during the G20 summit this past weekend (Reuters). Because China and Japan have the biggest economies in East Asia, Xi stated the two […]