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... and Japan to make the protest successful. It is likely NGOs in Japan, which have had little experience in large-scale rallies in recent years, reached out to Korean civic groups to get some advice to make the upcoming rally peaceful but powerful like those in Korea. Japanese people rarely hold protests ...
It would also scrap Japanese duties of some 30 percent on EU cheese and 15 percent on wines, and secure access to large public tenders in Japan. ... The EU is mindful of protests against and criticism of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in 2016, which ...
The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, may be on the verge of resigning because of a corruption scandal. Junichiro Koizumi, ex-Prime Minister, stated that the situation was getting dangerous for Mr Abe and that he may quit before parliament's session ends on the 20th of June. Dissatisfaction over ... Protests
A weekend of protests around the world ... The bigger picture: The U.S. isn't the only country living through a period of protest and political unrest. ... Tokyo, Japan: Tens of thousands of protestors demonstrated outside of Japanese parliament this weekend to urge Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to resign ...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA - A photographer who captured the moment a car struck several people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville on his last day of work for a VIRGINIA newspaper won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography Monday. Working for The Daily Progress, ...

Friday's apparent suicide of an Indian man held at the East Japan Immigration Control Center in Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, has prompted dozens of detainees at the facility to stage a hunger strike in protest, according to volunteers supporting the detainees. According to Mitsuru Miyasako, director of ...
Protesters turned out in full force across Japan on April 14 to make their voices heard over a "crisis in democracy," decrying two scandals plaguing the ... She got the idea to use candles from similar protests that were held in South Korea against government corruption under former South Korean ...
"It could have been a life-threatening incident" and was extremely regrettable, Hamura Mayor Shin Namiki said in letters handed to the U.S. military and the Japanese Defense Ministry by city officials, according to the city government. He also sent a letter of protest to the Foreign Ministry. The U.S. ... protests military
TOKYO -- A woman mayor in western Japan protested sumo's male-only rules Friday in a speech she was forced to make outside of the ring unlike her male counterparts, as controversy over the sport's divisive tradition deepened. Takarazuka City Mayor Tomoko Nakagawa said that she is frustrated ...
Three Japanese whaling vessels returned to the southwestern port of Shimonoseki on Saturday after hunting 333 minke whales in the Antarctic Ocean as planned. The vessels did not meet any protest by anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd, according to the Fisheries Agency. The group said in August it ...
Tokyo also claims the islands, known as Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan, accusing Seoul of occupying them illegally. ... The controversy of the so-called comfort women - those forced into sexual slavery for Japanese troops during World War II - has marred relations between the two ...
Seoul Protests Japan's Textbook Teaching Guidelines Claiming Dokdo ... South Korea's First Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam summoned Japanese ambassador to Seoul Yasumasa Nagamine on Friday and lodged a complaint over the new high school textbook teaching guidelines that make the ...
The next day, protest organizers came to Ewha Haktang and encouraged Yu and her peers to join a student demonstration to be staged in three days. On March 5, she and her classmates marched at Namdaemun, a gate in central Seoul. They were detained by the Japanese authorities, but missionaries ...
The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to ask people about their citizenship in the 2020 census set off worries among Democrats on Tuesday that immigrants will dodge the survey altogether, diluting political representation for states that tend to vote Democratic ...
... No Security Risks Emanating From Japan — Ambassador. "This leads to the strengthening of the Russian military presence in the Northern Territories [the southern Kuril Islands], which contradicts our country's position on these islands," Kono told the Japanese parliament's lower chamber, citing a protest ...
PROTESTS AGAINST Shinzo Abe are on the rise in Japan again, as evidenced in a recent protest in Tokyo that drew several thousand over the past ... SEALDs opposed Shinzo Abe in 2015 and 2016 due to opposition to Abe's planned reinterpretation of the Japanese constitution, which since the end of ...

Japan restarts Genkai nuclear reactor after 7yr halt despite locals' protest (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) ... Throughout this week locals living on 17 islands within a 30-kilometer radius of the Genkai plant have been staging protests trying to convince the government not to restart Kyushu Electric Power Co's Number 3 ...
Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, secretary general of Zia's Bangladesh Nationalist Party, said they would demonstrate in Dhaka and in small towns across the country on Saturday to protest the police action. He said police have been interfering with a series of opposition protests since last month's jailing of Zia.
“I was reading an article about how difficult it is to get a gun in Japan and I think it was 13 steps,” says Khalique. “You have to sit in a class for hours and take a test to make sure you are mentally OK. After so many steps, you'd finally be able to obtain a gun. In America, it's so easy to get a gun.” Japan's tough ...
Millions of women gathered across the world to strike, protest and party to mark International Women's Day on Thursday. .... On the eve of International Women's Day, protesters in Seoul gathered outside the Japanese embassy to highlight the plight of so-called “comfort women” – a euphemism for the ...
A coalition of pro-unification groups yesterday criticized the Japanese government for encroaching on Taiwanese fishing rights during a protest outside the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association's Taipei office. At 11am yesterday, about 30 protesters from the Concentric Patriotism Association (CPA), the ...
The doorplate of Japan's de facto embassy was yesterday targeted by a pro-unification supporter, who plastered it with red paint to protest against Tokyo's ... over the doorplate of the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association's Taipei office, while allegedly shouting: “Come out you damn Japanese” in Mandarin.
Japan similarly protested last week after South Korean Gender Equality and Family Minister Chung Hyun-back described the women as “sex slaves” at a session of the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, also in Geneva. The Japanese Foreign Ministry said the two ...
WASHINGTON – Students at high schools across the U.S. are staging walkouts to protest gun violence in the wake of last week's deadly school shooting in Florida. ... Students at many of the protests called for stronger gun control and said they're taking action to protect schools because Congress hasn't.
The year, like every year since, Kakumeiteki Himote Doumei (or, loosely, “The Revolutionary League of Lonely Souls”) gets together for Valentine's Day protests. This is not a large group, as evident in the photos, and not all the members are men. This year, women participated in the march, so the group is ...
Taipei, March 5 (CNA) Taiwan lodged a protest with Japan on Monday following an incident in which a Taiwanese fishing boat was chased and water-cannoned by Japanese patrol boats in waters near the disputed Diaoyutai Islands over the weekend, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).
So goes the rap echoing through protests outside the Diet building in the wake Moritomo document doctoring scandal, the lyrics and the beat rooted in the ... According to his writings, when he saw TV reports of people from all over the world rising up to protest the United States' airstrike the day the Iraq war ...
CAVITE, PHILIPPINES – The Philippine military said Monday it will continue aerial patrols of a Chinese-held shoal near the South China Sea despite protests from Beijing over the flights, especially using Japanese-donated aircraft. When asked if the Philippine military will stop the surveillance of ...
Navalny emerged as a threat to the Kremlin's tight grip on power on June 12 last year, when thousands of his followers defied police prohibitions to protest in cities across Russia. The scale of the protests, some of the biggest in six years, took the Kremlin by surprise. On Sunday, several hundred people ...
At the end of China's war against Japanese aggression and World War II, China had recovered the islands that had been occupied by Japan during the war. Beijing and Tokyo have seen brief periods of deterioration in bilateral ties before and usually found a way to settle if not resolve differences.
The other islets are a pair of rocks in the Sea of Japan that are controlled by South Korea. They are known as Dokdo in Korean and Takeshima in Japanese. “We demand its immediate closure,” the South Korean Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “The Japanese government should stop immediately its ...
OSAKA – One year after the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, nearly 70 Kansai residents, mostly Americans and Japanese, staged a protest march over the weekend against a leader whose policies, statements and treatment of women and minorities has been internationally condemned as ...
Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said ministry officials and security cameras confirmed the flights of 3 US Marine Corps helicopters on Thursday afternoon. Onodera said he immediately lodged a strong protest with Deputy Commander of US Forces in Japan Charles Chiarotti. The minister told him ...
15 agreement on policies is carried out, the new parliamentary group would overtake the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDP), which emerged as the main opposition party in the Lower House election in October. The largest opposition group could initiate discussions with the ruling coalition of ...
NEW YORK – Hundreds of Haitian-Americans and others have rallied in Times Square in New York City to denounce racism and remarks that President Donald Trump is said to have made disparaging African countries and questioning further U.S. acceptance of Haitian immigrants. Politicians including ...
... but that the protest is unacceptable. Lu said the Senkaku Islands are an inherent part of China, and urged Japan to stop making trouble over the islands. The submarine was spotted last Thursday traveling underwater in the contiguous zone just outside Japanese territorial waters in the East China Sea.
LONDON – The British government blamed the threat of mass protests for President Donald Trump's decision Friday to cancel a visit to London to open the new U.S. Embassy, and warned that criticism of the White House risked harming U.S.-U.K. relations. Trump said he was abandoning next month's trip ...
Japan lodged a strong protest with China on Jan. 12 after a foreign submarine detected just outside Japanese territorial waters in the East China Sea was confirmed to be Chinese. The submarine surfaced in international waters northwest of the disputed Senkaku Islands on the afternoon of Jan. 12 and ...
If week-long anti-government protests in Iran exposed the Islamic republic's deep-seated economic and political problems, they also laid bare Saudi ... the United States, Saudi Arabia, China and Japan; and recently signed a $650 million agreement with Sudan to rebuild a decaying Ottoman port city and ...
The protest set a discordant note for the New Year after signs in the latter part of 2017 that ties between Asia's two economic giants were beginning to thaw. ... Japan said a Chinese Jiangkai II class frigate entered a contiguous zone around the Japanese-held islands on Thursday morning before departing ...
While admitting it is "undeniable" that the deal is an official bilateral agreement, Moon said Wednesday the "erroneous knot" with Japan over the comfort women issue must be untied, urging Tokyo to apologize to the victims. Speaking at a press conference, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga rejected ...
A village assembly in Okinawa Prefecture, southern Japan, has adopted a resolution to protest a recent emergency landing by a US military helicopter in the village. The helicopter, deployed at the US Marine Corps Futenma air station, made the landing at a waste-disposal site in Yomitan Village on ...
A senior Japanese diplomat has lodged a protest over South Korea's recent announcement about its 2015 agreement with Japan on those referred to as comfort women. The head of the Japanese Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Kenji Kanasugi, phoned an envoy at the South Korean ...
Hagerty said Washington considers the safety of the local people the top priority and expressed his readiness to provide information promptly, according to Japanese foreign ministry officials. Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera talked to US Defence Secretary James Mattis over the phone earlier on Tuesday ...
Japan's Foreign Ministry has protested Thursday's meeting between the South Korean president and those referred to as wartime comfort women. A Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul lodged a protest with a bureau chief of the South Korean Foreign Ministry on ...
Unlike the mainly urban demonstrations that followed the contested 2009 election, these protests have spread to Ahvaz, Kermanshah, Rasht and Qazvin – all rural and relatively poorer cities. The national groundswell means that the government must take these demonstrations seriously. Here are five ...
Protests are held daily outside the gates of the base, with demonstrators trying to block access for team builders and their equipment. ... “I demand that the government of Japan stop human rights violations and respect the Okinawan people's will against the construction of new US and Japanese military ...
KINSHASA – Security forces killed at least seven people in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday during protests over President Joseph Kabila's refusal to step down from office, United Nations peacekeepers said. A police spokesman said three people had been killed in altercations with security ...
The Associated PressGAZA CITY (AP) — Palestinian medical records in the Gaza Strip show that a paraplegic man who died during a violent protest along the border with Israel earlier this month was killed by a bullet that struck him in the head. The records, obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday, ...


 

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