politics

Bizarre bicycle vandalism reported to mayor of Komono Town, mayor admits to it

And so ends the shortest investigation ever.

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Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe confirmed dead, doctors reveal details of his treatment

Assassination has shocked the nation. 

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Japanese police say former prime minister shot with pistol, weapon may have been made by shooter

Private ownership of pistols is completely prohibited in Japan.

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[Breaking] Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe shot in chest, reportedly suffers cardiac arrest

Suspect is in custody and Abe’s condition is unclear.

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Communist politician seen campaigning with Pikachu knockoff in Japan【Photo】

Gotta comrade ‘em all?

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U.S. Ambassador wins fans in Japan with his love of local trains…and puns

Japanese train otaku recognise Ambassador Emanuel as a fellow railway geek during his “weekend of firsts”.

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Retired Member of Parliament arrested pretending to be active MP for first-class train tickets

And he would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for that meddling JR and its clerical errors.

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Ukraine’s message of thanks and friendship gets really awkward with Japan

All’s embarrassing in love and war.

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New Zealand prime minster welcomed to Japan by kiwi mascot characters, surreally somber dance

Following reception by the Japanese government, it was the Kiwi Brothers’ turn to say hello.

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Manga creator/politician Ken Akamatsu opens political office/art gallery in Akihabara【Photos】

Creator of Love Hina is gearing up for a run at Japan’s upper parliament house to protect freedom of expression.

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Uniqlo reverses position, will close all stores in Russia

Decision follows multimillion-dollar humanitarian donation and international criticism.

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New president of Chile receives Pokémon from Japanese diplomat【Videos】

And no, it wasn’t Pikachu on the goodwill mission.

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Ukraine’s ambassador to Japan criticises Uniqlo for continuing to trade in Russia

Ambassador takes aim at Japan’s richest man, questioning the decision to value pants and T-shirts over Ukrainian lives. 

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Former Prime Minister Abe tickles the ivories on his latest YouTube video【Video】

He’s really settling into his new YouTuber gig.

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Government announces it will throw away useless “Abenomasks,” triggers surge in demand

One person’s trash mask is another’s treasure mask.

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Prime Minister calls on Japan to drink more milk

Ask not what your country can drink for you, but what you can drink for your country.

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Popular harem comedy manga artist is running for parliament to protect freedom of expression

Creator of Love Hina transitions from otaku arts to national politics.

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Post-election goat scandal rocks Japanese lawmaker

Don’t mess with goats online and expect to get away with it.

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Japanese government to give all 18-and-under residents 100,000 yen… here’s why that’s bad news

Big bucks for The Children of Men.

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Japanese governmental employees in frantic pencil-shaving spree to meet city election day

COVID-19 pandemic measures mean a sharpened pencil must be prepared for each of thousands of potential voters.

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