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A Tokyo city lawmaker from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party admitted on Monday he had been responsible for a sexist taunt shouted at a young assemblywoman in a debate on motherhood.
 

Lawmakers met behind closed doors Friday to hear results of a probe into a study that was the basis of Japan's 1993 apology over its use of wartime sex slaves — a review that South Korea and China have slammed as an attempt to discredit historical evidence of such abuses.
Japanese lawmakers report on review of sex slave controversy

 

A pair of Japanese farmers whose livelihoods were wrecked by the 2011 nuclear disaster have staged a protest at Tokyo's agriculture ministry, scuffling briefly with police as they unsuccessfully tried to unload a bull from a truck.
 

Japan on Wednesday finally fell into line with other major developed countries and made the possession of child pornography illegal, but the sometimes graphic images of pedophilia in manga comic books remain legal.
 

A Japanese cabinet minister apologized on Tuesday after appearing to suggest people in nuclear disaster-hit Fukushima could be persuaded to put up with contaminated waste if the government threw cash at them.
 

Japan and North Korea are preparing to hold fresh talks after Pyongyang's surprise pledge to probe the Cold War kidnappings of Japanese nationals, a report said Sunday.
 

Japan has caught 30 whales off its northern coast in its first hunt since an international court ordered the halt of its annual expedition in the Antarctic, officials said Friday.
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The Japanese eel, a popular summertime delicacy that has become prohibitively expensive due to overfishing, has been put on the international conservation “red list” in a move that may speed up Japan's push for industrial farming of the species.
Endangered delicacy: Japan eel on species red list

 

Japan on Thursday summoned the Chinese ambassador as the two sides traded accusations of blame for a near miss involving fighter jets over the East China Sea, the second similar incident in less than a month.
 

Japan lashed out at China Wednesday for politicizing a U.N. agency with a bid to register papers on its wartime sexual slavery and the Nanjing massacre in a global document trove.
 
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