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Lawsuits filed to nullify Lower House election

8 hours 32 min ago
A group of lawyers filed lawsuits seeking to invalidate the results of Sunday’s Lower House election for all 289 single-seat districts.The group, led by Hidetoshi ...
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Seven dead as Typhoon Lan lashes Japan

8 hours 57 min ago
The 21st typhoon of the season makes an unusually quick pass over Japan, but the toll both human and material is heavy.
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Plaintiffs file appeal to win bigger payout over Fukushima nuclear disaster

9 hours 25 min ago
Lawyers representing approximately 3,800 people suing the government and Tepco for damages over the 2011 Fukushima No. 1 nuclear disaster have appealed a lower court ...
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China urges Japan’s peaceful development after Abe’s election win

9 hours 53 min ago
China urged Japan to follow the track of peaceful development following Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decisive election victory, which gives him a stronger hand to ...
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Abe claims victory as powerful endorsement, may seek re-election next month

9 hours 59 min ago
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the ruling bloc's overwhelming victory in Sunday's election represents a "historic" level of public confidence.
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Much of LDP’s success rests in electoral system itself

11 hours 27 min ago
The campaign is over, and now judgment time has come: Who were the winners and losers in Sunday’s Lower House election?
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North Korea blasts Japan for using election to ‘pave groundwork’ for invasion

13 hours 12 min ago
North Korea on Monday blasted “Japanese reactionaries” for working to “pave the groundwork for a reinvasion of the Korean peninsula” after Sunday’s Lower House election ...
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Japan’s election results show women making little progress despite Abe’s landslide victory

13 hours 38 min ago
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made women’s empowerment a pillar of his economic policy as the workforce shrinks and the nation grays, but his decisive ...
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Election turnout likely second-lowest in postwar period, estimate says

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 03:53
Voter turnout for single-seat constituencies in the House of Representatives election on Sunday was probably around 53.69 percent, the second-lowest since the war, an estimate ...
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Einstein’s thoughts on happy living emerge in pair of Tokyo hotel notes

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 14:42
A note that Albert Einstein gave to a courier in Tokyo, briefly describing his thoughts on happy living, has surfaced after 95 years and is ...
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Abe emerges stronger with win, but faces nation still divided over constitutional revision

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 14:41
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might have emerged from the Lower House snap election with a stronger power base — but he faces a sharply divided ...
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Top opposition forces see contrasting fates after poll

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 14:39
The two opposition parties launched less than one month ago to challenge Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party-Komeito coalition met contrasting fates in ...
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Abe’s gamble pays off as ruling bloc bags two-thirds majority in Lower House

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 14:29
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition is certain of a resounding victory in the Lower House election that will give it a two-thirds majority.
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Two dead after powerful typhoon brings heavy wind and rain to Honshu

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 14:01
Typhoon Lan edged closer to the main island of Honshu on Sunday, leaving at least two people dead, with the tropical cyclone likely to make ...
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Yamao and Inada survive scandals but Toyota is booted out

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 13:42
Sunday’s Lower House election brought mixed results to politicians attempting to emerge from scandals.Shiori Yamao kept her seat despite an alleged extramarital affair that forced ...
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Among Japan’s voters, hope for new blood vies with desire for stability

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 11:35
The Lower House election Sunday saw voters back newcomers vowing to heed the voices of ordinary people and older voters opting for familiarity and stability ...
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Typhoon Lan delays vote-counting in west, central Japan

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 11:09
Several regional election boards said Sunday that ballot-counting for the general election would likely be delayed until at least Monday because of transport disruptions caused ...
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Police to probe 60 suspected election law offenses

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 07:19
Authorities are ready to begin investigating some 60 cases of suspected Public Offices Election Law violations linked to the general election on Sunday, the National ...
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Samurai ‘wine king’ exhibit burns up in California blaze

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 05:00
Gingerly stepping over melted bottles and charred debris that was once Paradise Ridge Winery’s tasting room and event hall, owners Sonia Byck-Barwick and her brother ...
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Voting underway in Lower House race; typhoon may aid ruling coalition

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 02:04
Voting began Sunday in Japan’s House of Representatives election, in which the ruling coalition of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to achieve a solid ...
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