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New role for wife of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has given his young, stylish wife the title of First Lady in what analysts say is a major boost to her status ahead of back-to-back summits with South Korea and the United States.

Defiant Shinzo Abe hits back over scandal as support plunges

Japan's embattled prime minister hit back at critics on Monday over a favouritism and cover-up scandal that has seen his popularity plunge and loosened his iron grip on power.

Kim Jong-Nam murder suspect ‘met with alleged North Korean agent’

One of two women on trial for the Cold War-style murder of the North Korean leader's estranged half-brother met with an alleged North Korean agent a month before the assassination, a court heard Tuesday.

Kim Jong-Nam met American days before his death – witness

The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un met an unidentified American on a tourist island in Malaysia four days before he was assassinated in a Cold War-style hit, a court heard Monday.

Japan’s Emperor Akihito abdication set for March 2019

Japan's Emperor Akihito will step down on March 31, 2019, a report said Friday, the first imperial retirement in more than two centuries.

Shinzo Abe nears two-thirds majority in Japan election – polls

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition is heading for a two-thirds majority in Japan's forthcoming election, surveys suggested Thursday, as a new party founded by popular Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike runs out of steam.

Japanese reporter Miwa Sado dies after 159 hours of overtime

Japan's public broadcaster apologised Friday to the parents of a young reporter who died of heart failure after logging 159 hours of overtime in a month.

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