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The world’s largest fish market resumed operations at a new location in Tokyo on Thursday, after final auctions last week at the previous facility in Tsukiji, one of the Japanese capital’s top tourist attractions.

World’s largest fish market reopens at new site in Tokyo

The world’s largest fish market resumed operations at a new location in Tokyo on Thursday, after final auctions last week at the previous facility in Tsukiji, one of the Japanese capital’s top tourist attractions.
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Japan: Heatwave kills 65 in one week

An “unprecedented” heatwave in Japan has killed at least 65 people in one week, government officials said Tuesday, with the weather agency now classifying the record-breaking weather as a “natural disaster.”

The Economist highlights key global themes to watch for this year

The World in 2018, the annual publication from The Economist, predicts that this year will be a nerve-jangling year as people across the world attempt to escape the tensions of politics and the frenzies of technology.

‘All options on the table’ with North Korea – Japan’s Shinzo Abe

Obviously, "all options are on the table" is precisely the sort of threat of the use of force that Japan's post-World War II constitution explicitly bans.

Shinzo Abe sweeps to big win in Japan vote

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to a comfortable victory in a snap election Sunday, handing him a mandate to harden his already hawkish stance on North Korea and re-energise the world's number-three economy.

Shinzo Abe on course for landslide win in Japan vote

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is on track for a landslide win in Japan's upcoming election, the latest survey suggested Monday, as a new party founded by Tokyo's popular governor loses momentum.

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.

Shinzo Abe vows to tackle North Korea threat ahead of Japan election

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed Sunday to impose "all possible pressure" on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programmes, promising to secure national security in a televised debate before a snap election.

Japan’s Abe kicks off ‘difficult’ election battle

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament Thursday, effectively kicking off a national election campaign where he faces an unexpected and formidable challenge from the popular governor of Tokyo.

Japan’s Abe triggers snap election amid North Korea crisis

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday called a snap election, seeking a fresh term at the helm of the world's third-largest economy as tensions with nearby North Korea reach fever-pitch.

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