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What Japan’s Defense White Paper Says About North Korea

The 2015 defense white paper, compiled by the Japanese Ministry of Defense titled “Defense of Japan 2015,” highlights Tokyo’s growing concern over the radicalization of North Korea’s military in the face of Kim Jong-un’s personnel politics, including the dismissal of a number of senior military officers and the execution of Vice-Chairman Jang Song-thaek.

Japan ruling party sets date for leadership vote PM bound to win

Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Friday set a date for a party leadership election that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is bound to win, effectively assuring him of staying leader of the world’s third-largest economy. All seven factions within the party supported Abe and there were no signs he would face a contender in

Clock ticking for BOJ’s Kuroda as inflation stalls

Consumer prices in Japan were unchanged from a year earlier in July, underscoring the struggle the Bank of Japan (BOJ) faces in achieving its 2 percent inflation target and building the case for additional monetary stimulus.