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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.
By United Press International

New nuclear reactors for Japan?

TOKYO, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Japan's new Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has indicated he would approve the construction of more nuclear reactors.

Japan P.M.: New nuclear plants possible

TOKYO, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- New reactors can be built with people's consent, Japan's new prime minister said, which would alter the previous regime's policy to phase out nuclear power.

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Abe returns to become Japanese PM

TOKYO, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- A slowing economy hobbled by deflation poses the biggest challenge to Shinzo Abe as he prepared Wednesday to become Japan's next prime minister.

Report: Kishida set to be become new FM

TOKYO, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister-to-be Shinzo Abe plans to appoint veteran party lawmaker Fumio Kishida as foreign minister, sources told Kyodo News Tuesday.

Japan's Abe voices security concerns

TOKYO, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Pacific maritime security will be high on the agenda of Shinzo Abe, Japan's next prime minister, when he meets President Barack Obama likely in January.

New Japanese PM might tweek constitution

TOKYO, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Japan's new prime minister – for the second time -- could try to revise the war-renouncing Article 9 of the country's constitution.

Japanese party victory a boost for nuclear

TOKYO, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The Liberal Democratic Party's victory in Japan's elections is seen as a boost for nuclear energy, experts say.

China makes U.N. appeal for maritime claim

BEIJING, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- China has submitted to the United Nations what it calls geological evidence that would mean

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LDP, ally win landslide victory

TOKYO, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Shinzo Abe was poised Monday to come back as Japan's next prime minister after his party and an ally won a landslide victory in parliamentary elections.

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Liberal Dems poised to win Japan election

TOKYO, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Final polls in Japan suggest Shinzo Abe and the Liberal Democrat Party are the favorites in Sunday's general elections, analysts say.
Japan: Chinese plane enters airspace

Japan: Chinese plane enters airspace

TOKYO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- China, saying it sent a plane over Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands, blasted Japan for scrambling its F-15 jets in response as the island dispute worsened.

U.S. urges N. Korea to scrap rocket launch

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The United States, reacting to North Korea's decision to extend its rocket launch date, again urged the isolated Communist country to abandon its plan.

Japanese troops to leave Golan Heights

TOKYO, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Japan will soon begin the withdrawal of its Self-Defense Force members in the Golan Heights between Israel and Syria, government sources said.

Japan election campaign begins

TOKYO, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Campaigning for Japan's Dec. 16 elections to Parliament's lower house began Tuesday with the ruling DPJ facing a tough challenge from the main opposition party.

Japan October output up 1.8 percent

TOKYO, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Japan's industrial output in October rose 1.8 percent from September, a turnaround after three straight months of decline, the government said Friday.

Japan's October trade deficit hits $6.7B

TOKYO, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Japan Wednesday reported a trade deficit of $6.7 billion in October, blamed on the eurozone crisis and territorial tensions with China.

Obama, Noda meet in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama met with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda in Cambodia Tuesday and said the meeting helped "reaffirm" the bilateral alliance.

Obama schedule for Tuesday, Nov. 20

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- President Obama participates in the Trans-Pacific Partnership meeting Tuesday at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the White House said.

Japan committed to peaceful solutions

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said his county remains committed to a peaceful solution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

Japan's looming crisis

LONDON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- With a lot of major events grabbing attention, one big story not in the forefront is Japan, which could be gestating the next global disaster.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

ASEAN members sign rights declaration

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have signed a joint declaration on human rights, but rights groups call it a "declaration of state power."
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