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Japan: Veterans for Peace Join Protests Against U.S. Base on Okinawa | Democracy Now!

Delegations of Veterans for Peace activists have arrived in Okinawa, Japan, to join protests against the construction of U.S. Marine helipads in Takae, as well as the construction of a new U.S. military base in Henoko. Residents of Okinawa have staged massive protests against both the proposed base and the helipads. Okinawa already houses about 26,000 U.S. troops. The Veterans ...

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Japan, Russia agree to advance territorial talks for peace treaty | GlobalPost

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed Monday to seek progress in territorial talks between the two countries that have failed to sign a peace treaty after World War II due to the dispute. Abe told Putin that he wants to instruct his ministers to “increase the thickness of Japan-Russia relations,” according to a Japanese official, ...

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Japan pledges to support Mideast peace through Palestine development | GlobalPost

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday expressed Japan’s continued commitment to supporting Middle East peace efforts as momentum builds for Israel and Palestine to restart their stalled peace talks. “There was great significance in holding a (four-party ministerial) meeting amid signs of progress in the Mideast peace process,” Kishida said at a joint news conference after a meeting in ...

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