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Japan's top court on Thursday said employers cannot discriminate against pregnant women by demoting them or denying requests for lighter work, in a key test case as Tokyo tries to boost the profile of working females.
 

U.S. billionaire Daniel Loeb who last year tried to push Sony to spin off a key part of its business, has sold his shares in the struggling firm saying “more urgency will be necessary” to get it back on track.
 

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suffered a double setback Monday with the resignations of two female cabinet ministers over claims they misused political funds, dealing a blow to his proclaimed gender reform drive.
Japanese PM Abe loses two female ministers

 

Nearly 4,000 people took part Sunday in a mass evacuation drill to test responses to a possible eruption of Japan's highest peak Mount Fuji, weeks after a nearby volcano blew its top and killed at least 56.
 

The first passenger aircraft to be made in Japan in nearly four decades was unveiled Saturday as its manufacturer pushed into the booming regional jet sector with an eye to taking on industry giants Embraer and Bombardier.
Japan unveils first passenger jet in four decades

 

Japan's trade minister denied reports Saturday that she plans to resign soon over allegations that she violated election laws.
 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shook hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Milan Friday, reports said, despite a mass visit by Japanese lawmakers to a controversial war shrine in Tokyo.
 

The prisoners of war (POW) held in Tokyo's Omori POW camp saw some of the most horrific destruction during the last months of World War II, as American B-29 bombers dropped incendiary bombs that obliterated much of the city.
Former US POWs visit Japanese camp, recall the horrors of WW II

 

Rising star and possible future prime minister of Japan, Yuko Obuchi, was under fire Thursday over reports she has spent political donations on makeup, in a blow to the most prominent of a new wave of women ministers.
Japan politician caught in makeup spending row

 

There is “a significant opportunity” for a first meeting between the Chinese and Japanese leaders at a regional gathering near Beijing next month, but the ball is in Tokyo's court, China's envoy to Japan said Wednesday.
 
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