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HONG KONG -- Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Tuesday rejected certain U.S. politicians' remarks on recent incidents in Hong Kong as "illogical".

The commissioner's office expressed strong disapproval of and firm opposition to the concerned U.S. politicians' disregard of facts and basic norms governing international relations and their serious interference in China's domestic affairs, a spokesperson of the commissioner's office said. (Hong Kong-Commissioner's Office-U.S.)

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TOKYO -- Japanese Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada on Tuesday said that dumping wastewater contaminated with radioactive tritium at the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean may be the only option to deal with the buildup of contaminated water at the plant.

At a press briefing on Tuesday, Harada said there were no apparent options other than releasing the radioactive water into the sea to dilute it. (Japan-Radioactive water-Sea)

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BANGKOK -- Economic ministers from 10 ASEAN Member States, China, Japan and South Korea on Tuesday reaffirmed their strong commitment to upholding the multilateral trading system and reiterated their full support to the endeavor to reform the World Trade Organization (WTO).

The economic ministers met on Tuesday in Bangkok for the 22nd ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) Plus Three Consultations.

In a joint media statement, the ministers noted the global outlook in economic and trade performance and the recent moderation of growth. (ASEAN-Economic ministers)

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TOKYO -- The approval rating for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet dropped from last month, while the disapproval rate rose, a nationwide poll showed Tuesday, with the results coming on the eve of a planned Cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday.

According to the survey conducted by Japan's public broadcaster NHK, the approval rating for Abe's Cabinet dropped by one point from last month to stand at 48 percent, while the disapproval rate rose by two points to 33 percent. (Japan-Abe-Cabinet)

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TOKYO -- The Japanese government on Tuesday said it supported the decision of Nissan Motor Co. CEO Hiroto Saikawa's decision to step down for accepting huge amounts in overcompensation from an executive remuneration scheme at the automaker.

The government said Saikawa stepping down was evidence of the Yokohama-based automaker's corporate governance reforms working effectively in the wake of the high-profile arrest of the company's former boss Carlos Ghosn for alleged financial misconduct. (Japan-Nissan-CEO) Enditem

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