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Mao Kobayashi’s blog on cancer battle “groundbreakingˮ: BBC

June 24, 2017

LONDON- Japanese newscaster Mao Kobayashi’s blog on her battle against breast cancer was “groundbreaking,” British broadcaster BBC reported Friday. Kobayashi, wife of popular kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo XI, 39, and a mother of two children, died on Thursday at the

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Giant panda at Ueno Zoo gives 1st birth in 5 years

June 12, 2017

Ueno Zoological Gardens official Mikako Kaneko (2nd L, top) answers questions while zoo director Yutaka Fukuda (L)  looks on during a press conference to announce the birth of a baby panda in Tokyo on June 12, 2017. A Japanese zoo celebrated the first

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EXCLUSIVE [PART 2] : INTERVIEW WITH PROF. JULKIPLI WADI, former Dean of the UP Institute of Islamic Studies, May 26, 2017

June 12, 2017

…”to make the declaration of martial law effective, it has to come with a comprehensive social reform agenda, short of that, the declaration would just be a declaration….” Q: You’ve said it would take time before an ideology advanced by

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EXCLUSIVE: INTERVIEW WITH PROF. JULKIPLI WADI, former Dean of the UP Institute of Islamic Studies, May 26, 2017

June 5, 2017

“The declaration of martial law has become a badge of honor for the Maute….” Q: What was your reaction when you heard the President declare martial law? JW: Well for one, I was surprised the declaration was made in Russia,

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Asahi Shimbun marking 30th anniversary of Hanshin bureau attack

May 2, 2017

Tokyo- On the night of May 3, 1987, a balaclava-wearing man fired a shotgun at two journalists of The Asahi Shimbun, Tomohiro Kojiri and Hyoe Inukai, in the Japanese national daily’s Hanshin bureau in Nishinomiya in the western prefecture of Hyogo.

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Kumamoto marks 61st anniv. since Minamata disease confirmation

May 2, 2017

MINAMATA, KUMAMOTO PREF.- A ceremony was held on Monday in the southwestern Japan city of Minamata to mark the 61st anniversary of the official recognition of Minamata disease, or mercury poisoning caused by polluted wastewater. Some 700 people, including those who

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Cherry blossoms in full bloom in Tokyo

April 2, 2017

TOKYO- Cherry blossoms in central Tokyo became the first to reach full bloom in Japan on Sunday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said the same day. Opening of at least 80 pct of buds on the “Somei-Yoshino” cherry tree under monitoring in

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FEATURE: Daughter of refugee strives to build Japanese school in Vietnam

January 18, 2017

TOKYO- The child of a refugee from Vietnam is striving to realize her dream of building a Japanese language school in the Southeast Asian country. “My dream is to do something that would serve as a bridge between Japan and

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