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Ex-Govt Exec in JAXA Bribery Case Released on Bail

August 16, 2018

Tokyo- Former science ministry executive Kazuaki Kawabata, indicted over a bribery case related to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, was released on bail on Thursday. Earlier in the day, Tokyo District Court decided to grant him bail. Kawabata

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Purse Snatchings Likely Committed by Fleeing Suspect in Osaka

August 16, 2018

Osaka- A male suspect who recently fled from a police station in Osaka Prefecture is likely to have committed purse snatchings while on the run, police sources said Thursday. At least four purse snatchings have been committed by a person

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Japan to Mull Ways to Remove Foreign Trees on Ogasawara Islands

August 16, 2018

Tokyo- Japan’s Forestry Agency plans to set up a panel of experts as early as Monday to discuss ways to eliminate foreign tree species on the Ogasawara Islands and increase the number of trees indigenous to the remote Pacific islands.

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Group Washing Precious Photos Damaged in Rain Disaster

August 16, 2018

Hiroshima- Yutaka Ito is leading a volunteer effort in Hiroshima to wash photographs that were blemished in torrential rain in the city and other parts of western Japan last month, including those buried in landslides. A cardboard box filled with

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Abe Skips Visit to Yasukuni Shrine on War Anniv.

August 16, 2018

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe skipped a visit to Yasukuni Shrine on Wednesday, the 73rd anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II. He apparently gave consideration to China and South Korea, which regard the Tokyo shrine as a

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Start of Landfill Work to Be Put Off at Henoko U.S. Base Site

August 16, 2018

Tokyo- The Japanese government will postpone starting landfill work for a planned U.S. base site in the Henoko coastal area of Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, from Friday until next week or later, informed sources said Wednesday. The postponement is attributed mainly

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LDP Eager to Attract Particle Accelerator Project to Japan

August 16, 2018

Tokyo- The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is eager to attract a project to build the International Linear Collider, a next-generation particle accelerator, to Japan. The party plans to launch a task force that will bring together five LDP divisions as

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Some Factories Still Not Back on Track in Rain-Hit Western Japan

August 16, 2018

Tokyo- Some factories are still unable to resume full operations in western Japan areas hit by torrential rains about a month ago, due partly to crippled roads, railways and other transport networks. Mazda Motor Corp. has resumed production at its

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