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Japanese Prince Hisahito Visits Hiroshima Peace Park

August 12, 2018

Hiroshima- Japanese Prince Hisahito, the only grandson of Emperor Akihito, on Friday made a private visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The 11-year-old prince and his mother, Princess Kiko, the wife of Prince Akishino, the second son of the Emperor,

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Helicopter with 9 on Board Crashes in Eastern Japan

August 10, 2018

Nakanojo, Gunma Pref.- A disaster response helicopter with nine people on board crashed into a mountain in Nakanojo, Gunma Prefecture, eastern Japan, on Friday, authorities and other sources said. What appear to be fragments of the helicopter and eight people

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Ishiba Declares Bid for Chief of Japan’s Ruling LDP

August 10, 2018

Tokyo- Former Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba announced Friday his intention to run in the Japanese ruling party’s leadership election in September. Ishiba, 61, is the first to declare candidacy for the election. Unveiling his candidacy at a press

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Support Rate for Abe Cabinet Rises to 38.5 Pct: Jiji Poll

August 10, 2018

Tokyo- Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet in August rose 1.5 percentage points from the previous month to 38.5 pct, while disapproval came to 38.9 pct, down 2.0 points, a Jiji Press opinion poll showed. Approval stayed below

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Majority Want Overhaul of Party Leaders’ Debates: Jiji Poll

August 10, 2018

Tokyo- Nearly 60 pct of Japanese people want party leader debates in parliament to be revamped, a Jiji Press opinion survey showed. The August survey showed that 57.1 pct of respondents sought to keep the one-on-one debates between the prime

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Chugoku Electric Seeks Safety Checks on Shimane No. 3 Reactor

August 10, 2018

Tokyo- Chugoku Electric Power Co. applied Friday for a Nuclear Regulation Authority safety screening of the No. 3 reactor at its Shimane nuclear power plant, now under construction in western Japan. Before a nuclear reactor in Japan starts or resumes

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Japan Opens Probe on Medical College Entrance Exams

August 10, 2018

Tokyo- Japan’s education ministry on Friday launched an emergency probe of universities with medical departments across the country to check whether their entrance examinations are fair. The move followed a scandal in which Tokyo Medical University manipulated entrance exam results

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Retirement Age Hike Recommended for Japan Public Servants

August 10, 2018

Tokyo- Japan’s National Personnel Authority on Friday recommended law revisions to raise the retirement age of national public servants from the current 60 to 65 in stages. The government agency also called for removing workers who reached 60 from managerial

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