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Abe Calls for Emergency Measures to Save Children from Abuse

June 15, 2018

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday called for the compilation of emergency measures to save children from abuse, following the death of a five-year-old girl who was mistreated by her parents. At a meeting of relevant ministers at

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Minpaku Lodging Services Make Slow Start under Strict Rules

June 15, 2018

Tokyo- A new law to allow “minpaku” private lodging services widely in Japan came into force on Friday, with service notifications getting off to a sluggish start chiefly due to local government regulations to prevent harm to the living environment

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Japan to Continue Contact with N. Korea: Kono

June 15, 2018

Tokyo- Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Friday that the government plans to keep in contact with North Korea. “Japan has been communicating with North Korea through various channels and will continue to do so,” Kono told a press conference

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Japan Diet Enacts Bill to Reduce Use of Microplastics

June 15, 2018

Tokyo- The Diet, Japan’s parliament, enacted Friday a bill aimed at reducing the use of microplastics, contained in some cosmetics and other products. The lawmaker-sponsored bill to revise the law on the promotion of marine litter disposal was adopted unanimously

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Japan’s LDP Seeks to Add 6 Seats to Upper House

June 15, 2018

Tokyo- Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party submitted a bill Thursday to increase the number of seats in the House of Councillors by six from 242 at present. The LDP aims to put the change in place beginning with an Upper

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U.S. Not Considering Reduction in Forces in S. Korea: Mattis

June 15, 2018

Tokyo- U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said Thursday that his country is not considering a reduction in its forces in South Korea. Mattis made the comments after his Japanese counterpart, Itsunori Onodera, asked the United States to maintain its forces

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S. Korea’s Moon Vows Support for Japan on Abductions

June 15, 2018

Seoul- South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday promised support for Japan’s efforts to resolve the issue of North Korea’s abductions of Japanese citizens. Moon made the pledge when Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono told him in a meeting at

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Japanese, North Korean Officials Meet in Mongolia

June 15, 2018

Tokyo- Japanese and North Korean officials met in Ulan Bator on the sidelines of an international conference on Thursday, Japanese Foreign Ministry officials said. The meeting was part of a stepped-up effort by Tokyo to resolve the issue of Pyongyang’s

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