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Saury Prices in Japan Likely to Drop Slightly in Late Sept.

August 17, 2018

Tokyo- Retail prices in Japan of saury, an autumn delicacy, are projected to inch down in late September as the Fisheries Agency estimated recently that the country’s catches of the fish this year are likely to increase slightly from the

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47-Minute Delay Cited for Chopper Crash Search in Eastern Japan

August 17, 2018

Tokyo- Search and rescue operations following the crash of a disaster response helicopter that occurred in eastern Japan last week is seen to have started 47 minutes later than they could have been launched, the transport ministry said Thursday. The

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FOCUS: Many Temp Workers to See Contract Termination after Sept.

August 17, 2018

Tokyo- Many temporary workers dispatched by staffing agencies are expected to see their contracts end without renewal after Sept. 30, the third anniversary of the effectuation of a revised staffing law. The revised law bans the use of “haken” dispatched

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Japan to Oblige 3 Major Mobile Carriers to Unlock Used Smartphones

August 17, 2018

Tokyo- The Japanese communications ministry plans to oblige the country’s three major mobile phone operators to unlock used smartphones so that users of such handsets can choose carriers freely, informed sources said Thursday. Specifically, NTT Docomo Inc., KDDI Corp. and

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Public-Private Survey Team Puts Off Visit to Russian-Held Isles

August 17, 2018

Tokyo- A public-private survey team on Thursday postponed a planned visit to Russian-controlled islands called the Northern Territories in Japan due to bad weather. The team planned to leave Nemuro, eastern Hokkaido, on the day for a five-day tour to

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Japan to Expand Grants to Increase Certified Care Workers

August 17, 2018

Tokyo- Japan’s welfare ministry plans to expand grants to make it easier for people with elderly nursing care experience to take training necessary to gain care worker certifications, officials said Thursday. The ministry will revise an employment insurance subsidy program

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S. Korea Panel Eyes Massive Youth Exchanges with Japan

August 16, 2018

Seoul- A task force of South Korea’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday called for a youth exchange program with Japan that will involve some 10,000 people annually. The program was included in the panel’s proposals submitted to Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha.

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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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