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Former Mayor in Central Japan Arrested for Bribery

June 18, 2018

Tokyo- Police arrested Hiromi Tsukuda, former mayor of Ito in the central Japan prefecture of Shizuoka, Saturday on suspicion of bribery over the city’s land purchase. The police also arrested Keijiro Mori, president of Towa Kaihatsu Co., a local real

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Japanese Startup to Make Silkworm-Based Drug Materials

June 18, 2018

Fukuoka- A company was founded in southwestern Japan in April to make pharmaceutical materials using silkworms. The company, based in the city of Fukuoka, is called Kaico, which means silkworm in Japanese. It was established using financial assistance from Kyushu

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Tokyo Assembly Likely to OK Stricter Regulations on Passive Smoking

June 18, 2018

Tokyo- The Tokyo metropolitan assembly is likely to enact a proposal aimed at introducing measures against passive smoking that are stricter than those proposed by the Japanese government. Major parties, except for the Liberal Democratic Party, are considering voting for

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Abe Shows Eagerness to Win 3rd Term as LDP Pres.

June 18, 2018

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe showed his eagerness on Saturday to secure a third term as leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. “There are still many tasks I should accomplish,” Abe said on television, citing North Korean issues,

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Abe Expresses Readiness to Meet Kim Jong Un

June 18, 2018

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his readiness on Saturday to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a bid to resolve the issue of Japanese nationals kidnapped by Pyongyang. The abduction issue “will be resolved when all

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Person Killed by Shinkansen Identified as Male Care Worker

June 15, 2018

Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Pref.- Police said Friday that the person killed after being hit by a Shinkansen bullet train in the city of Kitakyushu in the southwestern Japan prefecture of Fukuoka on Thursday has been identified as a 52-year-old male care

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Abe Cabinet Approval Rate Down for 4th Month: Jiji Poll

June 15, 2018

Tokyo- Public support for the cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe fell 2.6 percentage points from a month before to 35.5 pct in June, down for the fourth consecutive month, a Jiji Press opinion poll showed Friday. The disapproval

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Open Prison in Japan Not to Adopt GPS Devices for Inmates

June 15, 2018

Tokyo- Japan’s Justice Ministry said Friday it has decided not to introduce Global Positioning System-based tracking devices for inmates at an open prison facility in Imabari, Ehime Prefecture, western Japan. It is inappropriate to attach GPS devices to inmates in

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