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Abe Leaves for 5-Day European Tour to Promote Free Trade

October 16, 2018

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left for a five-day tour of three European countries Tuesday, planning to underline the importance of free trade at an international meeting. Abe and his wife, Akie, departed Tokyo International Airport at Haneda aboard

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Air Conditioners Getting Smarter with AI

October 16, 2018

Tokyo- Air conditioners for households are growing smarter thanks to the use of artificial intelligence, offering a more comfortable room environment to users. With the approach of winter, Japanese home appliances makers are gearing up to encourage consumers to switch

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Japan Eyeing Long-Range Weapons

October 16, 2018

Tokyo- Japan’s Defense Ministry has been stepping up acquisitions of cruise missiles for fighter planes and promoting research on hypersonic missiles. The moves may give the country the ability to strike enemy bases without in-depth discussions on how to maintain

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Showa University Admits to Rigging Entrance Exam Results

October 16, 2018

Tokyo- Showa University in Tokyo admitted Monday that its medical school has been rigging entrance examination results in favor of first- and second-time test takers, while putting former students’ children high on waiting lists to fill vacancies. The preferential treatment

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EXCLUSIVE: Japan Mulling Revival of Housing Eco-Points

October 16, 2018

Tokyo- Japan’s land ministry is considering reviving an “eco-point” subsidy program to promote energy-efficient newly built and renovated homes, Jiji Press learned Monday. Such a measure would help curb a possible decline in housing demand following the planned consumption tax

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Japan to Conduct Dike Excavation at Ancient Tumulus

October 16, 2018

Tokyo- Japan’s Imperial Household Agency said Monday that it will start excavation work at a dike at Daisen Kofun, the country’s largest ancient tumulus measuring 486 meters long in the western prefecture of Osaka, later this month. The government agency

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Japan’s Abe Confirms Oct. 2019 Consumption Tax Hike

October 16, 2018

Tokyo- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed Monday that the government will raise the consumption tax from the current 8 pct to 10 pct in October 2019 as planned, to bolster Japan’s social security system. He confirmed the policy at an

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Fund Scandal Hits New Japanese Parliamentary Vice Land Minister

October 15, 2018

Tokyo- Groups related to Shozo Kudo, a new Japanese parliamentary vice land minister, have failed to book flows of funds from large-scale gatherings that charged fees for participants in their political fund reports, it was learned Monday. This could amount

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