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EXCLUSIVE: Japan to Create Catch Certificate System for Sea Cucumber

June 15, 2018

Tokyo- Japan’s Fisheries Agency plans to create a catch certificate system for domestic sea cucumber, informed sources told Jiji Press on Thursday. Exports of illegally hunted sea cucumber are rampant due to high prices, with some gang groups using them

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Major Japanese Firms’ Summer Bonuses Hit Record High

June 15, 2018

Tokyo- Summer bonuses at major Japanese companies hit a record high of 967,386 yen on average this year, up 6.7 pct from a year earlier, an initial tally by a leading business lobby showed Thursday. The growth apparently reflected rosy

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Ruling Bloc Gives Up Early Lower House Passage of Casino Bill

June 15, 2018

Tokyo- Japan’s ruling coalition has given up its plan to get a casino introduction bill through the House of Representatives this week, as the opposition camp submitted a no-confidence motion against tourism minister Keiichi Ishii on Thursday, informed sources said.

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Abe Shows Resolve on Abduction Issue to Families of Victims

June 15, 2018

Tokyo- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe highlighted his determination to resolve the issue of North Korea’s abductions of Japanese nationals, at a meeting with members of the victims’ families on Thursday. At the meeting, held at the prime minister’s office, Abe

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Japan Sees 3rd-Lowest Tax Evasion in FY 2017

June 15, 2018

Tokyo- The amount of tax evasion detected through compulsory investigations by Japanese tax authorities totaled 13.5 billion yen in fiscal 2017, marking the third-lowest level since data become available in 1972, the National Tax Agency said Thursday. The figure, including

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Japan to Join U.S.-EU Tariff Talks at WTO

June 15, 2018

Tokyo- Japan plans to join talks between the United States and the European Union at the World Trade Organization to settle their dispute over U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs as a third party, informed sources said Thursday. If Japan’s participation

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North Korea’s Kim Ready for Talks with Japan’s Abe

June 14, 2018

Tokyo- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signaled his readiness to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, informed sources said Thursday. During the summit in Singapore on Tuesday, Trump raised the

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Japan, U.S., S. Korea Vow to Denuclearize N. Korea

June 14, 2018

Seoul- The foreign ministers of Japan, the United States and South Korea agreed Thursday to cooperate closely for realizing the complete denuclearization of North Korea. They reached the agreement after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un promised to work for

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