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EXCLUSIVE: MOF to Prioritize Local Govts with Disaster Preparedness

October 15, 2018

Tokyo- Japan’s Ministry of Finance is considering a plan to intensively provide tax revenue grants to local governments that have compiled sufficient disaster response plans or hazard maps, Jiji Press has learned. The ministry is mulling the plan following a

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Japan PM Abe Renews Resolve to Revise Constitution’s Article 9

October 15, 2018

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed afresh his determination Sunday to revise Article 9 of the Constitution to justify the existence of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces. In a speech before some 4,000 SDF members during his review of the troops

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Duterte OKs suspension of oil excise taxes by January 2019

October 15, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the suspension of the excise tax on oil starting January next year as fuel prices are not expected to decline until the end of the year, his economic managers said on Monday. “Suspension of the

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GSDF Holds 1st Amphibious Operation Drill with U.S. Marine in Japan

October 15, 2018

Tanegashima, Kagoshima Pref.- The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s amphibious troops held their first joint exercise with U.S. Marines on the southwestern Japan island of Tanegashima on Sunday. Under the scenario that a remote island was seized by an enemy and

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Abe Decides to Raise Consumption Tax as Scheduled

October 15, 2018

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided to increase the consumption tax rate from 8 pct to 10 pct in October next year as planned to secure funds to carry out programs to realize a social security system that

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U.S. Eyes Currency Clause in Trade Pact with Japan

October 15, 2018

Nusa Dua, Indonesia- U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed Saturday his intention to urge Japan to include a provision to avoid competitive currency devaluation in a proposed bilateral trade agreement. A currency clause was included in a new North American

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Japan Firm Succeeds in Artificial Cultivation of Mushroom Close to Matsutake

October 15, 2018

Kobe, Hyogo Pref.- A fertilizer maker in western Japan has claimed it succeeded in artificially cultivating “bakamatsutake,” a mushroom species close to precious matsutake, for the first time in the world. Once mass production of bakamatsutake, whose scientific name is

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Financial Services Not on Agenda for Japan-U.S. Trade Talks: Motegi

October 12, 2018

Tokyo- Financial services will not be covered in forthcoming trade negotiations between Japan and the United States, Japanese Economic Revitalization Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Friday. “We don’t expect that such issues will be covered as the negotiations are likely to

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