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Inada accepts hearing by inspectors, denies cover-up

July 22, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada on Friday accepted a hearing in the ongoing special investigation, ordered by herself, over Ground Self-Defense Force troops’ daily logs on peacekeeping operations in South Sudan and denied a cover-up of electronic data on the GSDF

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Fitzgerald said to be responsible for collision off Japan: CNN

July 22, 2017

WASHINGTON- US defense officials have indicated that the USS Fitzgerald is responsible for its collision with a Philippine-registered container vessel off central Japan last month, CNN reported on Friday. The US Aegis destroyer’s crew “did nothing until the last second,” an

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Japan on alert after incursions by Chinese ships

July 22, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese government is on higher alert after a series of incursions into Japanese territorial waters by Chinese ships, including in areas that had previously been free from such problems.   In addition to waters around the Japanese-administered Senkaku

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Crown Prince vows efforts to solve water problems at UN meeting

July 21, 2017

NEW YORK- Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito expressed his intention to make efforts to solve problems related to water in the world in a video message delivered at a special UN meeting on Thursday. The 27-minute English keynote address, titled “Working with

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Firms preparing to launch self-driving tractors

July 21, 2017

OSAKA- Major Japanese agricultural machinery makers are preparing to launch full-fledged sales of self-driving tractors, possibly in fiscal 2018, which starts next April. The government plans to support the introduction of self-driving tractors amid growing hopes that such machines will

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Not much time left for organizing measures against cyber attacks

July 21, 2017

TOKYO- Organizing counter measures for cyberattacks has become a pressing challenge for the Japanese government ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, an inviting target for hacker groups. Any major cyberattack damage during the quadrennial event, which attracts

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Japan, UK agree to lead efforts to ensure rule of law

July 21, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, agreed at their strategic dialogue in Tokyo Friday that their countries will exercise leadership to realize basic values such as the rule of law. They discussed the increasingly

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35th victim confirmed in northern Kyushu deluge

July 21, 2017

SAGA- One more victim has been confirmed in the torrential rain and flooding that hit the northern part of the Kyushu southwestern Japan region this month, raising the total death toll in the disaster to 35. The police department of

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