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Aso Claims World Economy Remains Firm; Lagarde Says Not Enough

October 12, 2018

Nusa Dua, Indonesia- Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso has said the world economy remains firm, despite a global stock sell-off triggered by rising U.S. interest rates and concerns over Washington-Beijing trade tensions. Aso, who doubles as deputy prime minister, made

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Abe Delighted with Improving Japan-China Relations

October 12, 2018

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his delight with an improvement in Japan-China relations at a meeting with a senior official of the Communist Party of China on Thursday. “I’m delighted Japan-China relations are moving forward smoothly,” Abe told

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Error Found in Basis for Land Discount to Moritomo

October 12, 2018

Tokyo- A builder of an elementary school that Moritomo Gakuen aimed to open admitted Thursday an error in a report that the land ministry regarded as a basis for a huge discount of state land sold to the private school

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JAXA Puts Off Hayabusa2 Landing on Asteroid Ryugu

October 12, 2018

Tokyo- The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, said Thursday that it has decided to postpone the first landing of the Hayabusa2 spacecraft on asteroid Ryugu at least until January next year. The landing was previously slated for later this

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Trump Reportedly Told Abe to Mull Casino License to Supporter

October 12, 2018

Washington- U.S. President Donald Trump told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to strongly consider a casino license for one of Trump’s biggest benefactors last year, a U.S. media report said Wednesday. At a meeting in February last year, Trump raised

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Okinawa Chief Tells LDP of Opposition to Futenma Relocation Plan

October 12, 2018

Tokyo- Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki told a senior Japanese ruling party official on Thursday that he opposes the planned relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Futenma air station within the southernmost Japan prefecture. “I stand in opposition to the relocation

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Japan Extra Diet Session Likely to Begin Oct. 24

October 12, 2018

Tokyo- Japan’s government and the Liberal Democratic Party-led ruling coalition plan to convene an extraordinary session of the Diet, the country’s parliament, on Oct. 24, informed sources said Thursday. The government is set to submit a draft of a fiscal

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Hiroshima Protests U.S. Subcritical Nuclear Test

October 12, 2018

Hiroshima- Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui on Thursday sent a letter of protest to the United States over its subcritical nuclear test carried out in December last year. The letter was sent to President Donald Trump and Ambassador to Japan William

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