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Exports of broadcast programs to be raised: ministry

April 30, 2017

Tokyo- The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications will raise the target of Japan’s annual broadcast program exports, aiming to achieve 50 billion yen by fiscal 2020, according to informed sources. Exports of Japanese broadcast programs, including anime and drama series,

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Abe expresses hope for key role by China on North Korea

April 30, 2017

LONDON- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his hope on Saturday China will play a key role to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile development. “In order to realize the denuclearization (of North Korea), we hope that China

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Drop wartime laborer statue plan, Seoul urges

April 30, 2017

SEOUL- A South Korean Foreign Ministry official has effectively called for the cancellation of a plan to set up statues symbolizing Korean people conscripted to work at Japanese factories during Japan’s colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula. “It would be undesirable

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MSDF to guard US ship in peacetime for 1st time

April 30, 2017

Tokyo- A Japanese Maritime Self-Force vessel will guard a US warship as early as Monday in the first such operation during peacetime under Japan’s national security laws, government sources said Sunday. Following an order from Defense Minister Tomomi Inada, an MSDF

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Japan to confer decorations to 2 Filipinos

April 29, 2017

Japan has chosen two Filipinos as among the 105 foreign nationals who would be conferred with decorations. Washington SyCip would be awarded the “Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star,” while Benedicto Zulita Onari would be given the

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May Day rally in Tokyo calls for end to long work hours

April 29, 2017

TOKYO- According to the organizer, the Japanese Trade Union Confederation, or Rengo, the rally was attended by some 40,000 people. In Japan, the overwork-linked suicide in 2015 of a 24-year-old female employee of leading advertising agency Dentsu Inc. has aroused keen

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Tokyo Metro services halted after N. Korea missile launch

April 29, 2017

TOKYO- Tokyo Metro Co. briefly suspended all subway services on Saturday morning following news reports on a ballistic missile launch by North Korea. It is the first time that Tokyo Metro train operations have been brought to a halt in response

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Tillerson cites “real” threat of N. Korea nuke attack on Tokyo, Seoul

April 29, 2017

NEW YORK- The threat of a North Korean nuclear attack on Tokyo or Seoul is “real,” US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Friday. With each nuclear test and missile launch, North Korea “pushes Northeast Asia and the world closer to

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