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Kisenosato, Hakuho battle to keep share of lead at New Year meet

January 12, 2017

TOKYO– Ozeki Kisenosato and yokozuna Hakuho were forced to work hard for their wins Thursday to remain in a five-way lead at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. On the fifth day of the 15-day tourney, Kisenosato survived the powerful shoves

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Novelist Mishima’s unreleased 1970 voice recording found in Tokyo

January 12, 2017

TOKYO- An unreleased voice recording of Yukio Mishima has been found at a Tokyo broadcaster in which the late novelist talked about death and Japan’s pacifist Constitution nine months before his sensational suicide, the company said Thursday. The roughly 80-minute-long recording

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Tokyo governor inspects Tsukiji for 1st time after delaying relocation

January 12, 2017

TOKYO– Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike inspected the Tsukiji fish market Thursday for the first time since announcing in August postponement of the relocation planned for November. Koike is expected to decide by summer at the earliest whether to permit the move,

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Historical post-abdication title eyed for Emperor Akihito

January 12, 2017

TOKYO– The government is considering giving Emperor Akihito the historical title of “joko” assumed by many retired emperors should he abdicate, sources close to the matter said Thursday. To avoid powers being split between a retired emperor and his successor, an

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Tillerson vows U.S. defense of Japan over Senkakus

January 12, 2017

WASHINGTON– U.S. Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson on Wednesday affirmed Washington’s commitment to the defense of Japan in the event that China attempts to seize the Japanese-administered Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. “We’ve made a commitment to Japan

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Japan hails Obama’s achievements, sounds optimism over Trump era

January 11, 2017

TOKYO– Japan hailed Wednesday progress made between the administrations of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama and expressed confidence bilateral relations will continue to improve after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office next week. Chief Cabinet

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Mitsubishi Electric referred to prosecutors for alleged overwork

January 11, 2017

TOKYO– The labor ministry referred Mitsubishi Electric Corp. to prosecutors Wednesday on suspicion of forcing excessive overtime on a male employee, who subsequently became mentally ill and was laid off. In a case that follows the suicide of an overworked

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World Bank projects 2017 growth of 2.7% globally, 0.9% for Japan

January 11, 2017

WASHINGTON– Global economic growth is expected to accelerate 2.7 percent this year, up from an estimated 2.3 percent last year, but uncertainty over the policies of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump cloud the outlook, the World Bank said Tuesday. The Washington-based

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