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Japan to Reduce Teachers’ Burden of Handling School Lunch Fees

August 15, 2018

Tokyo- In a bid to save teachers from heavy workloads, the education ministry will compile by the end of next March guidelines on how to reduce their burden of collecting and managing school lunch fees, informed sources have said. As

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Japanese Wagyu Beef Faces Challenge in Australian Market

August 14, 2018

Sydney- Japanese luxury wagyu beef faces a challenge in making inroads into the Australian market, where meat from locally grown crossbred wagyu has already established a presence. Australia recently resumed imports of Japanese beef after lifting in May a ban

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Taiwan’s 1st Comfort Women Statue Unveiled

August 14, 2018

Tainan, Taiwan- A ceremony was held in Tainan, southern Taiwan, on Tuesday to unveil the statue of a girl symbolizing the issue of so-called comfort women, who were forced to sexually serve Japanese troops before and during World War II.

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FOCUS: Japan-China Ties Uneasy on 40th Anniversary of Amity Treaty

August 14, 2018

Beijing- Potential flare-ups that may instigate further conflicts remain in Japan-China relations, with this year marking a milestone for the conclusion of the nations’ bilateral peace and friendship treaty. Japan and China celebrated the 40th anniversary of the treaty on

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Ginowan Mayor Declares Bid for Okinawa Governor

August 14, 2018

Ginowan, Okinawa Pref.- Atsushi Sakima, mayor of the Okinawa Prefecture city of Ginowan, on Tuesday announced his bid for the governorship of the southernmost Japan prefecture following the death of Governor Takeshi Onaga. The announcement came one day after the

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7,079 Heatstroke Sufferers Taken to Hospital Last Week

August 14, 2018

Tokyo- The number of people taken to hospital by ambulances in Japan due to heatstroke totaled 7,079 in the week ended on Sunday, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said in a preliminary report on Tuesday. The weekly figure fell

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Japan Emperor, Empress to Visit Downpour-Hit Western Areas

August 14, 2018

Tokyo- Japan’s Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko plan to visit three western prefectures hit hard by last month’s torrential rains in September, Imperial Household Agency officials said Tuesday. The couple plan to visit Hiroshima and Okayama prefectures on Sept. 13

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Japan’s Exports of Used Electric, Hybrid Vehicles Surging

August 14, 2018

Tokyo- Japan’s exports of used electric and hybrid vehicles are surging on the back of strong demand for Japanese-made eco-friendly vehicles abroad partly reflecting growing awareness of environmental protection in emerging countries. Meanwhile, the trend may pose a problem in

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