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Yasukuni Shrine’s Chief Priest to Quit for Criticizing Emperor

October 11, 2018

Tokyo- Kunio Kohori, chief priest of Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, is set to resign from the post, apparently taking responsibility for his reported remarks criticizing Emperor Akihito. The Shinto shrine said Wednesday that the 68-year-old chief priest has expressed his

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Japan to Hold Key Event for Prince Akishino in April 2020

October 11, 2018

Tokyo- Japan plans to hold in April 2020 the “Rikkoshi no Rei” ceremony to proclaim Prince Akishino as first in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne following the Imperial succession in 2019, government sources said Wednesday. As early as Friday, the

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U.S. Conducts Subcritical Nuclear Test Last Dec.

October 11, 2018

Washington- The United States carried out a subcritical nuclear test at a site in Nevada in December last year, it was learned on Tuesday. A subcritical nuclear experiment involves no chain reaction or explosion. It was the 28th such test

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Japan to Review Income Tax System for Asset-Building after Retirement

October 11, 2018

Tokyo- Kicking off discussions on tax system reforms for fiscal 2019 on Wednesday, a key Japanese government panel agreed to proceed with a review of the country’s income tax system to support post-retirement asset-building. The Tax Commission, which advises the

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Atsuyuki Sassa, 1st Head of Japan Cabinet Security Office, Dies at 87

October 11, 2018

Tokyo- Atsuyuki Sassa, the first head of Japan’s now-defunct Cabinet Security Affairs Office, died of old age at a Tokyo hospital on Wednesday. He was 87. After graduating from the University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Law, Sassa joined what is

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Wholesalers Concerned over Poor Access to Toyosu Market

October 11, 2018

Tokyo- Food wholesalers and buyers expressed concerns about poor access to the new Toyosu wholesale market in Tokyo ahead of its opening Thursday. The market in the Japanese capital’s Koto Ward succeeds the iconic 83-year-old Tsukiji market in Chuo Ward,

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Japan, Australia Urge N. Korea to Resolve Abduction Issue

October 11, 2018

Sydney- The Japanese and Australian foreign and defense ministers on Wednesday urged North Korea to immediately resolve the issue of Japanese citizens kidnapped by the reclusive country decades ago. In a joint statement issued after their meeting in Sydney, the

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Suga Mulls Meeting New Okinawa Governor on Friday

October 11, 2018

Tokyo- Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday he is considering meeting with new Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki in Tokyo on Friday. The governor’s side has proposed that Tamaki visit the prime minister’s office on Friday, Suga told a

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