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Japan Education Ministry Corrects Dangerous Wall Survey Data

August 14, 2018

Tokyo- Japan’s education ministry said Monday that it has corrected results of its emergency survey on external walls at schools across the country. The number of schools covered by the survey was corrected to 51,082 from the 51,085, which was

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Okinawa University Worried over U.S. Base on Chopper Crash Anniv.

August 14, 2018

Ginowan, Okinawa Pref.- About 130 staff and students of Okinawa International University reiterated their concerns over the adjacent U.S. Futenma air base, at a gathering on Monday to mark the 14th anniversary of the crash of a U.S. military helicopter

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Funeral Held for Okinawa Gov. Onaga

August 14, 2018

Naha, Okinawa Pref.- The funeral of Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga, who died of pancreatic cancer on Wednesday at the age of 67, was held in Naha, the capital of the southernmost Japan prefecture, on Monday, with some 4,500 people attending

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EXCLUSIVE: Japan Puts Off Obtaining Info on Elderly Financial Assets

August 14, 2018

Tokyo- The Japanese government is set to push back the deadline of the end-March 2019 for working out specifics of a plan to obtain information on the elderly’s financial assets, such as savings and securities, through the My Number identification

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TOKYO REPORT: Japan Inc. Support for Women Growing

August 13, 2018

Tokyo- Programs to support women’s participation in the labor force are expanding in Japan Inc., nearly three years after the effectuation of a new law aimed at promoting the role of women in the workforce. The law to facilitate the

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Japan Local Govt Encouraging Men to Use UV Parasols

August 13, 2018

Saitama- The prefectural government of Saitama, eastern Japan, is encouraging men to use ultraviolet ray parasols in a bid to curb the number of heatstroke sufferers. Male workers of the Saitama government who formed a group to promote the campaign

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Okinawa Governor Election Set for Sept. 30

August 13, 2018

Tokyo- The election board of Okinawa Prefecture decided Monday to hold a gubernatorial election on Sept. 30 to select the successor to the late Governor Takeshi Onaga. The official campaign period for the election will start on Sept. 13. The

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EXCLUSIVE: Japan Lottery Sales Down for 2 Straight Years

August 13, 2018

Tokyo- Sales of “takarakuji” lottery tickets issued by prefectural governments and ordinance-designated major cities in Japan totaled 786.6 billion yen in fiscal 2017 through March this year, down 6.9 pct from the preceding year, Jiji Press learned Monday. Sales were

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