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Govt Delays Decision on Imperial Succession Ceremony Panel

October 11, 2018

Tokyo- The Japanese government is deferring until Friday or later a cabinet decision to set up a committee for ceremonies related to Emperor Akihito’s abdication and Crown Prince Naruhito’s accession to the throne next year. “We’re considering a schedule for

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Japan’s Abe to Visit Spain, France, Belgium from Tues.

October 11, 2018

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that he will visit Spain, France and Belgium for five days from Tuesday. In Belgium, Abe will attend a summit of the Asia-Europe Meeting, or ASEM, forum, he said. He referred

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Mayor Promotes Osaka’s 2025 Expo Bid in Paris

October 10, 2018

Paris- Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura pushed the western Japan city’s bid to host the 2025 World Expo at a forum hosted by the Japanese government in Paris Tuesday. “The contents of the Osaka Expo were known by many countries,” Yoshimura

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Japan MOF Calls for Cuts in Official Drug Prices

October 10, 2018

Tokyo- Japan’s Ministry of Finance on Tuesday called for government-set drug prices to be cut when an extraordinary price revision is carried out in fiscal 2019 that starts next April. “It is necessary to reflect market prices in government-set drug

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Kato Signals Willingness to Seek PM Post after Abe

October 10, 2018

Tokyo- Katsunobu Kato, chairman of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s General Council, has signaled his willingness to seek the post of prime minister in the future, after incumbent Shinzo Abe’s term of office as LDP president ends in September 2021.

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Abe Urges Suu Kyi to Guarantee Panel Probe on Rohingya

October 10, 2018

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday to guarantee the activities of an independent panel investigating the human rights situation of Muslim minority group Rohingya in Rakhine State. At a meeting

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Okinawa Holds Funeral for Late Gov. Onaga

October 10, 2018

Naha, Okinawa Pref.- Some 3,000 people attended a prefectural funeral for the late Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga in Naha, the capital of the southernmost Japan prefecture, on Tuesday. Onaga, who died of cancer at the age of 67 on Aug.

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Japan’s Keidanren Decides to Scrap Corporate Hiring Guidelines

October 10, 2018

Tokyo- The Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, said Tuesday that it will scrap its guidelines for corporate hiring of college graduates who will join the workforce in spring 2021 or later. The abolition of the guidelines, which have been in

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