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ANALYSIS: Election results to affect Abe’s strategy for constitution reform

July 18, 2019

Tokyo–The House of Councillors election on Sunday will be a major hurdle for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s longstanding goal of rewriting Japan’s postwar constitution as it remains unclear whether the constitutional reformist camp will be able to maintain its current

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INTERVIEW: Koike vows barrier-free city legacy for 2020 Tokyo Games

July 18, 2019

Tokyo–Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike expressed Wednesday her hopes of leaving a barrier-free city as a legacy of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, about a year before the quadrennial sporting event. “In 2035, one out of three people in

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FOCUS: Nonnuclear Calls by Fukushima Candidates Show Local Feelings

July 14, 2019

Fukushima- Rival candidates, both women, from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and the opposition camp for the upcoming House of Councillors election in Fukushima Prefecture are campaigning on platforms to eliminate nuclear power from the northeastern prefecture. But their calls

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27 percent say Abe should call Lower House Election: Jiji Poll

July 12, 2019

Tokyo–In a recent Jiji Press survey, 27.2 pct of respondents said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should dissolve the House of Representatives for a snap election before the completion of his current term as president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party

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Road to Tokyo 2020: Hotels slow to introduce barrier-free rooms

July 12, 2019

Tokyo–Hotel operators in Tokyo have been slow to respond to the calls from the Japanese and Tokyo metropolitan governments to step up the introduction of barrier-free guest rooms ahead of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in the Japanese capital, leading

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Road to Tokyo 2020: Track athletes train for blistering heat

July 12, 2019

Tokyo–With just over a year to go until the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, marathon and racewalking athletes are entering the final stages of training with a focus on coping with the scorching summer heat. The Japan

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FEATURE: Japan City hosting world heritage site trying to bring back visitors

July 8, 2019

By Aoi Kobayashi Tomioka, Gunma Pref.–Five years ago, residents of Tomioka believed that the registration of a local historical landmark as a World Heritage site would reinvigorate the typical Japanese regional city facing constant declines in population. But such optimism

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INTERVIEW: Ex-Japanese finance diplomat wants G-20 to set shared themes

June 5, 2019

Tokyo–Group of 20 finance ministers and central bank chiefs should set shared themes on trade at their upcoming two-day meeting, former Japanese financial diplomat Naoyuki Shinohara has said. The top finance and monetary officials from the 20 advanced and emerging

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