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EXCLUSIVE: Japan eyeing traffic restriction near Tokyo Games venues

May 29, 2019

Tokyo–Japan’s transport ministry, the Tokyo metropolitan government and other parties concerned are considering making private parking lots near the competition venues of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics reservation-only and restricting vehicles without such reservations from using ordinary roads near

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David wins Grand Fukuoka Prize for 2019

May 29, 2019

Professor Randolf David of the University of the Philippines won the Grand Prize of the Fukuoka Prize, the Japanese Embassy announced Wednesday. The 73-year-old David, who is a columnist of the Philippine Daily Inquirer is the first Filipino to win

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INTERVIEW: Japan to lead efforts to rebuild G-20 cooperation

May 25, 2019

Tokyo–Japan will lead efforts to rebuild international cooperation hurt chiefly by the escalating U.S.-China trade war at a Group of 20 meeting in early June, a government official has indicated. Tokyo hopes to adopt a joint statement featuring policy coordination

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Pair of yubari melons fetch record 5 M. Yen

May 24, 2019

Sapporo–A pair of Yubari melons sold for an all-time high of 5 million yen in this season’s first auction at the wholesale market in Sapporo, Hokkaido, northernmost Japan, on Friday. The price substantially surpassed the previous record of 3.2 million

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Tomei Expressway to mark 50 years of full opening

May 22, 2019

Tokyo–The 347-kilometer Tomei Expressway, running through a key business corridor between Tokyo and Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, is set to mark on Sunday the 50th anniversary of its full opening in 1969. It has supported the growth and development of

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Japan agency to call for family names to come first in Roman script

May 22, 2019

Tokyo–Japan’s Cultural Affairs Agency will shortly issue a notice calling for Japanese people’s names to be described in order of last name and then first name when rendered in Roman script, education minister Masahiko Shibayama said Tuesday. The notice will

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Nearly 90 percent positive about New Era Name: Jiji Poll

May 18, 2019

Tokyo–As many as 88.9 pct of people in Japan expressed positive feelings toward the country’s new era name Reiwa in May, even higher than last month, a Jiji Press opinion poll showed. The survey, conducted for four days through Monday,

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EXCLUSIVE: Japanese woman fighting terrorism in Israel

May 16, 2019

Kela, Golan Heights–A 21-year-old Japanese woman who has Israeli citizenship and serves for the military of the Middle East country has underscored her determination to fight terrorism. “I want to do my best” in the frontline of the combat unit

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