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Robot models from “Gundam” anime series to be launched into space

May 15, 2019

Tokyo–In a bid to boost spirits for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, a Japanese project is under way to launch into space models of humanoid robots from the popular “Mobile Suit Gundam” animation series. The project was jointly announced

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Japan to add 10 B. phone numbers

May 15, 2019

Tokyo–Japan’s communications ministry plans to create some 10 billion 14-digit phone numbers starting with “020” for assignment mainly to devices with communication functions. This is in response to an expected shortage of phone numbers. The plan to introduce the new

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Proclaiming themselves as gay couple, Osaka lawyers siding with LGBTs

May 14, 2019

Osaka–The Nanmori Law Office’s webpage notes: “Yoshida and Minami are gay and a same-sex couple. They will give advice to not only gays but all other LGBTs.” While the law firm in Kita Ward of the city of Osaka deals

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TOKYO REPORT: Japan to shift toward digital storage of public records

May 14, 2019

Tokyo–The Japanese government has decided to shift toward the digital management of most public records by the time the new building for the National Archives of Japan opens in fiscal 2026. The decision is aimed at preventing a recurrence of

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Flyers to, from Narita each top 60,000 per day in Golden Week

May 13, 2019

Tokyo–The numbers of users flying in and out of Japan through Narita International Airport near Tokyo each surpassed 60,000 per day on their respective peak days during the 10-day Golden Week holiday period, a government bureau announced Monday. The Tokyo

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Japanese astronomer names asteroid after Reiwa

May 13, 2019

Kochi–A Japanese astronomer has named the asteroid he found three decades ago after Reiwa, the name of the country’s new era. On May 5, Tsutomu Seki, 88, made a proposal to the International Astronomical Union to call the asteroid he

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EXCLUSIVE: Reiwa calligraphy to be kept at National Archives

May 12, 2019

Tokyo–The government plans to archive the calligraphic work that Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga used when announcing the new era name Reiwa, at the National Archives of Japan from spring 2021, Jiji Press learned Saturday. The calligraphy will be made

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“Hello Work” offices to facilitate job searches from home

May 11, 2019

Tokyo–“Hello Work” public job-placement offices across Japan will facilitate job searches from home and also enhance usability for employers, by adopting more information technology. The changes are aimed at smoother matches between job seekers and companies, said an official of

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