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MMDA dogs praised for role in rescue of collapsed Porac supermarket

April 26, 2019

Not all superheroes wear capes. Nine dogs were being praised by netizens after they helped in the rescue operation on the collapsed Chuzon Supermarket in Porac, Pampanga which resulted in the death of five people. The K9 unit of the

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3 years on, prayers offered for Kumamoto quake victims

April 17, 2019

Mashiki, Kumamoto Pref.–Officials of the municipal government of Mashiki offered silent prayers on Tuesday for the victims of the powerful earthquakes that hit the town and other areas in Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, three years ago. “We’ll place top priority

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Students in Japan fall short of state-set English skill goals

April 16, 2019

Tokyo–Third-year students in junior and senior high schools in Japan failed to meet respective state-set goals for English skills, an education ministry survey showed Tuesday. The survey in fiscal 2018, which ended in March, found that 42.6 pct of third-year

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Victims remembered 3 years after Kumamoto quakes

April 15, 2019

Kumamoto–A ceremony was held in the city of Kumamoto, southwestern Japan, on Sunday to remember people who died in a series of powerful earthquakes three years ago. A total of 345 people, including 75 bereaved family members, participated in the

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70 percent in Japan ok female emperors, female-line succession

April 12, 2019

Tokyo–A recent Jiji Press poll showed that 69.8 pct of Japanese support the idea of allowing female members of the Imperial Family and descendants in its female line to ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne. Meanwhile, the proportion of respondents backing the

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Over 80 percent positive about new era name Reiwa: Jiji Poll

April 12, 2019

Tokyo–Over 80 pct of people in Japan expressed positive feelings toward the country’s new era name, Reiwa, a Jiji Press opinion poll in April showed. The survey, conducted for four days through Monday, showed that 84.8 pct of respondents gave

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Events held on 60th wedding anniversary of Japan emperor, empress

April 10, 2019

Tokyo–Events were held at the Imperial Palace on Wednesday to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. At the “Matsu-no-Ma” state room, a congratulatory ceremony was held by Imperial Family members, including Crown Prince Naruhito,

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Road to Tokyo 2020: Japan’s capital rapidly evolving into “global-standard” city

April 10, 2019

Tokyo–Foreign-language signs are increasingly common along streets, cashless payment is available at more and more shops and restaurants, and ashtrays are vanishing from public spaces. Tokyo is rapidly transforming into a “global-standard” city with these moves, before it hosts the

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