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Japan orders halt to Boeing 737 Max flights

March 14, 2019

Tokyo–Japan’s transport ministry Thursday told overseas airlines not to use the Boeing 737 Max aircraft for flights to and over Japan for the time being, officials said. The move followed two recent fatal crashes of the aircraft, including the one

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Child victims of social media-linked crimes hits 1,811 in 2018

March 14, 2019

Tokyo–The number of children under 18 who fell victim to crimes through social media stood at 1,811, inching down from the record high of 1,813 recorded in 2017, the National Police Agency said Thursday. Of them, 749 fell prey to

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Japan child porn cases hit record high in 2018

March 14, 2019

Tokyo–The number of child pornography cases handled by Japanese police in 2018 rose by 684 from the previous year to a record 3,097, National Police Agency data showed Thursday. Child pornography offenders increased by 612 to 2,315, also a record

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Abe says to follow LDP rule banning 4th term as party chief

March 14, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday that he will follow a current Liberal Democratic Party rule preventing him from serving yet another term as leader of the governing party. “A fourth straight term (as LDP president) is banned under

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Japan police recognize record 1,394 child abuse victims in 2018

March 14, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese police detected 1,380 child abuse cases involving a total of 1,394 victims, aged under 18, in 2018, with both figures representing respective record highs, a National Police Agency survey showed Thursday. The number of abuse cases rose by 242

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EXCLUSIVE: Japan mulls raising tariffs on S. Korean products

March 9, 2019

Tokyo–The Japanese government is considering raising tariffs on some South Korean products as part of possible countermeasures over wartime labor issues, informed sources told Jiji Press on Saturday. Tokyo is considering taking countermeasures if South Korean plaintiffs sell Japanese companies’

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Two men arrested for taking wagyu eggs out of Japan to China

March 9, 2019

Osaka–Police arrested two men in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, on Saturday on suspicion of taking fertilized eggs and sperm of “wagyu” Japanese beef cattle out of Japan to China illegally. The case is an apparent attempt to sell wagyu’s genetic

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EXCLUSIVE: Plea talks over Ghosn charges begin in October

March 9, 2019

Tokyo–Tokyo prosecutors and Nissan Motor Co. executives began negotiations on plea-bargaining deals over charges against Carlos Ghosn, former chairman of the Japanese automaker, in October, informed sources told Jiji Press on Saturday. Ghosn, 65, was arrested on Nov. 19, a

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