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Japan to tighten quarantine checks to block Ebola

July 18, 2019

Tokyo–Japan’s health ministry said Thursday that it will strengthen quarantine inspections after the World Health Organization declared an Ebola outbreak in Congo an international public health emergency Wednesday. Travelers from Congo and neighboring Uganda to Japan will be required to

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Princess Mako attends anniversary ceremony in Bolivia

July 18, 2019

Santa Cruz, Bolivia–Japanese Princess Mako on Wednesday attended a commemoration in Santa Cruz, eastern Bolivia, to mark the 120th anniversary of the arrival of Japanese immigrants to the South American country. “I express my sincere respect for Japanese immigrants and

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Crimes in Japan on course to rewrite annual postwar low

July 18, 2019

Tokyo–The number of criminal offenses in Japan is on course to rewrite its annual postwar low scored last year, National Police Agency data showed Thursday. The number of criminal offenses reported to police nationwide in January-June fell 8.7 pct from

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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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2019 Artistic swimming world championships

July 18, 2019

Japan’s team compete in the free combination artistic swimming event during the 2019 World Championships at Yeomju Gymnasium in Gwangju on July 18, 2019. (Photo by François-Xavier MARIT / AFP) Jiji Press

Abe Stresses Need for Aegis Ashore in Akita

July 14, 2019

Odate, Akita Pref.- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reiterated on Saturday the government’s plan to deploy the Aegis Ashore land-based missile defense system in the northeastern prefecture of Akita. “We definitely need Aegis Ashore in order to protect the safety

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INTERVIEW: Yoshimoto Chair Vows to Cut Ties with Antisocial Groups

July 14, 2019

Tokyo- Hiroshi Osaki, chairman of major Japanese talent agency Yoshimoto Kogyo Holdings Co., has stressed the importance of tenacious efforts to eliminate connections between its comedians and antisocial groups. “The best way is to strengthen existing measures and continue (with

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