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Fairly possible to keep low rates beyond Spring 2020: Kuroda

May 17, 2019

Tokyo–Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said Friday that it is fairly possible that the central bank will keep interest rates at the current low levels beyond spring 2020, depending on future economic and price conditions. The remark came after

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Japan Diet OKs bill to unify farmland intermediary functions

May 17, 2019

Tokyo–Japan’s Diet, or parliament, on Friday enacted a bill to make so-called farmland banks take charge of mediating between farmland owners and prospective borrowers. The bill to revise the farmland bank law was approved at a plenary meeting of the

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Abe cabinet approval rate edges up to 44.7 percent: Jiji Poll

May 17, 2019

Tokyo–The approval rate for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet rose 1.7 percentage points from the previous month to 44.7 pct in May, a Jiji Press opinion poll showed Friday. The disapproval rate fell 3.2 points to 31.1 pct, according

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No-confidence motion may trigger snap election: Suga

May 17, 2019

Tokyo–Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might call a snap election for the House of Representatives, the powerful lower chamber of Japan’s parliament, if opposition parties submit a no-confidence motion against his cabinet, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga suggested on Friday. Asked

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Japan Diet OKs bill to allow sales of unclaimed land

May 17, 2019

Tokyo–The Diet, Japan’s parliament, enacted on Friday a bill to allow the sales of land plots whose owners are unknown under certain conditions. The House of Councillors, the upper chamber of the Diet, unanimously approved the bill at a plenary

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Japan lawmaker faces resignation resolution over war remarks

May 17, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese opposition parties proposed Friday a resolution demanding the resignation of a House of Representatives lawmaker who recently referred to the possibility of Japan waging war for the return of four Russian-held islands. The opposition parties, including the Constitutional Democratic

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Employment rate for new university graduates remains high in Japan

May 17, 2019

Tokyo–The proportion of new university graduates in Japan who had secured jobs as of April 1 stood at 97.6 pct, the second-highest level on record, according to government data released Friday. The figure, down 0.4 percentage point from a year

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Japan urged to improve labor conditions at Tokyo Games sites

May 17, 2019

Tokyo, May 16 (Jiji Press)–An international labor union federation has found harsh labor conditions at construction sites for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, and urged the organizing committee of the events and the Japan Sport Council to take corrective

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