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Japan ruling bloc Aims to Start FY ’19 budget talks Friday

February 2, 2019

Tokyo–Japan’s ruling bloc hopes to start substantial deliberations on the government’s budget proposal for fiscal 2019 at the Diet, the country’s parliament, Friday, informed sources have said. Opposition parties, however, seek to hold intensive Diet discussions on the government’s unfolding

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Another ANA unit involved in drinking incident

February 2, 2019

Tokyo–Air Japan, a unit of ANA Holdings Inc. , has said it replaced a copilot with another one after alcohol was detected from his breath before his duty Friday. The incident happened on the very day the transport ministry hit

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Tokyo mulling expressway toll surcharges during 2020 Games

February 2, 2019

Tokyo–The Tokyo metropolitan government and the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee are considering introducing expressway toll surcharges to curb traffic volume during the games, informed sources have said. The metropolitan government and the committee will present their estimates on

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Japanese mayor vows to quit after verbal abuse

February 2, 2019

Akashi, Hyogo Pref.–Akashi Mayor Fusaho Izumi on Friday expressed his intention to resign to take responsibility for verbally abusing a city worker. Izumi, 55, tendered his resignation to the speaker of the city assembly of Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan.

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Improper retail price surveys come to light

February 1, 2019

Tokyo–Japan’s internal affairs ministry said Friday that improper survey methods have been taken to compile retail price statistics, one of the country’s key economic data. Prefectural governments across the country conduct on-site surveys on retail prices for some 500 goods

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Govt mulls recalculating wage figures: Abe

February 1, 2019

Tokyo–The Japanese government is looking at whether it is possible to recalculate wage figures for the first 11 months of last year, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday, in connection with recent revelations of irregularities in a key labor survey.

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ANA unit given biz improvement order over pilot’s drinking

February 1, 2019

Tokyo–The Japanese transport ministry hit ANA Wings Co. with a business improvement order on Friday over a recent drinking incident involving a male pilot of the ANA Holdings Inc. unit. The business improvement order represents a tougher measure by the

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Number of flu patients hits record high in Japan

February 1, 2019

Tokyo–The number of influenza patients per medical institution in Japan in the week through Sunday hit a record high since the statistics began in April 1999, the health ministry said Friday. The average number of flu patients at some 5,000

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