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Astronaut Hoshide urges Japan to lead international space missions

July 29, 2019

New York–Japan should lead international space missions, Akihiko Hoshide, an astronaut at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, has said. “Japan is responsible for playing a central role in some fields,” Hoshide said at an event hosted by Jiji

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Airspace Incursion Seen Testing Japan’s 3-Way Collaboration

July 28, 2019

Tokyo- A Russian military plane’s incursion into Japanese airspace last week is viewed by many Japanese government officials as an attempt, assisted by China, to throw the three-way collaboration among Japan, the United States and South Korea off balance. Japan

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Despite Increased Seats, Komeito Worried about Fall in Votes

July 28, 2019

Tokyo- Komeito boosted its presence in the House of Councillors in the latest election, but a sense of crisis is building up among party officials as the number of votes it acquired in the proportional representation system fell by more

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Road to Tokyo 2020: Japan Faces Challenge of Averting Recession after Games

July 28, 2019

Tokyo- Massive public spending related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games may inevitably be followed by an economic slowdown, leaving the Japanese government to face the challenge of averting a serious downturn. After the previous Tokyo Games in

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Intruder at Prince Hisahito’s School Indicted

July 28, 2019

Tokyo- Japanese public prosecutors on Friday indicted a 56-year-old man who broke into Prince Hisahito’s junior high school and placed knives on his desk in late April, on charges including damaging property and violating the swords and firearms control law.

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EXCLUSIVE: Matsushita, Chief of Aerobatic Team at 1964 Olympics, Dies

July 28, 2019

Tokyo- Haruhide Matsushita, who led the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s Blue Impulse aerobatic team in the opening ceremony of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, died of disease at a hospital in Chiba Prefecture on May 28, Jiji Press has learned. He

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Tokyo Games Personnel Given Long-Stay Visas

July 28, 2019

Tokyo- With about a year to go until the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the Japanese government began a special initiative allowing foreign people involved in the preparations for the upcoming games to obtain long-term visas. The

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Nobel Laureate Honjo to Sue Ono Pharma over Patent Royalties

July 28, 2019

Kyoto- Nobel laureate Tasuku Honjo plans to bring his patent royalty dispute with Ono Pharmaceutical Co. to court as early as September, seeking an additional payment of 15 billion yen, according to informed sources. In the planned lawsuit with Osaka

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