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Japan mulls regulating zero-rating mobile services

November 13, 2019

Tokyo–Japan’s communications ministry on Tuesday proposed regulating zero-rating mobile phone services that allow subscribers to have unlimited free access to certain online content. Under the proposal, the ministry will call on mobile phone carriers to implement access control to prevent

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Abe celebrates 25th Anniversary of Japan-Palau ties

November 13, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended Tuesday a ceremony commemorating the 25th anniversary of the independence of Palau and the establishment of diplomatic ties between Japan and the Pacific island nation. “We will enhance efforts to deepen Japan-Palau ties,” Abe

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Japan government to consider review of Abe’s cherry blossom party

November 13, 2019

Tokyo–The Japanese government is considering reviewing guidelines for the cherry blossom-viewing party hosted every April by the prime minister, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday. The government needs to consider clarifying the criteria for inviting guests to the party,

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Japan to toughen regulations on major e-commerce operators

November 13, 2019

Tokyo–A Japanese government panel reaffirmed on Tuesday its plans to impose tougher regulations on online shopping businesses run by information technology giants. At the day’s meeting of the future investment panel, chaired by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, participants specifically agreed

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Japanese foreign minister seen visiting Moscow in mid-December

November 13, 2019

Tokyo–Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi is seen visiting Moscow in mid-December to have talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, Japanese government sources said Tuesday. Motegi hopes to build trust with Lavrov in order to achieve progress in faltering negotiations to

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Japanese man injured in Hong Kong protest

November 13, 2019

Tokyo–A Japanese man was injured amid escalating protests in Hong Kong on Monday, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi revealed Tuesday. The man, in his 50s, is not in critical condition. He has received treatment and already left a hospital, Motegi told

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97 Volunteer centers Opened in Japan after Typhoon Hagibis

November 13, 2019

Tokyo–Ninety-seven volunteer centers have been opened in disaster-hit areas since Typhoon Hagibis struck Japan a month ago, with over 130,000 citizens taking part in volunteer activities to help with restoration work. The number of volunteer centers, spanning 14 prefectures, is

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Emperor, Empress Parade in Tokyo to Cheers of Crowds

November 10, 2019

Tokyo- With crowds of jubilant well-wishers cheering, waving flags and taking pictures at roadside, Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako rode through central Tokyo on Sunday to celebrate the Emperor’s enthronement. Under a clear sky, the Emperor, 59, and the

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