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Children on After-School Club Waiting Lists Hit Record in Japan

December 26, 2019

Tokyo- The number of elementary school children waiting to join public “gakudo hoiku” after-school care programs stood at a record high of 18,261 as of May 1, up by 982 from a year before, the welfare ministry said Wednesday. The

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S. Korean PM Plans to Quit by End of Dec.: LDP Member

December 11, 2019

Tokyo- South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon plans to resign by the end of this month, a member of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party said Wednesday. Takeo Kawamura, former chief cabinet secretary and current secretary-general of the nonpartisan Japan-South Korea

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Abe to Visit China from Dec. 23 for 3-Way Talks

December 11, 2019

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit China for three days from Dec. 23 to attend a three-way meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday. The meeting

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Nobelist Yoshino Once Pushed to Edge of Giving Up Research

December 11, 2019

Tokyo- Japanese researcher Akira Yoshino was once pushed to the edge of giving up his research on lithium-ion batteries, for which he and two other scientists won this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry. When Yoshino started his research on the

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EXCLUSIVE: New Subsidies Eyed to Support “Ice Age” Generation

December 11, 2019

Tokyo- The Japanese government will establish a new subsidy program for local governments working on innovative measures to help people from the employment “ice age” generation land stable jobs, Jiji Press learned Wednesday. Through the initiative, the central government will

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PHL, Japan sign MOC on Subic regional development

December 10, 2019

HAKONE—The Philippines and Japan signed Friday a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) signifying the latter’s commitment to provide technical support to the Duterte administration’s formulation of a regional development master plan designed to maximize the economic potentials of the Subic Bay

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Palace condoles with Japanese people for death of ex-PM Nakasone

December 1, 2019

Malacañang on Sunday expressed its sincere condolences to the Japanese government and its people for the passing of former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone at the age of 101. In a statement, Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Nakasone was a great

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Abe support falls after cherry blossom party scandal: Polls

November 26, 2019

Tokyo, Nov. 26 (Jiji Press)–The approval rates for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet have fallen in recent media polls, apparently due to a scandal over state-funded annual cherry blossom-viewing parties. Abe is accused of, among other things, using taxpayer

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