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Kono urges Iran’s efforts to ease tensions

October 2, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono on Tuesday called on Iran to make greater efforts to de-escalate tensions in the Middle East. Tehran should play a constructive role to ensure regional peace and stability, Kono told his Iranian counterpart, Amir Hatami,

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Japan to promote farm exports after trade deal with U.S.

October 1, 2019

Tokyo–The Japanese government adopted Tuesday a basic policy for domestic measures to be taken in response to a recently finalized Japan-U.S. trade deal that features the promotion of exports of agriculture, forestry and fishery products. Under the policy, the government

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Japan seeks new era of ties with China

October 1, 2019

Tokyo–Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga expressed Tuesday the Japanese government’s hope for a “new era” of relations with China on the 70th anniversary of the country’s founding. “Ahead of the state visit to Japan by President Xi Jinping next spring,

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Abe vows full efforts to tackle tax hike impact

October 1, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday that his government is ready to take all possible measures to tackle any negative impact of the day’s consumption tax hike to 10 pct from 8 pct. “We’re closely watching its effects,” Abe

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INTERVIEW: New Japan minister eyeing closer space cooperation with U.S.

October 1, 2019

Tokyo–Japan’s science and technology policy minister Naokazu Takemoto has expressed eagerness to strengthen the country’s cooperation with the United States in space development partly in view of China’s growing presence in the field. “Japan needs to boost its presence on

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INTERVIEW: Japanese minister seeks to strengthen regional revitalization efforts

October 1, 2019

Tokyo–Japan needs to make more efforts for regional revitalization amid the continuing concentration of people in Tokyo, new regional revitalization minister Seigo Kitamura said in a recent interview. The country is in a “very important phase” as fiscal 2019, which

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Emperor, Empress Attend Sports Festival Opening Ceremony

September 28, 2019

Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Pref.- Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako on Saturday attended the opening ceremony of the 74th National Sports Festival held at the Kasamatsu Sports Park athletics stadium in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Prefecture, eastern Japan. The Imperial couple’s attendance in

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6,900 Tokyo Olympic Tickets Bought with False IDs

September 28, 2019

Tokyo- The 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics organizing committee said Friday around 6,900 Olympic tickets were bought with false identifications in the first-round online domestic ticket lottery in May. For the tickets, a total of 180 million yen has already

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