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EXCLUSIVE: Yakuza Ties Seen for Olympic Village Subcontractor

September 28, 2019

Tokyo- A construction company with suspected ties with a yakuza gang group participated as a subcontractor in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic athletes’ village project, Jiji Press learned Friday. The Metropolitan Police Department has arrested yakuza group boss Mitsunobu

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Record 2,093 Cannabis Offenders Busted in Jan.-June

September 28, 2019

Tokyo- A record 2,093 cannabis offenders were arrested in Japan in January-June, up 403 from a year earlier, National Police Agency data showed Friday. Offenders under 30 increased markedly. The number of offenders in their 20s rose 206 to 913,

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15.8 Pct of Foreign Kids Not Attending School: Govt Survey

September 28, 2019

Tokyo- An education ministry survey found Friday that 15.8 pct of the 124,049 foreign children of compulsory education age registered as residents in Japan were not enrolled in school, including suspected cases. It was the first survey to show the

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Memorial Service Held on 5th Anniv. of Mt. Ontake Eruption

September 28, 2019

Otaki, Nagano Pref.- A memorial service was held Friday to mark the fifth anniversary of an eruption of Mount Ontake in central Japan that claimed the lives of 58 people and left five others missing. Some 137 bereaved families, local

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Labor shortages affecting 70 percent of Japan firms

September 27, 2019

Tokyo–Labor shortages are affecting business operations at some 70 pct of Japanese companies, with firms in the countryside in particular facing a severe situation, an annual report from the labor ministry revealed Friday. The 2019 white paper on the labor

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Japan lowers priority of South Korea in annual defense report

September 27, 2019

Tokyo–Japan lowered the priority of South Korea in terms of security cooperation in its annual defense white paper released Friday, amid deterioration in the bilateral relationship. In a chapter discussing Japan’s security cooperation with countries other than the United States,

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Japan, South Korea foreign chiefs agree to continue dialogue

September 27, 2019

New York–Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and his South Korean counterpart, Kang Kyung-wha, agreed Thursday to continue dialogue between them and other diplomats of the two countries amid the deterioration in bilateral relations over wartime labor and other issues. Motegi

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Japan’s Abe pays tribute to ex-French President Chirac

September 27, 2019

Brussels–Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday sent a message of condolences to the family of Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who died on the same day. “When I close my eyes, I can see his smiles that are

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