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Japan government considering tax breaks for KyoAni donations

August 22, 2019

Tokyo–The Japanese government is considering lowering the tax burden for people who donate to Kyoto Animation, an anime production company struck by an arson incident last month, informed sources said Thursday. One scheme being considered is classifying funds donated to

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Chinese premier calls on Japan, S. Korea to ease tensions

August 22, 2019

Beijing–Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urged the Japanese and South Korean foreign ministers in Beijing Thursday to make efforts to ease heightened tensions between their countries. Talking with Japan’s Taro Kono and South Korea’s Kang Kyung-wha at the Great Hall of

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Iran Foreign Minister seen visiting Japan soon

August 22, 2019

Tokyo–Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is seen visiting Japan as early as the end of August to meet with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, government sources said Thursday. The officials are expected to exchange opinions

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CITES Ban on domestic ivory trade put on hold

August 22, 2019

Tokyo–A subcommittee of an international convention on the protection of endangered species Wednesday agreed not to adopt a resolution calling for a shutdown of domestic ivory markets, Japanese Environment Ministry officials said Thursday. Instead, the subcommittee of the Convention on

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Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) drill

August 22, 2019

Type 10 tanks, Type 90 tanks and armored vehicles fire munitions during a fire drill conducted by elements from Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) at the Higashi-Fuji training field in Gotemba, central Japan, 22 August 2019. About 2,400 GSDF personnel,

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Kono, Kang Remain Apart over Trade, Wartime Labor

August 21, 2019

Beijing- Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha remained apart Wednesday over trade and wartime labor issues at their first bilateral meeting since their countries’ tensions escalated into a tit-for-tat trade conflict. At the meeting,

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Disaster Prevention Camp Held in Hiroshima for Children

August 21, 2019

Hiroshima- A camp for elementary school students to learn and be prepared for disasters was held in late July in Hiroshima, a western Japan city hit hard by landslides and torrential rain in recent years. “It’s important to be aware

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Japanese Prince Hisahito Interacts with Pupils in Bhutan

August 21, 2019

Thimphu, Bhutan- Japanese Prince Hisahito and his parents, Crown Prince Akishino and his wife, Crown Princess Kiko, visited a public school in Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital, on Tuesday to interact with pupils in the same generation as the 12-year-old Japanese prince.

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