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Tsunami-hit school opened to press before preservation work

October 9, 2019

Ishinomaki, Miyagi Pref.–The city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, showed the press on Wednesday the interior of the former Kadonowaki elementary school, part of which the city decided to preserve as a way to pass on to posterity

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Hospitalized KyoAni arsonist begins rehab treatment

October 9, 2019

Kyoto–The Kyoto Animation Co. arson attack suspect has started rehabilitation treatment such as sitting in a wheelchair with the help of care staff, investigative sources said Wednesday. The July 18 attack on a studio of the anime production company, known

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Japan’s Abe vows full support over 2-tier tax

October 9, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday pledged efforts so that the public will get used to the two-tier tax system introduced when the consumption tax was raised Oct. 1. The government will provide full support to ensure the smooth

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PAC-3 missile defense drill held in Tokyo

October 9, 2019

Tokyo–Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force carried out a quick deployment drill for its Patriot Advanced Capability-3, or PAC-3, missile interceptors in Tokyo on Wednesday, in order to fully prepare for missile defense operations. The drill, held at the Tokyo Rinkai Disaster

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Yasukuni visits by Japan ministers may resume after over 2 years

October 9, 2019

Tokyo–Since conservatives close to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe joined his cabinet in a reshuffle last month, speculation has spread that visits to war-related Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo by cabinet ministers may resume after a halt of two and a

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Abe describes Japan-US trade deal as “win-win”

October 9, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday that a just-signed bilateral trade deal with the United States is a “win-win” pact. “Thanks to the win-win deal, both countries’ economies will develop,” Abe told U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican,

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INTERVIEW: Minister seeks progress in treaty talks with Russia

October 2, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese minister for Okinawa and Northern Territories affairs Seiichi Eto has sought progress in negotiations to conclude a peace treaty with Russia after settling a long-running territorial dispute. The Foreign Ministry mainly handles the negotiations on the envisioned treaty and

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North Korea fires ballistic missile into Japan EEZ

October 2, 2019

Tokyo–North Korea fired an apparent ballistic missile into waters in Japan’s exclusive economic zone off the western prefecture of Shimane on Wednesday morning, the Japanese government said. The missile firing came just a day after North Korea unveiled an agreement

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