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EXCLUSIVE: Job exam applicants at Japan’s 47 prefectures down for 8 years in row

June 23, 2019

Tokyo–The number of people, mainly university and graduate school students graduating next spring, who applied to take recruitment exams for civil service jobs at Japan’s 47 prefectures starting in fiscal 2020 fell 10.8 pct from the previous year to 53,369,

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Team identifies birds in 3 Nazca drawings

June 23, 2019

Sapporo–A team including researchers from the Hokkaido University Museum has identified two of the birds in 16 geoglyphs in the Nazca Lines in southern Peru, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as pelicans and one as a hook-billed hermit, a type

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Russia has no plan to hand over isles to Japan: Putin

June 23, 2019

Moscow–Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested that his country has no plan to hand over four Russian-held northwestern Pacific islands to Japan, according to a Russian national television program aired Saturday. In an interview with Putin, a reporter, who claimed

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Japanese Lawmakers to Support UN Crime Congress in Kyoto

June 20, 2019

Tokyo- Nearly 100 Japanese ruling coalition lawmakers met in Tokyo Wednesday to form a group aiming at supporting the UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Crime Justice in Kyoto, western Japan, in April 2020. The Crime Congress “should be the

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Abe Says Not Considering Snap Election

June 20, 2019

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday that he has no intention of calling a snap election for the all-important House of Representatives. “The word ‘dissolution’ is not even in the back of my mind,” Abe said during a

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Japanese Teachers Work Longest among OECD Economies

June 20, 2019

Tokyo- Japanese teachers in elementary and junior high schools work longer hours than other such teachers covered in a survey by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on working conditions for teachers and school environments, the OECD said Wednesday.

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JICA to provide P432b loans for Philippine railway projects

June 20, 2019

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) said it will commit an additional 900 billion yen or P432 billion in loans for Philippine railway projects. “We project to commit about 1.3 trillion yen for railway project. In total, we have only

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INTERVIEW: Abe adviser calls for stronger economic steps for tax hike

June 19, 2019

Tokyo–Koichi Hamada, special adviser to the cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has emphasized the need for the government to boost economic stimulus measures if it implements a planned consumption tax hike from 8 pct to 10 pct in

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