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President Putin to participate in judo practice

February 15, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a training session with members of the Russian national judo team in Sochi on February 14, 2019. (Photo by Mikhail KLIMENTYEV / SPUTNIK / AFP) Jiji Press

Over half of Japanese want govt to follow Okinawa vote result

February 15, 2019

Tokyo–Over half of Japanese people believe that the central government should follow the will of voters in Okinawa Prefecture to be shown in the Feb. 24 referendum there on the planned relocation of a U.S. military base, a Jiji Press

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70 pct of Japanese see Russia leading isle talks: Jiji Poll

February 15, 2019

Tokyo, Feb. 15 (Jiji Press)–A Jiji Press opinion survey showed Friday 70.0 pct of Japanese people believe that Moscow is leading negotiations between Japan and Russia on their territorial dispute over four northwestern Pacific islands. The proportion of respondents who

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Japan comedian Uchimura tops ranking of ideal male boss

February 15, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese comedian Teruyoshi Uchimura topped the list of this year’s ideal male boss selected by new graduates set to start working this spring, for the third straight year, an annual survey by Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co. showed Friday. He

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Ex-aide to Abe denies intent to influence labor statistics

February 15, 2019

Tokyo–A former aide to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told parliament on Friday that his notification to the labor ministry in 2015 of “recognition of issues” with its monthly labor survey was not intended to press the ministry to adopt

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Safety check on kids likely to cover tens of thousands

February 15, 2019

Tokyo–The Japanese government expects to survey tens of thousands of children to confirm their safety following a fatal child abuse case, education minister Masahiko Shibayama said Friday. The government requested the prefectural boards of education and other authorities to start

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Okinawa governor votes early over U.S. base relocation

February 15, 2019

Okinawa–Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki on Friday voted early in a referendum on the planned relocation of a U.S. base within the southernmost Japan prefecture. The governor cast his vote at the Okinawa city government office as he plans to visit

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Japan parliament vice minister to attend Takeshima ceremony

February 15, 2019

Tokyo–The Japanese government will dispatch a parliamentary vice minister to a ceremony seeking the establishment of Japan’s sovereignty over the Sea of Japan islands of Takeshima, Mitsuhiro Miyakoshi, minister for territorial issues, said Friday. Hiroshi Ando, parliamentary vice minister at

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