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Tokyo-Naha Standoff Continues before Start of Landfilling off Henoko

December 14, 2018

Tokyo–The Japanese central and Okinawa prefectural governments remained apart over the construction of a U.S. base in Nago on Thursday, one day ahead of the planned start of landfill work off the Henoko coastal district of the city in the

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Japan, Mongolia Affirm Cooperation over N. Korea

December 14, 2018

Tokyo–Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Mongolian counterpart, Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, have agreed on their countries’ close cooperation for the early resolution of the issue of North Korea’s abductions of Japanese nationals decades ago. At their meeting in Tokyo on

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EXCLUSIVE: Japan’s Extra Budget to Include 632 B. Yen for Disaster Measures

December 14, 2018

Tokyo–The Japanese government’s planned fiscal 2018 second supplementary budget will include 632.3 billion yen in spending on emergency measures to beef up the country’s resilience to natural disasters, Jiji Press learned on Thursday. The sum will include 154.8 billion yen

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China Tones Down Japan Criticism on Nanjing Anniversary

December 13, 2018

Shanghai–China restrained its criticism of Japan on the 81st anniversary of the Nanjing massacre of Chinese civilians and others by Japanese soldiers on Thursday, following improved bilateral ties. Unlike last year, President Xi Jinping skipped an annual commemorative ceremony held

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Ghosn Family Allowed to Enter Rio Apartment

December 13, 2018

Sao Paulo–A Brazilian court on Wednesday granted the family of sacked Nissan Motor Co. <7201> Chairman Carlos Ghosn supervised access to a luxury apartment in Rio de Janeiro that the Japanese automaker had bought and provided to him as a

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Japan Economy Marks 2nd-Longest Postwar Growth

December 13, 2018

Tokyo–Japan’s Cabinet Office recognized Thursday that the country’s current economic expansion entered its 58th month in September last year, marking the second-longest boom in the postwar history. The uptrend thus topped the “Izanagi” rapid growth period that lasted 57 months,

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Japan’s FY 2019 Draft Budget Likely to Total 101 T. Yen

December 13, 2018

Tokyo–The Japanese government plans to draw up a record draft general-account budget of around 101 trillion yen for fiscal 2019, informed sources said Thursday. The initial budget scale will surpass 100 trillion yen for the first time ever due in

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EXCLUSIVE: Some Facilities for “Daijosai” Imperial Ceremony to Be Scaled Down

December 13, 2018

Tokyo–The Imperial Household Agency plans to scale down “Omi-no-Akusha” makeshift facilities in the “Daijosai” ceremony related to Crown Prince Naruhito’s enthronement next year from those used in the last such ceremony 30 years ago, informed sources told Jiji Press on

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