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The Heisei Emperor : Wishing for peace, true to wartime memories

February 15, 2019

Tokyo–Emperor Akihito’s starting point as the symbol of Japan wishing for peace dates back to his memories of witnessing wartime devastation in Tokyo when he was 11 years old. The Emperor and Empress Michiko have repeatedly visited the bloodiest battlefields

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Seibu Railway unveils Laview limited express train

February 15, 2019

Tokorozawa, Saitama Pref.Seibu Railway Co. unveiled on Thursday a new limited express train named “Laview” featuring rounded astronaut helmet-like windshields on the cars at either end. The silver-color eight-car train will be put into service on March 16 between Ikebukuro

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New swine fever case confirmed in Aichi Pref.

February 14, 2019

Nagoya–The Aichi prefectural government said Thursday that a new case of swine fever infection has been confirmed in the central Japan prefecture, at a pig farm in the city of Tahara. Some 1,200 pigs at the farm will be slaughtered.

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Okinawa government issues notice on Feb. 24 U.S. base vote

February 14, 2019

Naha, Okinawa Pref.–The Okinawa prefectural government on Thursday made public notice to hold a local referendum on Feb. 24 on the planned relocation of a U.S. base within the southernmost Japan prefecture. Through the referendum, the so-called All Okinawa camp,

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Nippon Steel may see seized S. Korean assets sold off

February 14, 2019

Seoul–A lawyer for South Korean plaintiffs in a South Korean wartime labor case hinted Thursday that they will start procedures to convert Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.’s seized assets into cash by the end of February. The lawyer said

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Fatal accidents by elderly drivers in Japan up 10 pct in 2018

February 14, 2019

Tokyo–The number of fatal accidents caused by drivers aged 75 or older in Japan in 2018 rose 10.0 pct from the previous year to 460, National Police Agency data showed Thursday. The figure was the third highest in the past

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The Heisei Emperor: Encouraging Disaster Victims

February 14, 2019

Tokyo–Japan was hit by numerous natural disasters, including earthquakes and eruptions, during the Heisei era, and Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have visited affected areas each time to offer encouragement to people staying at evacuation centers. When talking to such

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13 Same-sex couples in Japan file suits over denial of marriages

February 14, 2019

Tokyo–Thirteen same-sex couples in Japan filed damages lawsuits against the government on Thursday, claiming that the denial of their marriages violates the country’s constitution, which guarantees freedom of marriage. They sought one million yen in damages per person in the

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