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Japan-South Korea Tensions Escalate into Tit-for-Tat Trade Conflict

August 14, 2019

Tokyo- Tensions between Japan and South Korea over a wartime labor dispute have escalated into a tit-for-tat trade conflict, dragging bilateral relations to the lowest point since the two countries normalized diplomatic ties in 1965. The South Korea’s industry ministry

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Dai-ichi Life to Sell Insurance via Smartphone App

August 14, 2019

Tokyo- Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. said Wednesday that it will start selling insurance policies through a smartphone app. The Dai-ichi Life Holdings Inc. unit will start offering on Thursday low-cost and short-term insurance policies for leisure activities, targeting young adults

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EXCLUSIVE: Seamless Aid Eyed in Japan for Employment Ice Age Workers

August 14, 2019

Tokyo- Japan’s labor ministry plans to launch a program aimed at offering seamless support for people from the so-called “employment ice age” generation, through cooperation with industry organizations, Jiji Press learned on Wednesday. The ministry aims to help nonregular workers

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Regular Inspection of Genkai Nuclear Reactor to Start Friday

August 14, 2019

Fukuoka- Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it will conduct a regular inspection of the No. 4 reactor at its Genkai nuclear plant in Saga Prefecture, southwestern Japan, from Friday. After the inspection lasting some three months, the 1.18-million-kilowatt reactor

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Train Services Suspended as Powerful Typhoon Approaches Western Japan

August 14, 2019

Tokyo- West Japan Railway Co., or JR West, said Wednesday that it will suspend most of operations on its Sanyo Shinkansen high-speed train line on Thursday, when powerful Typhoon Krosa is expected to make landfall in western Japan. All 311

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INTERVIEW: Komeito Seeks Constitution Debate despite Article 9 Discord

August 14, 2019

Tokyo- Komeito believes that there should be discussions on constitutional revision despite its reservations about issues such as clarifying the raison d’etre for the Self-Defense Forces in war-renouncing Article 9, a senior party official has said. Kazuo Kitagawa, chairman of

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Japan’s minimum hourly wages to rise by 27 Yen on average

August 11, 2019

Tokyo–Minimum hourly wages in Japan will rise by 27 yen to 901 yen on average in fiscal 2019, which started in April, from the previous year, the labor ministry said Friday. The minimum wages will be raised as early as

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Helicopter crash victims remembered in Japan a yearlater

August 11, 2019

Nakanojo, Gunma Pref.–A memorial service was held in Gunma Prefecture, eastern Japan, Sunday for the seven rescue workers killed in the crash of a disaster response helicopter a year ago. “They were trusted, respected and liked by many people. We’re

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