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South Korea proposes joint funding for wartime labor redress

June 19, 2019

Seoul–The South Korean government made public on Wednesday a proposal it put forward to Japan calling for companies from both countries to jointly fund compensation for South Koreans in finalized wartime labor lawsuits. But Takeshi Osuga, press secretary for Japan’s

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Japan to allow students to take bar exam while in school

June 19, 2019

Tokyo–The Diet, Japan’s parliament, enacted legislation on Wednesday to establish a scheme that will allow law students to complete their undergraduate studies in three years and take the bar exam while they are enrolled in law school. The legal education

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South Korea urged to pick third country for wartime labor arbitration

June 19, 2019

Tokyo–Japan asked South Korea on Wednesday to choose a third country to select a member for an arbitration panel tasked with resolving the issue of court orders for compensation by Japanese companies to South Koreans over wartime labor. Kenji Kanasugi,

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Traffic control measures drafted for 2020 Tokyo Games

June 19, 2019

Tokyo–The organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Tokyo metropolitan government revealed on Wednesday a draft set of measures for curbing congestion to facilitate smooth transportation of athletes competing in the games and other people

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Japan diet OKs bills to enhance measures against child abuse

June 19, 2019

Tokyo–The Diet, Japan’s parliament, enacted Wednesday bills that are aimed at better preventing child abuse by making it easier for child consultation centers across the nation to step into mistreatment cases, including suspected cases, without hesitation. The bills to revise

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Lighthizer hopes for Japan-U.S. deal in next few months

June 19, 2019

Washington–U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said at a Senate hearing Tuesday that he hopes to have an agreement in the current Japan-U.S. trade negotiations “in the next few months.” “The Japanese are fully engaged. They understand what needs to be

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South Korea makes no response to Japan’s request over wartime labor

June 19, 2019

Tokyo–The South Korean government has not responded to the Japanese government’s request related to a series of recent South Korean Supreme Court rulings ordering Japanese companies to pay compensation to South Koreans who claim to have been forced into wartime

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26 Injured as strong quake rocks Niigata Prefecture and nearby areas

June 19, 2019

Tokyo–A powerful earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.7 rocked the central Japan prefecture of Niigata and nearby areas on Tuesday night, leaving a total of 26 people injured. No death from the quake has been reported. The temblor, which

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