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Applications for Tokyo Games Tourist Volunteers Top Target

December 5, 2018

Tokyo–The number of applicants for volunteer jobs to provide tourist information at airports and train stations during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics has topped the target of 20,000, the metropolitan government said Tuesday. The metropolitan government started accepting applications

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EXCLUSIVE: Tokyo Olympic Marathon Start to Be Moved Up

December 4, 2018

Tokyo –The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is planning to move up the starting time of marathon events by an hour to 6 a.m. due to concerns about the impacts of summer heat on athletes’ health, according to

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Skymark Raided over Pilot Drinking Problem

December 4, 2018

Tokyo–Japan’s transport ministry conducted Tuesday an on-site inspection of Skymark Airlines based on the aviation law after a pilot tested positive for alcohol before flight and caused a flight delay. The ministry has already inspected All Nippon Airways and Japan

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Rubella Patients in Japan Jump 25-Fold from 2017

December 4, 2018

Tokyo–The number of rubella patients reported in Japan between Jan. 1 and Nov. 25 totaled 2,313, nearly 25 times the figure for the whole of last year, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases said Tuesday. In the week through Nov.

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Lower House OKs Bill Banning Ticket Resale ahead of Olympics

December 4, 2018

Tokyo–Japan’s House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to penalize the resale of tickets for sports and concert events at higher prices, including on the Internet. The Lower House approved the bill to ban the unfair ticket reselling practice

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Japan Appoints 7 Ambassadors, One Minister

December 4, 2018

Tokyo–The Japanese government appointed seven ambassadors and an envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary on Tuesday, including Takashi Kurai as ambassador to Ukraine. The appointment of Kurai went into effect the same day. Kurai, 63, joined the Foreign Ministry in 1981.

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Russia Expects Talks on How to Interpret 1956 Declaration

December 4, 2018

Tokyo–Talks under a newly agreed framework between Tokyo and Moscow will include discussions on how to interpret the 1956 Japan-Soviet joint declaration, Russian Ambassador to Japan Mikhail Galuzin said Monday. The remark echoed President Vladimir Putin’s view that the declaration

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TOKYO REPORT: More Scenic Sites Collect Entry Payments in Japan

December 4, 2018

Tokyo–An increasing number of national parks and other scenic areas in Japan are collecting voluntary entry payments from visitors for environmental protection and infrastructure improvement, including the creation of footways and installation of lavatories. Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain at

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