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Aso rejects another government estimate on post-retirement budgets

June 19, 2019

Tokyo–Finance Minister Taro Aso on Tuesday rejected as “inappropriate” a Financial Services Agency estimate suggesting that people in Japan need to prepare 15 million to 30 million yen, besides pension benefits, for their post-retirement budgets. The move came on top

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Powerful earthquake rocks Niigata, nearby areas in Japan

June 19, 2019

Tokyo–A powerful earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.8 rocked Japan’s Niigata Prefecture and nearby areas on Tuesday night, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. The agency issued a tsunami advisory for Niigata and the neighboring prefectures of Yamagata and

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Japan, China arranging two-way summit for June 27

June 18, 2019

Tokyo–The Japanese and Chinese governments are making arrangements to hold a bilateral summit on June 27, the day before a two-day Group of 20 leaders’ meeting kicks off in the western Japan city of Osaka, informed sources said Tuesday. Chinese

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Emperor Naruhito to meet with Macron next week

June 18, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Emperor Naruhito will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, during the couple’s visit to Japan starting June 26, the Japanese government said Tuesday. The Emperor will also host a court luncheon in honor of the

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Tokyo Games coin designs to be decided by public vote

June 18, 2019

Tokyo–Japan’s Finance Ministry said Tuesday that it will decide the designs for 500-yen coins commemorating the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games by public vote. The three candidate designs for the obverse faces of the 500-yen coins, one for the

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Japan government adopts comprehensive package for fighting dementia

June 18, 2019

Tokyo–The Japanese government on Tuesday adopted a comprehensive package of measures for dealing with dementia, with the aim of creating a society in which sufferers can live their daily lives comfortably and with hope. The package, whose two key concepts

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Japan eyes public spending to boost post-Olympics economy

June 18, 2019

Tokyo–The Japanese government and the Liberal Democratic Party-led ruling coalition plan to boost public investment to counter a potential slowdown of the economy after the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, informed sources said Tuesday. The plan is expected to

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Cars most common mode of transportation for elderly: Report

June 18, 2019

Tokyo–A Japanese government report showed Tuesday that cars are the most common mode of transportation for the elderly, with 56.6 pct of people aged 60 or over polled for the report saying that they drive themselves. Of the 1,058 people

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