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South Korea minister broaches idea of comfort women museum

July 11, 2017

SEOUL- South Korean Minister of Gender Equality and Family Chung Hyun-back unveiled Monday the idea of creating a museum dedicated to so-called wartime comfort women, who were forced to work in brothels for former Japanese troops. It would be the first dedicated

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Japan, US, India kick off joint naval drill

July 11, 2017

CHENNAI- Japan, the United States and India kicked off a joint naval exercise at a port in Chennai, eastern India, on Monday as they aim to bolster their maritime security cooperation in an effort to counter China’s expansion in the Indian Ocean.

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Ex-vice minister alleges unfairness over Kake school plan before Diet

July 11, 2017

TOKYO- Former vice education minister Kihei Maekawa alleged at a closely watched parliamentary meeting on Monday that there has been an “unfair and opaque part” in the process to approve a controversial university department plan of Kake Educational Institution, headed by a

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Death toll rises to 25 in rain-devastated southwestern Japan

July 11, 2017

FUKUOKA/OITA- The death toll has increased to 25 in areas lashed by heavy rainfall in the southwestern Japan prefectures of Fukuoka and Oita, local authorities said Monday. On Monday, three people were newly found in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest in

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JICA signs grant aid with NEDA to support capacity building of Filipinos in gov’t

July 10, 2017

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) on Monday signed a 264 million yen Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) to help build the capacity and skills of Filipino professionals.

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Abe says to reshuffle Cabinet in early August

July 10, 2017

STOCKHOLM- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday he will reshuffle members of his cabinet and executives of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in early August. Abe plans to carry out the cabinet and party leadership reshuffles on Aug. 3, informed sources said.

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Putin increasingly willing to work with Abe on peace treaty: Mori

July 10, 2017

RUSSIA- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday he is increasingly willing to work with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to conclude a peace treaty that formally ends the two countries’ World War II hostilities, according to visiting former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro

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Okinoshima, related sites inscribed to World Heritage List

July 10, 2017

POLAND- Okinoshima, a sacred island, and related religious sites in the southwestern Japan prefecture of Fukuoka were inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List on Sunday. In May, the International Council on Monuments and Sites, or ICOMOS, recommended additions to the

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