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656 People Preparing to Run in Next General Election in Japan

December 29, 2019

Tokyo- A total of 656 people are preparing to run in the next election for Japan’s House of Representatives, a survey by Jiji Press released on Sunday showed. The term of office for members of the Lower House expires on

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IT Services Used to Prevent No-Shows at Restaurants

December 29, 2019

Tokyo- A number of new information technology-based services have been launched to help prevent no-shows at restaurants in Japan. A study group set up by the industry ministry recently estimated the domestic eating-out industry’s total losses from no-shows at about

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Japanese Startup Postpones Rocket Launch

December 29, 2019

Taiki, Hokkaido- Japanese startup Interstellar Technologies Inc. said Sunday that it has postponed the launch of a small observation rocket until at least Tuesday for technical reasons. Interstellar was scheduled to launch the Momo-5 rocket in Taiki, Hokkaido, northernmost Japan,

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Japan’s Princess Kako Turns 25

December 29, 2019

Tokyo- Japanese Princess Kako, the second daughter of Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko, turned 25 on Sunday. She graduated from International Christian University in Tokyo in March, visited Austria and Hungary on her first official trip abroad in

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EXCLUSIVE: Funeral Preparations Started 7 Years before Emperor Hirohito’s Death

December 29, 2019

Tokyo- Japan’s Foreign Ministry started preparations for the funeral of then Emperor Hirohito and held secret talks with the Imperial Household Agency on the matter in 1982, seven years before his death, according to recently declassified ministry records reviewed by

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Tourism Concern Grows in Sapporo amid Snow Shortages

December 29, 2019

Sapporo- Concerns are growing for tourism in Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido, due to serious snow shortages in the northernmost Japan prefecture this year. Some ski resorts have yet to open, while organizers of the annual Sapporo Snow Festival are

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Japan Post Group Announces Leaders’ Resignations

December 29, 2019

Tokyo- Japan Post Holdings Co. on Friday announced the resignations of the chief executive officers of three group companies after the group received administrative punishments for improper sales of “Kampo” insurance products. Masatsugu Nagato, Japan Post Holdings’ president and CEO,

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Arrested lawmaker given 2 M. Yen in casino address fees

December 27, 2019

Tokyo–A Chinese company suspected of bribing Japanese lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto paid him some 2 million yen in fees for delivering a keynote address at a symposium on casino-featuring integrated resorts, it was learned Friday. The Shenzhen-based company, 500.com., originally planned

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