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North Korea Fires Projectiles into Sea of Japan Again

August 10, 2019

Seoul- North Korea fired two projectiles into the Sea of Japan early Saturday morning, its fifth such launch in recent weeks, South Korea’s military said. The projectiles traveled roughly 400 kilometers at a maximum altitude of about 48 kilometers, according

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Japan’s Minimum Hourly Wages to Rise by 27 Yen on Average

August 10, 2019

Tokyo- Minimum hourly wages in Japan will rise by 27 yen to 901 yen on average in fiscal 2019, which started in April, from the previous year, the labor ministry said Friday. The minimum wages will be raised as early

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Prosecutors Reconfirm No Indictment over Moritomo Gakuen Scandal

August 10, 2019

Tokyo- The Osaka District Public Prosecutors Office decided again on Friday not to indict former senior Finance Ministry bureaucrat Nobuhisa Sagawa and nine others over the Moritomo Gakuen cronyism scandal that hit the administration of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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Empress Emerita Michiko Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

August 10, 2019

Tokyo- Japan’s Empress Emerita Michiko has been diagnosed with breast cancer at a relatively early stage and will undergo surgery in September at the earliest, the Imperial Household Agency said Friday. The agency said it believes that the cancer is

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Moon, Esper agree importance of U.S.-South Korea-Japan cooperation

August 9, 2019

Seoul- South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday agreed on the importance of trilateral cooperation among their countries plus Japan amid tensions between Tokyo and Seoul over trade and history issues. Moon and Esper

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894 Public school buildings in Japan not quake-proofed

August 9, 2019

Tokyo–A total of 894 buildings of public elementary and junior high schools in Japan were not earthquake-proofed as of April 1, down from 978 a year before, an education ministry survey showed Friday. The proportion of quake-proof such buildings was

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September trade deal with U.S. not warranted: Abe

August 9, 2019

Nagasaki–Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suggested Friday that it remains uncertain whether the Japanese and U.S. governments will reach a trade agreement before he and U.S. President Donald Trump hold a summit in September. “When the final agreement will be

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A-Bomb survivor’s poem quoted in Nagasaki peace declaration

August 9, 2019

Nagasaki–A poem by a hibakusha atomic bomb survivor was quoted Friday by Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue in a peace declaration to mark the 74th anniversary of U.S. atomic bombing of the southwestern Japan city. It was the first time for

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