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Japan donates bomb suits, ballistics shields to PNP

February 12, 2019

The Japanese government on Tuesday donated bomb suits and ballistics shields to the Philippine National Police (PNP) to protect themselves during operations on bomb threats.  In a ceremony at Camp Crame, Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda  turned over

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No former comfort women receive apologies: group

February 12, 2019

Seoul–A South Korean group opposing the 2015 Tokyo-Seoul agreement on resolving the issue of former comfort women accused the Japanese government on Monday of claiming that it has offered sincere apologies to them despite the lack of victims who have

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Culling finishes in all 5 swine fever-affected Japan Prefectures

February 11, 2019

Osaka–Work to slaughter pigs has been finished at all farms affected by recent swine fever outbreaks in five Japanese prefectures. The Osaka prefectural government on Sunday announced the completion of work to cull 737 pigs. The prefecture plans to end

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3 Japanese dancers win prizes at Lausanne Ballet Competition

February 11, 2019

Lausanne, Switzerland, Feb. 9 (Jiji Press)–Japan’s Sumina Sasaki won the third prize at this year’s Prix de Lausanne, a prestigious international competition for young ballet dancers, on Saturday. Two other Japanese dancers, Yu Wakizuka and Mio Sumiyama, came to fourth

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USA Figure Skating Four Continents

February 11, 2019

Shoma Uno (L) of Japan wins the men’s competition in the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, with Boyang Jin (L) of China taking second, and Vincent Zhou (R) of the United States, coming in third, at the Honda Center in

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EXCLUSIVE: Kashiwabara to sing Song of Memory for Crown Prince Naruhito

February 11, 2019

Tokyo–Singer Yoshie Kashiwabara is set to sing a song that she has never performed at a public event for the past 33 years, ahead of the May 1 enthronement of Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito, Jiji Press has learned. The tune,

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Famed author Taichi Sakaiya, known for “Dankai no Sedai,” dies at 83

February 11, 2019

Tokyo–Renowned Japanese author Taichi Sakaiya, known for the creator of the words “dankai no sedai,” or baby-boomer generation, died of multiple organ failure at a hospital in Tokyo on Friday. He was 83. Sakaiya, whose real name was Kotaro Ikeguchi,

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Briefing starts for volunteer applicants for 2020 Tokyo Games

February 9, 2019

Tokyo–The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, and the Tokyo metropolitan government kicked off on Saturday briefing sessions and interviews for people applying to volunteer in the quadrennial events. The briefing and interview venue, which is capable

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