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Gov’t to name Kobayakawa as TEPCO president

March 26, 2017

Tokyo- The Japanese government plans to appoint Tomoaki Kobayakawa, a board director of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. as president of the company, which is under effective state control, it was learned Sunday. Currently, Kobayakawa, 53, also serves as president

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Opposition camp seeks testimony by Abe wife on land contract

March 26, 2017

Tokyo- Four opposition parties demanded Sunday sworn testimony in parliament by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife, Akie, on a questionable discount sale of state land to nationalist school operator Moritomo Gakuen. But Hakubun Shimomura, executive acting secretary-general of the ruling

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Honda to end 50-year history of Monkey motorcycle

March 25, 2017

Tokyo- Honda Motor Co. said Friday that it will cease the production of the Monkey, a 50cc motorcycle, at the end of August, putting an end to its 50-year history. The Japanese company made the decision, as the domestic market for

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5,805 foreigners refused entry to Japan in 2016

March 25, 2017

Tokyo- The number of foreign visitors who were refused entry to Japan in 2016 rose 25.9 pct from the previous year to 5,805, the Justice Ministry said Friday. The figure surpassed 5,000 for the first time in eight years. By nationality,

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Senior cabinet member pays official visit to Taiwan

March 25, 2017

Taipei- A senior Japanese cabinet member attended an event in Taipei on Saturday, becoming the highest-ranking Japanese government official to visit Taiwan on official business since Japan and the autonomous island severed their diplomatic ties in 1972. The visit to Taiwan

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Inada orders GSDF to pull out engineering troops from S. Sudan

March 25, 2017

Tokyo- Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada ordered the Ground Self-Defense Force on Friday to withdraw its engineering troops taking part in a UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan by the end of May. Based on the order, the GSDF engineering unit

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UN keen to discuss new peacekeeping role for Japan

March 25, 2017

New York- Herve Ladsous, UN undersecretary-general for peacekeeping operations, expressed his eagerness on Friday to discuss a new peacekeeping role for Japan. “We have constant needs” for peacekeeping personnel, Ladsous told a press conference at the UN headquarters in New York.

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JAL’s full-blown revival to herald new era of competition

March 25, 2017

Tokyo- The Japanese airline industry is set to enter a new era of competition in April, with Japan Airlines to exit from restrictions on launching new operations that were imposed after the public bailout of the former national flag carrier. Following

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