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INTERVIEW: Amari may propose double elections to Abe

February 9, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese ruling party heavyweight Akira Amari has indicated that he may call on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to decide to hold simultaneous elections of both chambers of the Diet, the country’s parliament, this summer, depending on tactics of opposition parties.

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USA Figure skating Four Continents

February 9, 2019

Rika Kihira (C) of Japan takes the gold medal, Elizabeth Tursynbaeva (L) of Kazakhstan gets the silver medal and Man Mihara (R) of Japan wins the bronze medal in the Women’s Four Continents Figure Skating Championships at the Honda Center

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Work to slaughter pigs completed at swine fever-hit Aichi farms

February 9, 2019

Nagoya–The work to slaughter pigs has been completed at two swine fever-affected farms in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, the prefectural government said Saturday. Aichi is one of the five prefectures where outbreaks of the disease, also known as hog cholera,

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Swine fever affecting furusato nozei return gifts

February 9, 2019

Tokyo–The recent outbreaks of swine fever in Japan are affecting some local municipalities that send pork products as return gifts under the country’s “furusato nozei” donation system. The disease, also known as hog cholera, has been confirmed in five prefectures–Aichi,

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China tops list of nations on awareness of Japan’s imperial succession

February 9, 2019

Tokyo–The proportion of people outside Japan who know about Japan’s planned Imperial succession was highest in China among six surveyed countries, the Japan Press Research Institute, a private think tank, said Saturday. The share in China came to 37.9 pct,

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2020 Tokyo games committee likely to secure enough metals for medals

February 8, 2019

Tokyo–The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics said Friday that it is likely to secure enough recycled metals to create medals for the quadrennial games. The committee started to collect metals from end-of-life mobile phones and small

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Tokyo eyeing arbitration over wartime labor issues with Seoul

February 8, 2019

Tokyo–The Japanese government is expected to ask the South Korean government to set up an arbitration committee on wartime labor issues based on a 1965 bilateral agreement. Tokyo is likely to take the step because Seoul had made no response

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Ex-policeman gets 22 years for killing superior in Japan

February 8, 2019

Otsu, Shiga Pref., Feb. 8 (Jiji Press)–Otsu District Court sentenced a former policeman to a 22-year prison term on Friday for shooting dead a higher-ranking officer in a police box in Shiga Prefecture, western Japan, last year. Presiding Judge Hiroki

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