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Japan’s Oe Picked as Chair of IEA Governing Board

November 30, 2018

Paris–The International Energy Agency on Thursday picked Japanese diplomat Hiroshi Oe as chair of its Governing Board. Oe, currently ambassador at the permanent delegation to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, will be the third Japanese to chair the

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Prince Akishino Sees First Daughter’s Engagement Impossible Now

November 30, 2018

Tokyo–Japanese Prince Akishino has indicated that it is impossible to conduct an engagement ceremony for his first daughter, Princess Mako, 27, and her fiance, Kei Komuro, a commoner of the same age, under the current circumstances. “If the two still

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Prince Akishino Opposes Use of Public Funds for Daijosai Ceremony

November 30, 2018

Tokyo — Japanese Prince Akishino has expressed opposition to the planned use of public funds for Crown Prince Naruhito to hold the Daijosai ceremony after acceding to the throne next year. In the ceremony, a new Emperor prays for the

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Japan Govt Plans to Begin Henoko Landfilling in Mid-Dec.

November 30, 2018

Naha, Okinawa Pref. — The Japanese government is planning to begin landfilling at a planned U.S. military base site in the Henoko coastal area in Okinawa Prefecture as early as mid-December, informed sources said Thursday. The move comes after the

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Japan Constitution Panel Holds 1st Meeting in Current Diet Session

November 29, 2018

Tokyo–The House of Representatives Commission on the Constitution on Thursday held its first meeting since the ongoing extraordinary session of the Diet, Japan’s parliament, was convened late last month. The Lower House panel only appointed new directors after the ruling

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China Lifts Import Ban on Rice from Niigata Pref.

November 29, 2018

Tokyo–Japan’s agriculture ministry said Thursday that the Chinese government has lifted its ban on imports of rice grown in the central Japan prefecture of Niigata. China prohibited imports of foods from Niigata and other parts of Japan, including the northeastern

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Japanese Actress Harue Akagi Dies at 94

November 29, 2018

Tokyo–Japanese actress Harue Akagi, who played a variety of roles in television family dramas, died of cardiac arrest at a Tokyo hospital on Thursday. She was 94. Born in former Manchuria, currently a northeastern part of China, Akagi, whose real

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Abe Off to Argentina for G-20 Summit, Talks with Trump, Putin, Xi

November 29, 2018

Tokyo–Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left for Argentina on Thursday to attend a Group of 20 summit and hold bilateral meetings with the leaders of the United States, China and Russia. “Through my summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, I

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