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Ministry panel again rejects Okinawa’s claim against Henoko landfill

June 17, 2019

Tokyo–A third-party panel on Monday dismissed the Okinawa prefectural government’s claim that it was illegal for land minister Keiichi Ishii in April to invalidate the prefecture’s revocation of its earlier approval for landfilling at a planned U.S. base site in

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Japanese fathers spend more time playing with kids: Survey

June 17, 2019

Tokyo–About half of all parents in Japan raising children think that today’s young fathers spend more time playing with their kids than their own fathers did, according to a survey by a Japanese educational toy maker. Although the survey revealed

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Japan defense chief apologizes for flawed aegis data

June 17, 2019

Akita–Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya visited the Akita prefectural government Monday to apologize for using flawed data to explain that a site in the northeastern Japan prefecture is suited for the deployment of the Aegis Ashore land-based missile defense system.

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Man arrested over police box attack, gun robbery in Western Japan

June 17, 2019

Suita, Osaka Pref., June 17 (Jiji Press)–The prefectural police department of Osaka arrested a 33-year-old man on Monday morning for alleged robbery and attempted murder over an incident on Sunday in which a police officer at a police box in

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Lifestyle change seen as key to solving plastic waste problem

June 17, 2019

Karuizawa, Nagano Pref.–For people in Japan, changing their lifestyles is a key to fighting marine plastic waste, experts say. Energy and environment ministers from the Group of 20 advanced and emerging economies agreed to establish an international framework to reduce

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Tanker attacks spark concerns among Japanese companies

June 15, 2019

Tokyo–Concerns are growing among Japanese energy and other companies over the Middle East situation following Thursday’s attacks on two tankers near the Strait of Hormuz. The attacks on the tankers, including one operated by a Japanese shipping company, “have had

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EMBA students visit Japan to learn about aging population

June 15, 2019

Tokyo–Foreign students on executive master of business administration, or EMBA, courses Friday wrapped up their five-day Japan visit to learn about the country’s aging population. During their stay, the 23 students at graduate schools in Western and Asian countries visited

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G-20 to highlight energy security after tanker attacks

June 15, 2019

Tokyo–Energy security has emerged as a key issue at an upcoming Group of 20 meeting in Japan due to Thursday’s attacks on two tankers, including one operated by a Japanese company, near the Strait of Hormuz. “Ensuring energy security is

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