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Sophia Univ. Prof. Ishizawa wins Magsaysay Award

July 27, 2017

MANILA- Yoshiaki Ishizawa, who worked for decades to save Cambodia’s Angkor archaeological site, is among the winners of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award, known as Asia’s version of the Nobel Prize, the award organizer said Thursday. Born in Obihiro in

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Businesses have mixed feelings over Olympics 

July 27, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese business executives have mixed feelings of expectation and anxiety about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Some pin high hopes on an expected boost to economic growth, while others show concerns about a possible fall in demand after

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Akita governor admits lying over golf trip during rain 

July 27, 2017

AKITA- Akita Governor Norihisa Satake admitted Wednesday that he lied over a golf trip he took during heavy rainfall in the northeastern Japan prefecture on Saturday. “I have to admit that I lied,” Satake told a press conference at the prefectural government’s head

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Japan’s top defense bureaucrat to quit over data cover-up

July 27, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese Vice Defense Minister Tetsuro Kuroe will resign over the cover-up of daily reports from Ground Self-Defense Force engineering troops in the U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, informed sources said Thursday. The government is working to replace Kuroe,

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Majority of young Japanese have unpleasant SNS experience 

July 27, 2017

TOKYO- More than half of young people in Japan have unpleasant experiences when using social media, with many citing their messages being read but not answered, according to a survey by the Consumer Affairs Agency. Other disturbing experiences include receiving

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Casino visits per player to be limited

July 26, 2017

TOKYO- Japan will limit the number of visits per player to casinos that will open in so-called integrated resorts in the country as a measure to counter gambling addiction, the government said Tuesday. The restriction is among the countermeasures included in

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Japanese panel agrees on 25-yen minimum wage increase

July 26, 2017

TOKYO- A Japanese government advisory panel agreed Tuesday to propose raising mandatory hourly minimum wages by 25 yen on average in fiscal 2017. The rate of increase for the year that started in April matches the government’s target of around 3 percent.

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Tsukiji redevelopment details to be set after relocation

July 26, 2017

TOKYO- Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said Tuesday that a detailed plan to redevelop the Tsukiji site in the capital’s Chuo Ward will be produced after the aging wholesale food market there is relocated. In an interview with Jiji Press, Koike also said

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