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Abe corrects statements in hearing 

July 26, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday he was initially unaware that Kake Educational Institution, headed by a friend of his, was involved in a controversial university faculty plan, correcting his past explanations in parliament.”It’s true that I replied to questions

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Noda announces intent to resign from DP exec post

July 26, 2017

TOKYO- Democratic Party Secretary-General Yoshihiko Noda said Tuesday that he will resign from his current post to take the blame for the party’s poor showing in the July 2 Tokyo metropolitan assembly election. “We’ll start our work urgently” to form a new

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Abe declines to scrap controversial school plan

July 25, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suggested Monday that he will stick to a controversial plan to allow Kake Educational Institution, the school operator headed by a close friend of the prime minister, to set up a veterinary faculty in a national

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Japan aiming for 30% cut in suicide rate by 2026

July 25, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese government said Tuesday it will aim to lower the country’s suicide rate, currently the worst among the Group of Seven advanced nations, by at least 30 pct by 2026 to levels equivalent to those in its G-7

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Prayers offered for victims a head of 1st year of Sagamihara massacre

July 25, 2017

SAGAMIHARA, KANAGAWA PREF.- A memorial ceremony was held Monday to pray for the 19 victims of the 2016 knifing rampage at a care facility in the city of Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, ahead of the first anniversary of the massacre on Wednesday. The

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N. Korea could conduct missile test in days: CNN

July 25, 2017

WASHINGTON- North Korea appears to be preparing to conduct another missile test in days, CNN reported Monday, quoting a US defense official. Transporter vehicles carrying ballistic missile launching equipment were seen arriving in Kusong, northwestern North Korea, on Friday, the official was

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Wireless LAN to be installed at national parks

July 25, 2017

TOKYO-  Japan’s Environment Ministry will set up public wireless LAN services at national parks by the end of fiscal 2017, hoping to draw more overseas tourists. Under a project announced last week by the ministry, free wireless LAN will be

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Okinawa sues gov’t to stop landfill work for US base

July 25, 2017

NAHA, OKINAWA PREF.- The Okinawa prefectural government filed a lawsuit on Monday against the central government to stop landfill work for the planned relocation of a controversial US military base within the southernmost prefecture. Okinawa will lock horns with Tokyo again before

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