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Japan aims for early realization of free preschool education

June 3, 2017

Tokyo- The Japanese government showed Friday a draft of its basic economic and fiscal policy guidelines that calls for realizing free preschool education at an early date and lowering costs for higher education such as universities. The government aims to adopt

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Vietnam PM stresses importance of peaceful maritime issue resolution

June 3, 2017

HANOI- Meeting the Japanese press in Hanoi Friday, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said the issue of China’s unilateral expansion into the South China Sea should be resolved in peaceful ways. Vietnam appreciates active contributions toward this end by other

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US trade deficit with Japan dives 28 percent in April

June 3, 2017

Tokyo- The US customs-cleared merchandise trade deficit with Japan in April plunged 28 percent from the previous month to $5.2 billion, the Commerce Department said Friday. Still, the deficit with Japan, not seasonally adjusted, was the fourth-largest among US trading partners,

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More high school students eat rice than bread: survey

June 3, 2017

Tokyo- More high school students in the Tokyo metropolitan area usually have rice for breakfast than those who eat bread, according to a survey by Norinchukin Bank. Rice led bread as the breakfast staple of high school students for the first

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Putin defends military buildup on Japan-claimed isles as counter to US

June 2, 2017

MOSCOW- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday defended his country’s recent military buildup on disputed islands called the Northern Territories in Japan as a counter to the United States. Putin called the US deployment of an advanced missile defense system in

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Debt-to-GDP ratio is new fiscal reform gauge

June 2, 2017

Tokyo- The Japanese government plans to place emphasis on its efforts for lowering the proportion of the country’s outstanding public debts to its gross domestic product as an indicator for measuring its fiscal reconstruction efforts, informed sources said Thursday. The government

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Tokyo Governor Koike offers to quit LDP

June 2, 2017

Tokyo- Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said Thursday that she has submitted a letter of resignation from Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party, clarifying her position before becoming leader of Tomin First no Kai (Tokyoites first group), a regional political party. The LDP

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Lower House OKs bill for emperor’s abdication

June 2, 2017

Tokyo- The House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the Diet, Japan’s parliament, on Friday approved a government-sponsored special bill for Emperor Akihito’s abdication. The abdication bill is expected to be enacted as early as June 9, following deliberations in the

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