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Itochu to encourage workers to dump suits on Fridays

June 14, 2017

Tokyo- Major Japanese trader Itochu Corp. said Wednesday that it will launch a campaign to encourage its workers not to wear suits on Fridays and to come to work in casual attire instead on the final business day of the week,

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Wider use of yen in Asia to be promoted

June 14, 2017

Tokyo- Japan’s Finance Ministry has proposed creating a market where the yen and Asian currencies can be directly exchanged, in order to promote wider use of the yen in Asia. The ministry wants to get the yen chosen over the dollar

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Japanese, other tourists visit Russian-held disputed isle: media

June 14, 2017

MOSCOW- A group of some 40 foreign tourists, including Japanese, have recently visited one of four Russian-controlled northwestern Pacific islands at the center of a longstanding territorial dispute between Tokyo and Moscow, according to a media report. Also among the tourists

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LDP aims to put conspiracy bill to Upper House vote

June 14, 2017

Tokyo- Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party notified the main opposition Democratic Party on Wednesday that it plans to hold a vote on a controversial anticonspiracy bill at a House of Councillors plenary meeting within the day in a bid to pass

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Filipino, Japanese scientists team up for first next gen weather monitoring system in Philippines

June 14, 2017

A team of Japanese and Filipino scientists are working together to establish the first next generation extreme weather monitoring system in the Philippines to help boost the country’s disaster resiliency, a press release from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

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UN expert worried over governmentʼs pressure on media

June 13, 2017

BOLOGNA, ITALY- A UN human rights expert on Monday expressed concern over the Japanese government’s possible pressure on media organizations. “I am especially concerned by the direct and indirect pressure that (government) officials can exert over the media,” David Kaye, UN

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Govʼt starts campaign to encourage dads to cook

June 13, 2017

Tokyo- The Japanese government launched a campaign on Monday to promote cooking by fathers raising children. At an event to promote the campaign, called “Otohan,” a pun on Japanese words for father and meal, Gender Equality Minister Katsunobu Kato and a

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Japan, EU eyeing broad EPA accord in July

June 13, 2017

Tokyo- Japan and the European Union are accelerating work to reach a broad accord on a much-awaited economic partnership agreement for free trade within July. Leaders of Japan and the EU are expected to hold a meeting in early July on

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