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Japan deploys PAC-3 missile interceptors in Hakodate

September 19, 2017

HAKODATE, HOKKAIDO- Japan’s Defense Ministry deployed Patriot Advanced Capability-3, or PAC-3, missile interceptors in the city of Hakodate, Hokkaido, on Tuesday after North Korea recently fired two missiles over the southern part of the northernmost Japan prefecture. The PAC-3 interceptors

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4 boys held over vandalism of Okinawa mass suicide cave

September 18, 2017

NAHA, OKINAWA PREF.- Police in the southernmost Japan prefecture of Okinawa have arrested four boys on suspicion of vandalizing a cave in a local village where a number of residents committed suicide in the final phase of World War II.

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Abe meets with Komeito leader to discuss election

September 18, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Komeito leader Natsuo Yamaguchi on Monday to discuss an expected imminent dissolution of the House of Representatives for a snap general election. During the 15-minute talks at Abe’s private home in Tokyo,

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Medical costs drop for first time in 14 years in FY 2016

September 18, 2017

TOKYO- The total amount of money paid to medical institutions in Japan to cover treatment of injuries and diseases fell 0.4 percent from the previous year to 41,286.5 billion yen in fiscal 2016, the health ministry said in a preliminary

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Partnership head vows to end violence against children

September 18, 2017

TOKYO- The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children is an initiative aimed at stopping all forms of violence against children, its director, Susan Bissell, said in a recent interview in Tokyo. The End Violence partnership was established in 2015

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Panel OKs outline of work style reform legislation

September 18, 2017

TOKYO- A Japanese government panel on Friday approved an outline of a package of bills for work style reforms, including the introduction of overtime caps and measures to promote equal pay for equal work. The legislation is “generally reasonable,” the

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32.2% of new graduates quit Jobs within 3 years

September 18, 2017

TOKYO- A Japanese labor ministry survey showed Friday that 32.2 percent of people who started to work just after graduating from university in March 2014 quit their jobs within three years. The figure was up by 0.3 percentage point from

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Typhoon Talim leaves at least 2 dead

September 18, 2017

TOKYO- Typhoon Talim has left at least two people dead and three missing in Japan, police and other authorities said Monday. After ripping through the southwestern and western regions, the 18th typhoon of the year made landfall in Hokkaido on

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