The Daily Manila Shimbun

 

Japanese food still shut out of some overseas markets

March 15, 2017

TOKYO- Some countries and regions still maintain import bans on Japanese fishery and agricultural products, six years after Japan’s worst nuclear accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.’s disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 plant.  Safety concerns over Japanese products remain especially

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High school students passive  in studies: survey

March 14, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese high school students have a passive attitude toward their studies, compared with US, Chinese and South Korean students, a survey showed Monday. According to the survey by the National Institution for Youth Education, 91.2 pct of Japanese respondents think

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Special abdication law expected to be enacted

March 14, 2017

TOKYO- The Diet, Japan’s parliament, is now expected to enact during the ongoing session a special law to allow Emperor Akihito to step down, after the main opposition Democratic Party expressed its readiness on Monday to accept the one-off law. The

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Okinawa unveils monument for youth’s role in WWII

March 14, 2017

OKINAWA- Okinawa Prefecture unveiled Tuesday a monument telling the history of student mobilization during the Battle of Okinawa, a savage ground battle in the late stage of World War II that killed numerous local citizens. Former members of mobilized student units

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Newly disclosed GSDF reports show unstable security  in South Sudan

March 14, 2017

TOKYO- Newly disclosed daily reports by Japanese troops stationed on a U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan showed that gunshots were still heard in September last year in their camp in the capital Juba. A large-scale armed clash occurred in Juba

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Toshiba extends deadline for April to December 2016 earnings 

March 14, 2017

TOKYO- Struggling Japanese electronics and machinery maker Toshiba Corp. on Tuesday filed for approval for the second extension of the deadline for submitting its April-December 2016 earnings report to authorities from Tuesday to April 11. The Kanto Local Finance Bureau approved

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Japan offers public-private cooperation to help Saudis exit from oil-reliant economy

March 14, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at a meeting with visiting Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud on Monday, offered Japan’s public-private cooperation to help Saudi Arabia realize its exit from an oil-reliant economy. Japan’s cooperation will mainly cover nine areas

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Japan supports four projects for peace and development in Mindanao

March 13, 2017

Japanese Ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa signed 4 grant contracts at the Embassy of Japan on Friday between each representative of respective recipient organizations for various social development projects in conflict – affected areas in Mindanao. The ceremony was attended by Undersecretary

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