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Japan firms start building Vietnam’s 1st underground railway tunnels

May 27, 2017

HO CHI MINH CITY- Construction work using Japanese technology started on Friday in Ho Chi Minh City for two underground tunnels of a 20-kilometer-long railway linking the center of the largest Vietnamese city and its suburbs. The two tunnels, some 800

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Japan, France agree to promote Asia-Pacific security cooperation

May 27, 2017

TAORMINA, ITALY- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and new French President Emmanuel Macron agreed Friday to promote their countries’ security cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region in view of the growing maritime presence of China there. At their first meeting, in Taormina

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Gov’t shows what students should learn ahead of new curriculum guidelines

May 27, 2017

TOKYO- Ahead of the full-fledged launch of new curriculum guidelines for elementary and junior high schools in or after fiscal 2020, the Japanese education ministry released Friday a draft plan showing what students should cover in the transition period. Under the

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Man indicted for killing Vietnamese girl in Chiba

May 27, 2017

CHIBA- Public prosecutors on Friday indicted Yasumasa Shibuya, 46, a former head of the parents’ association at an elementary school in the city of Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, eastern Japan, for allegedly murdering a Vietnamese girl attending the school in March. The

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Japan Airlines to review international flights

May 27, 2017

TOKYO- Japan Airlines has started discussions on reviewing its international flight services from autumn, aiming to open new routes to Australia and Hawaii, informed sources have said. The move comes after the transport ministry’s supervision of JAL’s management, including restrictions on

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 G-7 united in fight against terrorism

May 27, 2017

TAORMINA, ITALY- Leaders of the Group of Seven major industrial nations on Friday demonstrated their unity in the fight against terrorism, at their summit meeting in Taormina, Sicily, southern Italy, that started the same day for a two-day run.The leaders

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Core consumer prices up

May 26, 2017

Tokyo- Japan’s core consumer price index in April rose 0.3 percent from a year earlier, up for the fourth straight month, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said Friday. The pace of increase accelerated from 0.2 percent in March,

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Daikin looking to become top air conditioner maker in US HOUSTON,

May 26, 2017

Daikin Industries Ltd. Chairman Noriyuki Inoue said Thursday his company is aiming to “become the top air conditioner maker in the United States,” utilizing its new plant in a suburb of Houston as a base for its business expansion in

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