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Gov’t promoting “gibierˮ to protect farmers

July 19, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese government is promoting a program to use game meat in meals in the face of ever-increasing wild animal damage to farm products.  “This is so tasty that I could eat it every day,” Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

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Tokyo perplexed by Seoulʼs offer of military talks with Pyongyang

July 19, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese government appears to be perplexed by South Korea’s proposal on Monday to hold military talks with North Korea, despite Japan’s initiative to increase international pressure on the North over its nuclear and missile development.  “South Korea is out of

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Prayers offered to victims 2 weeks after Kyushu downpour

July 19, 2017

ASAKURA, FUKUOKA PREF.- Residents and others in this southwestern Japan city offered silent prayers to rain disaster victims on Wednesday, two weeks after record downpours began hitting the region with floods and landslides.  The death toll from the disaster has reached

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 LDPʼs Nikai, US lawmakers call for stronger Japan-US alliance

July 19, 2017

WASHINGTON- Toshihiro Nikai, the visiting secretary-general of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party, on Tuesday agreed with US lawmakers on the need to strengthen their countries’ alliance further.  Nikai met with Senate President Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), House of Representatives Armed Services

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Fossil teeth of plant-eating dinosaur found  

July 18, 2017

FUKUI- Thirty-five fossilized dinosaur teeth have been found in a stratum some 81 million years old on Nagasaki Peninsula, southwestern Japan, the Nagasaki city government and the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum said Tuesday. The fossils are believed to be teeth

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Japan pledges $1 billion aid for world’s children, youth

July 18, 2017

NEW YORK- Japan will provide some one billion dollars in aid for children and the youth around the world over the next two years as part of efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Monday. Japan will

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Taiwan seen lifting BSE-linked import ban on Japanese beef

July 18, 2017

TAIPEI- Taiwanese food hygiene authorities on Monday unveiled plans to conditionally lift the region’s mad cow disease-related import ban on Japanese beef. Taiwan plans to allow imports of Japanese beef taken from cows aged 30 months or younger. It hopes to remove the

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Prominent doctor Hinohara dies

July 18, 2017

TOKYO- Shigeaki Hinohara, honorary head of St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo and an advocate of patient-centered medical services, died of respiratory failure Tuesday morning. He was 105. As he continued practicing medicine even after he turned 100, Hinohara was

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