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Revisions of civil code clauses on claims enacted

May 26, 2017

Tokyo- Japan’s parliament enacted Friday revisions to clauses related to claims and contracts in the Civil Code for the first time in about 120 years. The revisions were approved by a majority vote at a plenary meeting of the House

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Direct investment in US hits record high in 2016

May 26, 2017

 Tokyo- The balance of Japan’s direct investment in the United States as of the end of 2016 grew 5.4 percent from a year before to 53,184.2 billion yen, hitting a record high, Finance Minister Taro Aso said Friday. The rise

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Ruling bloc proposal skips female Imperial family branches

May 26, 2017

Tokyo- Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party proposed Friday a parliamentary resolution accompanying legislation to enable Emperor Akihito to abdicate that does not call for allowing women in the Imperial Family to establish branches of the family after marriage. The proposal,

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Above-Limit Levels of Mercury, Other Toxics Detected at Tsukiji Market

May 26, 2017

 Tokyo- A soil survey at Tokyo’s landmark Tsukiji food market has detected higher levels of mercury and other toxic materials than state-set standards, the metropolitan government said Thursday. The metropolitan government said that despite the results, there is no safety

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LDP rejects call for ex-vice ministry testimony over university plan

May 26, 2017

Tokyo- Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party rejected Friday an opposition request for sworn testimony before parliament by a former vice education minister over a dubious university faculty plan. Democratic Party parliamentary affairs head Kazunori Yamanoi met with his LDP counterpart,

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Upper House debate on anti-conspiracy bill set Monday

May 26, 2017

Tokyo- Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party and the largest opposition Democratic Party agreed Friday that the House of Councillors will start deliberations on a bill to criminalize acts of preparation to commit terrorism on Monday at a plenary meeting.The agreement

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Oita backs overseas students to revitalize local economy

May 25, 2017

OITA- With its population shrinking, Oita Prefecture has since fiscal 2016 ramped up efforts to help students from overseas who want to start businesses or work locally. The southwestern prefecture has the largest number of international students per 100,000 population and

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Ruling camp refuses to summon ex-bureaucrat over school plan

May 25, 2017

TOKYO- Japan’s ruling camp on Thursday refused an opposition request to summon a former top education ministry bureaucrat to give unsworn parliamentary testimony over allegations concerning a new university faculty plan by a school operator headed by a friend of Prime

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