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Court rejects petition to block Idemitsu’s new share issue

July 18, 2017

TOKYO- Tokyo District Court rejected Tuesday a petition by the founding family of Idemitsu Kosan Co. seeking an injunction to block the major Japanese oil wholesaler from issuing new shares. The court concluded that the main purpose of the new

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Death toll from Northern Kyushu deluge rises to 34

July 18, 2017

FUKUOKA/SAGA/OITA- The death toll from heavy rain and flooding that hit the northern part of the Kyushu southwestern Japan region has risen to 34, with three more bodies identified on Monday. Of the victims, 31 were from Fukuoka Prefecture and three

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Diet to meet as early as Monday to discuss Kake favoritism

July 18, 2017

TOKYO- The ruling Liberal Democratic Party and the main opposition Democratic Party agreed Tuesday that the Diet, Japan’s parliament, will meet as early as Monday with the presence of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss alleged favoritism toward a school operator headed by

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BOJ seen cutting FY ’17 inflation outlook at coming meeting

July 17, 2017

TOKYO- The Bank of Japan is expected to lower its inflation outlook for fiscal 2017 slightly from the current projection of 1.4 percent growth year on year at a two-day monetary policy meeting from Wednesday. Japanese consumer prices remain sluggish mainly

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Fire ants found in containers from Taiwan in inland Japan

July 17, 2017

TOKYO- A total of 24 venomous fire ants have been discovered inside two containers from Taiwan that arrived in Hitachiota, Ibaraki Prefecture, eastern Japan, this month, the prefectural government and Japan’s Environment Ministry said Sunday. With no queen ant among them,

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3 stabbed to death in Kobe; grandson of 2 victims arrested

July 17, 2017

KOBE- Three elderly people were stabbed to death in the western Japan city of Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, on Sunday and a 26-year-old grandson of two of the victims was soon arrested after being caught holding a knife and a baseball bat. The

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Gov’t worker pay seen rising for 4th year

July 17, 2017

TOKYO- Japan’s National Personnel Authority is likely to recommend raising monthly pay for national government workers for the fourth consecutive year in 2017, Jiji Press learned Friday. The move comes as a survey by the agency is expected to show that

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Election setback, plunging public support affecting Abe’s strategy

July 17, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s crushing defeat in the July 2 Tokyo metropolitan assembly poll and rapidly falling public support rates for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet are starting to cast a dark shadow on his strategy for

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