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Subaru to add electric versions of existing models

May 22, 2017

Tokyo- Subaru Corp. plans to add electric versions of its existing vehicle models, rather than develop all-new electric models, Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, president and chief executive officer of the Japanese automaker, said in a recent interview. “It would be better to add

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Disaster areas considered for deregulation zones in Japan

May 22, 2017

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he will consider adding disaster-affected areas to the national strategic special zones, to support the creation of new industries and revitalize tourism by experiments in the regions. “We will actively consider disaster-stricken areas”

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Princess Mako performs 1st duty since engagement news

May 22, 2017

Tokyo- Japanese Princess Mako, granddaughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, made her first official appearance on Monday since news last week that she is set to get engaged to a former university classmate. With her parents, Prince Akishino and Princess

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Japan denounces North Korea’s missile launch

May 22, 2017

Tokyo- The Japanese government on Sunday strongly condemned North Korea’s firing of a ballistic missile the same day and lodged a serious protest through its embassy in Beijing. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that the North Korean action is “a challenge

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5 Infants left in Kumamoto baby hatch in fy 2016

May 22, 2017

KUMAMOTO- The Kumamoto municipal government said Monday that five infants were left in a baby hatch at Jikei Hospital in the southwestern city of Kumamoto in fiscal 2016, which ended last March. It is the lowest annual total since the hatch,

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LDP should draw up constitutional revision plan this year: Abe

May 22, 2017

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday underscored the need for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party to draw up within this year its proposal on constitutional revisions. “The LDP, the largest political party in Japan, should fulfill its responsibility by

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Japan’s trade surplus shrinks to 481.7b yen in April

May 22, 2017

Tokyo- Japan logged a customs-cleared trade surplus of 481.7 billion yen in April, staying in the black for the third straight month, the Finance Ministry said Monday. But the figure was down from the year-before surplus of 811.3 billion yen, reflecting

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N. Korea leader approves deployment of Pukguksong-2 

May 22, 2017

SEOUL- North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un has supervised a successful test-launch of a new medium-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile called Pukguksong-2 and approved its deployment for action, the country’s state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Monday. Kim also ordered the mass

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