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Japan, EU reach effective accord in 14 areas in EPA talks

April 4, 2017

TOKYO- Japan and the European Union have effectively reached an accord in 14 out of the 27 areas in ongoing talks on a proposed bilateral economic partnership agreement for free trade, Jiji Press learned Monday.The 14 areas include customs and trade

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Gov’t adopts security strategies for Tokyo Olympics, Paralympics

April 4, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese government adopted Tuesday basic security strategies for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics featuring the establishment of a 24-hour coordination center at the prime minister’s office. The center, to be headed by the deputy chief cabinet secretary for

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Inns, ministry settle“onsenˮ mark dispute

April 3, 2017

TOKYO- “Ryokan” Japanese inn operators and the industry ministry have reached a compromise to end their dispute over a plan to change an iconic pictogram for hot springs, or “onsen” in Japanese. The conflict originated from studies launched by the Ministry

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Diet to start debate on anti-conspiracy bill on Thursday

April 3, 2017

TOKYO- Japan’s ruling coalition decided Monday that Diet deliberations on a bill to criminalize acts of preparing terrorist attacks will start on Thursday at a plenary meeting of the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the Japanese parliament. The bill

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Roller coaster with 7 on board stops in mid-air  

April 3, 2017

TSU, MIE PREF.- A roller coaster was brought to an emergency stop at the Nagashima Spa Land amusement park in Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, central Japan, Monday morning, leaving seven passengers suspended in midair for about 15 minutes. The cars on the

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Gov’t not denying use of wartime education rescript

April 3, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese government has left open the possibility that the now-defunct Imperial Rescript on Education will be used widely at schools in the country as a teaching material. In a recent written answer to a lawmaker’s question, the government said

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Large manufacturer business sentiment up for 2nd quarter 

April 3, 2017

TOKYO- Business sentiment among large manufacturers in Japan rose for two quarters in a row in the Bank of Japan’s “tankan” quarterly survey for March, released Monday, thanks chiefly to an improvement in confidence among exporters on the back of a

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Matsuno encourages new recruits amid scandal

April 3, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese education minister Hirokazu Matsuno on Monday encouraged new recruits to work vigorously, amid the “amakudari” job-brokering scandal that has been shaking the ministry.  “While our ministry has damaged the Japanese people’s confidence in us, there is no need for you

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