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Two Japanese reported missing in Palawan

June 1, 2017

Two Japanese nationals were reported missing after they allegedly went island hopping  in Palawan last Tuesday. In a phone interview with the Daily Manila Shimbun, PO2 Bernard Dalabajan, Coron Municipal Police Station personnel identified the Japanese nationals as Itani Masaru,

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Philippine, Japanese Coast Guard conducting maritime law enforcement drills off Davao

June 1, 2017

The Philippine and Japanese Coast Guard are conducting 12 Maritime Law Enforcement Exercises off the waters of Davao which will end on Friday. The two coast guards began a rubber boat exercise which started May 30, the Philippine Coast Guard

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Major companies start job interviews with students

June 1, 2017

TOKYO- Major Japanese companies on Thursday started interviews and examinations as part of their job applicant selection processes for university students who are expected to graduate in spring 2018. Many of these companies are likely to give applicants informal job offers

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Broad cost-sharing framework agreed for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

June 1, 2017

TOKYO- The Tokyo metropolitan government and other parties, including local governments hosting venues for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, reached an agreement on Wednesday on a broad framework on how to share costs for the quadrennial events. The accord was

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Jan.-March capital spending up 4.5%

June 1, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese non-financial companies’ combined capital expenditures in January-March rose 4.5 percent from a year before to 14,290.1 billion yen, up for the second straight quarter, the Ministry of Finance said Thursday. The results outpaced the median forecast of a 4

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Ban on store displays of cigarettes wins wide support: survey

June 1, 2017

TOKYO- The idea of banning store displays of cigarettes and sales through cigarette vending machines has gained broad-based public support in Japan, a National Cancer Center survey report showed Wednesday. Asked about steps to keep tobacco products away from the general

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Japan Post raises mail rates for 1st time in 23 years

June 1, 2017

TOKYO- Japan Post Co. raised its mail rates on Thursday, marking their first hike in over 23 years, excluding markups linked to the country’s 1989 introduction of the consumption tax and its increases. The first mail rate hike since January 1994

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Lower House approves electoral reform bill

June 1, 2017

TOKYO- Japan’s House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to reduce seats and rezone electoral constituencies for the lower chamber of parliament, in order to correct vote-value disparities. The Lower House approved the bill by a majority vote mainly from

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