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Japanese consul-general in Busan to be replaced

June 1, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese government said Thursday that Yasuhiro Morimoto, consul-general in Busan, South Korea, will be replaced after about a year in office. It is rare for a Japanese consul-general in the southern South Korean city to be replaced in a

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2nd Japanese GPS satellite launched successfully

June 1, 2017

TANEGASHIMA, KAGOSHIMA PREF. The second satellite aimed at realizing Japan’s version of the Global Positioning System was successfully launched on Thursday, with the government planning to send up two more within this year. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and the Japan

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UN rapporteur urges Japan to revise secrecy law

May 31, 2017

BERLIN-The Japanese government should revise its state secrecy law to avoid any chilling effects on the work of journalists, David Kaye, UN special rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression, said Tuesday. Kaye, special rapporteur on the

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Toshiba to hold shareholder meeting without FY 2016 report

May 31, 2017

Tokyo- Toshiba Corp.  said Wednesday that it will hold a general shareholders’ meeting on June 28 although it will be unable to release its fiscal 2016 business results by that date. At the annual meeting, the struggling Japanese electronics and machinery

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Abe admits receiving exec pay from school operator  in scandal

May 31, 2017

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday he once received executive pay from a school operator proceeding with a new university faculty plan in a deregulation zone. “I served as auditor or something for a few years and received 140,000

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China cautious about boosting pressure on North Korea

May 31, 2017

Tokyo- Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi underlined Tuesday the need for diplomatic negotiations with North Korea after Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida urged Beijing to put more pressure on Pyongyang. Meanwhile, Kishida and Yang agreed in their meeting in Tokyo that

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Job opening-to-seeker ratio hits 43-year high

May 30, 2017

Tokyo- Japan’s ratio of job openings to job seekers in April climbed to the highest level in 43 years and two months, while the nation’s unemployment rate stayed at the same level for three straight months, government data showed Tuesday. The

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Yoshie Oka, first to report hiroshima A-Bomb destruction, dies at 86

May 30, 2017

HIROSHIMA- Yoshie Oka, who gave the first report of the destruction of Hiroshima by an atomic bomb in the closing days of World War II, died of malignant lymphoma in a Hiroshima hospital on May 19, it was learned Tuesday. She

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