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NTT Docomo look set to bounce straight back into Top League

January 4, 2017

TOKYO– NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes took a big step toward regaining their Japan Rugby Top League status Tuesday, opening their Top Challenge 1campaign with a 68-12 win over Hino Red Dolphins. Dawie Theron’s side ran in 10 tries at Prince Chichibu

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Trump to tap ex-trade official Lighthizer as U.S. trade chief: media

January 4, 2017

WASHINGTON– U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is expected to tap former trade official Robert Lighthizer as the country’s next trade chief, media outlets reported Monday. Lighthizer served as deputy U.S. trade representative under President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s and supports Trump’s

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Japan to upgrade air traffic control system, discard paper strips

January 4, 2017

TOKYO– Upgrading of Japan’s air traffic control system is set to commence in March, with a new digital monitor to be introduced for all planes in the air and paper strips to be eliminated, government officials said Tuesday. The new system

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Death Penalty Movie Week to be held at Tokyo theater

January 4, 2017

TOKYO– The annual Death Penalty Movie Week will be held at a Tokyo theater in February, with eight films from home and abroad providing viewers with an opportunity to think about the “right to life.” The event will take place as

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60% of major Japanese companies expect economy to grow in 2017

January 4, 2017

TOKYO– About 60 percent of major Japanese companies surveyed expect the economy to grow in 2017 on recovering consumer spending and hopes that U.S. president-elect Donald Trump’s policies will boost the U.S. economy, a Kyodo News survey showed Monday. But that

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Athletics: Aoyama Gakuin wins 3rd straight Tokyo-Hakone ekiden

January 4, 2017

TOKYO– Aoyama Gakuin University won the Tokyo-Hakone collegiate ekiden road relay for the third straight year Tuesday after completing the two-day race with a lead of more than 7 minutes. Aoyama Gakuin, starting with a 33-second advantage carried over from Monday’s

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Japan mulls more stringent genetically modified food labeling

January 4, 2017

TOKYO– Japan is considering expanding the scope of mandatory labeling of ingredients containing genetically modified crops from the current 33 food items, according to Consumer Affairs Agency sources. The move is aimed at giving consumers a greater sense of security about

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Online stalking using SNS becomes illegal in Japan

January 4, 2017

TOKYO– A revised anti-stalking law took effect in Japan on Tuesday to crack down on online stalking via social networking services, which counselors warn is enmeshing a growing number of teenagers. Acts deemed illegal under the law involve sending messages repeatedly

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