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US court approves settlement of Takata air bag case

February 28, 2017

NEW YORK- A US court on Monday approved the settlement reached by Takata Corp. and the US Department of Justice last month over the Japanese auto parts maker’s defective air bags, according to multiple US media reports. Under the settlement, Takata

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Controversial school operator made pupils support Abe

February 28, 2017

TOKYO- A kindergarten run by the private school operator at the center of a controversial land acquisition deal made its pupils express support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, an opposition lawmaker said Monday. During a meeting of the House of

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Japanese woman to make film on father’s life in Vietnam

February 28, 2017

HANOI- Until two years ago, Emiko Soeno did not know that her father was one of the Imperial Japanese Army soldiers who remained in Vietnam after World War II and joined the Ho Chi Minh-led movement to win independence from France’s

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Emperor, Empress leave for Vietnam

February 28, 2017

TOKYO- Japan’s Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko left for Vietnam on Tuesday morning for a six-day official visit aimed at promoting friendship between the two countries. A government jet carrying the Imperial couple took off from Tokyo International Airport at Haneda.

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Japan, US security advisers to meet in Washington

February 28, 2017

TOKYO- Shotaro Yachi, head of the secretariat of Japan’s National Security Council, will visit Washington for three days through Wednesday, the Japanese government said Monday. Yachi will hold talks with H.R. McMaster, US President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser. They

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Evacuation order  to be lifted for Namie town

February 28, 2017

FUKUSHIMA- The town of Namie in the northeastern Japan prefecture of Fukushima on Monday accepted a central government plan to lift at the end of March the evacuation order for the town that was issued after the March 2011 nuclear accident.

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Japan lower house passes record budget for FY 2017

February 28, 2017

TOKYO- Japan’s House of Representatives passed Monday the government’s fiscal 2017 general-account budget, worth a record 97,454.7 billion yen, which calls for directing funds to toward measures aimed at beating deflation and reviving the economy. With the approval of the all-important

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Opposition Social Democratic Party to relocate main office to save costs

February 28, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese opposition Social Democratic Party, whose presence has been declining sharply, has decided to relocate its headquarters from the Nagatacho political district in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward to a building with a much lower rent in the capital in May.

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