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Japanese venture wins Startup World Cup

March 26, 2017

Silicon Valley- UniFa, a Japanese venture company offering a robot service to take care of children at kindergartens and nurseries, won the Startup World Cup on Friday. The company, based in the central Japan city of Nagoya, plans to use the

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Shinkansen effects on tourism in Hokkaido still limited

March 26, 2017

Sapporo- In the year after the opening of the Hokkaido Shinkansen high-speed railway service, the number of visitors increased mainly in Hakodate, southern Hokkaido, the gateway to Japan’s northernmost main island. But positive effects on tourism from the 149-kilometer Shinkansen line

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Nippon Ishin no Kai sets sights on Tokyo election

March 26, 2017

Tokyo- The leader of Nippon Ishin no Kai, at a party convention in Tokyo on Saturday, expressed his resolve to gain more power for the opposition party through elections, including the closely watched Tokyo metropolitan assembly poll in July. Highlighting the

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UN nuclear ban treaty panel chair hopes for Japan cooperation

March 26, 2017

New York- Elayne Whyte Gomez, chair of the upcoming UN meetings aimed at concluding a treaty to impose a legal ban on nuclear weapons, has expressed her hopes for participation and cooperation from Japan and other nations, including nuclear powers, in

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Gov’t to name Kobayakawa as TEPCO president

March 26, 2017

Tokyo- The Japanese government plans to appoint Tomoaki Kobayakawa, a board director of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. as president of the company, which is under effective state control, it was learned Sunday. Currently, Kobayakawa, 53, also serves as president

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Opposition camp seeks testimony by Abe wife on land contract

March 26, 2017

Tokyo- Four opposition parties demanded Sunday sworn testimony in parliament by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife, Akie, on a questionable discount sale of state land to nationalist school operator Moritomo Gakuen. But Hakubun Shimomura, executive acting secretary-general of the ruling

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Honda to end 50-year history of Monkey motorcycle

March 25, 2017

Tokyo- Honda Motor Co. said Friday that it will cease the production of the Monkey, a 50cc motorcycle, at the end of August, putting an end to its 50-year history. The Japanese company made the decision, as the domestic market for

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5,805 foreigners refused entry to Japan in 2016

March 25, 2017

Tokyo- The number of foreign visitors who were refused entry to Japan in 2016 rose 25.9 pct from the previous year to 5,805, the Justice Ministry said Friday. The figure surpassed 5,000 for the first time in eight years. By nationality,

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