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Japan to set up new colleges for vocational education

May 24, 2017

Tokyo- The Diet, Japan’s parliament, enacted on Wednesday legislation to establish new higher educational institutions that provide practical vocational courses to cultivate specialists. The bill to revise the school education law was approved by a majority vote with support chiefly from

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3 parties agree on cost sharing for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

May 24, 2017

Tokyo- The Tokyo metropolitan government, the organizing committee for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and the central government have reached a broad agreement on cost-sharing plans for the 2020 Games, informed sources said Wednesday. Of the estimated total costs of 1.39

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Top SDF officer’s remarks on Constitution draw criticism

May 24, 2017

Tokyo- The Japanese Self-Defense Forces’ top uniformed officer drew criticism from an opposition lawmaker on Wednesday over his remarks welcoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s proposal to revise the country’s constitution. “The remarks are unacceptable,” Keiji Kokuta, Diet affairs chief of the

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Japan Govt keeps economic assessment unchanged in May

May 24, 2017

Tokyo- The Japanese government kept its basic economic assessment unchanged from the previous month in its monthly report for May released Wednesday. “The Japanese economy is on a moderate recovery” while “delayed improvement” is partly seen, said the report, which was

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Lower House OKs contentious anti-conspiracy bill

May 24, 2017

SEOUL- A contentious bill to criminalize planning and preparations to commit acts of terrorism and other serious offenses passed through the House of Representatives on Tuesday.At a Lower House plenary meeting, the anticonspiracy bill was approved mainly with support from the

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Ueno Zoo to halt viewing of giant panda with pregnancy signs

May 23, 2017

Tokyo- Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo said Tuesday it will suspend the public viewing of giant panda Shin Shin from Thursday as chances of her pregnancy have increased. Since the zoo announced her signs of pregnancy on Thursday, Shin Shin’s appetite has diminished

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Stocks of survival food taxing local governments

May 23, 2017

Tokyo- Local governments are struggling to deal with stores of emergency foods near the use-by dates, after boosting stockpiles in the wake of recent natural disasters across Japan. The Tokyo metropolitan government this year launched major efforts to avoid wasting survival

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Agricultural firms doubled in 10 years

May 23, 2017

Tokyo- The number of agricultural corporations in Japan more than doubled over the last 10 years, while the number of family farmers fell due chiefly to the aging population, an annual government report showed Tuesday. An increasing number of young farmers

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