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Japan to go ahead with descriptive questions in university entrance exam

November 9, 2019

Tokyo–Japan will introduce descriptive questions to the subjects of Japanese and mathematics under a new unified university entrance examination system starting in fiscal 2020 as planned, education minister Koichi Hagiuda said Friday. “We will work to create a good exam

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Japan avoids criticizing China over student death in Hong Kong

November 9, 2019

Tokyo–Japan on Friday avoided directly criticizing China over the death of a student in Hong Kong amid protests, ahead of a planned visit to Japan by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Xi is scheduled to visit Japan as a state guest

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Abe orders stimulus package, seen totaling 5 T. Yen

November 9, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday instructed his cabinet to draw up a package of measures to boost recovery and revitalization efforts in typhoon-struck areas and to prop up the economy. It is the first time for the government

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Hokkaido, Sapporo not to bear costs for 2020 Games marathon

November 9, 2019

Sapporo, Nov. 8 (Jiji Press)–The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Games agreed on Friday with the city of Sapporo and the prefecture of Hokkaido that the two local governments will not shoulder costs related to the Olympic marathon and

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Japan’s Takagi wins Geneva Composition prize

November 9, 2019

Berlin–Hinako Takagi, a 30-year-old assistant at Osaka College of Music, won the top composition prize at the 2019 Geneva International Music Competition on Friday, along with a Colombian contestant. Takagi, who is from Amagasaki in the western Japan prefecture of

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S. Korean parliament speaker floats wartime labor solution

November 6, 2019

Tokyo–Visiting South Korean National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang on Tuesday put forward a proposal to break the current deadlock between Tokyo and Seoul over the issue of wartime labor. In a speech at Waseda University in Tokyo, Moon said legislation

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Tokyo gives frosty look at Moon’s call for dialogue

November 6, 2019

Tokyo–Japan showed a frosty attitude Tuesday toward South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s call for dialogue, as he proposed no acceptable solution over wartime labor during his talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “Our stance of demanding wise action from the

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World economy seen recovering by mid-2020: BOJ Kuroda

November 6, 2019

Nagoya–Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday predicted that the global economy will recover in the first half or around the middle of next year. His remark shows the central bank expects that the global economic recovery will start

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