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Japan heatwave

August 1, 2019

A man wipes his face as he crosses a street during a heatwave in Tokyo on August 1, 2019. (Photo by Charly TRIBALLEAU / AFP) Jiji Press

Extraordinary session

August 1, 2019

Yasuhiko Funago (2-R), who has Lou Gehrig’s disease, and Eiko Kimura (2-L) who has cerebral palsy, prepare to leave after they attended the opening ceremony of an extraordinary session at the parliament in Tokyo, Japan, 01 August 2019. Yasuhiko Funago

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Japan, China agree to speed up preparations for Xi visit

August 1, 2019

Bangkok–Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, agreed on Thursday to accelerate preparations for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s planned visit to Japan as a state guest next spring. At their meeting in Bangkok, Kono and Wang

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Kono urges new British foreign chief to avoid no-deal Brexit

August 1, 2019

Bangkok–Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono urged new British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Thursday to realize his country’s orderly exit from the European Union based on an agreement between the two sides. Kono made the request at his first meeting

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Suga vows support for monorail boost for Okinawa

August 1, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Thursday voiced the government’s intention to financially support a planned boost in the transport capacity of the monorail system in Okinawa Prefecture with an increase in the number of cars comprising each train

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Japan to raise consumption tax as planned: Abe

August 1, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday reiterated his intention to raise the consumption tax as planned in October, according to Koichi Hamada, special adviser to his cabinet. Abe told Hamada that an event as serious as the global financial

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Kang urges Kono to keep South Korea on Japan’s “white” list

August 1, 2019

Bangkok–South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha urged her Japanese counterpart, Taro Kono, on Thursday not to remove Seoul from Tokyo’s “white” list of trusted trading partners qualified for preferential treatment in export procedures, South Korean media reported. At their meeting

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Comments bashing KyoAni found on internet forum

August 1, 2019

Kyoto–Comments criticizing Kyoto Animation Co., known as KyoAni, have been found written on an Internet forum last autumn, and police are investigating the online posts for their possible connections with the July 18 deadly arson attack at the company’s No.

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