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Catalunya MotoGP Grand Prix

June 15, 2019

LCR Honda’s Japanese rider Takaaki Nakagami rides during the Catalunya MotoGP Grand Prix third free practice session at the Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, near Barcelona, on June 15, 2019. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP) Jiji Press

Never to use controversial FSA report for policy management: Aso

June 15, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said Friday he will never use the controversial Financial Services Agency report as a reference material for policy steering. Aso refused to accept the report suggesting that an average married couple needs 20 million yen

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44% oppose unconditional Japan-North Korea Summit: Jiji Poll

June 14, 2019

Tokyo–As many as 44.6 pct of people in Japan oppose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to hold a summit with North Korea with no preconditions, a Jiji Press opinion poll has shown. Meanwhile, 38.9 pct back the plan, according to

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Support for Abe cabinet stays around 45 percent: Jiji Poll

June 14, 2019

Tokyo–The approval rating for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet stood at 44.9 pct for June, up 0.2 percentage point from the previous month, a Jiji Press survey showed Friday. The disapproval rating stood at 31.5 pct, up 0.4 point,

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Thorough efforts sought for saving abused children

June 14, 2019

Tokyo–Japan’s welfare ministry called on child consultation centers across the country to make sure they follow state-set rules for responses to suspected child abuse cases. The rules include confirmation of the safety of suspected victims within 48 hours of receiving

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U.S. Releases “smoking gun” video over tanker attacks

June 14, 2019

Washington–The U.S. Central Command has released a video showing a possible attempt by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to cover up evidence of Thursday’s attacks on Japanese and Norwegian tankers around the Strait of Hormuz. The 99-second video shows that

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Warning to Japan? Tanker attacks stoke speculation

June 14, 2019

Jerusalem–Thursday’s attacks on two tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, including one operated by a Japanese firm, stoked speculation over the perpetrators and reasons, as they coincided with a meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Iran’s supreme leader

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Report shows lack of company preparation for blackouts

June 14, 2019

Tokyo–A government report showed Friday stalled progress in Japanese companies’ preparation for blackouts in response to the first large-scale power failure in the country in September last year following a powerful earthquake in Hokkaido, northernmost Japan. A survey in the

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