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Ex-policeman gets 22 years for killing superior in Japan

February 8, 2019

Otsu, Shiga Pref., Feb. 8 (Jiji Press)–Otsu District Court sentenced a former policeman to a 22-year prison term on Friday for shooting dead a higher-ranking officer in a police box in Shiga Prefecture, western Japan, last year. Presiding Judge Hiroki

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Number of flu patients fall in Japan

February 8, 2019

Tokyo–The number of influenza patients per medical institution in Japan in the week through Sunday dropped from the previous week in all of the nation’s 47 prefectures, the health ministry said Friday. The average number of flu patients at some

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Suspected child abuse victims hit record 80,000 in Japan

February 7, 2019

Tokyo–The number of children referred by Japanese police to child consultation centers across the country as suspected victims of abuse hit a record high of 80,104 in 2018, up by 14,673, or 22.4 pct, from the preceding year, National Police

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3 Options eyed to ease traffic jams during Tokyo games

February 7, 2019

Tokyo–Three options, including a surcharge, have been proposed to ease traffic jams on metropolitan expressways during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The Tokyo metropolitan government and the Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee presented the ideas at a meeting of

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Swine fever confirmed in more prefectures in Japan

February 7, 2019

Tokyo–Swine fever cases were confirmed in four more prefectures in Japan on Wednesday, after the first outbreak of the disease in the country in 26 years happened in the central prefecture of Gifu last September. Pigs at a farm in

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Abe to hold phone talks with Trump on North Korea

February 7, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to hold a telephone conference with U.S. President Donald Trump shortly to coordinate policies on North Korea ahead of a second summit between Washington and Pyongyang, informed sources said Wednesday. “It may be difficult

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Abe vows efforts to eradicate child abuse after girl’s death

February 7, 2019

Tokyo–Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday that the government will make all-out efforts to eradicate child abuse, in response to a recent series of such cases in Japan. The pledge came after the death last month of Mia Kurihara, then

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Mitsubishi Materials Unit fined over data manipulation

February 5, 2019

Tokyo–Tokyo Summary Court ordered auto parts maker Diamet Corp. on Tuesday to pay 50 million yen in fine for manipulating product quality data in violation of the unfair competition prevention law. The court also slapped a fine of 2 million

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