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Abe Pays Condolence Visit to U.S. Embassy for Bush

December 7, 2018

Tokyo–Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a condolence visit to the U.S. embassy in Tokyo on Friday, following the death of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush on Nov. 30. During his visit, Abe talked with U.S. Ambassador to Japan

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Japan to Ban Huawei, ZTE from Govt Contracts

December 7, 2018

Tokyo–Japan plans to effectively ban Chinese telecommunications giants Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp. from contracts with government agencies and the Self-Defense Forces for national security reasons, government sources said Friday. The move comes in response to allegations that the

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Sumo Wrestler Takanoiwa to Retire after Assault

December 7, 2018

Tokyo–Sumo wrestler Takanoiwa plans to retire to take responsibility for his assault on a lower-ranked stablemate, it was learned Friday. Takanoiwa, 28, a rank-and-file maegashira wrestler in the highest sumo division of makuuchi, was the victim of a separate assault

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Nobel Winner Honjo Sees Immunity Key to Fighting Cancer

December 7, 2018

Stockholm–Japanese scientist Tasuku Honjo, who won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, on Thursday said that immune strength is the key to fighting cancer. Immunotherapy will become more effective when it is combined with other treatment methods, Honjo,

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Japan Enacts Amended Water Supply Law

December 7, 2018

Tokyo–Japan’s Diet enacted Thursday a bill to amend the water supply law aimed at promoting local governments’ outsourcing of water supply services to the private sector, amid concerns over possible hikes in household water costs and deterioration in tap water

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Tokyo Marathon Entry Fees to Be Hiked for Higher Security Costs

December 6, 2018

Tokyo–The Tokyo Marathon Foundation decided at an executive meeting on Thursday to raise fees for joining the annual marathon race in the Japanese capital, beginning in 2020, in order to cover higher security costs. Since a terrorist bomb attack on

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Abe’s Remark Related to Foreign Workers Bill Provokes Backlash

December 6, 2018

Tokyo–Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s remark that jokingly labeled parliamentary questioning on a bill enabling the country to accept more foreign workers as “complicated questions” has provoked a backlash from opposition parties. “It’s an outrageous belittling of the Diet,” Japan’s

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Putin Invited to Japan for 2019 World Judo Championships

December 6, 2018

Tokyo–Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has proposed Russian President Vladimir Putin visit Japan next summer during the World Judo Championships in Tokyo, an aide to Abe said Wednesday. At their meeting in Argentina last week, Abe invited Putin, who holds a

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