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Unemployment rate drops to 22-year low, household spending slumps 

March 31, 2017

TOKYO- Japans unemployment rate dropped to 2.8 percent in February from a month earlier, marking a 22 year low, government data released on Friday showed. Separate data from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare showed that the job availability in

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Government  adopts measures  to address gambling addiction

March 31, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese government adopted an outline of measures to address gambling addiction on Friday.  The move is apparently part of efforts to prepare for a possible lifting of the country’s ban on casinos. Parliament enacted a law in December to

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Legoland Japan considered boon to local tourism

March 30, 2017

Nagoya- Local government and business officials pin high hopes on an outdoor Legoland theme park set to open in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, on Saturday. Legoland Japan is considered to be a boon to tourism in the Chubu central region

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Companies ask government to ease impact of Brexit

March 30, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese companies asked their government on Wednesday to work to minimize the impact of Britain’s exit from the European Union, or Brexit, on their businesses, as Britain formally notified the EU of its withdrawal the same day. The Japanese industry

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Toshiba warns of one trillion yen annual loss on Westinghouse bankruptcy 

March 30, 2017

TOKYO- Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday its consolidated net loss for the current business year could total 1,010 billion yen, far exceeding its February estimate of 390 billion yen, due to its debt guarantee for US subsidiary Westinghouse Electric Co., which filed

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LDP urges govt’s to mull capacity to attack enemy bases 

March 30, 2017

TOKYO- Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Wednesday decided recommendations that urge the government to promptly consider creating a capability to attack the missile bases of any enemy. The recommendations also call for studying the introduction of new defense equipment, such

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Japan marks one year since security legislation’s enforcement

March 30, 2017

TOKYO- One year has passed since Japan enforced its national security legislation designed to expand the scope of the Self-Defense Forces’ activities abroad and enable the country to exercise the right to collective self-defense. In an increasingly severe security environment, such

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Japan adopts action plan for work style reform

March 29, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese government on Tuesday adopted an action plan for its work style reform, including the introduction of an overtime cap of less than 100 hours per month and the promotion of equal pay for equal work.The action plan was

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