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Global cyberattack hits Japan, including Hitachi, JR East

May 16, 2017

Tokyo- Japanese companies, municipalities and citizens have fallen prey to cyberattacks that began hitting targets worldwide late last week, it was learned Monday. Japanese electronics giant Hitachi Ltd.’s in-house computer system has been destabilized, with some email messages and attachments being

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Japan to strengthen missile defense capabilities: Inada

May 16, 2017

Tokyo- Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said Tuesday that the country will strengthen its missile defense capabilities, following North Korea’s firing of what is believed to be a new type of ballistic missile on Sunday. At a press conference after a

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Missing GSDF plane found; 4 crew members dead

May 16, 2017

Tokyo- The wreckage of a Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force airplane that went missing on Monday was found in a mountain area in the northernmost Japan prefecture of Hokkaido on Tuesday, the Defense Ministry said. Four people were also found near the

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Xi Tells Japanese lawmaker of readiness to advance bilateral ties

May 16, 2017

Beijing- Chinese President Xi Jinping told a senior Japanese lawmaker on Tuesday of his willingness to advance bilateral relations in the right direction by getting their countries to step closer to each other while eliminating obstacles. During the talks in Beijing,

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North Korea missile tech developing: Suga

May 15, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday that North Korea’s ballistic missile technology is believed to be developing. North Korea “appears to have achieved a certain degree of progress in its technology related to ballistic missiles,” the top Japanese

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US military remains a burden to Okinawa 45 years after reversion to Japan

May 15, 2017

NAHA, OKINAWA PREF.- Okinawa on Monday marked the 45th anniversary of its return to Japanese administration from US rule, but US military bases in Japan remain heavily concentrated in the southernmost island prefecture. Okinawa, which occupies only 0.6 percent of Japan’s

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Toshiba posts 950 billion net loss in unaudited earnings

May 15, 2017

TOKYO- Toshiba Corp.  released unaudited earnings for the year that ended in March on Monday, projecting a consolidated net loss of 950 billion yen chiefly stemming from massive losses from its nuclear operations. Toshiba announced the provisional figures as the company

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Japan finds document on earliest landing on Senkakus

May 15, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese government has announced the discovery of a document indicating that royal family members of the Ryukyu Kingdom, which ruled an area in southwestern Japan, landed on the Senkaku Islands in 1819, the oldest recorded visit to the Japanese-administered

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