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Restaurant bus tours catch on

May 12, 2017

NIIGATA- Tours using “restaurant buses” that allow participants to enjoy cuisine and visit farms that produced food used in the meals, as well as sightseeing spots, are catching on in Japan about a year after the service was launched in

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Constitution should be clear about military: Nakasone

May 12, 2017

Tokyo- Japan should revise the war-renouncing Article 9 of the constitution to make it clear about the country’s possession of a military for self-defense, former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone has said in his new book. “It is necessary to clearly state

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Japan protests US parachuting drill in Okinawa

May 12, 2017

Tokyo- The Japanese government has lodged a protest against a nighttime parachuting exercise conducted Wednesday at the US military’s Kadena Air Base in the southernmost prefecture of Okinawa, Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said Friday. Under a Japan-US agreement, such training at

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LDP panel vows to boost efforts to revise Article 9 of constitution

May 12, 2017

Tokyo- The chief of a ruling Liberal Democratic Party panel vowed Friday to increase efforts to revise war-renouncing Article 9 of Japan’s Constitution based on a proposal by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is also LDP president. “I feel the president

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Panasonic suffers sales, net profit falls on strong yen

May 12, 2017

OSAKA- Panasonic Corp. said Thursday that it suffered year-on-year drops in consolidated sales and net profit in fiscal 2016, battered by the yen’s strengthening. In the year that ended in March, the major Japanese electronics maker posted a net profit of

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Diet OKs bill aimed at accelerating Fukushima reconstruction 

May 12, 2017

Tokyo- The Japanese Diet enacted Friday a bill aimed at accelerating the state-led reconstruction of Fukushima Prefecture from the nuclear disaster triggered by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which hit particularly hard the northeastern Japan region of Tohoku.   The

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Tokyo to pay for all temporary Olympic facilities in other prefecture.

May 11, 2017

TOKYO- Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said Thursday that the metropolitan government will shoulder all costs to develop temporary facilities for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in seven prefectures outside the Japanese capital. Koike unveiled the plan in a meeting with Prime

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Panasonic to launch OLED TVs in June

May 11, 2017

OSAKA- Panasonic Corp. has announced a plan to release organic light-emitting diode television sets compatible with the 4K ultrahigh-definition format on June 16, marking its entry into the Japanese OLED TV market. Among rivals, Toshiba Corp. launched OLED TV sets in

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