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US defense budget hike good for Asia-Pacific: Abe

March 2, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday welcomed US President Donald Trump’s plan to increase the US defense budget that was announced in his first congressional address on Tuesday. “If the Japan-US alliance is reinforced through a rise in

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Abe displeased by gibe on wife, deal

March 2, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reacted sharply on Thursday toward an opposition lawmaker who described a shady land acquisition by a school operator once linked to his wife, Akie, as an “Akheed scandal,” a play on the Lockheed payoff

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Ireland discussing post-Brexit transfer with Japanese companies

March 2, 2017

TOKYO- Ireland is in talks with Japanese firms considering relocating their European bases from Britain after its planned exit from the European Union, Irish foreign minister Charles Flanagan said Wednesday. Many Japanese companies, including financial institutions, are considering relocation and

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Hon Hai chief shows strong interest  in Toshiba chip business

March 2, 2017

GUANGZHOU- Terry Gou, chairman of Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., on Wednesday showed strong interest in Toshiba Corp.’s semiconductor business, saying that his company is considering the possibility of investing in the division. It will be possible for Hon

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Imperial trip to open new page in Japan-Vietnam ties: Sugi

March 2, 2017

TOKYO- Prominent Japanese actor and singer Ryotaro Sugi, known for his welfare activities in Vietnam, hopes that the current visit to the country by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will open a new page in bilateral relations. “Many people know

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Govt fighting rip-offs by tour operators

February 28, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese government has begun cracking down on rip-offs by unauthorized tour operators targeting visitors from abroad. Such fraud stems from travel agencies’ use of tour operators, often called “land operators” in Japan, for the arrangement of transportation as well

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Bill adopted to tighten ivory trade regulations

February 28, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese government on Tuesday adopted a bill to tighten regulations on elephant ivory trading. The bill to revise the species conservation law, adopted at the day’s cabinet meeting, calls for the introduction of a registration system for businesses that

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US court approves settlement of Takata air bag case

February 28, 2017

NEW YORK- A US court on Monday approved the settlement reached by Takata Corp. and the US Department of Justice last month over the Japanese auto parts maker’s defective air bags, according to multiple US media reports. Under the settlement, Takata

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