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Wildfires rage in northeastern Japan, forcing evacuation

May 9, 2017

Tokyo- Wildfires sparked by dry and windy weather raged in areas in two prefectures along the Pacific coast in the Tohoku northeastern Japan region on Monday. No one is believed to have been injured in the fires, officials of the police

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N. Korea may have made nuclear warheads small: Abe

May 9, 2017

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday that North Korea may have made nuclear warheads small enough to fit on missiles. Pyongyang is believed to be pursuing development of nuclear warheads and their miniaturization in order to put them on

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Abe underscores importance of revising Article 9

May 9, 2017

Tokyo- Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his intention Tuesday to put priority on revising Article 9 of the country’s postwar Constitution to clarify the legal status of the Self-Defense Forces. “What we have to do now is about the SDF,

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6 killed in apartment fire in southwestern Japan

May 8, 2017

KITAKYUSHU, FUKUOKA PREF.- Six bodies were found on Monday at the site of an apartment building burned down by an overnight fire in Kitakyushu in Fukuoka Prefecture, southwestern Japan, according to local police. The fire started at around 11:20 p.m. Sunday

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New condos beyond reach of average workers

May 8, 2017

Tokyo- Elevated prices are putting new condominiums out of reach of average workers in Japan. With demand dampened by high acquisition costs, the number of new condos put on sale across Japan in 2016 fell for the third year in a

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Nikkei hits 17-month closing high after Macron victory

May 8, 2017

Tokyo- The benchmark Nikkei average surged to hit a 17-month closing high on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday, following the victory of centrist Emmanuel Macron, a pro-European Union candidate, in the French presidential runoff on Sunday. The 225-issue Nikkei closed

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Abe sends congratulations to Macron 

May 8, 2017

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent Monday a congratulatory message to pro-European Union centrist Emmanuel Macron, who won the French presidential election on Sunday. Macron’s election “is a symbolic victory over inward-oriented and protectionist moves and a vote of confidence

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Abe vows to regain trust with results in reconstruction efforts 

May 8, 2017

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed Monday to achieve results in reconstruction efforts in areas devastated by the March 2011 disaster to regain public trust in his government damaged by a recent gaffe by a former minister. “Reconstruction work must

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