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Duterte sets Russia visit on May 25

March 3, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte said he will visit Russia in May. Duterte said he will be in Moscow on May 25 upon the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. “So I’m going there with (Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command

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Over 400,000 suspected money laundering cases reported

March 2, 2017

TOKYO- The number of suspected money laundering cases reported by banks and others in Japan in 2016 rose 0.4 pct from the previous year to a record 401,091, the National Police Agency saidThursday. The growth is apparently a result of

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Musician Monsieur Kamayatsu dies at 78

March 2, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese musician Monsieur Kamayatsu, a member of The Spiders, one of the “Group Sounds” rock band sensations in the 1960s, died of pancreatic cancer at a Tokyo hospital on Wednesday. He was 78. Monsieur Kamayatsu, whose real name was

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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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