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Proportion of fatal car-bicycle collisions high

February 28, 2017

TOKYO- Car-bicycle collisions accounted for about 40 percent of fatal traffic accidents in Japan last year in which passenger cars bumped into other vehicles as they encountered at intersections or other parts of the road, a National Police Agency survey has

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Japan parties seen discussing abdication on Thursday-Friday

February 28, 2017

TOKYO- Tadamori Oshima, speaker of Japan’s House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the Diet, the country’s parliament, on Monday showed a plan to convene a meeting of representatives from both ruling and opposition parties on Thursday and Friday for discussions

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Engel’s coefficient hits 29-year high in Japan in 2016

February 27, 2017

TOKYO- The Engel’s coefficient, an economic index that indicates the proportion of money used on food in household spending, for Japan in 2016 has posted a 29-year high, according to an internal ministry survey. The Engel’s coefficient, or the proportion of

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Smoking ban to cover small  Izakaya”: Sources

February 27, 2017

TOKYO- A smoking ban that Japan’s health ministry plans to impose on restaurants in the country with some exceptions will cover small “izakaya” eateries and “yakitori” skewered chicken restaurants, informed sources said Saturday. In its work to draft an amendment bill

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Kenoudo section  in Ibaraki prefecture  opens to link 6 expressways

February 27, 2017

JOSO- A 28.5-kilomater section of the Kenoudo Expressway in Ibaraki Prefecture opened on Sunday, allowing the belt highway to link the six major expressways stretching from the Tokyo metropolitan area to various other regions in Japan. Local people expect that the

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Asahi glass sees no need to withdraw from Mexico

February 27, 2017

TOKYO- Japan’s Asahi Glass Co. will continue its production in Mexico, despite US President Donald Trump’s policy of reviewing the North American Free Trade Agreement, Takuya Shimamura, the company’s president, has said. “There is no need to give up on Mexico,”

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Zookeeper attacked by lion, seriously injured in Nagano

February 27, 2017

TOKYO- A female zoo attendant in Nagano Prefecture, central Japan, was attacked by a lion and seriously wounded on Sunday. According to police and other local authorities, the 22-year-old keeper at a municipal zoo in the city of Komoro was bitten

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LDP’s Uchida announces  retirement as Tokyo assemblyman

February 27, 2017

TOKYO- Shigeru Uchida, a Liberal Democratic Party heavyweight of the Tokyo metropolitan assembly, announced Saturday that he will not run in this summer’s assembly election, citing concerns over his health conditions and age. Uchida, 77, expressed his intention to retire as

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