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Japan aims to spread Olympic economic benefits nationwide 

May 8, 2017

Tokyo- Japan plans to establish by year-end a council composed of the central and local governments and the private sector to discuss ways to spread expected economic benefits from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics nationwide, sources have said. The central

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MinebeaMitsumi to invest $65 million for eastern Slovakia plant 

May 7, 2017

BRATISLAVA- The construction work for an engineering and electronic industry plant to be built by Japanese company MinebeaMitsumi started on Friday in Kosice, eastern Slovakia, local media reported. For this plant, MinebeaMitsumi reportedly will invest at least 60 million euros (65.9

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Chinese submersible explores turbidity current in South China sea 

May 7, 2017

ABOARD SHIP XIANGYANGHONG- Jiaolong, China’s manned submersible, explored submarine turbidity currents in the South China Sea on Saturday. With a maximum depth of 2,980 meters, Jiaolong was underwater for nine hours and 54 minutes in its seventh dive in the second

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Okinoshima alone set to make World Cultural Heritage list

May 7, 2017

Tokyo- A UNESCO advisory body has made a recommendation to put the island of Okinoshima, an ancient religious site in Japan, on the World Heritage list, the Japanese Cultural Affairs Agency said Friday. But the International Council on Monuments and

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Japan, China agree on joint studies at financial dialogue

May 7, 2017

YOKOHAMA- Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso and his Chinese counterpart, Xiao Jie, met in Yokohama on Saturday for the first Japan-China financial dialogue in two years, agreeing to launch joint studies on measures to alter economic structures of their countries. The

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Abe’s attempts to revise Constitution do no good to Japan: scholar 

May 7, 2017

Tokyo- Japan’s pacifistic Constitution has played an important role in the country’s postwar development and to forcibly revise it will do no good to Japan, said Akira Ishii, a historian and professor emeritus of Tokyo University. Japan’s current Constitution, drawn

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ADB to boost infrastructure lending with AIIB

May 7, 2017

YOKOHAMA- Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao said Sunday that the bank will enhance lending for various infrastructure projects in the region in concert with the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The ADB finds it important to assist projects in wide-ranging

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Japan not to setback relations with South Korea: Hagiuda

May 7, 2017

Tokyo- The Japanese government does not want to see Japan-South Korea relations deteriorate after the South Korean presidential election, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Koichi Hagiuda said Sunday. “Tokyo will maintain the basic stance of preventing any setback in Japan-South Korea relations

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