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Sanctions on North Korea to be extended

March 29, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese government plans to extend its own sanctions against North Korea by two years beyond their expiration on April 13, informed sources said Tuesday. The extension is intended to keep pressure on Pyongyang to stop its provocative actions including

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Toyota, NTT announce tie-up on connected cars

March 28, 2017

TOKYO- Toyota Motor Corp. and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. said Monday they have agreed to collaborate on the development of Internet-connected cars. The partnership covers the fields of big data, the Internet of Things, fifth-generation wireless systems and artificial intelligence,

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Seven students, teacher killed in avalanche at ski resort  

March 28, 2017

Nasu, Tochigi Pref.- Seven high school students and a teacher were confirmed dead after being engulfed by an avalanche at a ski resort in the town of Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, eastern Japan, on Monday. The avalanche occurred near Nasu Onsen Family

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Japan to urge operators to do more against gambling addiction

March 28, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese government plans to urge operators of publicly run gambling events and firms that run “pachinko” pinball parlors, to step up measures to combat gambling addiction, Jiji Press learned on Monday. The government will hold a meeting of

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First revision in 11 years eyed for life table in Japan

March 28, 2017

TOKYO- The Institute of Actuaries of Japan is expected to revise the standard mortality table, based on which death insurance premiums are calculated, in spring 2018 reflecting an increase in longevity in the nation, Jiji Press learned Monday. Following the revision,

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Tokyo could block Toshiba chip business sale to foreign firm

March 28, 2017

TOKYO- With embattled Toshiba Corp.looking for a buyer of its prized flash memory , the Japanese government plans to put any bid by a foreign company or fund under close scrutiny. As a result of a screening under the foreign exchange

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Japan not to join talks on nuclear arms ban treaty

March 28, 2017

NEW YORK- Japan will not take part in negotiations on concluding a treaty to ban nuclear arms, Nobushige Takamizawa, its ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament, said Monday. Takamizawa showed Tokyo’s policy in a speech he delivered during the talks that

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8 people in cardiac arrest after being hit by avalanche in Tochigi

March 27, 2017

NASU- Eight people are in a state of cardiac arrest after being engulfed by an avalanche at a ski resort in the town of Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, eastern Japan, on Monday, local authorities said. The eight include students of prefectural Otawara

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