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Japan lower house passes record budget for FY 2017

February 28, 2017

TOKYO- Japan’s House of Representatives passed Monday the government’s fiscal 2017 general-account budget, worth a record 97,454.7 billion yen, which calls for directing funds to toward measures aimed at beating deflation and reviving the economy. With the approval of the all-important

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Opposition Social Democratic Party to relocate main office to save costs

February 28, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese opposition Social Democratic Party, whose presence has been declining sharply, has decided to relocate its headquarters from the Nagatacho political district in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward to a building with a much lower rent in the capital in May.

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Pandas at Ueno zoo mate for 1st time in 4 years

February 28, 2017

TOKYO- Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo confirmed Monday that its two giant pandas mated the same day for the first time in four years since March 2013. The zoo suspended public viewing of the male panda, Ri Ri, and his female partner, Shin

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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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