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Japan forms amphibious training unit

March 27, 2017

TOKYO- A ceremony was held on Monday at the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force’s Ainoura camp in Sasebo in the southwestern prefecture of Nagasaki to mark the launch of a training unit for a planned amphibious rapid deployment brigade. The brigade, modeled

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1st aerial refueling drill conductedfor US F-35B

March 27, 2017

TOKYO- US Marine Corps has carried out the first aerial refueling drill for an F-35B stealth fighter jet deployed at its Iwakuni base in Yamaguchi Prefecture, western Japan, using an air tanker at the US Air Force’s Kadena base in Okinawa

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Inada admits husband was in meeting between gov’t, Moritomo head

March 27, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada admitted Monday that her husband, a lawyer, attended a meeting between Yasunori Kagoike, outgoing head of controversial school operator Moritomo Gakuen, and government officials in January 2016. The husband’s advisory contract with Kagoike had already

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Parliament enacts FY 2017 gov’t budget

March 27, 2017

TOKYO- Japan’s parliament enacted the government’s fiscal 2017 general-account budget worth a record 97,454.7 billion yen on Monday. The House of Councillors, the upper chamber, approved the budget for the year starting Saturday with majority support mainly from Prime Minister Shinzo

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Vietnamese girl might have been kidnapped near home

March 27, 2017

MATSUDO- A nine-year-old Vietnamese girl who was found dead in Abiko, Chiba Prefecture, on Sunday might have been kidnapped within a few minutes after she left her home in Matsudo in the eastern Japan prefecture for school on Friday morning, police

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Body of girl found near Tokyo

March 26, 2017

Abiko, Chiba Prefecture- The body of a girl likely to be aged around 10 was found near a drainage in Abiko, Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, on Sunday. The Chiba prefectural police department received a report on the body from a

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Families of abductees in North Koreamarks 20 years amid lack of progress

March 26, 2017

Tokyo- The family members of Japanese nationals abducted to North Korea in the 1970s and the 1980s are increasingly impatient, having aged without seeing progress over a decade in their bid to be reunited with the victims in the home country.

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Japanese venture wins Startup World Cup

March 26, 2017

Silicon Valley- UniFa, a Japanese venture company offering a robot service to take care of children at kindergartens and nurseries, won the Startup World Cup on Friday. The company, based in the central Japan city of Nagoya, plans to use the

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