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Large manufacturer business sentiment up for 2nd quarter 

April 3, 2017

TOKYO- Business sentiment among large manufacturers in Japan rose for two quarters in a row in the Bank of Japan’s “tankan” quarterly survey for March, released Monday, thanks chiefly to an improvement in confidence among exporters on the back of a

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Matsuno encourages new recruits amid scandal

April 3, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese education minister Hirokazu Matsuno on Monday encouraged new recruits to work vigorously, amid the “amakudari” job-brokering scandal that has been shaking the ministry.  “While our ministry has damaged the Japanese people’s confidence in us, there is no need for you

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Photographer records Fukushima nature since March 2011 nuclear accident

April 3, 2017

TOMIOKA, FUKUSHIMA PREF.- Yoshiyuki Nagahata was heartbroken to watch the changing landscapes of Fukushima Prefecture areas deserted since the March 2011 nuclear accident. To communicate lessons from Japan’s worst nuclear accident, the 44-year-old photographer has been taking pictures of nature in

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JICA, DOH ink cooperation for drug rehab facility, treatment

April 3, 2017

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Department of Health (DOH) signed Monday a 1.85 billion yen (P826 million) program to establish and enhance facilities and rehabilitation as well as treatment protocols of drug dependents in the Philippines. The

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JAL flies on Haneda-NY route for 1st time in 39 yrs

April 2, 2017

TOKYO- A JAL plane departed Tokyo International Airport at Haneda for New York for the first time in some 39 years on Saturday morning. Japan Airlines  was able to resume regular flight operations between Haneda and New York as the carrier

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Record 66% of Japanese satisfied with society

April 2, 2017

TOKYO- A record 65.9 pct of Japanese people are satisfied with the current society on the whole, a government survey showed Saturday. The satisfaction rate rose 3.9 percentage points from the previous survey last year to rewrite a high for the

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Early warnings somewhat work for people hit by Kumamoto quakes: study

April 2, 2017

TOKYO- Despite a delay, an early warning of the first of a series of strong earthquakes that hit hard Kumamoto Prefecture in southwestern Japan last year helped part of local residents prepare for the subsequent shakes and disasters, a Japan Metrological

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Japan city practices running mortuary in preparation for disasters  

April 2, 2017

TAHARA- In the event of a large-scale natural disaster, many local authorities have their hands full evacuating and attending to residents, including the injured. At the same time, securing places to keep the bodies of people killed in a disaster and

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