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Gov’t promoting home stay in rural villages

May 3, 2017

Tokyo- The Japanese government is promoting a campaign to attract tourists to farming and fishing villages amid a record-breaking increase in the number of visitors to Japan from abroad. An estimated 24.04 million foreigners visited Japan in 2016 and the government

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US experts show understanding for Japan having enemy base attack ability

May 3, 2017

WASHINGTON- US experts showed understanding for Japan possessing the capability to strike enemy bases, at a symposium on the Japan-US alliance held in Washington on Tuesday. Former Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, a member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, explained

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Chief negotiators of Japan, 10 others start talks on TPP without US

May 3, 2017

TORONTO- Chief negotiators for the Trans-Pacific Partnership from Japan and 10 other countries kicked off full-fledged talks in Toronto on Tuesday on the possibility of effectuating the multilateral free trade pact without the United States. Japan hopes that the 11 countries

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Abe eager to amend Japan’s Constitution while in office

May 3, 2017

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looks increasingly determined to realize revisions to the Japan’s post-World War II constitution while he is in office.Abe has no political rival in his own ruling Liberal Democratic Party who could threaten his standing as

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Davao partners with Japanese local government, JICA to boost solid waste management

May 3, 2017

The City Government of Davao launched recently an initiative to boost its solid waste management in partnership with Environment Bureau City of Kitakyushu, Japanese non-profit group Kitakyushu City Environmental Preservation Association (KEPA) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The

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BOJ’s Kuroda welcomes role of China-led AIIB

May 2, 2017

YOKOHAMA- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday welcomed the role of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in promoting regional infrastructure investment. It is impossible for the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank alone to meet huge infrastructure

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Asahi Shimbun marking 30th anniversary of Hanshin bureau attack

May 2, 2017

Tokyo- On the night of May 3, 1987, a balaclava-wearing man fired a shotgun at two journalists of The Asahi Shimbun, Tomohiro Kojiri and Hyoe Inukai, in the Japanese national daily’s Hanshin bureau in Nishinomiya in the western prefecture of Hyogo.

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Cool Biz campaign starts in Tokyo’s gov’t district

May 2, 2017

Tokyo- This year’s Cool Biz campaign, designed to encourage workers to dress lightly during summer to save electricity, started in Tokyo’s Kasumigaseki government district on Monday. Many male employees at government agencies showed up without ties on. Some at the Environment

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