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Inada orders GSDF to pull out engineering troops from S. Sudan

March 25, 2017

Tokyo- Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada ordered the Ground Self-Defense Force on Friday to withdraw its engineering troops taking part in a UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan by the end of May. Based on the order, the GSDF engineering unit

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UN keen to discuss new peacekeeping role for Japan

March 25, 2017

New York- Herve Ladsous, UN undersecretary-general for peacekeeping operations, expressed his eagerness on Friday to discuss a new peacekeeping role for Japan. “We have constant needs” for peacekeeping personnel, Ladsous told a press conference at the UN headquarters in New York.

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JAL’s full-blown revival to herald new era of competition

March 25, 2017

Tokyo- The Japanese airline industry is set to enter a new era of competition in April, with Japan Airlines to exit from restrictions on launching new operations that were imposed after the public bailout of the former national flag carrier. Following

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Ex-univ. student given indefinite term for murder, poisoning

March 25, 2017

Nagoya- Nagoya District Court sentenced Friday a 21-year-old former Nagoya University student to an indefinite prison term, for charges including the murder of a woman as well as the attempted murder of two people using the poisonous substance thallium sulfate. Handing

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Many companies eyeing shorter working hours: Jiji survey

March 25, 2017

Tokyo- Seventy-two of some 80 major Japanese companies are considering or see it necessary to consider correcting long working hours, a Jiji Press survey on work style reforms showed Friday. The survey found that tackling the issue is a pressing challenge

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Harada step to down as ambassador for Russia

March 24, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese government decided at a cabinet meeting Friday that Chikahito Harada will step down as ambassador for Japan-Russia relations in charge of bilateral World War II peace treaty negotiations, effective the same day. In January last year, the government

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Bird flu cases confirmed at Miyagi, Chiba farms

March 24, 2017

TOKYO- Miyagi and Chiba prefectures said Friday they have confirmed that chickens at local farms were infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza. One of the two farms is in the city of Kurihara in Miyagi, northeastern Japan, where some 220,000 birds

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Collective self-defense noted in high school textbooks

March 24, 2017

TOKYO- A Japanese education ministry-appointed panel has sought concrete explanations about the use of collective self-defense and comfort women in the screening process for high school textbooks, the ministry said Friday. All eight draft high school textbooks on contemporary society

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