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Kumamoto marks 61st anniv. since Minamata disease confirmation

May 2, 2017

MINAMATA, KUMAMOTO PREF.- A ceremony was held on Monday in the southwestern Japan city of Minamata to mark the 61st anniversary of the official recognition of Minamata disease, or mercury poisoning caused by polluted wastewater. Some 700 people, including those who

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Onari, SyCip to get awards from Japanese government

May 2, 2017

Two Filipinos will be receiving awards from the Japanese government, the Embassy of Japan said Tuesday. Benedicto Onari and business leader Washington SyCip will be receiving separate awards. The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rossette will be

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Kindai University makes tuna skin wallet 

May 1, 2017

Tokyo- Kindai University has created a wallet from the skin of bluefin tuna that it fully farmed from eggs for the first time in the world. The black wallet, developed jointly with Cordvan & Co., a leather products maker in the

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Shiki-Shima luxury sleeper train goes into service

May 1, 2017

Tokyo- The Train Suite Shiki-Shima luxury sleeper operated by East Japan Railway Co. or JR East, went into service with some fanfare on Monday with Japan now into its Golden Week holiday period. At 11:40 a.m., Shiki-Shima left central Tokyo’s Ueno

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BOJ concerned over surging loans for apartment buildings 

May 1, 2017

Tokyo- The Bank of Japan is keeping a wary eye on the steep growth of bank loans to finance the construction of apartment buildings and other rental homes. The BOJ is concerned that the active lending may cause an oversupply of

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Yosano returns to LDP before Tokyo assembly poll 

May 1, 2017

Tokyo- Former Finance Minister Kaoru Yosano, a retired lawmaker who had been elected from Tokyo, returned to the Liberal Democratic Party on Sunday, the ruling party said Monday. The move comes as the LDP hopes to leverage Yosano’s support base

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Maritime SDF starts 1st escort of US warship

May 1, 2017

Yokosuka, KANAGAWA PREF.- A Japanese destroyer started the escort of a US military supply ship in waters off the Boso Peninsula, eastern Japan, on Monday afternoon, in the first such operation under Japan’s national security laws, Japanese and US government sources

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Japan ready to take initiative in TPP talks

May 1, 2017

Tokyo- Japan’s chief negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact on Monday expressed Tokyo’s readiness to take initiative in talks on the future of the TPP, which now brings together 11 countries, following the United States’ withdrawal. “Japan is willing

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