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Govt fighting rip-offs by tour operators

February 28, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese government has begun cracking down on rip-offs by unauthorized tour operators targeting visitors from abroad. Such fraud stems from travel agencies’ use of tour operators, often called “land operators” in Japan, for the arrangement of transportation as well

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Bill adopted to tighten ivory trade regulations

February 28, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese government on Tuesday adopted a bill to tighten regulations on elephant ivory trading. The bill to revise the species conservation law, adopted at the day’s cabinet meeting, calls for the introduction of a registration system for businesses that

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US court approves settlement of Takata air bag case

February 28, 2017

NEW YORK- A US court on Monday approved the settlement reached by Takata Corp. and the US Department of Justice last month over the Japanese auto parts maker’s defective air bags, according to multiple US media reports. Under the settlement, Takata

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Controversial school operator made pupils support Abe

February 28, 2017

TOKYO- A kindergarten run by the private school operator at the center of a controversial land acquisition deal made its pupils express support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, an opposition lawmaker said Monday. During a meeting of the House of

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Japanese woman to make film on father’s life in Vietnam

February 28, 2017

HANOI- Until two years ago, Emiko Soeno did not know that her father was one of the Imperial Japanese Army soldiers who remained in Vietnam after World War II and joined the Ho Chi Minh-led movement to win independence from France’s

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Emperor, Empress leave for Vietnam

February 28, 2017

TOKYO- Japan’s Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko left for Vietnam on Tuesday morning for a six-day official visit aimed at promoting friendship between the two countries. A government jet carrying the Imperial couple took off from Tokyo International Airport at Haneda.

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Japan, US security advisers to meet in Washington

February 28, 2017

TOKYO- Shotaro Yachi, head of the secretariat of Japan’s National Security Council, will visit Washington for three days through Wednesday, the Japanese government said Monday. Yachi will hold talks with H.R. McMaster, US President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser. They

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Evacuation order  to be lifted for Namie town

February 28, 2017

FUKUSHIMA- The town of Namie in the northeastern Japan prefecture of Fukushima on Monday accepted a central government plan to lift at the end of March the evacuation order for the town that was issued after the March 2011 nuclear accident.

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