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Tillerson reconfirms US commitment  to defend Senkakus

February 7, 2017

SEOUL- In 15-minute telephone talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Tuesday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reconfirmed that the United States is obliged to defend the Japanese-administered Senkaku Islands from foreign aggression. Tillerson noted that the East China

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Toyota, Suzuki Agree to Tie Up on Environment, Safety, IT

February 6, 2017

Tokyo- Toyota Motor Corp.  and Suzuki Motor Corp.  said Monday that they have signed a memorandum to start talks on collaborating in areas including the environment, safety and information technology. The move followed the two Japanese automakers’ announcement last October that

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Koike-backed incumbent wins mayoral election in Tokyo

February 6, 2017

Tokyo- A candidate supported by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike easily won his fifth four-year term as mayor of Chiyoda Ward in the Japanese capital in a closely watched election on Sunday, likely providing a tailwind to the popular governor in the

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Sapporo snow festival opens

February 6, 2017

Sapporo- The 68th annual Sapporo Snow Festival opened on Monday, putting on display a total of 200 snow and ice sculptures at three sites, including Odori Park at the heart of Sapporo, capital of Hokkaido, northernmost Japan.  Exhibits at the main

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Gov’t begins maritime work for Okinawa base relocation

February 6, 2017

Naha, Okinawa Pref.- The Japanese Defense Ministry started on Monday maritime work off the Henoko district in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, to build a replacement facility for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Futenma air station in the same southernmost Japan prefecture.  The ministry’s

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Suga Seeks Understanding for U.S. Aircraft Transfer to Iwakuni

February 5, 2017

Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Pref.- Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Sunday sought local understanding for the planned transfer of carrier-based aircraft to the U.S. military’s Iwakuni base in Yamaguchi Prefecture, western Japan, from the Atsugi base in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of

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JAL, ANA to Resume Boarding of Muslim Passengers

February 5, 2017

Tokyo- Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways decided Saturday afternoon to resume boarding of passengers with passports of seven Muslim majority nations on their U.S.-bound flights, following a U.S. district court order to temporarily block U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order

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Toyota, Suzuki Broadly Agree to Team Up on Advanced Tech

February 5, 2017

Tokyo- Toyota Motor Corp. and Suzuki Motor Corp. have reached a broad agreement to form a comprehensive tie-up including the development of advanced technologies, it was learned Saturday. The two Japanese automakers are aiming to accelerate their research and development activities

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