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Annualized Oct.-Dec. GDP growth revised up to 1.2 percent

March 8, 2017

TOKYO- Japan’s real gross domestic product in October-December last year rose a revised 0.3 pct from the previous quarter, for an annualized increase of 1.2 pct, the Cabinet Office said Wednesday. The quarterly and annual rates were revised upward from

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6 years on: Tsunami shelter projects show patchy progress

March 8, 2017

SENDAI, MIYAGI PREF- Projects to build or designate buildings and towers that provide shelter from tsunami have shown patchy progress in Miyagi Prefecture, with small municipalities lagging behind. The importance of such facilities was highlighted in November last year, when

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First batch of Filipino “professional housekeepers” leave  for Japan today

March 8, 2017

Rosary Amila, 33, for the first time will set foot in Japan on Thursday. She is one of the 25 female Filipinos to be deployed to Japan as a “professional housekeeper.” She underwent language, skills and culture training for two-and-a-half

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JICA, PhilRice training program graduates 362 farmers in former MILF camps 

March 8, 2017

A training program that seeks to transfer new rice-based farming technology to upland rice farmers in Maguindanao graduates 362 farmers this week, a statement from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) said Wednesday.The training is intended to teach farmers how

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Japan’s Seko to Visit US to Prepare for Economic Dialogue

March 7, 2017

Tokyo- Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko and new U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross agreed on Monday that Seko will visit the United States as early as possible to hold talks with the commerce chief in preparation

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UNSC Likely to Hold Meeting Wed nesday on N. Korean Missiles

March 7, 2017

New York- Japan, the United States and South Korea jointly asked the U.N. Security Council on Monday to hold an emergency meeting in response to North Korea’s latest missile launches. The meeting would be set for Wednesday at the earliest,

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6 Years On: More Reconstruction Staff Needed

March 7, 2017

Tokyo- A total of 44 municipalities in the three Tohoku northeastern Japan prefectures hit hardest by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami are short of nearly 10 pct of the staff they need for reconstruction. The number of staff needed

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Japan February Forex Reserves Up for 2nd Straight Month

March 7, 2017

Tokyo- Japan saw an increase in its foreign exchange reserves for the second straight month in February, Finance Ministry data showed Tuesday. As of the end of February, the external reserves totaled 1,232,340 million dollars, up 767 million dollars from

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