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Abe to seek joint study on Russian-held islands

April 26, 2017

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to seek a joint field survey with Russia on proposed joint economic activities on four disputed islands, at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday, according to informed sources. At

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Nikai to attend int’l forum on silk road initiative

April 26, 2017

Tokyo- Toshihiro Nikai, secretary-general of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party, will attend an international forum on the Silk Road economic belt, or the One Belt, One Road initiative, to be held on May 14-15 in Beijing. Speaking at a press conference

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Japan, US mulling joint drill in Sea of Japan

April 26, 2017

Tokyo- Tokyo and Washington are considering conducting a joint drill involving Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers and the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson also in the Sea of Japan, Defense Ministry sources said Tuesday. It is unusual for the two

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Fukushima wants reconstruction minister to work hard

April 26, 2017

FUKUSHIMA- Anyone who takes the post of reconstruction minister in Japan should work hard to regain trust in the government, Fukushima Governor Masao Uchibori said Wednesday. Uchibori made the comments at a press conference after Masahiro Imamura resigned as reconstruction minister

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Abe accepts resignation of Minister Imamura

April 26, 2017

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe accepted a letter of resignation from postdisaster reconstruction minister Masahiro Imamura Wednesday morning, effectively sacking him for his gaffe over the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.   Abe named former State Environment Minister Masayoshi Yoshino,

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Last day for A-bomb dolls at museum 

April 25, 2017

HIROSHIMA- On display at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum since 1973, three dolls modeled after victims of the 1945 atomic bombing of the western Japan city have left a deep impression on many visitors. They are set to be removed after

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Papers on Dentsu, branch execs sent to prosecutors 

April 25, 2017

Tokyo- Japanese labor authorities on Tuesday sent prosecutors papers on leading advertising agency Dentsu Inc.and executives of three regional branches for allegedly forcing some employees at the branches to work illegally long hours. The three branches suspected of violating the labor

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Saga gov. reluctantly OKs restart of 2 Genkai reactors

April 25, 2017

SAGA- Saga Governor Yoshinori Yamaguchi on Monday gave his consent to Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s plan to restart the No. 3 and No. 4 reactors at its Genkai nuclear power plant in the southwestern Japan prefecture. The governor’s approval means that

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