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Intelligence satellite launched

March 17, 2017

KAGOSHIMA- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency successfully launched on Friday an H-2A rocket carrying an information-gathering radar satellite. The H-2A Launch Vehicle No. 33 lifted off from JAXA’s Tanegashima Space Center on Tanegashima Island in Kagoshima

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Diet votes to summon Moritomo Gakuen’s Kagoike

March 17, 2017

TOKYO- The budget committees of both chambers of the Diet, Japan’s parliament, on Friday voted to summon Yasunori Kagoike of controversial school operator Moritomo Gakuen for questioning on Thursday. Kagoike is to testify as a sworn witness before the budget

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Abe Cabinet support rate falls to 51.3%: Jiji poll

March 17, 2017

TOKYO- The public support rate for the cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dropped 2.1 percentage points in March from the previous month to 51.3 percent, Jiji Press found in its monthly opinion survey on Friday. The decline apparently reflected

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US officials express strong concern about Toshiba financial health

March 17, 2017

WASHINGTON- US. economic ministers on Thursday expressed strong concerns about the financial health of Toshiba Corp. the Japanese parent of US. nuclear plant builder Westinghouse Electric Co., Japanese industry minister Hiroshige Seko said. US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Energy Secretary

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Okinawa governor mulls lawsuit to block US base relocation work

March 16, 2017

NAHA- Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga said Thursday he is considering filing a lawsuit to block construction work related to the planned relocation of a US military base in his southern Japan prefecture. Speaking at a press conference at the prefectural office

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BOJ keeps monetary policy unchanged

March 16, 2017

TOKYO- The Bank of Japan left its monetary policy unchanged on Thursday after maintaining its basic assessment of the country’s economy, the central bank said. The bank’s nine-member Policy Board voted 7-2 to continue controlling both short- and long-term interest rates,

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20 Years of US approach to North Korea failed: Tillerson

March 16, 2017

TOKYO- The United States has taken the wrong approach to North Korea in the past 20 years, visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday. Tillerson made the remark at a joint press conference with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.

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Members of crime syndicates fall below 20,000 for 1st time

March 16, 2017

TOKYO- The number of regular members of crime syndicates in Japan as of the end of 2016 fell 10 pct from a year before to some 18,100, slipping below 20,000 for the first time since 1958, the oldest year for which

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