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11 nations agree to continue discussing TPP without US

March 16, 2017

TOKYO- Japan and 10 other signatory countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, at a ministerial meeting on Wednesday, failed to set a specific vision for the pact without the United States but agreed to continue their discussions. It was

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Japan parties split over constitutional amendment

March 16, 2017

TOKYO- Japan’s ruling and opposition camps were split on Thursday over a proposed constitutional amendment that would enable members of the Diet, the country’s parliament, to extend their terms in the event of emergencies, including large-scale disasters. During a meeting of

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Seized stimulants surge, street price hits record low

March 16, 2017

TOKYO- The amount of stimulants seized in Japan soared last year, while their average street price hit a record low, the National Police Agency said Thursday. The average price dropped by 2,000 yen from the previous year to some 64,000 yen

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Top court finds police GPS tracking without warrant Illegal

March 15, 2017

TOKYO- Japan’s Supreme Court found Wednesday that the police use of Global Positioning System devices without a court warrant in criminal investigations is illegal, in the first decision on the issue by the country’s top court. “It is desirable for new

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TSE to put Toshiba under supervision Wed. for potential delisting

March 15, 2017

TOKYO- The Tokyo Stock Exchange said Tuesday that it will designate shares of troubled Toshiba Corp. as a stock “under supervision” on Wednesday to warn investors that the issue could be ousted from the exchange in the future depending on the

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Major Japan firms to grant smallest pay scale hikes in 4 years

March 15, 2017

TOKYO- Many major Japanese companies, including automakers and electronics makers, on Wednesday proposed raising their pay scales for the fourth straight year, but the hikes will be the smallest in the four years. “The fourth straight year of base wage hikes

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Megabanks to assist business expansion into Saudi Arabia

March 15, 2017

TOKYO- Japan’s three megabanks signed on Tuesday a memorandum of understanding with the Saudi government to support Japanese companies’ expansion into the Persian Gulf nation. The move came on the sidelines of a meeting of the industry ministers of Japan and

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Inada admits backing Moritomo Gakuen in court

March 15, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada admitted Tuesday that, as a lawyer, she had represented Moritomo Gakuen, a nationalist school operator under fire over a shady state land deal, in court in 2004. Inada withdrew her remarks at a Budget Committee

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