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Incumbent still mayor in Okinawa

April 24, 2017

NAHA, OKINAWA PREF.- Toshio Shimabukuro, an independent supported by Japan’s ruling coalition, won his third term as mayor of Uruma, Okinawa Prefecture, in an election on Sunday. Shimabukuro, 64, defeated Sueko Yamauchi, an independent and former prefectural assembly member backed by

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Abe, Trump agree to demand North Korean self-restraint

April 24, 2017

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump, in phone talks Monday morning, agreed to strongly demand North Korea exercise self-restraint amid increasing tensions over its nuclear and missile development.”Japan will continue to cooperate closely with the United

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LDP’s Kochi-Kai marks 60th anniv in shadow of long-serving Abe

LDP’s Kochi-Kai marks 60th anniv in shadow of long-serving Abe

April 23, 2017

Tokyo- Kochi-kai, a once-mainstream liberal faction of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party, marks the 60th anniversary of its establishment this year, just as LDP President Shinzo Abe is eyeing a longer tenure as prime minister than any predecessor. During a party

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Conspiracy bill could lead to probes into ordinary citizens

April 23, 2017

Tokyo- Japanese State Minister of Justice Masahito Moriyama said Friday that an anti-conspiracy bill to criminalize preparations to commit terror attacks and other crimes could lead to investigations into ordinary people and citizens’ groups. If investigative authorities have information on

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KKR may join Japanese bidders for Toshiba unit

April 23, 2017

Tokyo- Private-equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. has emerged as a possible US partner of Japanese bidders for struggling Toshiba Corp.’s flash memory unit, informed sources said Saturday. Western Digital Corp., a US business partner of Toshiba, may join

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Japan Post to write down up to 400 b. yen on toll

April 23, 2017

Tokyo- Japan Post Holdings Co. is considering taking a write-down of up to some 400 billion yen on ailing Australian logistics unit Toll Holdings Ltd. for the year ended last month, informed sources said. The move could force the postal

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Movie on “visas for lifeˮ Japanese diplomat shown in US 

April 23, 2017

WASHINGTON- A movie depicting the life of late Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara, who issued transit visas to thousands of Jews fleeing Nazi persecution during World War II, was shown in the US Department of State on Thursday. The screening party was

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MSDF, USS Carl Vinson begin joint exercise

April 23, 2017

Tokyo- Group of 20 finance chiefs expressed concerns on Friday that global economic uncertainty will be heightened by tensions in Syria and North Korea as well as elections in Europe.The move is an apparent warning from Japan and the United States

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