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Japan to work with US to resolve abductions

April 23, 2017

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday that his government is determined to resolve the issue of North Korea’s abductions of Japanese citizens in cooperation with the United States. Japan will “work together with the United States and the international

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40 m. yen grabbed in daylight in Tokyo’s busy Ginza

April 22, 2017

 TOKYO- A self-employed man in his 40s was robbed of a bag containing 40 million yen in cash in broad daylight in Tokyo’s busy Ginza district Friday afternoon. According to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Tsukiji police station, the mugging, believed

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Convenience stores strengthening services for seniors in Japan

April 22, 2017

TOKYO- Major Japanese convenience store chain operators are strengthening services for older people amid population aging. Assuming that elderly people may find it difficult to go far for shopping, operators are making such efforts as opening more convenience stores within

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Government panel submits final report on Imperial abdication

April 22, 2017

TOKYO- A Japanese government panel of specialists submitted to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday a final report that includes its proposals on Emperor Akihito’s expected abdication. The panel, led by Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) Honorary Chairman Takashi Imai, adopted

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Aso describes TPP free trade pact as good for US

April 22, 2017

WASHINGTON- Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said Friday the United States would benefit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact, which the world’s largest economy has left under President Donald Trump. “I think the TPP is a better scheme for

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US carrier group to reach Sea of Japan in days: Pence

April 22, 2017

Sydney- The USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group is expected to arrive in the Sea of Japan in days, US Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday. “Our expectation is that they will be in the Sea of Japan in position

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BOJ to discuss cut in FY 2017 inflation estimate

April 22, 2017

TOKYO- Bank of Japan policymakers are expected to discuss next week whether to lower the central bank’s inflation projection for fiscal 2017, following a recent fall in mobile phone costs. The BOJ’s Policy Board is scheduled to release a quarterly

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G-20 finance chiefs express concern about economic uncertainty

April 22, 2017

WASHINGTON- 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 finance ministers and central bank governors of the G-20

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