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Japanese women on a mission to teach self-help in Philippine communities

March 10, 2017

Three Japanese women are quietly working in Philippine communities, while promoting a social consciousness that women can break the glass ceiling and lead change. Ayaka Ishikawa, Mariko Katagi, and Teruko Sugiyama are members of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

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Japan provides a physical therapy center in Paranaque City

March 9, 2017

Japanese Ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa and Segismundo Gonzalez, chairman of Stepping Stone Foundation, Inc., signed the grant contract for “The Project for the Procurement of Equipment and Renovation of Physical Therapy Center in Paranaque City” on March 6. The total grant

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Night training flights inevitable: US forces Okinawa head

March 9, 2017

NAHA- Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson, head of US forces in the southernmost Japan prefecture of Okinawa, has indicated that night training flights are inevitable although they can cause noise pollution. Pilots need to conduct flight training, including at night, for

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Monthly pay in Japan show largest growth  in nearly 17 years

March 9, 2017

TOKYO- Basic wages in Japan increased 0.8 pct from a year earlier to 238,737 yen on average in January, registering the sharpest rise in 16 years and 10 months, the labor ministry said in a preliminary report on Thursday. The

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Sumitomo Chem. eyes M&A to boost overseas

March 9, 2017

TOKYO- Sumitomo Chemical Co. President Masakazu Tokura has expressed willingness to quickly expand overseas sales by acquiring local firms. “As establishing sales networks abroad on its own is time-consuming, we intend to pay to save time,” Tokura said in an

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6 years on: Post disaster collective relocation support underused

March 9, 2017

TOKYO- Residential land development schemes mainly to promote collective relocation has remained underused by people in Japan’s northeastern region who lost homes due to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Less than 40 pct of new homes rebuilt with public

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North Korean missile may have come closest ever to Japan’s mainland

March 9, 2017

TOKYO- One of the four ballistic missiles fired into the Sea of Japan by North Korea on Monday may have come closer to Japan’s mainland than any other missiles launched by the reclusive state ever, it was learned Thursday. At

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Inada praises Japan’s scrapped wartime education policy

March 9, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada has expressed her respect for the spirit of the now-defunct Imperial Rescript on Education, which had guided school education in the country before the end of World War II. “I still believe we should

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