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Abe, Trump to reaffirm US duty to defend Senkakus

February 10, 2017

WASHINGTON- President Donald Trump is expected to reaffirm the United States’ obligation to defend the Japanese-administered Senkaku Islands under the bilateral security treaty, in his first summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday, a senior US administration official said

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Newly-disclosed GSDF logs record intense fighting in S. Sudan

February 10, 2017

TOKYO- Newly-disclosed reports on the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force’s activities in South Sudan include vivid descriptions of intense fighting in the African country in July last year, it was learned by Friday. The Defense Ministry has disclosed the July 10 report

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Trump remains unpredictable before summit with Abe

February 10, 2017

WASHINGTON- The unpredictable Donald Trump, since before he was elected US president last November, has been stoking concerns in Japan by making remarks critical of the nation over its security alliance and trade with his country out of the blue. During

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Nakaso cautious on lifting 10-yr JGB yield goal

February 9, 2017

KOCHI- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso indicated Thursday a cautious stance toward raising the central bank’s target for 10-year Japanese government bond yields in the near future from the current zero pct. “It is true that there is still

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Private chef services gaining popularity 

February 9, 2017

TOKYO- Private chef services are becoming popular in Japan, mainly among families who have small children and thus find it difficult to dine out and with people who hold “joshikai” women-only parties at home. In such services, chefs come to clients’

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6 men arrested for molesting boys; victims,168

February 9, 2017

TOKYO- The Kanagawa prefectural police department and other police forces have arrested a group of six men for allegedly molesting boys and creating child pornography. A total of 168 boys aged between four and 13 from nine prefectures are believed to

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Key meeting awaited

February 9, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese government hopes that a meeting between Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso and US Vice President Mike Pence will help build stable relations with the administration of US President Donald Trump. Aso and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will

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Rina Matsuno of Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku passes away

February 9, 2017

Tokyo- Rina Matsuno, a member of Japanese all-girl idol group “Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku,” died on Wednesday. She was 18. On Tuesday, Matsuno was resting at home after canceling her appearance at a concert of the popular group, whose name is translated

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