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Main opposition wants Inada to quit

February 9, 2017

TOKYO- A Japanese main opposition lawmaker on Thursday requested Defense Minister Tomomi Inada to resign, accusing her of making insincere remarks on Ground Self-Defense Force reports on its activities in South Sudan. At a House of Representatives Budget Committee meeting, Democratic

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Abe to highlight jobs, investment at summit

February 9, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to highlight measures to help create more jobs and increase Japanese investment in the United States during his summit with US President Donald Trump in Washingtonon Friday, it was learned Wednesday. If the Trump

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BOJ members vigilant about US, European situations

February 8, 2017

TOKYO- Some Bank of Japan policymakers last week stressed the need to watch out for policies of US President Donald Trump and the impacts of Britain’s exit from the European Union, the BOJ said Wednesday. At a policy-setting meeting on Jan.

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South Korea always important: Abe wife 

February 8, 2017

SEOUL- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife, Akie, in a recent interview with the South Korean daily Dong-A Ilbo, has stressed the importance of Japan-South Korea relations. Whatever happens, South Korea would remain a very important country for Japan, Akie said

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Trump’s invitation of Abe to Florida retreat announced

February 8, 2017

WASHINGTON- The US White House officially announced Tuesday that President Donald Trump will take Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to his Mar-a-Largo winter retreat in Florida after their first summit in Washington on Friday. Trump “has invited him (Abe) down to

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Liquid milk safety standards

February 8, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese government on Tuesday revealed a plan to start discussions by the end of March on establishing safety standards for liquid milk for babies. The plan was explained by officials of the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry at a

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Tokyo metropolitan assembly panel to summon former governor Ishihara

February 8, 2017

TOKYO- A special committee of the Tokyo metropolitan assembly decided Tuesday to summon former Governor Shintaro Ishihara over the suspended relocation of the capital’s landmark Tsukiji wholesale food market to a site in the reclaimed Toyosu area. Ishihara is expected to

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JOC head quizzed by prosecutors over Olympic bid

February 8, 2017

TOKYO- Tokyo prosecutors questioned Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda and other people over corruption allegations related to Tokyo’s bid for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, informed sources said Wednesday. The Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office conducted the voluntary questioning

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