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Panel favors “Jokoˮ as title of Emperor  after abdication

April 5, 2017

TOKYO- A Japanese government panel broadly favors “Joko,” which was used to refer to a retired emperor in the past, as the title of Emperor Akihito after his expected abdication, panel members said Tuesday. At the 11th meeting, the experts panel

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Abe condemns North Korea missile firing

April 5, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe strongly condemned North Korea’s firing of a ballistic missile that fell into the Sea of Japan on Wednesday. The missile launch is “a serious provocative act and utterly unacceptable,” Abe told reporters at the prime

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14-year-old sets shogi record 11th win streak

April 5, 2017

OSAKA- Sota Fujii, the youngest professional shogi player in Japan, extended the winning streak since his debut to a record 11th match on Tuesday. Fourth-dan Fujii, only 14 years old, set the record when he defeated 40-year-old seventh-dan Hiroshi Kobayashi in

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North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea of Japan

April 5, 2017

SEOUL- North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan on Wednesday, amid growing international tensions over its nuclear and missile development. The move came amid the ongoing US-South Korean joint military drills and ahead of a two-day summit

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Canada eager to attract Japanese firms bracing for Brexit

April 4, 2017

TOKYO- Canada is boosting its efforts to attract Japanese companies in the run-up to Britain’s exit from the European Union, aiming to provide them with a lucrative base for exports to the EU. Under a bilateral agreement, tariffs are set to

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Toyoda urges youngsters to seek challenges

April 4, 2017

TOKYO- Companies across Japan held welcome ceremonies for their new employees on Monday, the first business day of fiscal 2017, with many top executives encouraging young workers to take on new challenges amid the changing business environment. “Your mission is to

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Gov’t to start seawall building for base relocation within Okinawa

April 4, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese government plans to start as early as mid-April work to build embankments off the Henoko coastal district in Nago in Okinawa Prefecture to fence a zone set to be reclaimed for the relocation of a US military base

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Japan, EU reach effective accord in 14 areas in EPA talks

April 4, 2017

TOKYO- Japan and the European Union have effectively reached an accord in 14 out of the 27 areas in ongoing talks on a proposed bilateral economic partnership agreement for free trade, Jiji Press learned Monday.The 14 areas include customs and trade

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