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Japan Succeeds in Missile Interceptor Test off Hawaii

February 5, 2017

Tokyo- Japan’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency said Saturday that it has successfully conducted a test of the Standard Missile-3 Block 2A missile interception system off Hawaii. The Block 2A system, being developed jointly by Japan and the United States, is

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Japanese Author Shumon Miura Dies at 91

February 5, 2017

Tokyo- Renowned Japanese author Shumon Miura, who also served as chief of the Agency for Cultural Affairs in the 1980s, died on Friday. He was 91. His wife is Ayako Sono, also an author, whose real name is Chizuko Miura.

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Japan Banks Pinning Hopes on Dodd-Frank Review in U.S.

February 5, 2017

Tokyo- Japanese banks are hoping that U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent order to drastically review the so-called Dodd-Frank law for strict financial regulations may create a tail wind for their U.S. operations. Although it is still unclear how the U.S.

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SDF Not to Join U.S. Operations in South China Sea: Inada

February 5, 2017

Tokyo-Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada on Sunday ruled out the possibility of the nation’s Self-Defense Forces participating in the U.S. military’s operations in the South China Sea. At a meting in Tokyo on Saturday, Inada and U.S. Defense Secretary James

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Japan turns over two more radar stations to the Philippine weather agency

February 3, 2017

The government of Japan turned over two more radar stations to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), bringing the total to three, in a ceremony held last Friday. The ceremony was attended by Department of Science and

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Bill adopts to promote vacant home rental  to elderly

February 3, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese government, at a cabinet meeting on Friday, adopted a bill to create a system to expedite the supply of privately owned vacant homes to the elderly and child-rearing families. The system will call on vacant home owners to

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Dentsu determined  to improve work conditions by 2018 

February 3, 2017

TOKYO- Dentsu Inc. will carry out sweeping work environment reforms by 2018 after the overwork-induced suicide of an employee in 2015, the major Japanese advertising agency’s new president, Toshihiro Yamamoto, has said. “It is my mission to complete the reforms in

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Onaga hopes Trump will move Futenma base out of Japan

February 3, 2017

WASHINGTON- Governor Takeshi Onaga on Thursday expressed hopes that the administration of US President Donald Trump will move the Marine Corps’ Futenma base out of Japan or his southern prefecture. Onaga is a staunch opponent of a Japan-US agreement to transfer

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