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Weekly flu patients tops 2 million

February 3, 2017

TOKYO- The estimated number of influenza patients across Japan shot up to 2.01 million in the week through Sunday, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases said Friday. The average number of patients at some 5,000 medical institutions regularly surveyed by the

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Abe, Mattis reaffirm mutual defense treaty

February 3, 2017

TOKYO- US President Donald Trump’s defense secretary Jim Mattis reiterated his country’s mutual defense commitment to Japan in a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Friday. Remarks made recently by US President Donald Trump had some Japanese

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2 give up US-bound JAL flights after Trump order

February 3, 2017

TOKYO- Two passengers gave up boarding a US-bound flight operated by Japan Airlines due to US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning entry into the United States of people with passports from seven predominantly Muslim countries, it was learned Friday. This

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40.6b yen stolen in special fraud  in 2016

February 3, 2017

TOKYO- The amount of money stolen in remittance and other special fraud in Japan last year fell by 7,568 million yen, or 15.7 pct, from the preceding year to some 40.63 billion yen, police data showed Thursday. The annual figure still

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Top court rejects request for deleting search results

February 3, 2017

TOKYO- Japan’s Supreme Court has rejected a man’s request for Google Inc. to delete Internet search results about news reports on his arrest in a child prostitution case in 2011. The five judges of the top court’s Third Petty Bench unanimously

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Transplant of iPS cells made from someone else cells OK

February 3, 2017

TOKYO- Japan’s health ministry has approved what would be the world’s first clinical research for transplanting to a patient induced pluripotent stem, or iPS, cells made from someone else’s cells. The plan was approved by a panel of experts at the

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Nippon Life to raise insurance premiums in April

February 3, 2017

Tokyo- Nippon Life Insurance Co. said Thursday that it will raise monthly premiums on insurance products, starting with contracts to be inked on April 2. The increase reflects a decline in investment returns amid the Bank of Japan’s negative interest

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Onaga seeks review of base relocation in talks with US lawmakers

February 3, 2017

WASHINGTON- Visiting Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga, in a series of meetings with seven US House of Representatives members on Wednesday, sought a review of the planned relocation of a key US military base within the southernmost Japan prefecture. The Japan-US security

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