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Japan, ASEAN agree to work together to promote free trade 

April 8, 2017

OSAKA- Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations member states agreed to work together to promote free trade at a meeting of their economic ministers in the western Japan city of Osaka Saturday. In a joint statement, participants said they

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Japan to use remote isles as bases to guard territorial waters 

April 8, 2017

TOKYO- The government on Friday adopted basic guidelines to utilize remote islands as Japan’s bases for guarding its territorial waters and carrying out natural resource surveys. Under the guidelines, adopted at a meeting of its Headquarters for Ocean Policy, the government

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Public-private consortium eyed for buying Toshiba chip biz 

April 8, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese government and business sector are considering forming a Japanese public-private consortium to have it acquire a major stake in Toshiba Corp.’s flash memory business, informed sources said Saturday. The idea is to secure a total of around 500

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Japan envoy,  head of US forces in S. Korea discuss North 

April 8, 2017

SEOUL- Japanese Ambassador to South Korea Yasumasa Nagamine has agreed with the commander of US forces in South Korea to deepen bilateral cooperation on North Korean issues, according to a Japan-US diplomatic source. At their first meeting in Seoul on Thursday,

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Power sent to moving in-wheel car motor from road

April 6, 2017

Tokyo- A Japanese research team said Wednesday that it has successfully transmitted electricity to a moving in-wheel electric vehicle motor from coils embedded in the road surface through magnetism, in a world first. The research team is composed of the University

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Japan, ASEAN to strengthen cooperation against protectionism

April 6, 2017

Tokyo- Economic ministers of Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are expected to strengthen their cooperation to fight protectionism and promote free trade, at their planned meeting in the western Japan city of Osaka on Saturday. The 10 ASEAN

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Japanese students’ English skills far below govt targets

April 6, 2017

Tokyo- Students at public junior high and high schools across Japan have English proficiency levels far below targets set by the government, the education ministry said in a fiscal 2016 survey on Wednesday. The survey showed that the proportion of third-grade

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Toshiba may need one triliion yen for biz reconstruction

April 6, 2017

TOKYO- Major Japanese electronics and machinery maker Toshiba Corp. has estimated that it needs some one trillion yen for its business reconstruction, it was learned Wednesday. Although Toshiba’s creditor banks have set a lending quota of 680 billion yen, the company

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