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Abe denies alleged donation  to embattled Moritomo Gakuen

March 19, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday ruled out a possibility that he made a donation of one million yen to embattled nationalist school operator Moritomo Gakuen, as its outgoing head, Yasunori Kagoike, claims. “I have no personal relationship with

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G-20 countries drop pledge to fight protectionism

March 19, 2017

BADEN-BADEN- Top finance policymakers from the Group of 20 leading economies on Saturday dropped their long-standing pledge to fight protectionism due to opposition from the United States. The G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors ended their two-day meeting in Baden-Baden,

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Top GSDF officers allegedly ordered deletion of South Sudan log data

March 17, 2017

TOKYO- Top officials of the Japanese Defense Ministry’s Ground Staff Office last month allegedly ordered the deletion of electronic data on daily logs of activities by Ground Self-Defense Force troops on a peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, informed sources said Friday.

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Intelligence satellite launched

March 17, 2017

KAGOSHIMA- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency successfully launched on Friday an H-2A rocket carrying an information-gathering radar satellite. The H-2A Launch Vehicle No. 33 lifted off from JAXA’s Tanegashima Space Center on Tanegashima Island in Kagoshima

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Diet votes to summon Moritomo Gakuen’s Kagoike

March 17, 2017

TOKYO- The budget committees of both chambers of the Diet, Japan’s parliament, on Friday voted to summon Yasunori Kagoike of controversial school operator Moritomo Gakuen for questioning on Thursday. Kagoike is to testify as a sworn witness before the budget

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Abe Cabinet support rate falls to 51.3%: Jiji poll

March 17, 2017

TOKYO- The public support rate for the cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dropped 2.1 percentage points in March from the previous month to 51.3 percent, Jiji Press found in its monthly opinion survey on Friday. The decline apparently reflected

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US officials express strong concern about Toshiba financial health

March 17, 2017

WASHINGTON- US. economic ministers on Thursday expressed strong concerns about the financial health of Toshiba Corp. the Japanese parent of US. nuclear plant builder Westinghouse Electric Co., Japanese industry minister Hiroshige Seko said. US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Energy Secretary

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Okinawa governor mulls lawsuit to block US base relocation work

March 16, 2017

NAHA- Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga said Thursday he is considering filing a lawsuit to block construction work related to the planned relocation of a US military base in his southern Japan prefecture. Speaking at a press conference at the prefectural office

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