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Court Cancels Okinawa Decision to Disclose US Base-Linked Pact

March 7, 2017

Naha, Okinawa Pref.- Naha District Court on Tuesday canceled Okinawa Prefecture’s decision to disclose an agreement on the sharing of a prefectural road that runs through the US military’s Jungle Warfare Training Center in northern Okinawa. The prefecture’s decision on

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3 die in helicopter crash in central Japan mountain

March 6, 2017

Nagano- A Nagano prefectural government helicopter with nine people aboard crashed in Mount Hachibuse in the central Japan prefecture on Sunday, leaving at least three dead. Three of the nine prefectural government workers were confirmed dead after being found in

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Different Method Used in Final Round of Toyosu Water Survey

March 6, 2017

Tokyo- The contractor for the final round of the Tokyo metropolitan government’s groundwater survey at the new Toyosu wholesale food market said Saturday it was told to use a survey method different from the past rounds. The ninth round of

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Emperor, Empress Pay Tribute to Late Thai King

March 6, 2017

Bangkok- Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko paid tribute to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Sunday after their arrival in Bangkok in the afternoon. The Imperial couple also met with new King Maha Vajiralongkorn to offer their condolences.

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Tokyo police to create dedicated unit against cyberattacks

March 6, 2017

Tokyo- Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department will establish a new division specialized in fight against cyberattacks on April 1, the police decided Monday. The so-called cyberattack response center, to be set up within the MPD’s Public Security Bureau, will be staffed

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Memorial ceremony for 2011 Disaster Held in New York

March 6, 2017

New York- A memorial service for the victims of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan was held in a Manhattan church on Sunday, ahead of the sixth anniversary of the disaster. Some 420 people, including Japanese residents,

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6 Years On: Iwate governor eyes revitalization beyond reconstruction

March 6, 2017

MORIOKA, IWATE Pref.- Iwate Governor Takuya Tasso has pledged to carry out far-sighted projects to revitalize regional economies in the northeastern Japan prefecture, primarily by promoting local tourism under its coming third reconstruction program. “I’ll work on regional revitalization beyond

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North Korea fires 4 ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan

March 6, 2017

SEOUL- Defying international criticism, North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan around 7:36 a.m. Monday (10:36 p.m. SundayGMT), the South Korean military said the same day. The four missiles were launched from an area near the

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