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Family opposition cited for girls’ decisions to give up science

June 14, 2019

Tokyo–An annual report from the Japanese government suggested Friday that family opposition, not a lack of academic abilities, is a major factor prompting girls to give up choosing science-related studies at university. The 2019 gender equality white paper, which features

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Tokyo, Washington affirm early trade deal after Japan poll

June 14, 2019

Washington–The Japanese and U.S. governments confirmed at a ministerial meeting on Thursday that they are aiming to announce the results of their trade negotiations at an early date after this summer’s House of Councillors election in Japan. The two sides

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Iran won’t produce nuclear weapons, Khamenei tells Abe

June 13, 2019

Tehran, June 13 (Jiji Press)–Iran will not produce, possess or use nuclear weapons, and has no intention ever to do these, the country’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at their first-ever meeting, in Tehran,

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Welfare Ministry Provided Basis for Controversial FSA Report: Suga

June 13, 2019

Tokyo–Japan’s welfare ministry has provided the basis for the controversial Financial Services Agency report suggesting that an elderly couple living on pensions needs to amass 20 million yen in life savings, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga indicated Thursday. “It’s true

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Abe’s visit not intended for U.S.-Iran mediation: Suga

June 13, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Iran is not intended to mediate tensions between Washington and Tehran, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Thursday. Suga’s comments, made at a press conference, are apparently aimed at playing down expectations of

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Japanese municipalities to set up 2,000 olympic public viewing sites

June 13, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese municipalities will set up public viewing sites at 2,000 locations across the country during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, a group of municipal leaders said Wednesday. The move is designed to give a boost to the sporting event

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People lost in mountains in Japan hit record high in 2018

June 13, 2019

Tokyo–The number of people who were lost in the mountains across Japan totaled 3,129 in 2018, the highest level since comparable data became available in 1961, the National Police Agency said Thursday. Foreigners accounted for 169, about five times the

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Japan to lift 18-year-old embargo on Irish sheep meat

June 13, 2019

London–The Japanese and Irish governments have reached a broad agreement on the lifting of Japan’s 18-year-old ban on imports of sheep meat from Ireland, Irish agriculture minister Michael Creed said on Twitter on Wednesday. The accord came after Japan resumed

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