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Emperor, Empress Attend Sports Festival Opening Ceremony

September 28, 2019

Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Pref.- Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako on Saturday attended the opening ceremony of the 74th National Sports Festival held at the Kasamatsu Sports Park athletics stadium in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Prefecture, eastern Japan. The Imperial couple’s attendance in

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6,900 Tokyo Olympic Tickets Bought with False IDs

September 28, 2019

Tokyo- The 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics organizing committee said Friday around 6,900 Olympic tickets were bought with false identifications in the first-round online domestic ticket lottery in May. For the tickets, a total of 180 million yen has already

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EXCLUSIVE: Yakuza Ties Seen for Olympic Village Subcontractor

September 28, 2019

Tokyo- A construction company with suspected ties with a yakuza gang group participated as a subcontractor in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic athletes’ village project, Jiji Press learned Friday. The Metropolitan Police Department has arrested yakuza group boss Mitsunobu

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Record 2,093 Cannabis Offenders Busted in Jan.-June

September 28, 2019

Tokyo- A record 2,093 cannabis offenders were arrested in Japan in January-June, up 403 from a year earlier, National Police Agency data showed Friday. Offenders under 30 increased markedly. The number of offenders in their 20s rose 206 to 913,

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15.8 Pct of Foreign Kids Not Attending School: Govt Survey

September 28, 2019

Tokyo- An education ministry survey found Friday that 15.8 pct of the 124,049 foreign children of compulsory education age registered as residents in Japan were not enrolled in school, including suspected cases. It was the first survey to show the

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Memorial Service Held on 5th Anniv. of Mt. Ontake Eruption

September 28, 2019

Otaki, Nagano Pref.- A memorial service was held Friday to mark the fifth anniversary of an eruption of Mount Ontake in central Japan that claimed the lives of 58 people and left five others missing. Some 137 bereaved families, local

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Labor shortages affecting 70 percent of Japan firms

September 27, 2019

Tokyo–Labor shortages are affecting business operations at some 70 pct of Japanese companies, with firms in the countryside in particular facing a severe situation, an annual report from the labor ministry revealed Friday. The 2019 white paper on the labor

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Japan lowers priority of South Korea in annual defense report

September 27, 2019

Tokyo–Japan lowered the priority of South Korea in terms of security cooperation in its annual defense white paper released Friday, amid deterioration in the bilateral relationship. In a chapter discussing Japan’s security cooperation with countries other than the United States,

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