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Japan, Vietnam foreign chiefs discuss South China Sea

August 1, 2019

Bangkok–Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and his Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Binh Minh, agreed Wednesday to work together in response to China’s growing military presence in the South China Sea. At their meeting in Bangkok, Kono and Minh, who doubles as

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Over half of Japanese fatal abuse victims aged less than one year old

August 1, 2019

Tokyo–Over half of fatal child abuse victims in Japan in fiscal 2017 were babies aged less than one year old, a survey by a health ministry expert panel showed Thursday. Of 52 victims in the year through March 2018, excluding

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Japan diet convenes for five-day extra session

August 1, 2019

Tokyo–The Diet, Japan’s parliament, convened on Thursday for a five-day extraordinary session, following the July 21 election for the House of Councillors, the upper chamber. At a plenary meeting in the morning, the Upper House elected Akiko Santo, a member

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Child abuse cases rise to record 159,000 in Japan in FY 2018

August 1, 2019

Tokyo–The number of child abuse cases handled by child consultation centers in Japan in fiscal 2018 surged 19.5 pct from the previous year to 159,850, hitting a record high for the 28th straight year, the welfare ministry said in a

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Studio arsonist visited key anime-related sites before attack

July 30, 2019

Kyoto–The suspect in a deadly arson attack against a Kyoto Animation Co. studio in the city of Kyoto, western Japan, had visited prior to the July 18 assault key sites related to an anime work produced by the company, it

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Japan June jobless rate falls to 2.3 percent

July 30, 2019

Tokyo–Japan’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell by 0.1 percentage point from the previous month to 2.3 pct in June, the first decline in two months, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said Tuesday. The number of jobless people decreased

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Japan-U.S. ministerial trade talks to start Thursday

July 30, 2019

Tokyo–The Japanese government said Monday it will hold a two-day ministerial meeting with the United States in Washington from Thursday, aiming for an early deal in the bilateral trade negotiations. Japanese economic revitalization minister Toshimitsu Motegi and U.S. Trade Representative

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Swine fever case confirmed in Japan’s Fukui

July 30, 2019

Fukui–A case of swine fever has been confirmed at a pig farm in the central Japan prefecture of Fukui, the agriculture ministry said Monday. Fukui became the seventh prefecture where any swine fever case has been confirmed since the outbreak

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