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Japanese Actress Erika Sawajiri Nabbed for Alleged Drug Possession

November 18, 2019

Tokyo- Tokyo police on Saturday arrested Japanese actress Erika Sawajiri for allegedly possessing synthetic drug MDMA in violation of the drug control law. Sawajiri, 33, has admitted to the charges, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. She allegedly had 0.09

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FOCUS: State funding for Daijosai rite draws criticism from experts

November 15, 2019

Tokyo–The Japanese government’s decision to finance the latest “Daijosai” key Imperial ceremony with state funds, as it did for the previous such event, has faced criticism from experts claiming the move was taken with undue speed in order to avoid

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Japan, South Korea biz leaders worry about GSOMIA

November 15, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese and South Korean business leaders Friday shared their concern about the imminent expiration of their countries’ military intelligence-sharing pact, known as GSOMIA. At a meeting in Tokyo, members of the Federation of Korean Industries said GSOMIA is one of

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76 Percent tolerate review to Imperial succession system

November 15, 2019

Tokyo–A Jiji Press poll showed Friday that 76.1 pct of the public tolerate a review to Japan’s current Imperial succession system allowing only male descendants in the family’s paternal line to ascend the throne. The number far exceeded 18.5 pct

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Record 61 percent in Japan back working mothers: Govt Survey

November 15, 2019

Tokyo–A Cabinet Office survey showed Friday that a record 61.0 pct of the public in Japan think women should continue working after giving birth. The number rose 6.8 percentage points from the previous survey in 2016, topping 60 pct for

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Japan not to start discussion on Imperial succession until December

November 15, 2019

Tokyo–The Japanese government has no plans to start discussion on ways to ensure stable Imperial succession at least until December, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Friday. “We can’t hear opinions from Imperial Palace officials until a series of events

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Japan diet OKs bill to compensate leprosy patients’ relatives

November 15, 2019

Tokyo–The Diet, Japan’s parliament, on Friday enacted bills to compensate relatives of former leprosy patients and restore their honor damaged through discrimination. The two bills, including one to pay up to 1.8 million yen in damages per head, were adopted

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Abe cabinet approval rate rises to 48 percent: Jiji Poll

November 15, 2019

Tokyo–The approval rate for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet in November rose 4.3 percentage points from the previous month to 48.5 pct, a Jiji Press opinion survey showed Friday. The disapproval rate fell 3.6 points to 29.4 pct, according

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