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INTERVIEW: Hoshide wants Japanese technology to be used in lunar, Mars exploration

July 29, 2019

New York–Japan should make use of its space technology in international cooperation to explore the moon and Mars, Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide said in an interview with Jiji Press in New York on Friday. “As an advanced space nation, Japan

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Post office employee forges insurance contracts

July 29, 2019

Tokyo–A post office section chief has forged contracts for life insurance products the office has been selling for Japan Post Insurance Co. , it was learned Monday. The section chief, aged between 50 and 59, created insurance contracts without consent

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Japan to accept online Visa applications from Chinese tourists

July 29, 2019

Tokyo–Japan said Monday that its diplomatic offices in China will accept applications for tourism visas to Japan online through designated travel agencies, starting in April next year. Online applications for single-entry tourism visas will be accepted at seven Japanese diplomatic

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Suspected swine fever case found in Japan’s Toyama

July 29, 2019

Toyama–A suspected case of swine fever has been found in Toyama Prefecture, central Japan, prefectural officials said Monday. A wild boar found in the city of Toyama has tested positive for the disease, also known as hog cholera, the officials

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Japan regrets Busan’s suspension of exchange programs

July 29, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday it is “very regrettable” that the southern South Korean city of Busan decided to suspend its administrative exchange programs with Japan until bilateral relations improve. “For the future of Japan-South Korea relations,

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Fate of Tokyo’s Nakagin Capsule Tower to be decided shortly

July 29, 2019

Tokyo–The fate of Tokyo’s famed Nakagin Capsule Tower is set to be decided as early as autumn, attracting attention from home and abroad on whether the building and its unique exterior will be kept or scrapped. Currently, a foreign company

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Rainy season ends in Japan’s Kanto-Koshin region

July 29, 2019

Tokyo–This year’s rainy season appears to have ended in the Kanto-Koshin eastern to central Japan region, the Japan Meteorological Agency said Monday. The end of the rainy season in the region came 30 days later than in the previous year,

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Aid for arson-struck Kyoto Animation comes in diverse forms

July 29, 2019

Kyoto–Kyoto Animation Co., whose No. 1 studio was hit by an arson attack that killed 35 people, has been receiving support in diverse forms, including non-monetary aid. Masanori Fukusumi, a 58-year-old bus driver from the town of Seika in Kyoto

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