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U.S. backs Abe’s visit to Iran

June 13, 2019

Washington–The United States on Wednesday threw its support behind a visit to Iran by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to help ease tensions between Washington and Tehran. “Whatever the Japanese prime minister is able to do, we of course are

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Podiums for 2020 Tokyo Games to be made from used plastics

June 11, 2019

Tokyo–The organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games said Tuesday that recycled plastics will be used to create podiums for the quadrennial sporting event. Some 45 tons of plastic materials will be needed to create about 100

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Abe, Trump discuss Iran situation over phone

June 11, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the situation in Iran and other issues in a 20-minute telephone conversation on Tuesday. The two leaders are believed to have coordinated their countries’ policies toward Iran ahead of

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Aso says not to accept Japan FSA report on aging

June 11, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said Tuesday he will not accept as “an official report” a controversial Financial Services Agency report that says an elderly couple needs to amass about 20 million yen in life savings. The FSA is expected

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Japan government takes step to accelerate landfilling at Henoko

June 11, 2019

Naha, Okinawa Pref.–The Japanese government took a step on Tuesday to accelerate landfilling work at a planned U.S. base site in the Henoko coastal area in Okinawa Prefecture. On the day, the Defense Ministry’s Okinawa Defense Bureau started to land

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Abe vows to work together with Xi to promote ties

June 11, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday he is willing to work together with Chinese President Xi Jinping to open a new era for bilateral relations. Abe made the comments during talks with new Chinese Ambassador to Japan Kong Xuanyou

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EXCLUSIVE: U.S. aims to keep wider range of tariffs with Japan

June 10, 2019

Tokyo–The United States aims to keep tariffs on a wider range of industrial products by changing the definition of automotive parts in trade negotiations with Japan, Jiji Press learned Monday. This adds to headaches for Japan, which demands that Washington

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EXCLUSIVE: Japan, France agree on aircraft parts partnership

June 10, 2019

Tokyo–The Japanese and French governments have agreed to strengthen private-sector partnerships for the production of engines, seats and other airplane equipment, informed sources told Jiji Press on Monday. Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the French Civil Aviation

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