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Shrinking Kochi village explores direct democracy

Facing a shortage of new assembly members, a mountain village in Kochi Prefecture is exploring direct democracy and possibly offering a glimpse into the future ...
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Taro Kono to visit Mozambique and Ethiopia, attend TICAD
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:41:46 +0200
Foreign Minister Taro Kono is scheduled to visit Africa for five days starting Wednesday to attend a two-day ministerial meeting of a Tokyo-led African development ...
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Packaging firm Rengo focuses on innovations in cardboard to drive corporate efficiency
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:50:45 +0200
Cardboard box makers in Japan are coming up with innovative designs to ameliorate corporate labor shortages and to improve delivery efficiency.Market leader Rengo Co. is ...
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Princess Mako and boyfriend Kei Komuro to publicly announce their engagement on Sept. 3
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:53:25 +0200
Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, and her longtime boyfriend, Kei Komuro, will meet the press together on Sept. 3 for the announcement ...
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Ex-Nomura salesman exiled in Chicago goes hostile at tiny Japan firms
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:11:57 +0200
From downtown Chicago, a former Nomura Holdings Inc. salesman is taking activist investing to Japan’s smaller listed firms, betting that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s corporate ...
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South Korean court again orders Mitsubishi Heavy to compensate former forced laborers
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:28:47 +0200
A South Korean court has for the second time in a week ordered Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. to pay compensation to Korean victims of wartime ...
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Family of Zeria worker who killed himself during training program sues for ¥100 million
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 10:21:58 +0200
The family of a 22-year-old Zeria Pharmaceutical Co. worker who took his own life during a training program has filed a lawsuit with the Tokyo ...
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Baby gray whale gets up close, personal with Southern California beach crowd
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 03:03:10 +0200
Southern California beachgoers have gotten up close and personal with a baby whale.A gray whale about 15 to 18 feet long cruised into Dana Point ...
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Japanese firms hiring more people with mental health issues ahead of legal change
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:50:32 +0200
Companies in Japan are becoming more active in hiring people with mental health issues as they prepare for a legal change on employing people with ...
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Japan unlikely to take up nuclear arms, expert says
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:47:21 +0200
Japan is unlikely to develop nuclear weapons to counter the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear weapons capability, a Japanese security specialist said last week ...
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On Afghanistan’s front lines, U.S. commanders need more men — will Trump deliver?
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:42:14 +0200
Deep in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan, on the front lines against Taliban and Islamic State fighters, U.S. military commanders say they need more forces ...
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Bonnie Tyler to ‘goatality’ countdown: Quirky sideshows during the Great American Eclipse
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:31:43 +0200
Native American elders led stargazers in prayer Monday as the Sun vanished behind the Moon at a ranch in Oregon, the first state to experience ...
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UAE nuclear program edges toward launch in 2018
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:18:44 +0200
At first glance, the long hallway seems abandoned. But behind glass walls, in soundproof offices, engineers and physicists are putting the final touches to the ...
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U.K. academic publisher reposts blocked China articles after outcry
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:01:49 +0200
A leading British academic publisher that bowed to pressure from Beijing to block online access to hundreds of scholarly articles in China reversed its position ...
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Shipments from North Korea to Syria’s chemical arms agency intercepted: U.N. report
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:48:03 +0200
Two North Korean shipments to a Syrian government agency responsible for the country’s chemical weapons program were intercepted in the past six months, according to ...
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U.S. Air Force awards contracts to Boeing, Northrop to replace aging ICBM systems
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:45:16 +0200
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing Co. and Northrop Grumman Corp. separate contracts to continue work on the replacement of the aging Minuteman III ...
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