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Tokyo’s first Filipino housekeepers arrive as part of program to bolster sagging labor numbers

Housekeeping operators are looking to increase more foreign maids in Tokyo, taking advantage of a special deregulation-zone system, as the need for such services is ...
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Watanabe Kazan: Too open-minded for Edo
Sat, 19 May 2018 15:32:49 +0200
Imagine living in a "closed country." Japan was such for over two centuries, from the anti-Christian hysteria of the 1630s to the incursion in the ...
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Nikkei bounces back after upturn on Wall Street
Thu, 17 May 2018 10:14:51 +0200
Stocks staged a rally Thursday after being inspired by an overnight rebound in U.S. equities.The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 121.14 points, or 0.53 percent, to ...
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Aso appears to mock Kim Jong Un’s official plane ahead of landmark U.S.-North Korea summit
Thu, 17 May 2018 06:16:01 +0200
Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso touched on the planned summit between Washington and Pyongyang on Wednesday with a comment appearing to ridicule an aged North ...
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Mount Kilauea’s violent new eruptions in Hawaii puzzle scientists
Thu, 10 May 2018 11:22:17 +0200
The latest bursts of molten rock, ash and toxic gas from Mount Kilauea on the Big Island of Hawaii are part of an ever-changing and ...
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Senior SDF member punished for insulting lawmaker on street
Tue, 08 May 2018 15:02:46 +0200
The Defense Ministry on Tuesday punished a senior Self-Defense Forces member for insulting a Diet member on a street while he was off duty, concluding ...
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Dying Indian nurse: ‘Take care of our children’
Tue, 22 May 2018 14:59:49 +0200
The nurse, with two young children and a husband working overseas, scrawled the words in blue pen as she lay dying in an Indian hospital ...
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Groundbreaking ceremony held at Fukushima station near J-Village soccer center
Tue, 22 May 2018 14:42:44 +0200
A ceremony was held on Tuesday as work started toward the construction of a new railway station near the J-Village national soccer center in Fukushima ...
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Mayor in western Tokyo to quit over sexual harassment allegations
Tue, 22 May 2018 14:26:46 +0200
The mayor of Komae in western Tokyo expressed his intention to resign on Tuesday after four female employees of the municipal government submitted a protest ...
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A third of girls in South Asia miss school during periods: report
Tue, 22 May 2018 14:21:09 +0200
More than a third of girls in South Asia miss school during their periods, a report said Tuesday, with a lack of toilets and cultural ...
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Erdogan hints Turkey may ban some Israeli goods because of Gaza violence
Tue, 22 May 2018 14:08:56 +0200
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hinted that Turkey might consider imposing a ban on imports of some Israeli goods over the killing of Palestinian protesters ...
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Markle nephew warned over knife at London nightclub: report
Tue, 22 May 2018 12:55:42 +0200
Meghan Markle’s nephew was given a warning by police after trying to take a knife into a London nightclub, hours after the royal wedding, the ...
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Dollar weaker around ¥111.10 in late Tokyo
Tue, 22 May 2018 12:20:15 +0200
The dollar bounced back from lows below ¥111 but was still weaker in late Tokyo trading Tuesday.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥111.06-07, down ...
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Sony buys EMI Music Publishing in $1.9 billion deal to beef up music catalog
Tue, 22 May 2018 12:05:03 +0200
Sony announced it will acquire a majority stake in EMI, which holds rights to about 2.1 million songs, including from artists such as Pink and ...
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Abe denies 2015 meeting with Kotaro Kake as opposition pressure mounts over cronyism claims
Tue, 22 May 2018 11:44:56 +0200
The prime minister again denied having met with his longtime confidant in February 2015, challenging an account revealed in a newly surfaced document.
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Police launch expert panel to discuss rules for autonomous vehicles
Tue, 22 May 2018 11:42:52 +0200
Police on Tuesday launched an expert panel tasked with discussing driving rules for autonomous vehicles, including a potential revision to road traffic laws.Experts in law, ...
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