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Koike to vet DP refugees on key policies before laying out welcome mat

Members of the moribund Democratic Party will be vetted carefully before being allowed to join her upstart Kibo no To (Party of Hope), conservative Tokyo ...
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Death penalty sought for man over 2014 deaths of 2 people who were buried alive in Saga
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:14:24 +0200
Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded the death penalty for a man who allegedly murdered a man and a woman by burying them alive in the city ...
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Casinos in Japan: Tourist attractions or hotbeds of gambling addiction?
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:09:57 +0200
As the year’s ordinary Diet session nears a climax this week, debate is heating up over a bill Prime Minister Shinzo Abe characterizes as key ...
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Alleged abuse of national health insurance system sparks probe into foreign patients
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:40:51 +0200
The government has launched a nationwide probe into allegations that foreign residents are abusing the public health insurance system, according to sources familiar with the ...
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Japan plans to launch advanced placement system in schools
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 06:08:35 +0200
The education ministry plans to establish a system that allows students at some 50 high schools to take university courses and earn credits, with the ...
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Seven GSDF troops join Bastille Day parade in Paris
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 05:31:13 +0200
Seven troops from Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force took part in an annual Bastille Day military parade in Paris on Saturday.The seven, including Col. Hiroyuki Yokoyama, ...
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NHK can launch online simulcasting if it reviews ‘compliance’ and fee collection systems: ministry panel
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 09:12:45 +0200
A government panel has given the green light for NHK to start simultaneously broadcasting its TV programs online as the popularity of streaming grows.The Internal ...
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Transport networks across western Japan still crippled as death toll from downpours reaches 200
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:16:55 +0200
Torrential rain across western Japan has severed transportation links in the region, with the discovery of more bodies on Thursday pushing the death toll up ...
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Death penalty sought for man charged with killing Chinese sisters in Yokohama
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 08:11:15 +0200
Prosecutors on Wednesday demanded the death penalty for a 40-year-old man accused of killing two Chinese sisters and leaving their bodies stuffed in travel bags ...
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Major Japan firms dish out 2.53 percent wage hike on average during spring labor talks
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:55:17 +0200
Major companies agreed to raise monthly employee pay by ¥8,539, or 2.53 percent, on average for unionized workers in this year’s shunto spring labor-management talks, ...
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Japanese still near top of rankings for life expectancy, 2017 figures show
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:37:41 +0200
Japanese remained near the top of the rankings of the world’s average life expectancy in 2017, as Hong Kong continued to dominate, welfare ministry data ...
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Haruki Murakami’s ‘Killing Commendatore’ given ‘indecent’ rating in Hong Kong
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:25:17 +0200
The latest work by Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami was banned from Hong Kong’s annual book fair after it was deemed “indecent” by the Obscene Articles ...
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From ¥2,500 to ¥300,000: Tokyo Olympic organizers release summary of ticket prices for 2020 Games
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:13:13 +0200
Spectators for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will pay up to ¥300,000 to attend the opening ceremony or as little as ¥2,500 to see individual ...
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Japan eyes accepting more foreign workers in manufacturing industry
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:50:18 +0200
The government is considering allowing more foreign workers in the manufacturing industry under a new system aimed at opening Japan’s labor market to blue-collar workers ...
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Diet enacts casino bill despite stiff opposition
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:45:16 +0200
The law will allow the establishment of casinos in up to three locations as part of integrated resorts incorporating hotels and other facilities.
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‘Hi, I’m a soybean’: In trade war, China deploys cartoon legume to reach U.S. farmers
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:10:42 +0200
In the tense trade war with the United States, China’s government has turned to an unlikely weapon: a cartoon bean.“Hi, everybody. I am a soybean. ...
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