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Japan’s student grant system could leave university grads in deep black hole of debt

Everyone knows that a university education leads to a higher salary, but how much higher?According to labor ministry statistics, there isn’t much difference between salaries ...
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Without naming names, Bush slams Trump-era politics, says ‘bigotry seems emboldened’
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:55:30 +0200
Former President George W. Bush on Thursday denounced bigotry in Trump-era American politics, warning that the rise of “nativism,” isolationism and conspiracy theories have clouded ...
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Powerful typhoon dumps rain across Japan ahead of likely Honshu landfall
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:01:48 +0200
Typhoon Lan was approaching the main island of Honshu on Sunday as voting in the Lower House snap election was taking place, with the cyclone ...
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Fukushima sake served and savored at U.K. Parliament
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:22:55 +0200
A reception was held on Tuesday night at London’s Palace of Westminster used for Britain’s Parliament to serve sake made in Fukushima Prefecture and show ...
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Catalonia rejects Madrid’s Thursday deadline for renouncing symbolic declaration of independence
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:35:49 +0200
Catalonia refused on Tuesday to bow to the Spanish government’s demand that it renounce a symbolic declaration of independence, setting it on a collision course ...
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Osaka, Japan’s gritty second city, suddenly a destination amid Asian tourist boom
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:30:39 +0200
Amid the gloom and struggle that Osaka has gone through in recent years, a tourism boom has been an unexpected boon for Japan’s gritty second ...
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Malta’s top investigative reporter, who revealed Panama Papers, fought corruption, is killed by car bomb
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:50:57 +0200
Daphne Caruana Galizia, Malta’s best-known investigative journalist, was killed on Monday when a powerful bomb blew up her car, police said, in a case that ...
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Japan ex-defense chief Tokuichiro Tamazawa counsels patience on Taiwan independence
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:42:42 +0200
Former Japanese defense chief Tokuichiro Tamazawa said Taiwan enjoys de facto independence and its best policy for now is to maintain the status quo.“Taiwan is ...
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MSDF drills with U.S. aircraft carrier amid North Korea tensions
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:59:54 +0200
The USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier was conducting joint exercises with a Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer in the waters near Okinawa on Wednesday, the two ...
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Yanmar-Konica Minolta venture pushes automation of nation’s agriculture
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:11:54 +0200
Farm equipment manufacturer Yanmar Co. and precision equipment maker Konica Minolta Inc. are pushing the automation of Japan’s agriculture amid an aging and decreasing farming ...
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Abe’s gamble pays off with ruling bloc headed for two-thirds majority in Lower House
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:52:30 +0200
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition was all but certain of a resounding victory in Sunday’s general election, as early projections showed that it was ...
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny freed after 20-day spell behind bars
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:34:02 +0200
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walked free from 20 days in jail on Sunday for organizing protests against President Vladimir Putin.Navalny, who has declared his ...
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Mugabe appointment as WHO goodwill ambassador rescinded after outcry
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:26:40 +0200
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a WHO goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization said Sunday following an outrage among donors and rights ...
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Abe’s gamble pays off as ruling bloc poised to secure two-third majority of Lower House
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:54:03 +0200
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition was poised for a resounding victory in Sunday’s general election, as early projections showed that it was likely to ...
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Among Japan’s voters, hope for new blood vies with desire for stability
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:35:52 +0200
The Lower House election Sunday saw voters back newcomers vowing to heed the voices of ordinary people and older voters opting for familiarity and stability ...
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Abe emerges stronger with win, but faces nation still divided over constitutional revision
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:28:37 +0200
With early results pointing to a big win for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition in Sunday’s Lower House election, supporters may celebrate what appears ...
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