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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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Tokyo police raid pro-North Korea insurer over alleged concealment of assets
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:19:25 +0100
The police raid a pro-Pyongyang insurer suspected of concealing assets to foil the debt-collection efforts of the state-backed Resolution and Collection Corp.
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Former Trump strategist Bannon praises Abe’s nationalist agenda
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:17:59 +0100
Visiting ex-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon lauds Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for trying to infuse Japan with nationalism but blasts the “running dogs” in ...
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Soyuz takes JAXA rookie Norishige Kanai on first ISS mission
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:19:55 +0100
A three-man astronaut crew featuring American and Japanese rookies and an experienced Russian cosmonaut blasted off Sunday for a six-month mission aboard the International Space ...
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Japan struggles to resolve North Korea abduction issue as kin age
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:10:10 +0100
FFocusAs more and more relatives of the Japanese abducted by North Korean agents more than four decades ago get older, the little progress made in ...
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South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha to visit Japan for talks with counterpart Taro Kono on Tuesday
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:47:47 +0100
South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will visit Japan for two days from Tuesday to hold talks with her Japanese counterpart, Taro Kono, the two ...
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Mori Building chief serious about creating a better Tokyo
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:38:25 +0100
Making Tokyo a more attractive and competitive metropolis sounds more like a policy than a business strategy.But it makes total sense to Mori Building Co., ...
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U.S. renewable energy industry relieved as Republicans keep tax credits
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:28:52 +0100
The U.S. renewable energy industry expressed relief after a compromise Republican tax bill released late on Friday preserved key tax credits that had been at ...
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Ash rains on multimillion-dollar homes in battle against one of California’s worst wildfires ever
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:28:49 +0100
Ash rained down Saturday on the dry hills and multimillion-dollar homes of Montecito, where firefighters chased spot blazes fanned by winds in one of California’s ...
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Sex allegations bring down another congressman: Nevada’s Rep. Ruben Kihuen will not seek re-election
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:20:19 +0100
U.S. Rep. Ruben Kihuen announced on Saturday that he will not seek re-election, becoming the latest member of Congress to end his legislative career in ...
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Japan’s MOX program faces tough questions as recycling costs balloon for spent atomic fuel
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:07:25 +0100
The cost of recycling spent nuclear fuel has surged since Japan began using it in 1999, raising questions about the viability of the reprocessing strategy, ...
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Brazilian construction tycoon leaves prison, enters family feud
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 09:32:02 +0100
The good news for Marcelo Odebrecht, the tycoon at the center of Brazil’s biggest-ever corruption scandal, is he will be out of prison Tuesday, in ...
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Noted Japanese playwright Akira Hayasaka dies at 88
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 09:19:35 +0100
Noted playwright and author Akira Hayasaka died due to a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm at a hospital in Tokyo on Saturday. He was 88.After graduating ...
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Rahul Gandhi takes over from mother as ‘inevitable’ heir to India’s Congress dynasty
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 09:10:09 +0100
Rahul Gandhi has never held public office, once likened power to “poison,” and saw his politician father and grandmother assassinated. Now he has taken over ...
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Egypt reopens ancient library in Sinai after renovations
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 08:38:20 +0100
Egypt reopened on Saturday an ancient library at the famed St. Catherine Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in South Sinai.The inauguration ceremony, attended by ...
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Mammoth skeleton sells for nearly €550,000 at French auction
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 08:25:48 +0100
The nearly intact skeleton of a woolly mammoth that lived at least 10,000 years ago was sold at auction for more than a half million ...
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