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With Trump golf outing, will Abe find himself in the bunker or on the green?

Yes, they will hit the links again after all. The question is, will Prime Minister Shinzo Abe find himself in the bunker or on the ...
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Plane makers working on tech to cut cockpit crews to one but facing pilot pushback
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 02:09:43 +0200
Airplane manufacturers are working to adapt jets to reduce the number of pilots needed for long-haul flights and to build new cockpits designed for a ...
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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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Nearly two-thirds oppose recently passed bill authorizing casinos; Cabinet approval rating falls to 43.4%: poll
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 15:05:56 +0200
Nearly two-thirds of respondents opposed a recently passed bill authorizing the opening of casino resorts, highlighting deep-rooted concern about gambling addiction and a possible increase ...
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Government estimates cost of damage across nation by weather-related events this month at almost ¥120 billion
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 14:48:10 +0200
Torrential rain in western Japan earlier this month and the preceding downpour brought by Typhoon Prapiroon caused ¥119.8 billion in damage to the agricultural and ...
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Thai boys rescued from cave to be ordained as novices in Buddhist ceremony
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 14:11:37 +0200
Most members of the Thai youth football team rescued from a flooded cave will have their heads shaved, don robes and be ordained in a ...
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Poll finds many Britons reject May’s Brexit strategy; some turn to Boris Johnson, far-right
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 13:48:03 +0200
Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to leave the European Union are overwhelmingly opposed by the British public and more than a third of voters would ...
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Olympic mascots Miraitowa and Someity invoke the future and cherry trees for 2020 Games
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 13:39:56 +0200
Organizers of the Tokyo Games formally introduced their doe-eyed mascots to the world on Sunday, christening them with superhero names that could provide a tongue-twisting ...
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