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‘Mission Accomplished’ moment: Trump’s North Korea no longer nuke threat claim raises eyebrows

America and the world can “sleep well tonight,” President Donald Trump declared on Wednesday, boasting that his summit with Kim Jong Un had ended any ...
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Agriculture ministry officials leaked details of Tohoku disaster reconstruction projects to private firms: regulator
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 07:34:30 +0200
Undisclosed information about procurement for post-disaster reconstruction projects in the Tohoku region was leaked by seven agriculture ministry officials to a total of five former ...
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Japanese startup to make drugs using silkworms
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:46:52 +0200
A company was founded in southwestern Japan in April to make pharmaceutical materials using silkworms.The company, based in the city of Fukuoka, is called Kaico, ...
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JR Hokkaido seeks government aid for loss-making lines
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:37:23 +0200
Hokkaido Railway Co. (JR Hokkaido) called on Sunday for public financial assistance for some loss-making rail lines that the company is finding difficult to maintain ...
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Japan’s criminal justice reforms aim to enhance transparency of interrogations — are they working?
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:24:40 +0200
The National Police Agency said in early June that interrogations of crime suspects were fully recorded in 81.9 percent of all the 3,197 cases tried ...
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South Korea says sanctions on North may be eased before full denuclearization
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:20:32 +0200
South Korea said Monday that sanctions against North Korea could be eased once it takes “substantive steps toward denuclearization,” seemingly setting the bar lower than ...
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Syria accuses U.S. of bombing pro-regime positions
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:16:18 +0200
Syrian state media said Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed “one of our military positions” in eastern Syria, leading to deaths and injuries, but ...
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Suzuki and parts suppliers to expand training bases in India
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:05:45 +0200
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., the largest passenger vehicle-maker in the South Asian country, is working with its parts suppliers to expand their training facilities to ...
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China’s Huawei rebuts Canberra’s security concerns amid Sino-Australian tensions
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:53:22 +0200
Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies refuted Australian claims it poses a security risk, calling the criticism “ill-informed” in an open letter on Monday that ...
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Konan University team effectively curbs production of cancer-linked protein
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:36:32 +0200
A research team at Konan University in the city of Kobe has developed an effective photodynamic cancer therapy, which specifically targets a protein that facilitates ...
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At least three people killed, more than 240 injured after strong earthquake rattles Osaka area
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:35:53 +0200
One of the most powerful earthquakes to rock the Kansai region in decades struck Osaka and neighboring prefectures Monday morning, leaving at least three people ...
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Japan’s 1.3 million marijuana experimenters surpass inhalant abusers for first time: survey
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:11:35 +0200
An estimated 1.3 million Japanese aged 15 to 64 have used marijuana, surpassing those abusers of paint thinner and other inhalants for the first time, ...
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Suit-style work wear helps attract young recruits to Japan’s blue-collar trades
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:56:22 +0200
When asked to imagine a typical image of white-collar workers in Japan, salarymen in suits may come to mind.On the flip side, people in work ...
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Rail car mover, used to carry bricks in Gifu, to be restored 40 years after retirement
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:55:58 +0200
Efforts are underway to restore an abandoned freight car mover that was used until some 40 years ago to carry firebricks at a brick factory ...
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Taken from parents, hundreds of children being kept in Border Patrol facility in Texas
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:55:19 +0200
Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children ...
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Two Koreas discuss how to cooperate in Asian Games as cancellation of ‘large-scale’ U.S.- South Korea military appears imminent
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:52:00 +0200
Sports officials from the rival Koreas met at a border village Monday to discuss how to cooperate in the Asian Games being held in Indonesia ...
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