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Abe arranging September talks with Xi, will skip Yasukuni: sources

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is arranging to hold a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of an Eastern Economic Forum conference in ...
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South Korean abductee families look on amid Korean War family reunions
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:50:49 +0200
As a lucky few Korean families meet decades after being divided by war, Hwang In-cheol looks on lamenting the absence of his father, whose plane ...
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Ex-Aum cultist Makoto Hirata has ‘no special feelings’ about Asahara’s execution
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:25:09 +0200
Makoto Hirata, a former Aum Shinrikyo executive, says he has “no special feelings” about the execution last month of Shoko Asahara, the founder of the ...
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ALPS system at Fukushima No. 1 plant failing to remove more than tritium from toxic cooling water
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:23:30 +0200
Despite being put through a special procedure, the tritium-tainted water piling up at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has been found to ...
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Survival of Japanese toddler, found after being lost for three days, hailed as a miracle
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:44:22 +0200
This week’s discovery of an uninjured 2-year-old boy who had been missing for three days on an island in western Japan is being called a ...
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U.N. watchdog says no signs North Korea has halted nuclear activities
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 16:06:04 +0200
The United Nations’ atomic watchdog has said it has not seen any signs that North Korea has halted its nuclear activities despite its vows to ...
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Editor-in-chief of Yomiuri Shimbun recovering from broken neck
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 16:04:00 +0200
Tsuneo Watanabe, editor-in-chief of the Yomiuri Shimbun, fell down at home and broke part of his cervical spine in mid-August, the newspaper’s owner said Tuesday.Watanabe, ...
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Greece officially enters post-bailout era, but challenges remain
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:54:34 +0200
Greece remains shackled to the austerity demands of its former creditors even though it officially entered its post-bailout era Tuesday.Though the country has little fear ...
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Department stores’ July sales see largest drop in more than three years
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:52:17 +0200
Department stores posted the largest year-on-year drop in sales in more than three years in July, as unfavorable weather conditions kept customers away and clothing ...
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Mobile phone operators take ¥1 trillion blow after Suga says bills could be cut 40%
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:18:23 +0200
Wireless carriers tumbled in Tokyo after the government’s spokesman said they have room to cut phone bills by about 40 percent, sparking concern that lawmakers ...
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Japan to increase support for firms developing caregiver robots
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 14:44:17 +0200
The government will step up support for companies developing caregiver robots with an eye on improving productivity in the field of elderly nursing care amid ...
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Japan to send three destroyers to the South China Sea and Indian Ocean
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 14:24:17 +0200
The Defense Ministry’s Maritime Staff Office said Tuesday that it will dispatch three destroyers to the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean from Sunday ...
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Two arrested for selling fake whisky on flea market app Mercari
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 14:16:23 +0200
Police arrested two men Tuesday for allegedly selling fakes of Suntory Spirits Ltd.’s limited-edition 30-year-old Hibiki whisky via a flea market app.The men, who both ...
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Nikkei rebounds on strong China stocks, halt to yen rise
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:51:22 +0200
The benchmark Nikkei average edged up on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Tuesday, helped by brisk Chinese stocks and a halt to the yen’s strengthening ...
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Dollar weaker above ¥110.10 in late Tokyo trading
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:50:55 +0200
The dollar was weaker above ¥110.10 in late Tuesday trading in Tokyo, after recouping some of its early losses thanks to a rebound in Japan’s ...
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Image-conscious China appoints new global propaganda czar
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:27:40 +0200
China’s increasingly image-conscious government has appointed a trusted member of the ruling Communist Party to head up its international propaganda operation.Former top internet regulator Xu ...
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