Abe & Trump Discuss North Korea Ahead Of G-7 Summit

Abe & Trump Discuss North Korea Ahead Of G-7 Summit

May 26, 2017 – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed their stances on tackling the threat on North Korea in Italy today just ahead of the Group of Seven industrialized nations’ summit. According to the White ...

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Princess Mako Makes Engagement Official

Princess Mako Makes Engagement Official

May 25, 2017 – Princess Mako, the first grandchild of Emperor Akihito, will officially become engaged to a university classmate most likely in summer, the Imperial Household said today. Imperial Household chief Shinichiro Yamamoto said at a news conference that ...

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Government To Inspect Shoko Chukin Bank Over Loans

Government To Inspect Shoko Chukin Bank Over Loans

May 23, 2017 – The government will conduct an on-site inspection into Shoko Chukin Bank, a state-linked lender for small and midsize firms, as early as tomorrow over its shady loans under a state-backed scheme to help crisis-hit companies, government ...

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Fukuoka Police Make Arrests For ¥750m Gold Bar Robbery

Fukuoka Police Make Arrests For ¥750m Gold Bar Robbery

May 22, 2017 – Fukuoka Prefecture police arrested several men earlier today in connection to a July 2016 theft where gold bars worth approximately ¥750 million were snatched on the street, investigative sources said. The theft was carried out on ...

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Abe Calls For Historic Step Towards Constitutional Reform

Abe Calls For Historic Step Towards Constitutional Reform

May 2, 2017 – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday this year is the right time to “take a historic step” in reforming Japan’s pacifist post-World War II Constitution, two days ahead of a public holiday commemorating its entry into ...

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JR East Luxury Sleeper Train Makes Debut

JR East Luxury Sleeper Train Makes Debut

May 1, 2017 – East Japan Railway Co.’s new luxury sleeper train debuted earlier today, starting a four-day trip covering Hokkaido and parts of northeastern Japan in offering passengers a cruise experience with a modern Japanese taste. The champagne-gold-colored “Train ...

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English Scholar Shoichi Watanabe Dies At 86

English Scholar Shoichi Watanabe Dies At 86

April 18, 2017 – Shoichi Watanabe, an English scholar known as a conservative opinion leader in Japan, died last night of heart failure at his home in Tokyo, people close to the matter said. He was 86. A professor emeritus ...

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Body Of Missing Shizuoka Police Chief Found

Body Of Missing Shizuoka Police Chief Found

April 13, 2017 – The body of a man believed to be that of the prefectural police criminal investigation chief missing since April 10 was found in the mountains here on the early hours of this morning, Shizuoka police said. ...

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