Government Approves Osaka’s Bid For 2025 World Expo

Government Approves Osaka’s Bid For 2025 World Expo

April 11, 2017 – The government today approved the bid by Osaka Prefecture to host the 2025 World Exposition. The western Japanese city will be pitted against Paris, while Russia is also seen as moving to announce its candidacy to ...

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Kishida To Meet Rex Tillerson On Syria & Korean Issues

Kishida To Meet Rex Tillerson On Syria & Korean Issues

April 10, 2017 – Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met earlier today in central Italy to discuss the Syrian conflict and the rising nuclear threat posed by North Korea. Japan has said it ...

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Abe Signals Support For US Missile Strike In Syria

Abe Signals Support For US Missile Strike In Syria

April 7, 2017 – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today said that Japan “supports the resolve” of the United States not to allow the proliferation or use of chemical weapons, following a U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base ...

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Imperial Palace Hosts Banquet For Spain’s Royal Couple

Imperial Palace Hosts Banquet For Spain’s Royal Couple

April 6, 2017 – Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko hosted a banquet on last night at the Imperial Palace to welcome Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, as 2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the two countries establishing diplomatic ...

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Moritomo Gakuen Sued For Unpaid Construction Costs

Moritomo Gakuen Sued For Unpaid Construction Costs

April 5, 2017 – Moritomo Gakuen, a nationalist school operator at the center of a political scandal connected to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over its bargain-price purchase of state property, was sued today for allegedly not fully paying bills for ...

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Ruling Party Urges Strike Ability Amid North Korean Threat

Ruling Party Urges Strike Ability Amid North Korean Threat

March 30, 2017 – Japan’s ruling party urged the government today to consider arming itself with more advanced and offensive capability, such as striking enemy targets with cruise missiles, further loosening the self-defense-only military posture the country has had since ...

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School Bag Of Chiba Girl Believed Murdered Found

School Bag Of Chiba Girl Believed Murdered Found

March 29, 2017 – The school bag of nine-year-old Le Thi Nhat Linh, a Vietnamese girl who is thought to have been murdered and then dumped in the city of Abiko in Chiba Prefecture, has been found in the Tone ...

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High School Stunned After Avalanche Strikes Tochigi

High School Stunned After Avalanche Strikes Tochigi

March 28, 2017 – High school students and others who survived a deadly avalanche that hit a ski slope earlier yesterday as the students appeared shocked as the disaster took place all of a sudden. Deep snow that had piled ...

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Meat Imports From Brazil Stopped Amid Scandal

Meat Imports From Brazil Stopped Amid Scandal

March 22, 2017 – Meat imports were halted from businesses under investigation in Brazil over the sale of expired products, officials said today, joining other key export markets for Brazilian meat that have taken similar measures. Brazil is in the ...

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J-Pop Fan Arrested Over Obscene Video

J-Pop Fan Arrested Over Obscene Video

March 17, 2017 – A top fan of Japanese pop singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has been arrested on suspicion of taking obscene footage of a 14-year-old fellow fan of the singer, police said earlier today. The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) ...

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