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Ex-Sports Agency Chief Suzuki Not to Run for Chiba Governor

October 29, 2020

Tokyo- Former Japan Sports Agency Commissioner Daichi Suzuki, 53, will not run in the next gubernatorial election in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, it was learned Thursday. Suzuki has told a senior official of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s Chiba

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Japan’s Suga, Turkey’s Erdogan Hold Phone Talks

October 29, 2020

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held phone talks on Wednesday. In the talks, which lasted some 20 minutes, the leaders confirmed that their countries will cooperate in responding to the coronavirus pandemic and

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Japanese Actor Kentaro Ito Arrested for Alleged Hit-and-Run

October 29, 2020

Tokyo- Tokyo police arrested Japanese actor Kentaro Ito on Thursday for an alleged hit-and-run that injured two people on a motorbike. Ito, 23, is suspected of colliding with the motorbike when he tried to turn around his car on a

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Japan travel firms to get more funds under “Go To” campaign

October 14, 2020

Tokyo- The Japanese government will provide private-sector travel companies with more funds for covering the costs of discounts under its Go To Travel tourism promotion program, tourism minister Kazuyoshi Akaba said Tuesday. The move comes after major travel-booking website operators

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New dining-use face shield developed with Fugaku data

October 14, 2020

Tokyo- Suntory Liquors Ltd. and Toppan Printing Co. said they have developed a face shield that can be worn while eating, using data from simulations by the Fugaku supercomputer. The new product, announced Tuesday, comes as eateries struggle with measures

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SoftBank eyes 20-30GB mobile plan costing 5,000 Yen or less

October 14, 2020

Tokyo- Japan’s SoftBank Corp. is considering introducing a new mobile phone service plan costing 5,000 yen or less for 20-30 gigabytes of data per month, informed sources said Tuesday. The fee would be about 30 pct lower than that of

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Ex-Sekisui Chemical worker allegedly leaks data to China firm

October 14, 2020

Osaka- Japanese police sent papers on a former Sekisui Chemical Co. employee to public prosecutors on Tuesday for allegedly leaking technological secrets of the firm to a Chinese company. The police department of Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, charged the former

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Comfort women statue in Berlin not to be removed for time being

October 14, 2020

Berlin- The central Berlin district of Mitte said Tuesday a statue symbolizing so-called wartime comfort women built there recently will not be removed for the time being. The announcement came after a pro-South Korea civic group in Germany which erected

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