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Japan Releases Smartphone App to Track COVID-19 Contact

June 19, 2020

Tokyo- The Japanese government began on Friday offering a smartphone app that alerts users of close contact with people infected with the novel coronavirus. The Cocoa app is aimed at preventing the spread of the virus by urging users with

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Osaka Panel Approves Final Plan for City Reorganization

June 19, 2020

Osaka- The final reorganization plan for the city of Osaka was approved at a meeting of a panel of officials and assembly members of Osaka Prefecture and the city Friday. The plan to reorganize the western Japan city into four

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Over 400 Japanese Biz People to Visit Vietnam Next Week

June 19, 2020

Hanoi- Over 400 Japanese business people are expected to visit Vietnam between Thursday and June 27, as Japan and Vietnam move to relax their mutual coronavirus travel restrictions, according to informed sources. The move comes after the Japanese and Vietnamese

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EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Min. Kawai Handed Cash as “Money for Teacakes”

June 19, 2020

Tokyo- Former Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai, who was arrested Thursday over alleged vote-buying, distributed cash to members of local city and prefectural assemblies as “money for teacakes,” sources told Jiji Press Friday. The former minister, 57, and his 46-year-old wife,

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Abe Administration Suffers Blow from Lawmaker Arrests

June 19, 2020

Tokyo- The arrests of former Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai and his wife, House of Councillors lawmaker Anri, over vote-buying allegations are expected to have a great impact on the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The two lawmakers, who have

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PHL, Japan sign accords for P75-B loans for 2 ‘Build, Build, Build’ projects in the South

June 16, 2020

The Philippines and Japan signed Tuesday two loan agreements worth a combined P75.5 billion (about 154 billion yen) for two big-ticket projects in the Visayas and Mindanao under the “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program, as the Duterte administration ramps up

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126 Filipinos in Japan ask to be repatriated

June 15, 2020

Some 126 Filipinos requested to be repatriated back to the Philippines from Japan due to the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, said Philippine Ambassador to Japan Jose Laurel V on Monday. During Laging Handa virtual presser, Laurel said the 126

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Emperor Naruhito greets Philippines on Independence Day

June 12, 2020

Japanese Emperor Naruhito has extended his warm greetings to the Philippines on its 122nd Independence Day celebration. Malacañang said President Rodrigo Duterte, on behalf of the Filipino people, was honored with the warm greetings. “President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was profoundly

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