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OECD chief calls for dialogue with US to Keep TPP alive 

April 18, 2017

Tokyo- Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, has called for continued dialogue with the United States to keep the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal alive. The TPP is “not dead” after the US. withdrawal, Gurria said

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Abe, Pence reaffirm Japan-US alliance amid N. Korea tensions 

April 18, 2017

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting US Vice President Mike Pence reaffirmed the significance of the Japan-US alliance on Tuesday, amid growing tensions over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.  “It’s necessary to put pressure on North Korea so

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New bridge to open in Kumamoto in FY 2020

April 17, 2017

Tokyo- A new bridge will be completed in the village of Minamiaso in Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, in fiscal 2020 to replace the one that collapsed due to a powerful earthquake a year ago, the land ministry said Sunday. The new

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LDP keeps majority in Toyama City assembly

April 17, 2017

Toyama- The Liberal Democratic Party maintained its majority in the municipal assembly of Toyama, the capital of the namesake central Japan prefecture, in an election on Sunday, after the local assembly was rocked by a political activity fund misuse scandal last

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Japan wants comfort woman accord with S. Korea implemented 

April 17, 2017

Tokyo- Japan and South Korea need to implement their 2015 agreement on the issue of comfort women, regardless of their domestic political situations, the Japanese government’s top spokesman said Monday. The agreement is “rated very highly by the international community,” Chief

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Aso, Mnuchin to hold talks before G-20 

April 17, 2017

Tokyo- Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso will hold a meeting with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in Washington on Thursday, the Ministry of Finance said Monday. Their talks will happen prior to the start on Thursday of the two-day conference of

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Court order gov’t not to open Isahaya dike gates

April 17, 2017

NAGASAKI- In the latest twist in a long-running legal battle over a state reclamation project, Nagasaki District Court ordered the Japanese government on Monday not to open the gates of the Isahaya Bay dike in Nagasaki Prefecture, southwestern Japan. Presiding Judge

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METI locks doors for information security 

April 17, 2017

Tokyo- Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has locked all of its offices during business hours since late February as part of its new information security policy, arousing criticism from media organizations and even from within the government. The policy

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