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Keidanren’s challenges under its new chief

13 hours 25 min ago
Under its new leader, Keidanren should lead the discussions for economic reforms instead of merely going along with the government's policies.
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Asia’s metropolises against North Korea

13 hours 26 min ago
Mega-cities must play a central role in helping to avoid conflict and defuse tension.
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How energy neglect holds Japan back

13 hours 26 min ago
Tokyo's game plan underplays the biggest industry of tomorrow: inventing clean ways to grow rapidly without choking.
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Woman gives birth on Joban Line train in Chiba

13 hours 27 min ago
A woman gave birth to a baby girl on a train at a station in Chiba Prefecture on Friday. The mother and child were taken ...
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Famed producer Tetsuya Komuro quits music industry over alleged affair

13 hours 37 min ago
Music producer Tetsuya Komuro said Friday he will retire from the industry following a recent magazine report about his alleged extramarital affair with a nurse.“I ...
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Elina Svitolina ends teen Marta Kostyuk’s dream run

13 hours 46 min ago
Elina Svitolina ended 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk’s run at the Australian Open, met her at the net for a warm embrace and offered some words of ...
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Japan challenges U.S. denial of school flyover with video footage from Okinawa

13 hours 47 min ago
Tokyo doubled down Friday on its accusation that the U.S. Marine Corps flouted safety concerns by flying choppers above a school near a U.S. air ...
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Luggage limbo: Bags still missing after JFK airport weather woes

13 hours 50 min ago
Newlywed Ziad Dallal and his wife arrived home in New York, with wedding keepsakes in their bags, to find John F. Kennedy International Airport paralyzed ...
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Tokyo lifts economic view as Japan’s consumption picks up

14 hours 4 min ago
The government upgraded its assessment of the economy for the first time in seven months in a monthly report released Friday, citing a pickup in ...
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Dragons express interest in making contract offer to Ichiro: team source

14 hours 8 min ago
The Chunichi Dragons are looking at acquiring major league outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, who became a free agent after playing with the Miami Marlins last year, ...
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Diet debates to feature bills related to labor reform

14 hours 11 min ago
Legislation related to labor reform is expected to be a focus of debate during a 150-day ordinary session of the Diet set to begin Monday.The ...
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LeBron, Stephen Curry named captains for NBA All-Star Game teams

14 hours 15 min ago
Team LeBron against Team Stephen is the NBA’s new All-Star matchup.LeBron James and Stephen Curry will go head-to-head again, this time as captains who pick ...
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Fukushima to scale back rice radiation checks

14 hours 21 min ago
Fukushima Prefectural Government plans to scale back radiation checks on rice harvested in the prefecture, officials said Thursday.The prefectural government is considering switching to sample ...
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Memories of Tohoku tsunami prompt man to create floating car

14 hours 26 min ago
Hideo Tsurumaki watched the giant tsunami crash onto Japan’s northeast coast on March 11, 2011, sweeping away cars as people tried to escape from them.As ...
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LDP wants Japanese ready to vie for video game medals in future Olympics

14 hours 32 min ago
The Liberal Democratic Party wants to legalize professional gaming tournaments, joining a groundswell that started last summer amid speculation that video games will become an ...
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One year later, Abe’s gamble on the unpredictable Trump appears to be paying off

14 hours 39 min ago
Before U.S. President Donald Trump took office on Jan. 20 last year, Japanese officials were anxious, even obsessed, with a nightmare scenario that could not ...
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China detains rights lawyer critical of President Xi Jinping

14 hours 45 min ago
Beijing authorities on Friday took outspoken rights lawyer Yu Wensheng into custody as he was taking his child to school, his wife said, days after ...
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Suicides in Japan notched eight consecutive drop in 2017, preliminary data show

14 hours 46 min ago
Suicides fell for an eighth consecutive year in 2017, dropping 3.5 percent from the previous year to 21,140, preliminary data from the National Police Agency ...
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Art therapy helps dementia patients reconnect

14 hours 47 min ago
One Sunday in the Omotesando district of Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward, Katsunobu Machida, a 66-year-old dementia patient, was looking at a painting with his wife.“It looks ...
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Rockets’ Eric Gordon drops 30 on Timberwolves

14 hours 56 min ago
Eric Gordon scored in a variety of ways Thursday night.One shot stood out from the rest. Gordon banked in a half-court heave at the end ...
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