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Ministry to let My Number cards be used as health insurance cards from 2020

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 16:53
The welfare ministry has decided to allow the My Number card to be used in place of the national health insurance card from fiscal 2020.The ...
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In first, Chinese aircraft carrier performs drills in Pacific, Japanese Defense Ministry says

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 16:41
The Defense Ministry in Tokyo confirmed Saturday that for the first time China has conducted a drill in the Pacific with its sole operating aircraft ...
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Nissan plans to boost EV sales 50% by 2025

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 16:34
Nissan Motor Co. aims to have vehicles powered by electric motors account for half its sales by fiscal 2025.According to Nissan’s midterm domestic business plan ...
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Abe sends ritual offering to war-linked Yasukuni on first day of spring festival

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 16:22
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to Tokyo’s war-linked Yasukuni Shrine on Saturday, the first day of its annual spring festival, shrine officials ...
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Japanese drugmaker Takeda adds more cash to Shire bid, sending offer past $60 billion

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 16:17
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. sweetened its offer for drugmaker Shire PLC to more than $60 billion after three prior bids were rejected, wooing investors in the ...
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EU suspects massive tax fraud at China’s new ‘Belt and Road’ gateway to Europe

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 16:15
European Union and Italian authorities are investigating suspected wide-scale tax fraud by Chinese criminal gangs importing goods via Greece’s largest port of Piraeus, a trade ...
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Former Bank of Japan employee nabbed after allegedly stealing gold coins

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 16:04
A former Bank of Japan employee was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing gold coins worth a total of ¥200,000 ($1,850) from the central bank’s Tokyo ...
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Dozens of neo-Nazis serving in German police and army, report says

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:48
German security services have identified dozens of public servants, including in the police and army, as belonging to a far-right movement that denies the existence ...
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German neo-Nazis mass for festival on Hitler’s birthday

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:41
Hundreds of neo-Nazis were massing Friday on Adolf Hitler’s birthday for a two-day festival in a remote eastern German town where citizens and anti-fascist groups ...
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FAA orders emergency inspections after Southwest Airlines’ engine failure

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:12
The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered emergency inspections of jet engines like the one that ruptured during a recent Southwest Airlines flight, leaving a ...
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In annual rights report, U.S. expresses concern about sexual harassment in Japan

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:03
The U.S. State Department expressed concern Friday about sexual harassment in Japan, saying it remained “widespread” in the workplace.The view was expressed in an annual ...
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No surprise: Charles to succeed queen as Commonwealth head

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:01
Prince Charles has spent a lifetime waiting to be king. On Friday the 69-year-old heir to the British throne got another position to wait for ...
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Hong Kong currency defense kills fixed-rate mortgage market

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 23:29
Hong Kong’s banks, blindsided by rising funding costs due to the city’s costly defense of its currency peg, are clamping down on popular fixed-rate mortgages.Bank ...
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Person to person: North and South Korea get neighborly with direct hotline

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 23:10
Diplomatic foes North and South Korea installed a direct phone line between their leaders on Friday as they prepare for the first summit since 2007 ...
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Wells Fargo to pay $1 billion penalty for mortgage, auto lending abuses

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 23:06
Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to its mortgage and auto lending business, the latest chapter in a ...
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GM Korea fails to reach wage deal, edging closer to bankruptcy filing

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 23:04
General Motors’ South Korean unit and its labor union failed to reach a wage deal by Friday, breaching a deadline set by the U.S. automaker ...
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Shuta Tonosaki provides spark for Lions with glove, bat in comeback win over Marines

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 22:58
The Pacific League-leading Seibu Lions defeated the Chiba Lotte Marines 9-8 on Friday, rallying from behind in the late innings for the second straight game.Seibu’s ...
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G-20 finance meeting kicks off as leaders focus on free trade amid U.S. protectionism

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 22:44
Group of 20 finance leaders on Thursday focused on free trade in their meeting in Washington amid fears that the spread of protectionism following the ...
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Japanese march in Shibuya calls for end to sex crimes against young women

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 22:41
Female college students joined senior government officials and police officers on a march along a bustling street in Tokyo Friday to call for an end ...
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Nissan-Renault alliance needs to brainstorm a sustainable future for his eventual exit, Ghosn says

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 22:28
The alliance between Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. needs to come up with a sustainable plan for a future when Carlos Ghosn is no ...
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