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Brave Thunders pounce on Brex; Orange Vikings’ Chehales Tapscott drops 50 on Wat’s

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 22:25
Naoto Tsuji had the hot hand early.The Kawasaki Brave Thunders shooting guard sparked the hosts in the opening quarter and finished with a game-high 20 ...
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On sex harassment complaint, Finance Minister Taro Aso objects to font size

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 21:56
When asked about a complaint from a Japanese TV station that the most senior official at his ministry sexually harassed a reporter, Finance Minister Taro ...
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Tokyo Gov. Koike to push for smoking ban stricter than government’s watered down proposal

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 21:22
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Friday unveiled a plan to ban smoking in most bars and restaurants within the capital that is stricter than a ...
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Lockheed Martin to offer Japan stealthy hybrid of F-22 and F-35 fighters to upgrade ASDF: sources

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 21:04
U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. plans to offer Japan a stealth fighter design based on its export-banned F-22 Raptor and advanced F-35 Lightning II ...
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Mount Io goes silent after first eruption in 250 years

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:26
After spewing its first plume of ash in 250 years, Mount Io stopped erupting on Friday, though the Meteorological Agency said the surrounding area remained ...
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Nikkei ends 5-session winning streak on profit-taking

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:17
The 225-issue Nikkei average snapped its five-session winning streak on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday, hurt by selling to lock in gains.The Nikkei lost ...
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Sticking to his guns, Aso says he won’t quit over sex harassment scandal

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:08
Finance Minister Taro Aso says in Washington that he has no intention of resigning over a sexual harassment scandal that has claimed his ministry’s top ...
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Dollar tops ¥107.50 in Tokyo

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:56
The dollar rose above ¥107.50 in Tokyo trading Friday, partly owing to purchases backed by real demand.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥107.55-56, up ...
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Trump looking to rid North Korea of chemical and biological weapons as well as nuclear arsenal: ambassador

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:37
The U.S.-North Korea summit could see U.S. President Donald Trump push for eradicating its chemical and biological weapons as well, U.S. Ambassador to Japan William ...
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Education chief reveals email challenging ex-Abe aide’s account in Kake vet school scandal

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:20
The Kake Gakuen scandal takes another twist as education minister Yoshimasa Hayashi reveals an old email that undermines the testimony of a former Abe aide.
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More people to sue state over sterilizations under eugenics law

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:17
The government may soon face more lawsuits over the forced sterilization of people with disabilities as a group of lawyers said Friday that preparations are ...
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Fly-fishing in the remote reaches of Hokkaido

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:14
Akan National Park is renowned for some of the best fly-fishing in all Japan, and anglers can expect plentiful, seasonal catch.
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Adhere to multinational free trade rules

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:11
The Japanese government should insist to the U.S. that all trade issues be resolved through the multinational framework under WTO rules.
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Big expectations for the Tokyo megalopolis

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:10
Currently ranked as the world's No. 3 city, Tokyo could top the list if it improves in three key areas.
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U.S. earns more in China than trade numbers reveal

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:10
The huge missing ingredient in U.S.-China trade deficit numbers is the business done in China by American companies.
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Trump’s premature and illegal attack on Syria

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:05
The U.N. Charter prohibits the unprovoked attack of any nation against another, except in the cases of self-defense or a U.N. authorized military operation. Neither ...
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Still reasons for optimism despite trade fears, says Panama Canal CEO

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:57
Although a war of words over tariffs has intensified between China and the United States, there is still good reason to be optimistic about prospects ...
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Takeda’s $60 billion takeover bid rejected by Shire Group of Ireland

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:47
Pharmaceutical giant Takeda said Thursday it had made a takeover bid worth £42 billion ($60 billion) for Ireland’s Shire Group, but that its offer was ...
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Chinese Navy has ‘encounter’ with Australian warships in South China Sea, says Aussie media report ‘did not accord with the facts’

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:43
Australia’s prime minister said the Australian Navy has a “perfect right” to traverse the South China Sea after a media report Friday that the Chinese ...
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Longtime manager Arsene Wenger leaving Arsenal at end of season

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:41
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Friday said he will leave the English club at the end of the season after more than 21 years in ...
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