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Japan lower house oks casino bill

June 19, 2018 - 23:46
The House of Representatives passed a bill to introduce up to three casino-featuring integrated resorts in Japan at a plenary meeting Tuesday. (Jiji)
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Kake denies controversial meeting with Abe

June 19, 2018 - 23:39
The head of a veterinary school operator at the center of a political scandal in Japan denies he ever had a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss a school project. (NHK)
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Former mayor in central Japan arrested for bribery

June 16, 2018 - 22:25
Police arrested Hiromi Tsukuda, former mayor of Ito in the central Japan prefecture of Shizuoka, Saturday on suspicion of bribery over the city's land purchase. (Jiji)
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Japan ruling bloc to extend Diet session for casino, other bills

June 15, 2018 - 19:34
Japan's ruling coalition is set to extend the ongoing ordinary session of the Diet, the country's parliament, to ensure the enactments of important bills, including those to introduce casino-featuring integrated resorts and increase the number of seats in the House of Councillors, the upper chamber of the Diet, by six, informed sources said Friday. (Jiji)
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Kim 'open' to dialogue with Japan

June 14, 2018 - 20:29
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly said he was open to dialogue with Japan during Tuesday's summit in Singapore with US President Donald Trump. (NHK)
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Tokyo wary of Trump hope to pull U.S. soldiers from S. Korea

June 13, 2018 - 21:08
A sense of alarm spread within the Japanese government after U.S. President Donald Trump Tuesday mentioned his wish to pull U.S. soldiers out of South Korea. (Jiji)
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Abe pledges zero tolerance on sexual harassment

June 13, 2018 - 00:44
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday pledged zero tolerance on sexual harassment, ordering senior officials to undergo training to prevent abuse after a scandal involving a top government bureaucrat. (Japan Today)
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Japan upper house committee passes bill to lower adult age

June 12, 2018 - 10:41
A committee of the House of Councillors, the upper chamber of Japan's parliament, passed on Tuesday a bill to lower the country's adult age to 18 from the current 20. (Jiji)
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Trump says he raised the abductions issue

June 12, 2018 - 10:38
US President Donald Trump says he raised the issue of abductions of Japanese nationals by North Korea in the summit meeting with the country's leader, Kim Jong Un. (NHK)
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Abe: Summit is step toward resolving issues

June 12, 2018 - 10:37
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is the first step toward resolving various issues concerning the North. (NHK)
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U.S. F-15 fighter crashes off Okinawa; pilot rescued

June 11, 2018 - 19:59
A U.S. F-15 fighter jet crashed off the southernmost Japan prefecture of Okinawa Monday morning. (Jiji)
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Abe: Trump reaffirmed plan to raise abductions

June 11, 2018 - 19:51
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says US President Donald Trump has reassured him that he will raise the issue of abductions of Japanese nationals by North Korea at his summit with Kim Jong Un. (NHK)
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Trump, Abe discuss North Korea

June 7, 2018 - 20:15
With days to go until an unprecedented US-North Korea summit in Singapore, the leaders of Japan and the United States have discussed North Korea. (NHK)
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Finance Minister forfeits 1 year's ministerial salary

June 4, 2018 - 18:08
Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso says he will forfeit one year's ministerial salary and take responsibility for his ministry's role in document tampering. (NHK)
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No reference to max pressure in 3-nation statement

June 3, 2018 - 21:59
Japan, the United States and South Korea stopped short of referring to maximum pressure on North Korea in a joint statement released after a meeting of their defense ministers Sunday. (Jiji)
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Wartime laborer statue in Busan forcibly removed

May 31, 2018 - 22:55
Authorities in the South Korean city of Busan removed a controversial statue from a public road near the Japanese Consulate General on Thursday. (NHK)
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Emperor and Empress welcome Vietnam's president

May 31, 2018 - 00:25
A ceremony has been held at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo to welcome Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and his wife to Japan. (NHK)
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Abe, Putin to support US-N.Korea summit

May 27, 2018 - 22:43
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed on their support for the success of a possible summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (NHK)
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Abe: Peace treaty will boost economic development

May 25, 2018 - 23:25
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called on Russia to help resolve the 2 countries' territorial issue, for the sake of regional peace, stability, and economic development. (NHK)
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Ex-head of scandal-hit school operator, wife granted bail

May 25, 2018 - 23:10
The former head of a school operator at the center of a scandal involving its discounted purchase of state land was granted bail Friday along with his wife, about 10 months after being arrested on suspicion of fraudulently receiving public subsidies. (Japan Today)
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