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Japan SDFs to open more positions to women

March 15, 2016 - 23:48
Japan's Defense Ministry said Tuesday it has decided to open more Self-Defense Forces positions to women, including at antitank helicopter and maritime special patrol units. (Jiji Press)
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DPJ, JIP pick new party name: Minshin To

March 14, 2016 - 21:48
A panel comprising the leaders and secretaries general of the Democratic Party of Japan and the Japan Innovation Party on Monday picked the name of a new party to be created through their merger later this month. (
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Japan protests to U.S. over alleged rape by U.S. sailor

March 14, 2016 - 08:29
The Japanese government said Monday it has lodged a protest with the United States over an alleged rape Sunday by a U.S. sailor of a Japanese woman in Okinawa. (Kyodo)
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Abe renews resolve to win upper house election

March 13, 2016 - 11:48
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who heads the ruling Liberal Democratic Party renewed his resolve to win the House of Councillors election this summer at the party's convention in Tokyo on Sunday. (Kyodo)
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Japan aims for world's safest roads by 2020

March 12, 2016 - 00:45
The Japanese government announced a plan Friday to reduce the annual number of traffic fatalities to 2,500 or fewer by 2020 and make the country's roads the safest in the world. (Japan Today)
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Abe pledges further efforts to address shortage of nursery schools

March 12, 2016 - 00:43
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Friday to redouble efforts in enhancing child care services after an anonymous blog complaining about the chronic shortage of nursery schools drew nationwide attention. (Japan Today)
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