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Japan demands apology from South Korea over remarks on emperor

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe demanded that remarks made by South Korea’s National Assembly speaker insisting that Emperor Akihito should apologize for the so-called “comfort women” issue be retracted. “I was astonished. We’ve immediately conveyed through diplomatic channels that the remarks were extremely inappropriate and deplorable,” Abe was quoted ...

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Iran says Japan has started process of importing Iranian oil

LONDON: Japan has started the process of importing Iranian oil, which was suspended due to U.S. sanctions, the governor of Iran’s central bank said. The resumption of oil imports comes after Tokyo was granted a waiver from U.S. sanctions that went into effect in November. Iran is the fourth-largest oil ...

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Japan’s workforce to plunge 20 pct

TOKYO: The number of Japanese workforce will decrease by 20 percent from 2017 to 2040, as the country’s population continues to decline, and women and the elderly face increasing difficulty in finding jobs amid sluggish economy, a government study showed Tuesday. The study was conducted by a research group of ...

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Hitachi to buy majority stake in ABB’s power grid arm for $6.4 bn

TOKYO: Japan’s Hitachi announced plans to buy a majority stake in the power grid business of Swiss-Swedish engineering giant ABB for $6.4 billion, in what would be its biggest ever buyout. The deal would make Hitachi the world’s largest power grid company, local media said. Under the plan, ABB will ...

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EU-Japan deal to come into force in February

BRUSSELS-Sputnik: The trade agreement between the European Union and Japan will come into effect in February 2019, European Commission Spokesperson for Trade and Agriculture Daniel Rosario said in his twitter account on Wednesday. “EU-Japan trade agreement on track to enter into force in February,” Rosario said. The trade agreement between ...

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Six missing after two US warplanes crash off Japan

TOKYO: Six US marines were missing after two American military aircraft crashed on Thursday during a refuelling operation off the coast of Japan, said officials. The two planes – an F-18 fighter and a C-130 tanker – were involved in a “mishap about 200 miles off of the coast of ...

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Japan youth suicides hit 30-year high

TOKYO: Child suicides in Japan are the highest they have been in more than three decades, the country’s education ministry says. In the fiscal year 2016/7 up to March, 250 children from elementary to high school age were recorded as having taken their own lives. The number is five more ...

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US calls for separate trade agreements with Europe, Japan, UK

WASHINGTON: US officials announced negotiations for separate trade agreements with Britain, the European Union and Japan as part of efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration to rebalance global commerce. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the administration notified Congress of its intent to negotiate the three separate trade agreements. “We ...

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