Former PM Celebrates 100th Birthday
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Former Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama, who was born in Oita Prefecture and served as the 81st Prime Minister in 1994, will celebrate his 100th birthday on the 3rd of next month. (News On Japan ..read more
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Japan's Defense Debate: Exporting the Next-Generation Fighter Jet
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1d ago
The first-ever discussion between the executives of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and Komeito has been held on whether to allow the export of defense equipment, including the "next-generation fighter jet" being developed by Japan, the United Kingdom, and Italy, to third countries. (News On Japan ..read more
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Experts Compile a Draft Report on the Revision of the Adult Guardianship System
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3d ago
A panel of experts has compiled a draft report outlining key issues for the revision of the adult guardianship system, which is designed to manage the property and affairs of individuals with dementia and other conditions on their behalf. (News On Japan ..read more
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Public Anger Over Politicians' Unpaid Taxes
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5d ago
Amid the Liberal Democratic Party's slush fund scandal, taxpayers are voicing their anger, leaving those working at tax filing offices bewildered. (News On Japan ..read more
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What is North Korea's Aim? Analysis of Latest Missile Launches
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6d ago
Since the end of January, North Korea has successively launched three types of ground-attack cruise missiles, including a new type of anti-ship cruise missile. (News On Japan ..read more
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Government Proposes Ride-Sharing Operational Guidelines
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2w ago
Starting in April, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has compiled a draft operational policy for the introduction of "ridesharing," where private drivers use their own vehicles to transport passengers for a fee. Under the proposed policy, the destination and fare would be confirmed at the time of reservation, with payments to be made cashlessly. Taxi companies, which will manage the operations, will be required to monitor the working conditions of drivers. (News On Japan ..read more
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Koichi Matsui Wins Kyoto Mayoral Race in Tight Contest
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2w ago
In the Kyoto mayoral election, characterized by a fierce competition among five newcomers, former House of Councillors member Koichi Matsui has emerged victorious in his first attempt. Matsui, an independent candidate endorsed by the Liberal Democratic Party, Komeito, the Constitutional Democratic Party, and the Democratic Party for the People, expressed his gratitude for the challenging electoral battle. "It was a tough campaign. I am deeply grateful for the victory, but I also feel the heavy responsibility it entails," Matsui said. (News On Japan ..read more
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Fukuoka's Koga City to Refund Donations for Outsourced "Osechi" New Year's Meal
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3w ago
Koga City in Fukuoka Prefecture has announced that the "osechi" New Year's meal boxes shipped as rewards for hometown tax donations violated national standards for local products. The issue involved four types of "osechi" meals produced by Kasuya Town's food manufacturing company, Hisamatsu, not in Koga City but at the company’s main factory in Kasuya Town, thus breaching the guidelines for local products. (News On Japan ..read more
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Russia's Ex-President Medvedev Provokes Japan with Comment on Northern Territories Dispute
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3w ago
In a recent social media post, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev made a provocative statement regarding Japan's stance on the Northern Territories dispute. Medvedev suggested that "Japanese should commit hara-kiri" in response to Prime Minister Kishida's remarks on the territorial issue. (News On Japan ..read more
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Yamanashi Prefecture to Subsidize Egg Freezing Costs for Women
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3w ago
Yamanashi Prefecture is in the final stages of planning to provide financial assistance for the cost of egg freezing for healthy women who struggle to balance the timing of pregnancy with their career aspirations. (News On Japan ..read more
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