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Japan’s Foreign Minister Says Apologies To Wartime Victims Will Be Upheld – Hawaii News – Honolulu Star-advertiser

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“This is unfortunate and regrettable.” He also restated the government’s intention to uphold apologies made by earlier Japanese leaders to Japan’s wartime and colonial-era victims. “Prime Minister Abe and the Abe Cabinet are firmly continuing the views on history, and the position on history of previous administrations,” he added. “We must face history, and be […]

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Shinzo Abe Promotes Japanese Maglev Trains For Us Railways | South China Morning Post

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The smiling prime minister was able to show off the technology with ease, as the train reached speeds of 505km/h at certain points in the journey. Maglev, short for magnetic levitation after the magnets that propel the vehicle forward in place of traditional wheels and axles, is a contender for US President Barack Obama’s multibillion-dollar […]

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Japan Urges G20 Cooperation To Ease Geopolitical Risks

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“I said it’s necessary for the G20 to work closely together to alleviate uncertainty,” he said, adding that Japan was ready to offer 1.5 billion dollars in bilateral aid to Ukraine. On Japan’s economy, Aso said he explained to G20 members that business confidence has improved markedly and companies were gradually raising wages, reflecting improvements […]

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Japan Proposes Maglev Train Line For Us -nhk World English-

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe proposed the plan to US President Barack Obama during their summit in February of last year. Four Japanese railway companies, including the Central Japan Railway Company, established the International High-Speed Rail Association this month to market the Japanese technology to the world. Relevant Japanese companies, including rail car makers, are also […]

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Japan To Strike Incoming North Korean Missiles: Report

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— PHOTO: AFP TOKYO (AFP) – Japan’s defence chief has ordered the armed forces to shoot down any North Korean ballistic missiles that threaten to hit the country, according to media reports. Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera issued the order on Thursday – without publicly announcing it – after North Korea launched two medium-range ballistic missiles […]

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Japan Orders Military To Strike Any New N Korea Missile Launches | Jpost | Israel News

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Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera issued the order on Thursday, but did not make it public in order to avoid putting a chill on renewed talks between Tokyo and Pyongyang, the first in more than a year, local media reported earlier. “The defence minister made the order from April 3rd through to the 25th to […]

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Japanese Fashion Retailer Opens Marylebone Store | Online | Property Week

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    Australia, Japan Reach Accord On Free Trade Pact, Bridging Disputes Over Farm, Auto Exports

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    Countries around the Pacific’s rim buy 77 per cent of Australia’s exports, and seven of its top 10 export markets are in Asia. Earlier Monday, Abbott said he is determined to end Australia’s “Eurocentric” bias. For the original version of ” Australia, Japan reach accord on free trade pact, bridging disputes over farm, auto exports […]

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    Foreign Minister Steinmeier Leaves For Japan And China – Nationaljournal.com

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    Together with our partners from the NPDI Initiative, we want to demonstrate our strong commitment to nuclear disarmament at the symbol site where the first atomic bomb was dropped in Hiroshima. We are engaged in an intensive political dialogue with Japan and China, which includes the current crises. For the original version of ” Foreign […]

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    Japan, Australia Ministers Discuss Fta, Seek Outcome Before Summit | Globalpost

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    Hayashi will likely propose to slash the beef tariff to the 20 percent range when he meets with Robb, the sources said. Expectations are now growing that Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who will visit Japan as a state guest, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will reach an agreement in principle at their summit […]

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      Diary – Top Economic Events To April 25 | Reuters

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      STONE MOUNTAIN, United States – Federal Reserve Bank of AtlantaPresident Dennis Lockhart gives closing remarks before the 2014Financial Markets Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bankof Atlanta – 1530 GMT. NEW YORK – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks before theEconomic Club of New York – 1615 GMT. AUSTIN, United States – Federal Reserve Bank […]

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      Value Of Japan’s Trade With Gcc Declines On Lower Oil Price And Weak Yen | Gulfnews.com

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      Saudi Arabia followed UAE as the second largest market in the GCC and seventh largest in the world. For luxury passenger cars over 3000 cc, UAE and Saudi Arabia were Japans second and third largest markets respectively in the world. For passenger cars in general, and for luxury cars, the US was Japans top export […]

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        Japanese Bid For Cath Kidston | The Sunday Times

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        The Tokyo-based Fast Retailing, parent of Uniqlo, is understood to be weighing up a bid for Cath Kidston as part of a plan to become the worldsNo1 high-street clothing chain. The interest of the Asian powerhouse comes as a Chinese conglomerate, Sanpower, seals a shock takeover of House of Fraser. Cath Kidston has been put […]

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        ‘cool Japan’ Struts The Runways At Fashion Week In Tokyo | Reuters

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        What’s really most accessible in this sense is fashion and interior design, the miscellany of living.” Among the attractions of Japanese fashion are its materials, ranging from buttons and ribbons to the fabrics and styling of the traditional kimono, the hallmark of designs by Tamae Hirokawa of “Somarta”, whose Monday show launched the week. “Japan […]

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        Grand Opening Of Global E-retailer “kiei Tokyo” With A Selection Of Up-and-coming Fashion Brands In Japan

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        Drop Inc., its operating company, is the press contact for selected brands. To celebrate the official opening of KIEI Tokyo, the site is now offering a 10 percent-off coupon (enter code “kieigo”) to be applied before taxes. About Drop Inc. Prior to the opening of KIEI Tokyo, Drop Inc. For the original version of ” […]

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          ‘kano’ Review: Umin Boya’s Hit Baseball Saga | Variety

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          The helmer handles emotions with a discreet touch, such as Kondos tender relationship with his wife (Machiko Ono) and two cute daughters, or the subtly but powerfully expressed love between Go and his friend Shizuka. The productions meticulous veracity is reflected not only in every prop, but also in cultural particulars, such as the specific […]

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          Fnc ’13 Review: Unpredictable Embarrassment Is Both Subject & Style In Eccentric & Wildly Off Centred ‘r100′ | The Playlist

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          Does the Queen of Saliva and all the connotations the name carries make you turn your head away in disgust or does it pique your curiosity? These are questions you’d do well to ask yourself. There is very little middle ground to be found with a movie like “R100,” so it’s a marvel that that’s […]

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          Snsd’s Performance Of “the Boys” On ‘hey Hey Hey’ Invokes Controversy | Allkpop.com

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          When it was over, MC Matsumoto Hitoshi turned to his co-host Masatoshi Hamada and pointed out that he seemed to be concentrating quite hard during the performance.Hamada replied that it was difficult for him to follow certain parts of the song, possibly due in part to the English words sprinkled throughout the lyrics.After the show, […]

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          Shine Seals Pact With Yoshimoto Kogyo | Variety

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          Shines U.S. shingle Reveille and Yoshimoto Kogyo will initially focus on creating original unscripted formats for Shine Intl. to distribute. First project will be Spice of Life, described as a variety-reality hybrid created and executive produced by Masi Oka, who starred in NBCs Heroes and now appears in CBS reboot of Hawaii 5-0 . Japanese […]

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            Examining Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Part 5 – National Manga | Examiner.com

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            However for a franchise to not only repeat that feat but top it is a rare treat and a testament to just how special it really is. After five volumes, over fifty episodes, and two series, Fullmetal Alchemist concludes yet again, with just as many heart-rending moments the first go around. For the original version […]

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            Examining Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 25 – National Manga | Examiner.com

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            With little time left before the Homunculus plans come to fruition, the final battle between the Exorcists and Homunculi commences. As is custom with Fullmetal Alchemist , Volume 25 serves up another exciting chapter in Hiromu Arakawas masterpiece. For the original version of ” Examining Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 25 – National Manga | Examiner.com ” […]

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            ‘attack On Titan’ Anime Gets Toonami Premiere | The Fandom Post

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            Eren Jaeger watches helplessly as one of the creatures devours his mother. He vows to kill every Titan walking the earth. Eren and his surviving friends enlist to fight against the insatiable monsters. The future looks bleak, but theres more to Eren than meets the eye: he may be humanity s last hope against extinction. […]

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            Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (tv) – Anime News Network

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            Discuss in the forum, contribute to the Encyclopedia, build your own MyAnime lists, and more. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (TV) [ alternate retelling of Fullmetal Alchemist (TV) ] Related anime: – (Japanese) FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST (Japanese) Objectionable content: Significant Copyright notice: Hiromu Arakawa/FA Projects, MBS Plot Summary: Two brothers lose their mother to an incurable disease. With […]

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