December 18, 2017

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • December 18, 2017
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HEADLINES

Morning news

  • December 18, 2017
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INTERNATIONAL

Tokyo-based businessman arrested for alleged illegal exports to N. Korea

  • December 14, 2017
  • , Kyodo News , 9:54 p.m.
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INTERNATIONAL

Japan gave 11.3 billion yen in indirect aid to Syria in 2017

  • December 18, 2017
  • , Asahi , p. 2
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INTERNATIONAL

FOCUS: Japan struggles to resolve North Korea abduction issue as kin age

  • December 17, 2017
  • , The Japan Times
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INTERNATIONAL

UN special rapporteur calls for Japan’s engagement in abductee investigation

  • December 17, 2017
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 3
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INTERNATIONAL

Japan to protect 48 items under GI system in EPA deal with EU

  • December 16, 2017
  • , Nikkei , p. 5
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INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: Steadfastly maintain concerted stance of emphasizing pressure on N. Korea

  • December 17, 2017
  • , The Japan News , 7:37 p.m.
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INTERNATIONAL

Japan could have imposed 6.9 billion yen on U.S. in retaliatory duties in 2017

  • December 16, 2017
  • , Nikkei , p. 5
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INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: Manila comfort women statue casts doubt on Japan’s diplomatic clout

  • December 15, 2017
  • , The Japan News , 7:52 p.m.
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INTERNATIONAL

Secretary Tillerson reiterates need for pressure on North Korea

  • December 17, 2017
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INTERNATIONAL

Secretary Tillerson, Foreign Minister Kono hold bilateral talks

  • December 17, 2017
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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INTERNATIONAL

U.S. Special Representative Yun comments on North Korea

  • December 16, 2017
  • , Asahi, Mainichi
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INTERNATIONAL

South Korea’s foreign minister to visit Japan tomorrow

  • December 18, 2017
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INTERNATIONAL

South Korean leader visits colonial-era government site in China

  • December 17, 2017
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INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Japan to seek nonpermanent UNSC seat for 2023-2024

  • December 17, 2017
  • , Yomiuri, Sankei
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INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Abe has lunch with 24 Japanese speaking envoys

  • December 18, 2017
  • , Kyodo News , 2:51 p.m.
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ECONOMY

Japan, EU reach agreement on cross-border data exchange by companies

  • December 14, 2017
  • , Kyodo News , 10:35 p.m.
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ECONOMY

Japan’s business outlook reflects global post-crisis recovery

  • December 16, 2017
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 7:24 a.m.
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ECONOMY

Mitsubishi expects MRJ cancellations

  • December 16, 2017
  • , The Japan News , 9:03 p.m.
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ECONOMY

MAFF to seek 468 billion yen in FY17 extra budget

  • December 16, 2017
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
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ECONOMY

SECURITY

U.S. military to resume flights of CH-53E helicopters

  • December 18, 2017
  • , TBS
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SECURITY

Senior U.S. Marine officer apologizes for fallen window incident

  • December 18, 2017
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SECURITY

Large rally held in Okinawa to protest incidents involving U.S. military aircraft

  • December 16, 2017
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
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SECURITY

Influential LDP parliamentarian urges swift SOFA review

  • December 17, 2017
  • , Okinawa Times
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SECURITY

Japan targets record defense outlays in fiscal 2018

  • December 16, 2017
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 2:51 a.m.
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SECURITY

Gov’t to set up command center to address threats in space, cyberspace

  • December 18, 2017
  • , Kyodo News , 7:02 a.m.
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SECURITY

SECURITY

SECURITY

Cartoon: Santa comes to Futenma

  • December 16, 2017
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 2
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SECURITY

SECURITY

A group of community residents reject acceptance of U.S. military garbage

  • December 16, 2017
  • , Okinawa Times , p. 30
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SECURITY

U.S. military to resume flights of CH-53E helicopters

  • December 18, 2017
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Nikkei, Sankei, Tokyo Shimbun
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SECURITY

Fallen window incident may affect Nago mayoral election

  • December 17, 2017
  • , Nikkei, Sankei
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SECURITY

SECURITY

Japan to expand targets of missile defense

  • December 17, 2017
  • , Asahi
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SECURITY

Abe mentions need to review defense program guidelines

  • December 16, 2017
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei
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SECURITY

U.S. forces apologize to school hit by falling helicopter window

  • December 18, 2017
  • , Kyodo News , 12:30 p.m.
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SECURITY

Minister tells U.S. Navy chief N. Korea provocations intolerable

  • December 18, 2017
  • , Kyodo News , 1:33 p.m.
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SECURITY

Japan eyes broader missile defense system to counter China

  • December 17, 2017
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 18:14 JST
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POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 17, 2017

  • December 18, 2017
  • , Nikkei , p. 2
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POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 16, 2017

  • December 17, 2017
  • , Nikkei , p. 5
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POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 15, 2017

  • December 16, 2017
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
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POLITICS

Budget heads for yet another new high in fiscal 2018

  • December 16, 2017
  • , The Japan Times
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POLITICS

Renho may consider joining CDPJ

  • December 15, 2017
  • , The Japan News , 7:05 p.m.
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POLITICS

6 illegal “Amakudari” cases found at Japan Gov’t

  • December 15, 2017
  • , Jiji Press , 9:18 p.m.
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POLITICS

Cartoon: PM socks it to the upper class

  • December 16, 2017
  • , Asahi , p. 16
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POLITICS

Abe launches Instagram account

  • December 18, 2017
  • , Nikkei, Sankei
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OPINION POLLS

Abe’s approval rating holding steady at 50%, Nikkei poll

  • December 18, 2017
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 3:38 a.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Support for opposition parties totals a mere 19%, Nikkei poll

  • December 18, 2017
  • , Nikkei , p. 2
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OPINION POLLS

Opinion poll & results from Nikkei Digital

  • December 17, 2017
  • , Nikkei digital , 10:00 p.m.
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SCIENCE

Global corporations lead carbon-free revolution

  • December 17, 2017
  • , NHK
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SCIENCE

Soyuz with Japan, Russia, U.S. astronauts launched to ISS

  • December 17, 2017
  • , Kyodo News , 5:04 p.m.
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