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Editorial: Prime Minister’s WWII Statement unsatisfactory

(Ryukyu Shimpo Online: 06:01, August 15, 2015)    The government has approved Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s statement on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. This statement indeed includes such expressions as “apology,” “aggression,” and so forth found in the Murayama Statement on the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II.    Without even the….Read more

  • 2015-08-17 15:00:00
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Mitsubishi Materials to reach settlement with Chinese made to do forced labor

(Tokyo Shimbun: July 24, 2015 – p.1)    Mitsubishi Materials Corporation and the negotiation team for Chinese victims decided on a comprehensive settlement over the issue of Chinese used for forced labor during World War II, sources familiar with the matter disclosed on July 23. The central pillar of the agreement is that the Mitsubishi side will express an “apology”….Read more

  • 2015-07-24 15:00:00
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Livestock industry group calls for maintaining tariffs on five agricultural sensitivities

(Mainichi: July 24, 2015 – p. 7)    The “Nippon Chikusan Network,” a federation of livestock and dairy farmers’ groups, held an emergency meeting in Tokyo on July 23, ahead of the upcoming TPP ministerial meeting in Hawaii. Participants adopted a special resolution demanding that the Diet resolution seeking to maintain tariffs in the five sensitive agricultural sectors be upheld,….Read more

  • 2015-07-24 15:00:00
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LDP to submit basic aviation bill to help develop domestic industry

(Nikkei: July 14, 2015 – p. 4)    The Liberal Democratic Party’s (LDP) parliamentary union for the promotion of the aviation industry, chaired by former State Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Yoshitaka Sakurada, drew up a basic aviation law aimed at developing the domestic aviation industry. The bill calls for creating an aviation policy headquarters in the….Read more

  • 2015-07-14 15:00:00
  • , Nikkei
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SECURITY > Cybersecurity

Gov’t eyes turning cybersecurity industry into a new growth engine

(Mainichi: June 17, 2015 – p. 1)    The government calls for turning the cybersecurity industry into a new growth engine, an outline of a new economic growth blueprint says.    Many public and private organizations are vulnerable to cyberattacks, as they are not well-equipped to protect themselves from hackers. Cyber-threats will increase further, as home appliances, cars, and various….Read more

  • 2015-06-17 15:00:00
  • , Mainichi
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Japan struggling to boost exports in growth industries

(Asahi: June 9, 2015 – p. 7)    It has been learned that the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) reckons that Japan has performed poorly amid competition to export products that are subject to increasing demand in the world. METI plans to include the results of its analysis in its trade white paper for 2015 to be released….Read more

  • 2015-06-09 15:00:00
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Commentary: Reconciliation and collaboration for the future

(Yomiuri: April 30, 2015 – p. 2)    By Satoshi Ogawa, political department    Japan and the United States, which fought each other in the war, will work together for the peace and prosperity of the region and the world.    In his official visit to the United States, which was realized this year that marks the 70th anniversary of….Read more

  • 2015-04-30 15:00:00
  • , Yomiuri
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South Korean victims of forced labor file largest class-action suit against Japanese companies

(Sankei: April 22, 2015 – p. 30)    A group of Koreans who were forced to work for Japanese companies during Japan’s colonial rule of the peninsula toward the end of World War II filed a lawsuit with the Seoul Central District Court on April 21 to seek compensation from their former employers.    The suit involves 668 people, including….Read more

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Government, labor, management agree to urge smaller companies to raise wages

(Yomiuri: April 3, 2015 – p. 1)    A meeting was held by government officials, business leaders, and labor representatives on April 2 at the Prime Minister’s Office [Kantei]. In the “government-labor-management meeting,” an agreement was reached for the three parties to accelerate efforts to lay the groundwork for encouraging small- and medium-sized companies to increase wages. The main point….Read more

  • 2015-04-03 15:00:00
  • , Yomiuri
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International collaboration on medical research is discussed in Tokyo symposium

(Yomiuri: March 23, 2015 – p. 38)    Ahead of its inauguration in April, the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) discussed its partnerships with the U.S. National Institutes of Health and other foreign counterparts at a symposium it held in Tokyo on March 22.    Makoto Suematsu, dean of Keio University’s school of medicine who will become….Read more

  • 2015-03-25 15:00:00
  • , Yomiuri
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