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Gist of PM Abe’s news conference after his reelection as LDP president

(Asahi: September 25, 2015 – p. 6)    The following is the gist of the news conference by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, president of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), on Sept. 24:    Economic policy    Abenomics will move to the second stage. We will release the new “three arrows.” The first arrow is “a strong economy that brings hope”;….Read more

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Gist of Japan-Russia foreign ministerial, joint news conference

(Mainichi: September 23, 2015 – p. 5)    Foreign ministerial talks    Bilateral relations    Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida: I would like to hold constructive discussions on the bilateral relationship, including the peace treaty issue.    Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov: There are unrealized potentials with regard to various issues between the two countries. We aim at making positive progress in….Read more

  • 2015-09-24 15:00:00
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Bestsellers in August 2015

The following is the monthly ranking of bestsellers released by book wholesaler Nippan Shuppan Hanbai Inc. (NIPPAN) on August 31:    

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Japan not happy about Ban’s attendance at China’s military events: Suga

(Sankei: September 4, 2015 – p. 3)    Japan registered displeasure toward U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s attendance to China’s military parade held on September 3 as part of its war victory events related to the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.    “We have urged the U.N. to take a neutral and future-oriented position,” said….Read more

  • 2015-09-04 15:00:00
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Group critical of two major Okinawan newspapers’ “biased” reporting formed

(Themis: September 2015 – pp. 32-33)    The two major Okinawan newspapers, Okinawa Times and Ryukyu Shimpo, which have been instrumental for the surge in the anti-Futenma relocation campaign, have consistently been engaged in anti-government reporting. They criticize the Japanese government, advocate Okinawa’s independence, and even go as far as agitating for annexation by China.    These two papers, with….Read more

  • 2015-09-04 15:00:00
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Lower House Speaker conveys concern to UN chief about attendance at WWII event in Beijing

(Sankei: September 2, 2015 – p. 2)    By Jun Kurosawa    NEW YORK – House of Representatives Speaker Tadamori Oshima met on Aug. 31 with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the UN headquarters in New York. In the meeting, Oshima expressed his concern about Ban’s planned attendance at an event to commemorate China’s victory war of resistance against….Read more

  • 2015-09-02 15:00:00
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ROK government expresses concern, demands removal of Sankei online article

(Sankei: September 2, 215 – p. 2)    By Takahiro Namura in Seoul    The ROK government conveyed through its Embassy in Japan on Sept. 1 its concern that an article by Sankei Shimbun’s senior political reporter Hiroyuki Noguchi carried on Sankei’s website “Sankei News” and “Sankei Express” (Aug. 30 issue), entitled “Double Dealing between the U.S. and China: ‘Bad….Read more

  • 2015-09-02 15:00:00
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New law hoped to promote women’s empowerment

(Yomiuri: August 29, 2015 – p. 2)    A new law for promoting the empowerment of women, requiring big companies to set numerical targets for appointment of women, was enacted by the Diet on Aug. 28. It is hoped that this law will help promote women’s participation in society in Japan, which is behind other advanced nations in this respect.….Read more

  • 2015-08-31 15:00:00
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USAID senior coordinator pledges efforts to empower women in Afghanistan

(Mainichi: August 31, 2015 – p. 8)    In an interview with the Mainichi Shimbun at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Susan Markham commented on support for women’s entry into the workforce in Afghanistan: “(In order to) nurture people needed by society, I hope to create….Read more

  • 2015-08-31 15:00:00
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MOFA offer online visitation for children of broken international marriage to meet parents

(Yomiuri: August 28, 2015 – p. 4)    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will introduce an online visitation support system in early September to allow parents and children who are separated as a result of broken international marriages to contact via the Internet.    Visitations will be monitored by workers from international welfare organizations. They can issue a warning or….Read more

  • 2015-08-28 15:00:00
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