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Jun 25, 2015

Seoul, Tokyo still at odds over 3/11 fish import ban

Japan and South Korea held talks on Seoul’s import ban on Japanese fishery products in Geneva Wednesday under dispute settlement procedures of the World Trade Organization but failed to iron out their differences. The two sides, however, agreed to continue the talks on Thursday. ...

Jun 25, 2015

U.S. Toyota exec 'asked father to mail' controlled painkiller

An American executive at Toyota Motor Corp. suspected of illegally importing a painkiller considered a narcotic in Japan has told police that the tablets in question were not prescribed for her, investigative sources said Thursday. Julie Hamp, 55, also said that she asked her ...

Toshiaki Endo named Japan's first Olympics minister

Jun 25, 2015

Toshiaki Endo named Japan's first Olympics minister

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday appointed veteran politician Toshiaki Endo as the nation’s first Olympics minister as it seeks to navigate through a host of issues ahead of 2020 Summer Games. Though Tokyo won the games largely due to its organizational prowess, the ...