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Japan, Kuwait affirm Mideast peace-building goals

May 13, 2016

Japan, Kuwait affirm Mideast peace-building goals

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Kuwaiti counterpart, Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, agreed Thursday to cooperate in building peace and stability in the terrorism-prone Middle East. In a meeting with Jaber in Tokyo, Abe said situations in the Middle East such as the fight ...

May 12, 2016

USJ cancels planned theme park in Okinawa

The operator of Universal Studios Japan has canceled plans for a theme park in Okinawa, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said. He said USJ will instead focus investment on its existing USJ park in Osaka. The central government had earmarked ¥120 million in the ...

May 12, 2016

Japanese whaling fleet sets off for northwestern Pacific

Japan resumed what it calls research whaling in the northwestern Pacific on Thursday as whaling vessels departed a port in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture. The mission is set to last until late July. Under the annual program, the Fisheries Agency will catch up to 90 ...