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/ Mar 29, 2017

LDP seeking evidence of perjury in Kagoike's Diet testimony

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party said Tuesday it will use parliamentary authority to investigate whether the head of controversial school operator Moritomo Gakuen lied during sworn testimony before the Diet last week. Yasunori Kagoike was hauled before the Diet to answer questions over a ...

Government to approve Osaka's bid to host 2025 World Expo

Mar 28, 2017

Government to approve Osaka's bid to host 2025 World Expo

The government will give the go-ahead to Osaka Prefecture’s bid to host the 2025 World Exposition, sources said. Japan is estimating that the event, which is to be held between May and November 2025, will bring economic benefits worth ¥1.90 trillion ($17.18 billion) over ...

Japan abstains as nuclear arms ban treaty talks start at U.N.

Mar 28, 2017

Japan abstains as nuclear arms ban treaty talks start at U.N.

Negotiations on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons began Monday at the U.N. headquarters without Japan, as the world’s only atomic-bombed country said it would abstain from the talks alongside the five major nuclear powers. The decision triggered criticism and disappointment from survivors of the ...