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Jul 21, 2016

Japanese, South Koreans far apart on sex slavery deal: survey

There is a wide gap in how Japanese and South Korean people view a deal reached in December to settle grievances over women coerced into wartime sexual service, a poll has found. In the survey, released Wednesday, 47.9 percent of Japanese respondents said they ...

Kyoto State Guesthouse begins year-round access for tourists

Jul 21, 2016

Kyoto State Guesthouse begins year-round access for tourists

The Kyoto State Guesthouse opened to the public on Thursday, marking the start of year-round access to the luxurious facility that is used to host foreign heads of state and other government guests. The Japanese-style complex, which features ikebana, giant tapestries and other traditional ...

Warnings issued ahead of Japan release of 'Pokemon Go'

Jul 21, 2016

Warnings issued ahead of Japan release of 'Pokemon Go'

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Excitement for the imminent Japan launch of “Pokemon Go” has reached such fever pitch that government authorities and business executives are warning prospective gamers against accidents even before its release. The National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC) under the Cabinet ...

Jul 21, 2016

Poorly run Japanese language schools may lose license under new rules

The government will introduce new rules on running Japanese language schools to eliminate poorly managed facilities and keep educational quality at an adequate level, sources said. The Justice Ministry will revise the relevant ordinance soon, more clearly stating disqualifying conditions and making its screening ...