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Diet clears Fuketa to take over as NRA chief

May 26, 2017

Diet clears Fuketa to take over as NRA chief

The Diet on Friday approved the appointment of Toyoshi Fuketa as new chief of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, replacing Shunichi Tanaka, who led the revamped body since it was launched in the wake the Fukushima nuclear crisis in 2011. The appointment of the NRA’s ...

Oita hopes international student entrepreneurs will rev up economy

May 26, 2017

Oita hopes international student entrepreneurs will rev up economy

Facing a shrinking population, Oita Prefecture has since fiscal 2016 ramped up efforts to help international students start their own businesses or work locally. With the largest proportion of students from overseas for every 100,000 in population, the prefecture hopes this will help revitalize ...

Last Japanese peacekeepers exit South Sudan

May 26, 2017

Last Japanese peacekeepers exit South Sudan

The last Japanese peacekeepers with a United Nations mission have left South Sudan. The team was Japan’s first with an expanded mandate to use force if necessary to protect civilians and U.N. staff. Japan decided in March to end its peacekeeping mission in the ...