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May 30, 2016

Japanese troops wrap up effort in quake-hit Kumamoto

Defense Minister Gen Nakatani announced Monday that the Self-Defense Forces will be pulled out of Kumamoto Prefecture, 1½ months after the area was hit by strong earthquakes. Thousands of SDF personnel were sent in to conduct search and rescue activities and to begin rebuilding ...

May 30, 2016

Many major cities cautious on centers to fight child abuse

Thirty-five of Japan’s 47 core cities with populations of at least 200,000 are cautious about setting up consultation centers specialized in child abuse, citing financial constraints and lack of trained personnel, according to a Jiji Press survey. Meanwhile, 15 of Tokyo’s 23 wards are ...