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Diet tussle over NHK budget set to heat up

Mar 29, 2015

Diet tussle over NHK budget set to heat up

A Diet confrontation over NHK’s fiscal 2015 budget is expected to heat up this week as questions are posed about whether President Katsuto Momii is qualified to lead the public broadcaster. While the Liberal Democratic Party-led ruling coalition to have NHK’s budget approved before ...

Shop used by novelist Higuchi finds buyer

Mar 29, 2015

Shop used by novelist Higuchi finds buyer

A group of buildings in Tokyo that once housed a pawnshop frequented by 19th-century novelist Ichiyo Higuchi has found a buyer, lifting the threat of demolition. The buyer, Atomi University, will preserve and make use of the buildings in cooperation with the Tokyo’s Bunkyo ...

Mar 29, 2015

Japan ups abduction probe pressure on North

The government is stepping up pressure on North Korea to issue a report on its renewed investigation into Japanese who were abducted by the reclusive state’s agents decades ago. Japan soon plans to extend sanctions against the North, including a trade embargo, it will ...