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Aug 21, 2016

Abe slated to visit Russia, China next month

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia and China next month for talks with the two nations’ leaders. Abe will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his trip to Vladivostok in Russia’s Fast East slated for Sept. 2 and 3. The talks between ...

Japanese journalist, antiwar activist Takeji Muno dies at 101

Aug 21, 2016

Japanese journalist, antiwar activist Takeji Muno dies at 101

Centenarian journalist and antiwar activist Takeji Muno died Sunday at his home in the city of Saitama, his family announced. He was 101. Known as the publisher of Taimatsu (Torch), a weekly newspaper, Muno’s articles included those that revealed his regret for not reporting ...

Japan may exempt foreign tourists from liquor tax

Aug 21, 2016

Japan may exempt foreign tourists from liquor tax

As part of the effort to boost regional economies, the Japan Tourism Agency plans to seek an exemption for domestically produced alcoholic drinks such as sake from the liquor tax when purchased by foreign tourists, agency officials said Saturday. The agency will call for ...