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Japan, Mongolia ink extensive cooperation accord

/ Mar 30, 2017

Japan, Mongolia ink extensive cooperation accord

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his visiting Mongolian counterpart, Tsend Munkh-Orgil, signed on Wednesday a bilateral medium-term action plan for 2017-2021, including cooperation in the political, security and economic fields. “I hope to promote relations between the two countries in a mutually beneficial and ...

/ Mar 29, 2017

LDP seeking evidence of perjury in Kagoike's Diet testimony

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party said Tuesday it will use parliamentary authority to investigate whether the head of controversial school operator Moritomo Gakuen lied during sworn testimony before the Diet last week. Yasunori Kagoike was hauled before the Diet to answer questions over a ...

/ Mar 27, 2017

China upset by Akama's trip to Taipei

China said Monday it has complained to Japan after a Japanese minister visited self-ruled Taiwan over the weekend, warning this could hurt relations between Beijing and Tokyo. The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in Tokyo said Deputy Minister Jiro Akama went to Taiwan ...

Chiba Gov. Morita returned for third four-year term

/ Mar 27, 2017

Chiba Gov. Morita returned for third four-year term

Chiba Gov. Kensaku Morita won a third four-year term in Sunday’s gubernatorial election, beating three independent newcomers. The 67-year-old actor-turned-governor and former House of Representatives member highlighted his success in promoting two locations in the prefecture as sports venues for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics ...