JICA to help Syrian refugee students find work, settle in Japan

Jan 10, 2017

JICA to help Syrian refugee students find work, settle in Japan

The government plans to help student-age refugees from civil war-battered Syria, accepted into Japan as exchange students, find jobs and settle in Japan after their courses end, according to sources. Last May, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan would accept up to 150 Syrian ...

Inada's Yasukuni visit sinks Pearl Harbor gesture

Jan 7, 2017

Inada's Yasukuni visit sinks Pearl Harbor gesture

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If Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meant what he said about the “power of reconciliation” on his Dec. 27 visit to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, he should sack Defense Minister Tomomi Inada who visited Yasukuni Shrine two days later. If he does nothing, then his ...

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike tops list of up-and-coming celebrities in 2017

Jan 7, 2017

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike tops list of up-and-coming celebrities in 2017

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike topped a list of up-and-coming celebrities in 2017, a Nippon Life Insurance Co. survey showed Friday. Pitcher-batter Shohei Otani of the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters ranked second, followed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump came in fourth. Pikotaro, ...