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May 27, 2016

G-7 declaration given after two-day summit

The following is the gist of the declaration by the leaders of the Group of Seven nations released Friday following their two-day meeting in Ise, Mie Prefecture. The G-7 leaders: (World Economy) See the global economy as continuing to recover but growth remains moderate ...

G-7 meets developing countries amid China concerns

May 27, 2016

G-7 meets developing countries amid China concerns

Leaders from the Group of Seven advanced nations met Friday with representatives of emerging and developing Asian and African countries. This session, known as the Outreach Program, involved Chad, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam and Laos. Host nation Japan said ahead ...

May 27, 2016

Double foreign winners of Japanese decoration and medals: panel

A government panel reviewing Japan’s decoration and medal award system has proposed almost doubling the number of foreign awardees to 300 per year in a phased approach. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government is expected to revise the system from this fall’s awards based on ...

Korean Air jet catches fire at Haneda, forcing evacuation

May 27, 2016

Korean Air jet catches fire at Haneda, forcing evacuation

A Korean Air jet terminated takeoff from Tokyo’s Haneda airport on Friday after its port engine caught fire, forcing the evacuation of about 320 people, police said. The fire was reported around 12:44 p.m. and extinguished shortly afterward. None of the 302 passengers and ...