General-account budget requests by government ministries and agencies totaled around ¥101 trillion ($913 billion) for fiscal 2018 amid ballooning social security expenses and record-high defense spending, government officials said Thursday. The budgetary requests submitted to the Finance Ministry topped the ¥100 trillion mark for the ...
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Japan's Yoshiaki Ishizawa on Thursday received the Ramon Magsaysay Award, one of Asia's highest honors, with a vow to carry on his advocacy for cultural heritage preservation and promotion. Ishizawa, 79, a former president of Sophia University who spent decades helping to restore Cambodia's Angkor ...