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Revenue for Abe's LDP overwhelms other political parties in Japan

National / Politics Nov 30, 2018

Revenue for Abe's LDP overwhelms other political parties in Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party booked ¥25.86 billion ($228 million) in revenue for 2017, by far the largest among Japanese political parties, government data showed Friday. The main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, set up in October last year, reported ¥1.25 billion, ...

Japan's job market softens in October amid labor crunch

Business / Economy Nov 30, 2018

Japan's job market softens in October amid labor crunch

The nation's labor market loosened slightly in October, government data showed Friday, though it remained near the tightest level seen in decades as companies struggled to find workers due to an aging population. The country's job availability ratio stood at 1.62, falling for the first ...

Enough poor children: Africans call for diversity in aid campaigns

World Nov 30, 2018

Enough poor children: Africans call for diversity in aid campaigns

Communities that benefit from aid want international charities to move beyond pictures of poor children and show a more balanced view of Africa, a study showed on Friday. People in six African countries were asked to evaluate images used in campaigns by major charities including ...

Editorials Nov 30, 2018

Putin's Ukraine gamble

Russia's provacative seizure of three Ukrainian Navy ships must be met with steely determination by the international community.

Japan dominates second half in rout of Qatar

Basketball Nov 30, 2018

Japan dominates second half in rout of Qatar

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Akatsuki Five received a tough challenge from Qatar early but wound up posting a 85-47 victory in a FIBA World Cup Asian qualifier at Toyama City Gymnasium on Friday night. The Japan men's national team (5-4) extended its winning streak in the preliminaries to ...