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Japan unlikely to take up nuclear arms, expert says

/ Aug 22, 2017

Japan unlikely to take up nuclear arms, expert says

Japan is unlikely to develop nuclear weapons to counter the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons capability, a Japanese security specialist said last week in Taipei. Yuki Tatsumi, director of the Japan Program at the Stimson Center, a Washington think tank, said Japan will ...

Three die as fire razes aging Akita apartment building

Aug 22, 2017

Three die as fire razes aging Akita apartment building

At least three people were killed and two others remain unaccounted for after a fire engulfed an apartment building in Yokote, Akita Prefecture, early Tuesday, police and firefighters said. Ten of the two-story wooden building's 25 residents were injured in the fire that started around ...

Former Yamanashi mayor rearrested on bribery charge

/ Aug 22, 2017

Former Yamanashi mayor rearrested on bribery charge

Tokyo police issued a fresh arrest warrant Monday for former Yamanashi Mayor Seiki Mochizuki, 70, on suspicion of taking bribes in exchange for helping a person pass the city's employment examination. The Metropolitan Police Department arrested two others for allegedly bribing the former mayor: 57-year-old ...

40% of Japan's underpopulated municipalities deemed sustainable

Aug 21, 2017

40% of Japan's underpopulated municipalities deemed sustainable

More than 40 percent of underpopulated municipalities in Japan are considered sustainable over the three decades to 2045, thanks to migration and settling promotion measures, according to a private think tank. A total of 328 municipalities will be able to maintain at least 90 percent ...