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Taro Kono to visit Mozambique and Ethiopia, attend TICAD

/ Aug 21, 2017

Taro Kono to visit Mozambique and Ethiopia, attend TICAD

Foreign Minister Taro Kono is scheduled to visit Africa for five days starting Wednesday to attend a two-day ministerial meeting of a Tokyo-led African development conference in the capital of Mozambique, his ministry said Monday. After joining the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) ...

Japan backtracks on basing Ospreys at civilian-use Saga Airport

Aug 21, 2017

Japan backtracks on basing Ospreys at civilian-use Saga Airport

The government has tentatively decided to station Osprey aircraft at a Ground Self-Defense Force camp because of difficulties in basing them as planned in fiscal 2019 at Saga Airport, a source said Monday. Concerns have been growing in Saga Prefecture over the safety of the ...

Kumamoto railway struggles to rebuild after devastating 2016 quake

Aug 21, 2017

Kumamoto railway struggles to rebuild after devastating 2016 quake

A railway in Kumamoto Prefecture is working hard to win back passengers 16 months after a series of powerful earthquakes rocked the area. Minamiaso Railway Co., a public-private third-sector firm, has still been unable to resume full operation of its services along the 17.7-km-long line. "We ...