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Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 9, 2016
Beijing to shut 2,500 firms this year to fight pollution
Beijing will close 2,500 small polluting firms this year in its latest effort to combat pollution, state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday, citing the municipal government.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 22, 2015
The CCP's daunting institutional challenges
China's leaders must cope with an asymmetry between what they can deliver and what consumers demand.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 12, 2015
North Korean pop band formed by Kim Jong Un cancels Beijing concert, leaves for home
An all-female North Korean pop band formed by leader Kim Jong Un abruptly cancelled a Beijing concert on Saturday and headed back home to Pyongyang, Chinese media and the concert venue said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 9, 2015
Smog from Beijing may reach northern Japan
The ongoing pollution "red alert" in Beijing may affect northern Japan, a model of weather patterns suggests, although pollutants will be well within safe limits when they arrive.
WORLD
Aug 21, 2015
Safety hazards found at 70 percent of Beijing chemical firms inspected
Safety hazards have been found at almost 70 percent of firms handling dangerous chemicals inspected in Beijing since two massive blasts killed 114 people last week, including a branch of Asia's largest refiner Sinopec Corp. state media reported late Thursday.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 4, 2015
Beijing 2022, the surprisingly green Olympics
Beijing stands as the torch-bearer for a new kind of Olympics that are designed to have a minimal impact on their environment.
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 7, 2015
Beijing's chilling new national security law
China's new national security law is worrying on several levels, both because of what it says and because of what is left ambiguous.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
May 31, 2015
Beijing gets tough anti-smoking laws
Beijing will ban smoking in restaurants, offices and on public transport from Monday, part of unprecedented new curbs — though how they will be enforced remains to be seen.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 11, 2014
Abe, Park chat briefly in Beijing, agree to advance working-level talks
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye spoke informally Monday during an APEC dinner and agreed to move bilateral senior working-level talks forward, Japanese and South Korean government officials said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 11, 2014
Obama, Putin chat briefly on Beijing summit sidelines, skip issues
U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke briefly on the sidelines of APEC summit events on Monday night but did not delve into the issues that divide their two countries, according to U.S. and Russian officials.
JAPAN
Oct 14, 2014
Japan, China eye resumption of maritime talks by end of month
Japan and China are considering resuming negotiations for a maritime communications mechanism involving defense authorities, possibly by the end of the month, sources said Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 26, 2014
Senior Chinese official may visit Japan next month
A high-ranking Chinese official known to be close to President Xi Jinping is considering visiting Japan next month, and if the trip comes off she would likely meet with senior Japanese officials, sources said Monday.
JAPAN
Jul 16, 2014
Japan opposition party leader Kaieda visits China to meet senior officials
Banri Kaieda, leader of the Democratic Party of Japan, arrived in Beijing on Tuesday night to hold talks with China's senior officials.
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 12, 2014
Is China really set on another Olympics?
One would have expected some civic joy at Monday's news that Beijing is listed as one of three candidate finalists to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Curiously, though, that news has been hard to find in China.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 30, 2014
Beijing to boost police gun training amid security threats
China will boost gun training for police in Beijing, a senior security official said, as it braces for what it calls an upsurge in militant violence around the country.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jun 30, 2014
Chinese official cancels events in Taiwan amid violent protests
China's top official in charge of relations with Taiwan has returned to Beijing, hailing his visit to the self-ruled island as "historic," despite violent protests that forced him to cancel several meetings.
JAPAN
May 5, 2014
Lawmakers meet high-level Chinese official
Japanese lawmakers meet with China's No. 3 Zhang Dejiang to see if a summit can finally be arranged between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 24, 2014
Invitee Masuzoe in Beijing amid chill
Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe becomes the first Tokyo mayor to visit Beijing since 2008, receiving a warm welcome that he hopes will help thaw tensions with China.
JAPAN
Mar 29, 2014
Nanjing tally was 300,000: Xi
Chinese President Xi Jinping returns Japan's wartime atrocities to the spotlight by insisting its troops killed over 300,000 people in the 1937 Nanjing Massacre.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 21, 2014
March 30 and 31 set for Japan-N. Korea government talks
Japan and North Korea will hold intergovernmental talks in Beijing on March 30 to 31, the first such meeting since November 2012, the Foreign Ministry said Friday.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
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