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FRANCE

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JAPAN / Politics
May 5, 2014
Japan, France join hands on defense equipment, fast-breeder reactors
Japan and France agreed Monday to open talks on joint development of defense equipment, signed a document on developing fast-breeder reactor technology and confirmed plans to foster economic dialogue.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 13, 2014
Air France to start Haneda-Paris run
Air France will launch direct flights between Haneda airport in Tokyo and Paris on March 30, aiming to provide a more convenient alternative with business travelers particularly in mind.
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 24, 2014
Francois Hollande: What became of dull Mr. Normal?
However indignant French President Francois Hollande might have been about a glossy celebrity magazine revealing the details of his affair with a French actress, the idea of sitting down and drafting his resignation was almost certainly not among them.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 13, 2014
Once veiled, French affairs feed tabloids
On Friday morning, I woke up as my usual French self. Then, from under the duvet, I reached for my smartphone and learned from Twitter that the French edition of Closer magazine had published pictures purportedly revealing an affair between President Francois Hollande and actress Julie Gayet. There had...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jan 12, 2014
French comedian's gesture divides a nation
On Jan 12, 1944, the Gestapo occupying the French city of Bordeaux despatched its Jews, who had been rounded up and imprisoned in their own majestic synagogue, to the death camps.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 23, 2013
Woman who 'found' Renoir at flea market disputes museum's claim
Martha Fuqua, "Renoir Girl," has denounced as "improperly authenticated" a museum's evidence that it owns the long-lost Renoir painting she claims and has asked a judge to dismiss the Baltimore Museum of Art's motion for summary judgment.
JAPAN
Nov 27, 2013
Versailles to show chrysanthemums grown in Shinjuku Gyoen garden
The Palace of Versailles in France will put chrysanthemums grown in Tokyo's Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden on display next fall, the administrative bodies of both facilities said Tuesday.
JAPAN
Nov 14, 2013
Japan, France eye arms export notice
Japan and France plan to hold their first security talks early next year, possibly in the first half of January, to discuss establishing an arrangement under which Tokyo would be notified of exports from France of equipment that could be diverted to military use, Japanese government sources said.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Nov 8, 2013
Capturing the life and lives of Tokyo, one day at a time
Every day we presumably walk past about 2,000 or 3,000 people we don't know anything about,' French photographer Cedric Riveau says. 'But everyone has his or her story to tell.
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 8, 2013
'Too fat to fly' young French patient is stranded by British Airways in Chicago
Chicago AFP-JIJI
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 30, 2013
U.S. spying on friends prompts look at 'adversarial' international system
A week now after the initial revelation that the United States may have monitored the cellphone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, there's little doubt that the story has been damaging for this country and for the National Security Agency, which earned the wrath of even longtime defender Sen. Dianne...
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 30, 2013
NSA chief: European spy agencies gave us data
The director of the National Security Agency on Tuesday dismissed as "completely false" reports that his agency swept up millions of phone records of European citizens, and he revealed that data collected by NATO allies were shared with the United States.
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 27, 2013
French energy giant inks uranium deal with Mongolia
Ulan Bator AFP-JIJI
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 30, 2013
Karatsu pursues cosmetics hub dream
The city of Karatsu, Saga Prefecture, is aiming to build a cosmetics industry hub, taking a cue from Cosmetic Valley, an extensive cluster of plant growers, manufacturers and research facilities for makeup products spread around Paris.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 11, 2013
Dramatic rise of factory-made meals in France causes outrage
It is the warmest memory of many a vacation in France: the little Paris restaurant where a white-aproned waiter served a dish glorified on the menu as something homey like blanquette de veau grand-mere, topped off with a still-tepid creme brulee that was just the right mix of crackly and creamy.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 18, 2013
Kepco's MOX load to arrive June 27
The first batch of controversial MOX fuel to be sent to Japan since the Fukushima disaster is set to arrive in Fukui Prefecture on June 27.
EDITORIALS
Jun 11, 2013
Cease promoting nuclear power
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to move forward with the development of nuclear power technology represents his cynical disregard for the victims of the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Japan Times
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Jun 7, 2013
Yokohama to celebrate French culture
Interested in France? Head to Yokohama.
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WORLD
Jun 5, 2013
France 'certain' Syrian regime used sarin gas in civil war
The French government says it has confirmed the use of sarin gas by the Syrian government, and a U.N. panel reports that it has 'reasonable grounds' to believe chemical weapons have been used in the country's civil war.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 5, 2013
Abe, Hollande to discuss ban on military-convertible items
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President Francois Hollande are scheduled to agree Friday in Tokyo to start talks on banning exports of dual-use items that can be diverted to military use, a government official said.

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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.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan