Japan court rejects appeal, keeps ban on restarting 2 nuclear reactors

June 18, 2016 by · Comments Off on Japan court rejects appeal, keeps ban on restarting 2 nuclear reactors 

OTSU, Japan, June 17 — A Japanese court kept its ban on operation of two nuclear reactors at the Takahama power plant in Fukui Prefecture on Friday by rejecting the plant operator's request to suspend an injunction it had issued over the reactivated reactors.

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Obama's Hiroshima visit offers chance to promote nuclear disarmament

May 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on Obama's Hiroshima visit offers chance to promote nuclear disarmament 

WASHINGTON, May 11 — President Barack Obama should use his upcoming visit to the Japanese city of Hiroshima to announce further cuts in the US stockpile of atomic weapons, the nuclear disarmament advocacy group Peace Action announced Monday.

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PHL named world's 8th top medical tourism hub

May 10, 2016 by · Comments Off on PHL named world's 8th top medical tourism hub 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, May 9 (PNA) — A global non-profit association for medical tourism and international patient industry has listed the Philippines as eighth place among the top medical tourism destinations in the world in 2015, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Monday.

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After setting PH record in 21K, Tabal eyes Olympic spot in Boston

April 14, 2016 by · Comments Off on After setting PH record in 21K, Tabal eyes Olympic spot in Boston 

CEBU CITY, April 13 — After setting the Philippine record in the 21K during her training stint in Japan, Cebuana Mary Joy Tabal now sets her eyes on a bigger prize, a spot in the Rio Olympics in August.

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Japan to allow entry of N. Korean soccer players despite sanctions

February 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on Japan to allow entry of N. Korean soccer players despite sanctions 

TOKYO, Feb. 15 — Japan plans to allow North Korea's national women's team to enter the country to join Asian qualifying matches for this summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, despite Tokyo's new sanctions on Pyongyang that prohibit North Korean nationals from visiting Japan in principle, a senior ruling lawmaker said Sunday.

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Feature: Young people give educational support to disaster-hit kids

February 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on Feature: Young people give educational support to disaster-hit kids 

ISHINOMAKI, Japan, Feb. 11 — Satoshi Okuno thought he had finally found the answer to his question — what he should do for society — when he saw children studying in a corner of a gymnasium being used as a shelter after a strong earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan's northeastern region in March 2011.

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Japan extends visa validity for Vietnam, India nationals to 10 years

February 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Japan extends visa validity for Vietnam, India nationals to 10 years 

TOKYO, Feb. 2 — The Japanese government will extend the validity of multiple-entry visas for businessmen, academics and artists from Vietnam and India to 10 years from the current five years, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday.

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Japanese woman has baby through egg freezing, defying expert guidance

February 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Japanese woman has baby through egg freezing, defying expert guidance 

OSAKA, Feb. 2 — A Japanese woman in her 40s has given birth to a baby using her own frozen egg, taking a step that experts are not recommending for women in good health.

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Japan's agricultural exports climb 21.8% in 2015

February 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Japan's agricultural exports climb 21.8% in 2015 

TOKYO, Feb. 2 — Japan's exports of agricultural, forestry and fishery products increased 21.8 percent from a year earlier to 745.2 billion yen (USD6.15 billion) in 2015, the government said Tuesday.

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S. Korea, Japan condemn N. Korea's satellite launch plan

February 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on S. Korea, Japan condemn N. Korea's satellite launch plan 

SEOUL/TOKYO, Feb. 3 — South Korea and Japan on Wednesday expressed strong condemnation on North Korea's new satellite launch plan, believing that it is planning to test a long-range ballistic missile.

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