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No more Nukes!

Nuclear bombs and missiles. They are, without a shadow of a doubt, the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. They are the pinnacle of weapons technology and a good deterrent to war.     Recently, though, a Nobel Peace Prize was given to Anti-Nuclear Weapons activists and campaigners in Oslo, Norway on Sunday. ICAN, which is an abbreviation for International

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December 13, 2017
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Isis is Sisi

No, really. On Saturday, Iraqi Prime Minster Haider Al-Abadi claimed victory over Daesh in is country. After a bloody 3-year war with the brutal Islamic Insurgency and Extremist group, it seems that all is going to be well.     He has been quoted saying; “Our forces are in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border and I therefore

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December 11, 2017
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NoKor Nofly Zone

Even after North Korea launched missiles into Japanese airspace earlier this year, the United Nations Aviation Agency isn’t considering turning North Korea into a no fly zone.   Just about all airlines, however, are already avoiding NoKor airspace and are even re-routing their flights away from NoKor. In August of 2017, Air France, Lufthansa and Singapore airlines

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December 8, 2017
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Japan Welcomes Health Care Services Under TITP

Japan’s Technical Intern Training Program has welcomed health care services as part of their expanded vocational training program for foreign workers. Under this program, Japanese firms accept trainees from developing countries to help acquire job skills and eventually be employed in the country.     TITP was introduced in 1993 to transfer skills in the fisheries, agricultural and

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November 15, 2017
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Tens of Thousands of Senior Drivers in Japan Show Signs of Dementia

30,170 Japanese drivers ages 75 years and older have shown signs of dementia. This is according to recent results of a cognitive test done under the revised Road Traffic Law. The figures were released last November 2 by the National Police Agency.     About 1.12 million elderly drivers took the test since the law took effect

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November 13, 2017
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Japan Drops 3 Places to Gender Equality Rankings

Japan is at the 114th spot for this year’s World Economic Forum’s global gender equality rankings. It went down from 111th last 2016 and is considered as the worst standing among the world’s major economies under the Group of Seven.     According to the Geneva-based think tank, Japan’s fallen ranking was due to the decline in its

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November 10, 2017
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Japan, India signs MoC on Technical Intern Training Programme

India and Japan have signed the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on the Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP) last October 17. India’s Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan visited Tokyo on behalf of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of Government of India for this official agenda. Minister of Health,

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November 8, 2017
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Japan Accepts Foreign Trainees As Nursing Care Regulars

Japan’s labor ministry will now allow foreign caregiver trainees to become regular employees of nursing care facilities after a six-month working period. The decision is brought forth to cater to the increasing number of elderly patients and residents.   The added manpower will enable nursing care facilities to accommodate more residents under the ministry ordinance that stipulates requirements

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November 6, 2017
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Trump in Japan for N.Korea Talks

US President Donald Trump had his first country stop in Japan last November 5 for a 12-day tour in Asia. Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hosted Trump in a meeting with the families of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea. He was also scheduled to meet with Japanese and American service members.   As Trump dined and played

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November 3, 2017
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Duterte Rewards Soldiers With Japan Trip

  Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gave a memorable reward to the top military officers who served in Marawi for 5 long months following the ISIS attacks and threats. The president allowed some top commanders to join him on his recent visit to Japan late last October.   “I just invited them for a respite…At least they have time

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November 1, 2017