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Diet meeting land sale scandal

Sagawa was summoned as a Diet meeting witness to testify about the details regarding the tampering of documents related to the sale of government-owned property in Osaka Prefecture to nationalist school operator Moritomo Gakuen. As head of the Finance Ministry’s Financial Bureau at the time the documents were altered, everyone waited eagerly for his reply.     The former

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March 28, 2018
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North Korea and Denuclearization

Former U.S. President, Barrack Obama, noted that past efforts on Iran’s nuclear weapons were more successful than with North Korea because there was more economic leverage.   The former U.S. President said recently that negotiations with North Korea on its nuclear weapons program are difficult. One reason is because the country’s isolationist policy minimizes leverage. These include trade and

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March 26, 2018
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Japan’s Cherry Blossoms in danger over beetle

Japan’s capital is riddled with lovely, delicate pink and white cherry blossoms that are emerging after the winter season. However, the famed blooms are in grave danger: an invasive foreign beetle.   The alien invader is aromia bungii, also known as the red-necked longhorn beetle, is a native to mainland China, Taiwan, the Korean peninsula and northern Vietnam

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March 23, 2018

Japan’s PM lowest in popularity survey

A recent survey in South Korea shows that Japenese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has been deemed least popular than North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un.   In the Gallup Korea survey released on Friday, 5 percent of respondents voiced positive views of Abe, which is half that of the 10 percent who said they preferred

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March 19, 2018

Musical English

Music is a very important part of our lives. It’s so important, whenever someone just wants to be by themselves, the very first thing they think of is their phone, their favorite music artist and a headset and they’re rocking the world in their minds. What better way to teach than with music?   AYE,

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March 16, 2018
SOFIA, BULGARIA – MARCH 11: Mako Yamashita of Japan performs in the Gala Exhibition during the World Junior Figure Skating Championships at Arena Armeec on March 11, 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria. (Photo by Joosep Martinson – ISU/ISU via Getty Images)

Japan’s World Junior’s Figure Skating Championship Success!

Alexandra Trusova’s superb performance in scoring two quadruple jumps, a salchow and a toe loop, on the way to victory at the world junior championships in Sofia on Saturday caught everyone by surprise and was the fact that Mako Yamashita picked up another medal for her increasing collection.   Trusova’s masterful performance of a quad

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March 14, 2018
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Xi Jinping is president – for life

China’s lawmakers passed an historic constitutional amendment on Sunday abolishing the two-term limit of the president but will now allow Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely.   This upends an old system created by former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in 1982 to prevent the bloody rule of a dictatorship under Mao Zedong’s 1966-1976 Cultural Revolution from happening again.  

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March 12, 2018
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Japanese town struggles to recover after 7 years

Town officials were discussing how to respond to a devastating earthquake that had just struck Japan’s northeastern coast when cold, black water suddenly crashed into the building. Only ten out of a hundred people in the building reached the safety of the roof. The others that didn’t make it died in a 30-foot- high tsunami that struck 30

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March 9, 2018
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North and South begin to unite

North and South Korea have agreed to hold a meeting with their respective leaders at the end of April at the joint security area of Panmunjom.   Chung Eui-yong, the SoKor president’s national security adviser, announced the summit on Tuesday after meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang the day before.   North Korea has agreed

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March 7, 2018
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Japan tops passport power ranking list

Passport holders from Japan and Singapore have the greatest level of travel freedom worldwide, with visa-free access to 180 countries – a world record.   The 2018 Henley Passport Index Ranking released on Wednesday that Germany fell to second place, with visa-free access to only 179 countries. This, after ranking first place for the last five years, took

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March 5, 2018