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    Japan’s new emperor makes first public speech

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on May 05, 2019

    Emperor Naruhito urged Japan to work together for world peace as he made his first public appearance Saturday in front of a cheering, flag-waving crowd...

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    Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum Throne

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 03:58pm on May 01, 2019

    Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito pledged Wednesday to stand by the Japanese people as he formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne, the day after his father’s historic...

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    Naruhito new emperor of Japan

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 04:27pm on April 30, 2019

    Emperor Akihito of Japan formally stepped down Tuesday, the first abdication for 200 years in the world’s oldest monarchy, as his son Naruhito prepared to...

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    Japan kicks off unprecedented long holiday

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 03:48pm on April 27, 2019

    Japan on Saturday kicked off an unprecedented 10-day holiday, including celebration days for the imperial transition, as airports were packed with...

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    Over 600,000 older Japanese live in social isolation: survey

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 02:46am on March 30, 2019

    More than 600,000 Japanese people over 40 are living in complete isolation from society, staying at home for more than six months without social interaction,...

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    Japan’s labour shortage hits 45-year high

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:58am on February 02, 2019

    There were 161 jobs for every 100 jobseekers on average last year in Japan, the highest ratio since 1973, highlighting the labour shortage in the...

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    Japan police probe ‘uranium’ on online auction site

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 05:12pm on January 31, 2019

    Japanese authorities are investigating how a substance that appears to be uranium came to be offered for sale on an online auction site, a nuclear...

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    Robben mulling Tokyo move

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on January 30, 2019

    Superstar Dutch winger Arjen Robben is lining up a move to J-League outfit FC Tokyo after he leaves Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, local media reported...

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    Ghosn set for continued detention as new charges filed

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on January 12, 2019

    Tokyo prosecutors on Friday filed two fresh charges of financial misconduct against former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, meaning the auto tycoon is unlikely to be...

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    Record $3.1m paid in New Year’s tuna auction in Japan

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on January 06, 2019

    A Japanese sushi entrepreneur paid a record $3.1 million for a giant tuna Saturday as Tokyo’s new fish market, which replaced the world-famous Tsukiji late...

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