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According to the funds reports, the office in the private secretary's condominium in Koto Ward, Tokyo, spent about ¥8.93 million to cover personnel expenses, ¥320,000 on office costs and around ¥1.07 million to buy office supplies during the period.
The Japanese government is planning a stimulus of more than $5 billion to spur the economy, whose recovery is slowing, sources told Kyodo News. The policy stimulus package was doubled from the previously planned $2.5 billion. Prime Minister Yoshihiko
Seven of the centers, including one at Narita International Airport, come under the top-tier Category 3 rating as their staff members are capable of handling inquiries in English, Chinese and Korean seven days a week, the Japan Tourism Agency and the
Kyodo A section of a major street in central Tokyo was closed Sunday, and some people evacuated, to remove an unexploded bomb believed to have been dropped by the U.S. military during World War II. The unexploded bomb, found Sept. 20 at a
Police on Saturday arrested a man who allegedly stabbed five people at a railway station in southwest Japan, Kyodo news agency reported. The five victimsall menwere taken to hospital but their injuries did not seem to be life-threatening, the agency
Sony Corp. says it plans to close a factory in central Japan, tweaking its restructuring plan by cutting 2,000 jobs from its workforce in moves expected to save it $385 million.The company's Minokamo factory, in Gifu prefecture, employs 840
Japanese government agencies held a tourism promotion event Tuesday in New Delhi, making a pitch to the growing middle class in the country. Norifumi Ide, commissioner of the Japan Tourism Agency, said, "We would like to raise awareness (about Japan)
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda plans a new round of economic stimulus by the end of next month as the country has entered a lull, Kyodo News reported, quoting sources close to the prime minister. The steps are expected to include measures to
Japan and the United States are mulling a joint military drill to simulate retaking a remote island from foreign forces, reports said, amid a festering row between Tokyo and Beijing over disputed islets. The exercise, part of broader joint manoeuvres
A "peeping Tom" who used a pen-shaped camera to take an upskirt shot of a cabin attendant during a domestic flight in Japan has avoided charges after prosecutors failed to decide which prefecture the plane was flying over at the time, reports said.