Japan Elecitons: Ldp Projected To Lose By - Electios

Japan Elecitons: LDP projected to lose by-electios

People across Japan cast ballots on Sunday to choose local leaders and assembly members as well as two Lower House lawmakers.

National parties campaigned fiercely, framing the poll as a bellwether for the Upper House election in the summer.

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Ldp Projected To Lose By - Elections

LDP projected to lose by-elections

People across Japan cast ballots on Sunday to choose local leaders and assembly members as well as two Lower House lawmakers.

National parties campaigned fiercely, framing the poll as a bellwether for the Upper House election in the summer.

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Lawmakers, Local Leaders To Be Elected

Lawmakers, local leaders to be elected

People across Japan cast ballots on Sunday to choose local leaders and assembly members as well as two Lower House lawmakers.

National parties campaigned fiercely, framing the poll as a bellwether for the Upper House election in the summer.
In Okinawa, a candidate who opposes the government's plan to relocate a US military base is projected to win the by-election.

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Base Relocation Opponent Projected To Win

Base relocation opponent projected to win

People across Japan cast ballots on Sunday to choose local leaders and assembly members as well as two Lower House lawmakers.

National parties campaigned fiercely, framing the poll as a bellwether for the Upper House election in the summer.

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Japan, Us Officials Talk Ahead Of Putin - Kim Summit

Japan, US officials talk ahead of Putin-Kim summit

Senior officials from Japan and the United States have agreed to closely watch moves leading to North Korea's possible denuclearization ahead of the Russia-North Korea summit.

The Japanese Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau chief, Kenji Kanasugi, and US Special Representative for North Korea, Stephen Biegun spoke by phone on Sunday.

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Additional Charges To Be Brought Against Ghosn

Additional charges to be brought against Ghosn

Sources say Nissan Motor paid about 5 million dollars to a dealership in Oman almost every year, even when its performance deteriorated.

Nissan has reportedly determined that the money was not used for sales promotion purposes, and has filed a criminal complaint against former chairman Carlos Ghosn.

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Msdf Sends First Vessel To China In 7 Years

MSDF sends first vessel to China in 7 years

Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force has sent a vessel to China for the first time in more than seven years in a sign of improving relations between the two countries.

The destroyer Suzutsuki arrived in the port city of Qingdao in Shandong Province on Sunday ahead of an international naval review that will be held on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Navy.

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Voting Underway In Japanese Local Elections

Voting underway in Japanese local elections

Voters across Japan are casting ballots in the second round of local elections to pick mayors and local assembly members. The races coincide with two Lower House by-elections that are seen as a bellwether for the Upper House elections this summer.

One of the by-elections is taking place in Okinawa. The ruling and opposition blocs are effectively facing off over plans to relocate a US airbase within the southern prefecture. The constituency, Okinawa's number-3 electoral district, includes the Henoko district of the city f Nago, where the central government is carrying out land reclamation to relocate the US Marine Corps' Futenma Air Station.

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Local Elections Across Japan

Local elections across Japan

In Japan, voting for mayors and municipal assemblies has begun in the second round of local elections. Lower House by-elections are also taking place. The polls are viewed as forerunners to the Upper House elections this summer.

Polling stations started opening at 7 a.m. on Sunday. In all, 721 elections are being held for mayors and municipal assembly seats.

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Terrorism Response Unit Set Up In Tokyo

Terrorism response unit set up in Tokyo

The Tokyo Fire Department has set up a unit that can quickly respond to terrorist attacks. It's part of preparations for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo.

The new unit will have the capability to operate rescue, chemical disaster response, and other squads in a centralized manner in the event of terrorist attacks and other disasters.

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J - Village Station Opens In Fukushima

J-Village station opens in Fukushima

Japanese soccer players will have easier access to training from Saturday with the opening of a new railway station close to their facilities in Fukushima.

The J-Village station on the JR Joban Line in Fukushima Prefecture serves the J-Village training complex. The facility was previously used as an operations base for decommissioning work at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after the 2011 accident.

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Blind Japanese Sailor And Friend Cross Pacific

Blind Japanese sailor and friend cross Pacific

A blind Japanese man has succeeded in sailing across the Pacific Ocean from the United States to Japan with assistance from his sighted American friend.

52-year-old Mitsuhiro Iwamoto and 55-year-old Douglas Smith arrived at Onahama Port in the city of Iwaki in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, on Saturday morning. They were greeted by a crowd of well-wishers.

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Japan, Us To Boost Space, Cyber - Security Ties

Japan, US to boost space, cyber-security ties

Japan and the US have agreed to boost cooperation in the fields of cyber-security and outer space.

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan in Washington on Friday.

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