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There are a lot of people keeping a larger-than-usual number of pets, due to lack of sterilization, despite their inability to provide proper care for them.

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An Environment Ministry spokesperson. The ministry plans to compile guidelines for municipalities from fiscal 2018 to deal with the issue of animal hoarding. Read

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He should demonstrate his determination that unless the abduction issue is resolved, there will be neither normalization of diplomatic relations nor economic cooperation.

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Kaoru Hasuike, who spent 24 years in North Korea after being abducted from Japan. He has added his voice to calls for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to finally resolve the abduction issue with North Korea, saying it will be meaningless unless the other abductees return to Japan while their elderly… Read

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Especially in the Trump era, if the Japanese government wants to ensure a healthy economic relationship with the U.S., they have to be prepared to at least talk about U.S. priorities.

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Matthew Goodman, a senior adviser for Asian economics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. He says Japan’s effort to rein in soaring health-care costs threatens to become a source of tension in economic relations with the U.S. after running into opposition from the American pharmaceutical industry. Read

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People are looking to Japan to lead the world in thinking about an aging society.

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London Business School Prof Lynda Gratton, a member of a Japanese government council studying measures on how prepare for a society of increasing longevity, in which 100-year lives will no longer be unusual. Read

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Recently there have seen quite a number of candidates who get too nervous and become shy during interviews. We hope that candidates will be able to express themselves more naturally in the clothes of their choice.

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A human resource official at the Settsu local government in Osaka Pref. The municipal government here has banned candidates applying for city hall jobs from wearing suits to interviews to create a more relaxing screening environment for potential employees. Read

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Fraud rings deliberately seek out minors, telling them that even if they are caught, they won't go to prison.

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A senior official with the public prosecutors office. Cases of fraud done over the phone or internet with zero contact with victims and a reduced sense of responsibility are on the rise among minors. Read

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Identity checks are not tight at some overseas virtual currency exchanges and virtual currencies are targeted because their transfers are easy but are difficult to track.

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A spokesman for the National Police Agency. The NPA said there had been 23 recognized cases of virtual currency theft by account hacking in January-June, with losses totaling ¥59.2 million. Affected digital currencies included Bitcoin, Ripple and Ethereum. Read

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