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Trump, Clinton compete to meet top leaders in New York

New York, United States | AFP | Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton met Egypt’s president in New York on Monday as the two US presidential candidates tried to bolster their diplomatic credentials at the United Nations. Democratic standard-bearer Clinton said last week that she would meet Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, along …

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Japanese give Uganda thermal power boost

Toshiba, Uganda sign geothermal power agreement as Japan announces plan to spend $30b on African energy When President Yoweri Museveni met a Japanese delegation led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Nairobi August 28, he knew exactly what Uganda needed from Japan. At a brief meeting at the sixth Tokyo International …

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Japan PM pledges to invest $30 bn in Africa by 2018

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Japan will pour $30 billion of investments into Africa by 2018, including $10 billion in infrastructure development, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Saturday at a summit in Nairobi. Abe is using the conference to meet dozens of leaders from across Africa, among them Kenya’s President …

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Africa should have permanent seat at Security Council – Japan

Nairobi, KENYA | PPU The 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) has opened in Nairobi, Kenya with a call by the Japanese Prime Minister Chinzo Abe for Africa to be given a permanent slot on the United Nations Security Council. Speaking at the opening ceremony at the Kenyatta International Conference …

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Japanese ‘naked restaurant’ to ban overweight diners

Japan’s first “naked restaurant” opens in Tokyo next month with draconian rules of entry — podgy prospective diners will be weighed and ejected if found to be too fat. Following the lead of establishments in London and Melbourne, “The Amrita” — Sanskrit for ‘immortality’ — also has strict age restrictions, …

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Hiroshima bombing ‘of Japan’s own making’

Beijing, China | AFP | Chinese state media said that the “atomic bombings of Japan were of its own making”, ahead of a historic visit to Hiroshima on Friday by US President Barack Obama. The trip is the first visit to the city by a sitting American President since the …

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G7 leaders’ visit to Ise Shrine: things to know

Ise Shima, Japan | AFP | Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will Thursday take fellow world leaders on a tour of Ise Shrine, an ancient spot that sits at the heart of Japan’s native Shinto religion. The trip is part of the cultural programme on the sidelines of the Group …

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Japan wants foreign tourists to avoid ‘public flatulence’

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | A Japanese tourism board has called on foreign tourists to refrain from public “belching or flatulence” in an etiquette guide which was hastily rewritten, reportedly after complaints from a Chinese resident. The Hokkaido Tourism Organization, which represents Japan’s northern-most island, published a downloadable brochure on …

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