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Mayweather to face Japan kickboxer Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr said Monday he will come out of retirement to fight a Japanese kickboxer half his age, Tenshin Nasukawa, on New Year’s Eve in Saitama. The 41-year-old unbeaten American, who captured world titles in five different weight divisions and was considered …

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Japan’s Abe to make rare China visit as relations thaw

Beijing, China | AFP | Japan’s Shinzo Abe is due to arrive in China Thursday, the first visit to the Asian giant by a Japanese prime minister since relations between the two countries soured six years ago over a territorial row. Abe and Chinese president Xi Jinping are expected to …

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Japan orders Facebook to improve data protection

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | The Japanese government on Monday ordered Facebook to improve protection of users’ personal information following data breaches affecting tens of millions of people worldwide. Facebook said early this month that hackers accessed the personal data of 29 million users in a breach at the world’s …

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URA, Japan agency boost South Sudan taxman

AfDB hires Commissioner General to implement tax reforms in war-wrecked nation Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | South Sudan is a young nation beset with many troubles especially the continuous outbreaks of war. But that has not deterred Africa’s newest nation from building its institutions, with the National Revenue Authority being …

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Museveni meets Japan’s top Africa affairs chief

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni and the visiting Director General in Charge of the Department for Africa Affairs in Japan, Ambassador Takeshi Osuga, have discussed matters pertaining to the strengthening of bilateral relations between Japan and Uganda in particular and the African continent in general …

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‘World’s oldest person’ dies in Japan at 117

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | A 117-year-old Japanese woman, thought to be the world’s oldest person, has died, a local official told AFP Sunday. Nabi Tajima, who was born August 4, 1900, died around 8:00 pm (1100 GMT) Saturday at a hospital on her native Kikai Island in Kagoshima region, …

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