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2017/12/12 


Head Priest of Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto Writes 'Kita' on Paper Using Large Brush in Calligraphy Event to Announce Chinese Character of Year: Kita, or North, Picked in Nationwide Vote as Character to Represent Events Involving Japan in 2017, Such as North Korea's Missile Firing into Surrounding Waters

(Jiji Press)


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POLITICS
Japan Remains Committed to Defense-Oriented Policy, Minister Iwaya Says
ECONOMY
Japan Post Holdings Says It Will Acquire Some 7% Stake in Aflac in 2019
SPORTS
Baseball: Yomiuri Signs Ex-Major Leaguer Hisashi Iwakuma to 1-Year Deal
OTHER
Japan's Top Court Finds Vote-Value Gaps in 2017 General Election Constitutional

AFP-JIJI PRESS NEWS JOURNAL


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