Trump names businessman Hagerty as ambassador to Japan

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  • Trump names businessman Hagerty as ambassador to Japan

    WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday announced his nomination of William Hagerty, who had been director of presidential appointments in Trump’s transition team, as the next U.S. ambassador to Japan. Hagerty is expected to assume his new post after confirmation by the U.S. Sena…

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  • Kisenosato hurt while taking 1st loss

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  • Li says Beijing is not militarizing South China Sea

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  • Northern Ireland buries McGuinness, urged to ‘finish his work’

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「えいご工房」の連載「とらべる英会話」が単行本になりました

  • とらべる英会話読売新聞日曜日付の英語面「えいご工房」で好評連載中のコラム「特派員直伝 とらべる英会話」の書籍版が研究社から出版されました。詳しくはこちらから

Neko Pitcher now in The Japan News

  • The Japan News is now carrying the English version of “Neko Pitcher,” a popular Yomiuri Shimbun cartoon series.

JN Learning Lab

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  • MUSINGS / March 8, 2017

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Culture

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