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Asia / Oceania

Tokyo, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The head of the International Relations Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), Jose Ramon Balaguer, has started Thursday an intense program of meetings with the main political forces in Japan.

Tokyo, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The government of the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa presented a bill to the local assembly to hold a referendum on the plan to relocate a US military base within that demarcation.

Tokyo, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) A higher court in Japan has ratified today a life sentence against an ex-worker from the U.S. base in Okinawa for the rape and murder of a 20-year-old girl.

Beijing, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) China called on the United States to show sincerity and correct protectionist actions as the constant hike of tariffs that unleashed a damaging confrontation for half the foreign enterprises with business here.

Beijing, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) China's Guinness list continues to rise and now has another record for building the highest bridge in the world, the Beipanjiang that crosses the border of the southwestern provinces of Guizhou and Yunnan.

By Benito Joaquín

Pyongyang, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un and South Korean President, Moon Jae-in, ended their third summit meeting at the symbol of Korean nationality, Mount Paektu.

Tokyo, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The number of foreign residents in Japan this year reached a record of 2.637 251, the highest since that data began to register since 1959, reported the Immigration Office.

Brussels, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The President of the European Union (EU), Jean-Claude Juncker, and the Foreign Minister of the bloc, Federica Mogherini, today issued a joint statement in view of a new strategy to better connect Europe with Asia.

Kingston, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Jamaica continues interested in Japanese tourism, and this is confirmed by the visit of the sector''s head, Edmund Bartlett, to the Asian country, according to local media.

Addis Ababa, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) expressed consternation on Wednesday due to the comments by Italian Deputy Prime Minister, Matteo Salvini, who during a recent conference in Vienna compared immigrants from this continent with slaves.

Hanoi, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Some 517 thousand 900 enterprises were registered in Vietnam at the closing of 2017, of which many belong to the private sector or operate under the direct foreign investment regime.