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Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha met the French ambassador on Monday after his house arrest was lifted, although he remains charged with treason and is banned from politics and leaving the country.
The first foreign nationals to be granted the new specified skills visa hope the next few years in Japan will not be all work and no play.
As a child, Miyuki Hoshino, now 92, thought about quitting school because her family was so poor. It was wartime Japan, after all.
Instead of spending the gift money she received each New Year's and on entering school, Miyu Ozawa saved it for her future.
A daughter of Emperor Akihito's late cousin, obliged to renounce her status as a princess on marrying a commoner, celebrated her big day with a glittering reception on Oct. 30.
A European Union decision to ramp up trade pressure on Cambodia has alarmed unions in its garment industry, a pillar of the economy that employs about 700,000 people, but a key grouping of manufacturers said the risk would take months to materialize.