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Ex-Japan Exchange Group CEO Regrets “Lost” 30 Years

May 29, 2018

Tokyo- As an executive of brokerage giant Nomura Securities Co. at the time, Atsushi Saito, 78, witnessed firsthand the financial turbulence following the collapse of Japan’s bubble economy in the early 1990s, shortly after the start of the soon-ending Japanese

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INTERVIEW: Crime Victims’ Group Founder Voices Sense of Accomplishment

May 28, 2018

Tokyo- Lawyer Isao Okamura has voiced a sense of accomplishment just before the planned dissolution of the National Association of Crime Victims and Surviving Families, or NAVS, on Sunday. “The extent of crime victims’ participation in trials has widened dramatically

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370 Filipino professional housekeepers to be deployed to Japan

May 21, 2018

The Philippines is set to deploy more professional housekeepers to Japan this year. The 370 professional housekeepers to be sent to Tokyo, Kanagawa and Osaka signed on Monday contract with Japanese housekeeping support service firm Nichii Gakkan in a ceremony

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Canon Vice President Ozawa Sees Era as Time When Japan Lost Power

May 21, 2018

Beijing- Hideki Ozawa, executive vice president of Canon Inc., has described the Heisei period as a time when Japan lost its power. Ozawa, who doubles as president and chief executive officer of Canon (China) Co., has spent most of his

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EXCLUSIVE: Over 70 Pct of Dangerous Railroad Crossings Untouched in Japan

May 20, 2018

Tokyo- Over 70 pct of underequipped railroad crossings in Japan where accidents resulting in deaths or injuries occurred in the five years through fiscal 2016 have yet to be abolished or see any improvement as of the end of last

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Once-Failed Businessman Sees Comeback Possible for Capable People

May 20, 2018

New York- Masahiro Origuchi, a Japanese businessman known for his huge bubble-era success in the disco business and subsequent bankruptcy, recalls that Heisei was an era that gave capable people a chance to come back from failures. “Heisei was a

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Miyagi Gubernatorial Election Biggest Turning Point

May 19, 2018

Tokyo- Shiro Asano, former governor of Miyagi Prefecture, said his biggest turning point in the Heisei era was ending his 23-year career as a health ministry bureaucrat to stand in the gubernatorial election in the northeastern prefecture in 1993. Before

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Int’l Team Finds Most Distant Oxygen in Universe

May 17, 2018

Tokyo- An international team including Japanese astronomers has said it detected a signal of oxygen in a galaxy 13.28 billion light-years away, the most distant place where the presence of oxygen has been confirmed. “I was thrilled to see the

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