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6 killed in apartment fire in southwestern Japan

May 8, 2017

KITAKYUSHU, FUKUOKA PREF.- Six bodies were found on Monday at the site of an apartment building burned down by an overnight fire in Kitakyushu in Fukuoka Prefecture, southwestern Japan, according to local police. The fire started at around 11:20 p.m. Sunday

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New condos beyond reach of average workers

May 8, 2017

Tokyo- Elevated prices are putting new condominiums out of reach of average workers in Japan. With demand dampened by high acquisition costs, the number of new condos put on sale across Japan in 2016 fell for the third year in a

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Nikkei hits 17-month closing high after Macron victory

May 8, 2017

Tokyo- The benchmark Nikkei average surged to hit a 17-month closing high on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday, following the victory of centrist Emmanuel Macron, a pro-European Union candidate, in the French presidential runoff on Sunday. The 225-issue Nikkei closed

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Abe sends congratulations to Macron 

May 8, 2017

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent Monday a congratulatory message to pro-European Union centrist Emmanuel Macron, who won the French presidential election on Sunday. Macron’s election “is a symbolic victory over inward-oriented and protectionist moves and a vote of confidence

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Abe vows to regain trust with results in reconstruction efforts 

May 8, 2017

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed Monday to achieve results in reconstruction efforts in areas devastated by the March 2011 disaster to regain public trust in his government damaged by a recent gaffe by a former minister. “Reconstruction work must

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Japan aims to spread Olympic economic benefits nationwide 

May 8, 2017

Tokyo- Japan plans to establish by year-end a council composed of the central and local governments and the private sector to discuss ways to spread expected economic benefits from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics nationwide, sources have said. The central

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MinebeaMitsumi to invest $65 million for eastern Slovakia plant 

May 7, 2017

BRATISLAVA- The construction work for an engineering and electronic industry plant to be built by Japanese company MinebeaMitsumi started on Friday in Kosice, eastern Slovakia, local media reported. For this plant, MinebeaMitsumi reportedly will invest at least 60 million euros (65.9

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Chinese submersible explores turbidity current in South China sea 

May 7, 2017

ABOARD SHIP XIANGYANGHONG- Jiaolong, China’s manned submersible, explored submarine turbidity currents in the South China Sea on Saturday. With a maximum depth of 2,980 meters, Jiaolong was underwater for nine hours and 54 minutes in its seventh dive in the second

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