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TEPCO to Decommission Fukushima No. 2 N-Power Plant

June 14, 2018

Fukushima- Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. plans to decommission all four reactors at its Fukushima No. 2 nuclear power station, its president, Tomoaki Kobayakawa, said at a meeting with Masao Uchibori, governor of Fukushima Prefecture, home to the plant,

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Victims Remembered 10 Years after Inland Quake in Iwate, Miyagi

June 14, 2018

Kurihara, Miyagi Pref.- A memorial service was held on Thursday to mark the 10th anniversary of a powerful inland earthquake in Miyagi and Iwate prefectures, northeastern Japan, in 2008 that left a total of 23 people dead or missing. The

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3 Ptarmigan Chicks Hatch in Artificial Breeding in Central Japan

June 14, 2018

Toyama- Three chicks of the Japanese rock ptarmigan have been hatched through an artificial breeding program at a zoo in the central Japan city of Toyama, the municipal government said. Japan thus succeeded in incubating the endangered bird artificially for

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3 Firms to Be Fined 32 M. Yen over ANA Uniform Bid-Rigging

June 14, 2018

Tokyo- Japan’s Fair Trade Commission plans to slap three department store operators with fines totaling 32 million yen over their suspected bid-rigging for flight attendant uniforms delivered to All Nippon Airways, informed sources have said. The three–Sogo & Seibu Co.,

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Missing Dementia Sufferers Increase for 5th Yr in Japan

June 14, 2018

Tokyo- The number of dementia sufferers who were reported missing in Japan last year increased 431 from the previous year to 15,863, up for the fifth straight year, police data found Thursday. The number kept rising since the National Police

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JR Tokai Boosts Shinkansen Security Patrols after Stabbing Rampage

June 14, 2018

Nagoya- Central Japan Railway Co., or JR Tokai, has increased the number of patrolling guards on Shinkansen high-speed trains in the wake of a knife rampage last weekend in which one passenger was killed and two others were injured, company

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Tokyo Wary of Trump Hope to Pull U.S. Soldiers from S. Korea

June 14, 2018

Tokyo- A sense of alarm spread within the Japanese government after U.S. President Donald Trump Tuesday mentioned his wish to pull U.S. soldiers out of South Korea. The Trump remarks prompted Japanese Defense Ministry officials to rush to gather information

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Nara to Abolish Usage Fees for Sento-kun Mascot

June 14, 2018

Nara- The Nara prefectural government said Wednesday that it will make the use of Sento-kun, the official mascot of the western Japan prefecture, free of charge from August. The Nara government, which currently collects 3 pct fees from the use

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