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Transplant of iPS cells made from someone else cells OK

February 3, 2017

TOKYO- Japan’s health ministry has approved what would be the world’s first clinical research for transplanting to a patient induced pluripotent stem, or iPS, cells made from someone else’s cells. The plan was approved by a panel of experts at the

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Nippon Life to raise insurance premiums in April

February 3, 2017

Tokyo- Nippon Life Insurance Co. said Thursday that it will raise monthly premiums on insurance products, starting with contracts to be inked on April 2. The increase reflects a decline in investment returns amid the Bank of Japan’s negative interest

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Onaga seeks review of base relocation in talks with US lawmakers

February 3, 2017

WASHINGTON- Visiting Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga, in a series of meetings with seven US House of Representatives members on Wednesday, sought a review of the planned relocation of a key US military base within the southernmost Japan prefecture. The Japan-US security

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Toyota wants  to be regarded as US automaker

February 3, 2017

TOKYO- Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda said Thursday that he wants the major Japanese automaker to be regarded also as an American company. “We are making a number of vehicles in the United States, so I hope that Toyota is

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More Japanese companies trying to reduce overtime

February 3, 2017

TOKYO- An increasing number of major Japanese companies are strengthening their efforts to reduce overtime work on a voluntary basis, in a break with a culture of long hours at workplaces. More companies have introduced a system of fixed-time intervals after

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December industrial output up 0.5%

January 31, 2017

Tokyo- Japan’s industrial output rose for a second straight month in December as manufacturing of transport equipment increased, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) said on Tuesday. According to the ministry’s preliminary report, factory output in the recording

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2016 unemployment rate at 22-year-low, private consumption still strained

January 31, 2017

Tokyo- Japan’s unemployment rate improved in 2016 to an average of 3.1 percent from a year earlier, marking the lowest level in 22 years, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Tuesday. According to the ministry, the jobless rate

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Nikkei drops on firm yen, Trump’s US entry ban order

January 31, 2017

Tokyo- Tokyo stocks closed sharply lower Tuesday as falling US shares, a rising yen and concerns over recent executive orders signed by US President Donald Trump over entry of nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, weighed on market sentiment. The 225-issue

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