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Japan sheds tears as Asada hangs up boots

April 11, 2017

TOKYO- Monday’s abrupt announcement by Japanese female figure skating icon Mao Asada of her decision to retire from competition has saddened many people in the country, including other skaters and locals in her hometown. “You’ve really done great for such a

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BOJ report shows economic expansion in two regions

April 11, 2017

TOKYO- The Bank of Japan said in a quarterly report on Monday that it has revised up its economic assessment for the Hokuriku central Japan region, saying that “the economy has been expanding moderately.” The BOJ used the same expression for

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 “Hydrogen Societyˮ strategy drawn up

April 11, 2017

TOKYO-The Japanese government decided Tuesday to draw up by the end of this year a basic strategy aimed at realizing a “hydrogen society” that will widely utilize hydrogen as a clean energy source. At a meeting of concerned ministers, Prime

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Australia solidifying position as major “Wagyuˮ exporter

April 11, 2017

SYDNEY- Australia is extending its lead over other countries as a major global exporter of “wagyu,” or Japanese breeds of beef cattle, mainly in Asia. Australia exported some 100,000 wagyu cattle in 2016 and the number is forecast to increase at

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Cosmetics makers give grooming tips to job-hunting young men

April 10, 2017

TOKYO- With job-hunting by university students about to get into full swing, Japanese cosmetics makers are offering young men tips on grooming and how to maintain a good appearance for job interviews. The companies hope to familiarize students with their products,

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Business failures hit 26-year low in fy 2016

April 10, 2017

TOKYO- The number of corporate bankruptcies in Japan in fiscal 2016 fell 3.5 pct from the previous year to 8,381, the lowest level since fiscal 1990, Tokyo Shoko Research Ltd. said Monday. The figure, covering bankruptcies involving liabilities of 10 million

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Population seen falling  below 100m in 2053

April 10, 2017

TOKYO- Japan’s population is predicted to fall below 100 million in 2053, the welfare ministry’s National Institute of Population and Social Security Research said Monday. In 2065, the final year covered by the latest estimates, the population is expected to slip

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Nagashima tenders resignation from main opposition DP

April 10, 2017

TOKYO- Former Japanese State Minister of Defense Akihisa Nagashima submitted a letter of resignation from the Democratic Party on Monday, dealing a heavy blow to the main opposition party ahead of the Tokyo metropolitan assembly election in July. “It’s difficult for

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