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Takata to pay $1 bil. penalty over exploding air bags

January 14, 2017

NEW YORK– Takata Corp. of Japan has pleaded guilty to criminal wrongdoing and agreed to pay $1 billion over its handling of deadly air bag ruptures, the U.S. Justice Department said Friday. A federal grand jury separately indicted three former

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High Level of Toxic chemicals found at new fish market

January 14, 2017

Tokyo– An amount of benzene 79 times the minimum allowed by the government was detected among other toxic chemicals in groundwater samples from Tokyo’s Toyosu area where the famous Tsukiji fish market is planned to be relocated, officials in the

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Japan, Australia vow to work closely with U.S. under Trump

January 14, 2017

SYDNEY– Japan and Australia will continue to work in close coordination with the United States after the inauguration next week of President-elect Donald Trump, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull said Saturday after bilateral talks in

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S. Korean foreign minister says “comfort women” statue “undesirable”

January 13, 2017

SEOUL– South Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung Se on Friday weighed in on a bilateral spat with Japan over a controversial statue in front of the Japanese Consulate in Busan, saying the installation of an object in front of a foreign

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N. Korea’s ICBM threatens U.S., Asia remains priority: Mattis

January 13, 2017

WASHINGTON– U.S. Defense Secretary-designate James Mattis said Thursday North Korea’s plans to test-fire an intercontinental ballistic missile pose a “serious threat” to the United States, vowing to work closely with Japan and South Korea to counter Pyongyang’s weapons programs. Speaking at

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Honda to revive Civic in Japan after 6-year hiatus

January 13, 2017

TOKYO– Honda Motor Co. will revive the Civic compact line in Japan this summer after a roughly six-year hiatus, the automaker said Friday. The Japanese automaker, which plans to launch three Civic models including a sedan, aims to enhance its brand

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Japan gov’t “highly praises” outgoing U.S. envoy Kennedy’s work

January 13, 2017

TOKYO– The Japanese government “highly praises” the work done by U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, who will leave the post before President-elect Donald Trump launches his new administration later this month, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday. He said the

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Kisenosato, Hakuho battle to keep share of lead at New Year meet

January 12, 2017

TOKYO– Ozeki Kisenosato and yokozuna Hakuho were forced to work hard for their wins Thursday to remain in a five-way lead at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. On the fifth day of the 15-day tourney, Kisenosato survived the powerful shoves

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