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Not only for New Year, herring roe promoted for other periods

May 11, 2017

TOKYO- Herring roe is a fixture of traditional New Year’s dishes in Japan but demand falls drastically after the holiday season, much to the dismay of local producers and processing industry groups. In order to sustain demand, they have stepped up

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Onaga asks gov’t for support for Okinawa development

May 11, 2017

TOKYO- Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga called on the Japanese government on Wednesday to support the development of the southernmost Japan prefecture, including through the utilization of a housing area that was returned to Japan by the US military in 2015. Onaga

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New employees want holidays over pay growth, say’s survey

May 11, 2017

TOKYO- New employees want more holidays and less overtime work rather than pay growth, according to a recent survey by Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co. The annual survey, taken from late March to early April, asked rookies who joined last

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Bill on Emperor Akihito’s abdication seen being enacted this month

May 11, 2017

TOKYO- A government-drafted special bill to allow Japanese Emperor Akihito to step down is expected to be enacted this month, with the main opposition Democratic Party, as well as the ruling coalition, seen as ready to vote for it. On Wednesday,

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Current account FY 2016 surplus hits 9-year high

May 11, 2017

TOKYO- Japan’s current account surplus in fiscal 2016 topped 20 trillion yen for the first time in nine years, thanks chiefly to oil and gas price falls, government data showed Thursday. The country’s current account surplus in the year that ended

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Economic developments overseas biggest risk for Japan: Kuroda

May 10, 2017

Tokyo- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said Wednesday he believes that economic developments overseas are “the largest risk factor” for the Japanese economy. In particular, the economic policies of the US administration of President Donald Trump and their impacts on

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Kumamoto hospital stresses necessity of baby hatch 10 years on

May 10, 2017

KUMAMOTO- The president of a southwestern Japan hospital that manages the nation’s first baby hatch underscored the necessity of such a facility at a press conference on Tuesday, on the eve of the baby hatch’s 10th anniversary. Although there is persistent

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Toyota’s sales, profits seen falling for 2nd straight year

May 10, 2017

Tokyo- Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday that its group sales and profits are projected to fall for the second straight year in fiscal 2017, due to a rise in research and development costs and the yen’s expected strengthening. For the year

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