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JR Hokkaido chief calls for local support 

April 1, 2017

SAPPORO- Hokkaido Railway Co., or JR Hokkaido, needs regional support to maintain local lines, Osamu Shimada, president of the railway operator that serves the northernmost Japan prefecture, said. JR Hokkaido faces two major issues, Shimada said in an interview as the

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Papers sent to prosecutors on Toyo tire data falsification 

April 1, 2017

OSAKA- Osaka prefectural police on Friday sent public prosecutors papers on a former president of Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. and 17 other people over its data falsification for earthquake shock absorbers for buildings. Papers were also sent on Toyo Tire,

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TEPCO sets new management 

April 1, 2017

TOKYO- Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. on Friday set its new management to accelerate corporate reform and secure funds to deal with the aftermath of the nuclear disaster six years ago. The new management team will be launched after a

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Osaka inspects school operated by Moritomo 

April 1, 2017

OSAKA- The Osaka prefectural government’s education authorities on Friday inspected Tsukamoto Kindergarten, run by school operator Moritomo Gakuen, over its murky school construction project and subsidy qualification. During the on-site inspection in the western Japan city of Osaka, the authorities questioned

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Abe-Putin summit seen around April 27

April 1, 2017

TOKYO- Japan is arranging a bilateral summit with Russia on or around April 27, with a view to accelerating talks on proposed joint economic activities on four Russian-held islands claimed by Japan, government sources have said. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is

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USTR blames “substantial market access barriers”

April 1, 2017

WASHINGTON- Top finance policymakers from the Group of 20 leading economies on Saturday dropped their long-standing pledge to fight protectionism due to opposition from the United States. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, in its annual report released on Friday,

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JR Tokai helped by low interest rates in paying debts

March 31, 2017

Tokyo- Low interest rates served as a tail wind for Central Japan Railway Co. in repaying debts after the 1987 privatization and breakup of the Japanese National Railways, Yoshiyuki Kasai, honorary chairman of the company, better known as JR Tokai,

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Japan’s SDF deploys largest-ever military transport aircraft 

March 31, 2017

TOKYO– Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force (ASDF) on Thursday held a ceremony at Miho Air Base in Tottori Prefecture, western Japan, to mark the official deployment there of three new C-2 transport aircraft. The three advanced military transport aircraft, the largest

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