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Early warnings somewhat work for people hit by Kumamoto quakes: study

April 2, 2017

TOKYO- Despite a delay, an early warning of the first of a series of strong earthquakes that hit hard Kumamoto Prefecture in southwestern Japan last year helped part of local residents prepare for the subsequent shakes and disasters, a Japan Metrological

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Japan city practices running mortuary in preparation for disasters  

April 2, 2017

TAHARA- In the event of a large-scale natural disaster, many local authorities have their hands full evacuating and attending to residents, including the injured. At the same time, securing places to keep the bodies of people killed in a disaster and

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JBIC, Japan Megabanks to lend $1 b. to Kuwait oil firm

April 2, 2017

TOKYO-  The Japan Bank for International Cooperation plans to extend one billion dollars to a Kuwaiti oil refinery company in concert with Japanese megabanks and a major British financial firm, it was learned on Sunday. The government-backed JBIC and the commercial

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Chinese warships pass between Okinawa, Miyakojima

April 2, 2017

TOKYO- Three Chinese warships sailed in the high seas between the main island of Okinawa Prefecture and the island of Miyakojima, also in the southern Japan prefecture, on Sunday, the Defense Ministry said the same day. The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force’s

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Mortality table revision seen lowering life insurance premiums 

April 1, 2017

TOKYO- The Institute of Actuaries of Japan on Friday announced a plan to revise the standard mortality table, raising the prospects for life insurance premium cuts as early as April next year. The institute, made up mainly of life insurers, released

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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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