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Victims in Tokyo sarin attacks 22 years ago remembered

March 20, 2017

TOKYO- A ceremony was held at Kasumigaseki Station on Monday to mourn victims in deadly sarin gas attacks on Tokyo subway systems 22 years ago, which killed 13 people and left more than 6,000 people injured. At 8 a.m. (11 p.m.

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Many firms positive about hiring in spring 2018

March 20, 2017

TOKYO- More than 70% of major Japanese companies plan to increase hires of new graduates or at least maintain the number of hires in spring next year, a Jiji Press survey showed. Companies in such sectors as automobiles and housing have

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Mayoral race in southwest Japan won by bet opposed to US military̕s use of island

March 20, 2017

TOKYO- A candidate staunchly opposed to the US military using an island in the southwest of Japan for military activities won the Nishinoomote mayoral election, local media reported Monday. Shunsuke Yaita, 63, saw off challenges from three other candidates on Sunday

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Japan protests Russia’s missile deployment to northern territories

March 20, 2017

TOKYO- Japan lodged on Monday a protest against Russia’s deployment of land-to-ship missiles and troops on the Russian-occupied four northwestern Pacific islands, called Northern Territories in Japan. The Japanese government finds it “regrettable” for Russia to build up military capabilities on

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Former governor Ishihara denies specific knowledge about Toyosu land deal

March 20, 2017

TOKYO- Former Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara reiterated on Monday that he knew nothing specific about the metropolitan government’s negotiations to acquire a land plot for the relocation of the aging Tsukiji wholesale food market in Chuo Ward. “I had entirely entrusted”

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Many JR railcars in service for over 30 years

March 19, 2017

TOKYO- Some 30 pct of passenger railcars used by four Japan Railway companies have been in service since at least 1987, when the firms were created through the privatization of the Japanese National Railways, Jiji Press learned Saturday. The four firms

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5 Japanese power firms pay over ¥90 billion  in dividends after fee hikes

March 19, 2017

Five major Japanese power companies have paid a total of some 90 billion yen in shareholder dividends since raising their electricity fees following the country’s worst nuclear accident in March 2011, Jiji Press learned Saturday. While the fee hikes lifted

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Benzene 100 times limit detected  in Toyosu groundwater: officials

March 19, 2017

TOKYO- Levels of benzene of up to 100 times the Japanese government-set environmental limit have been detected in groundwater samples taken in a planned wholesale food market in Tokyo, the metropolitan government said Sunday. The samples also contained cyanogen, a substance

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