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Takashimaya willing to introduce teleworking

May 6, 2017

TOKYO- Takashimaya Co. is willing to introduce telework as a new work style, Shigeru Kimoto, president of the major Japanese department store operator, said in a recent interview. Women account for about 70 percent of all workers in Takashimaya. The company

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UNESCO OKs Memory of World plan

May 6, 2017

PARIS- The UNESCO Executive Board on Thursday approved a reform plan for the Memory of the World program that calls for prior talks on applications related to controversial issues, Jiji Press learned Thursday. The 58-country board, including Japan, made the unanimous

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Japan, China hold 1st financial dialogue in 2 years

May 6, 2017

YOKOHAMA- Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso and his Chinese counterpart, Xiao Jie, met in Yokohama on Saturday for the first Japan-China financial dialogue in two years. The dialogue, which followed similar talks in Beijing in June 2015, was designed to boost

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US finalizes anti-dumping duties on steel products from Japan, others

May 6, 2017

WASHINGTON- The International Trade Commission said in its final ruling Friday that Japanese and other foreign steelmakers dumped carbon alloy steel products in the US market. Following the ITC’s decision, the US Commerce Department will officially impose antidumping duties on

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2nd GSDF group returns from South Sudan

May 6, 2017

AOMORI- The second batch of Ground Self-Defense Force troops returned to Japan from South Sudan on Saturday, after taking part in a U.N. peacekeeping mission in the civil war-torn African country. Japan is scheduled to withdraw all the remaining GSDF troops

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Statue of elephant Hanako built year after death 

May 6, 2017

TOKYO- A statue of Hanako, a beloved elephant that died in May last year, has been built in front of Kichijoji Station in western Tokyo. “We want to pass on the story of Hanako” for centuries to come, Inokashira Park Zoo

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Japan pledges $40m for ADB’s infrastructure fund

May 6, 2017

YOKOHAMA- Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said Saturday Japan will provide $40 million over two years to a fund the Asian Development Bank newly set up to promote high-quality infrastructure development in the region. “Infrastructure needs in Asia are getting larger

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Man served new warrant over murder of Vietnamese girl

May 6, 2017

CHIBA- Police on Friday served a new arrest warrant on a 46-year-old man over the murder of a Vietnamese girl whose body was found in Abiko, Chiba Prefecture, in March. Yasumasa Shibuya, arrested on April 14 for allegedly abandoning the body

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