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Sumitomo Chem. eyes M&A to boost overseas

March 9, 2017

TOKYO- Sumitomo Chemical Co. President Masakazu Tokura has expressed willingness to quickly expand overseas sales by acquiring local firms. “As establishing sales networks abroad on its own is time-consuming, we intend to pay to save time,” Tokura said in an

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6 years on: Post disaster collective relocation support underused

March 9, 2017

TOKYO- Residential land development schemes mainly to promote collective relocation has remained underused by people in Japan’s northeastern region who lost homes due to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Less than 40 pct of new homes rebuilt with public

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North Korean missile may have come closest ever to Japan’s mainland

March 9, 2017

TOKYO- One of the four ballistic missiles fired into the Sea of Japan by North Korea on Monday may have come closer to Japan’s mainland than any other missiles launched by the reclusive state ever, it was learned Thursday. At

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Inada praises Japan’s scrapped wartime education policy

March 9, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada has expressed her respect for the spirit of the now-defunct Imperial Rescript on Education, which had guided school education in the country before the end of World War II. “I still believe we should

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 Gov’t gearing up to launch casinos in Japan

March 8, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese government has launched legal preparations to introduce casino gambling in Japan in hopes of further boosting tourism. After a law to lift a ban on casinos took effect on Dec. 26 last year, the government needs to

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Imported wheat prices up for 1st time in 2 yrs

March 8, 2017

TOKYO- Japan’s agriculture ministry said Tuesday it will raise the prices of imported wheat sold to the private sector by 4.6 pct on April 1, the first hike in two years. The weighted average price of five imported wheat brands

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Abe may have option for lower house breakup  in autumn 2018

March 8, 2017

TOKYO- Now that the maximum term for the presidency of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party has been extended, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to elaborate his strategy for dissolving the House of Representatives, the all-important lower chamber of the Diet,

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Annualized Oct.-Dec. GDP growth revised up to 1.2 percent

March 8, 2017

TOKYO- Japan’s real gross domestic product in October-December last year rose a revised 0.3 pct from the previous quarter, for an annualized increase of 1.2 pct, the Cabinet Office said Wednesday. The quarterly and annual rates were revised upward from

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