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Narita airport to introduce body scanners

March 29, 2017

NARITA,CHIBA PREF.- Narita International Airport near Tokyo is set to introduce on Wednesday advanced body scanners designed to detect suspicious items using electromagnetic radiation. The introduction of the body scanners for passengers using international flights is aimed at strengthening safety

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LDP eyes perjury accusation against Moritomo head

March 29, 2017

TOKYO- The ruling Liberal Democratic Party said Tuesday it will use the parliamentary authority to investigate whether Yasunori Kagoike, head of controversial school operator Moritomo Gakuen, told the truth in his sworn testimony before parliament last week over a murky state

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Westinghouse files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

March 29, 2017

TOKYO- Westinghouse Electric Co., a US nuclear arm of Toshiba Corp. , filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday. The struggling Japanese electronics and machinery maker is now poised to accelerate its efforts to withdraw from the overseas nuclear operations

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Sanctions on North Korea to be extended

March 29, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese government plans to extend its own sanctions against North Korea by two years beyond their expiration on April 13, informed sources said Tuesday. The extension is intended to keep pressure on Pyongyang to stop its provocative actions including

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Toyota, NTT announce tie-up on connected cars

March 28, 2017

TOKYO- Toyota Motor Corp. and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. said Monday they have agreed to collaborate on the development of Internet-connected cars. The partnership covers the fields of big data, the Internet of Things, fifth-generation wireless systems and artificial intelligence,

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Seven students, teacher killed in avalanche at ski resort  

March 28, 2017

Nasu, Tochigi Pref.- Seven high school students and a teacher were confirmed dead after being engulfed by an avalanche at a ski resort in the town of Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, eastern Japan, on Monday. The avalanche occurred near Nasu Onsen Family

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Japan to urge operators to do more against gambling addiction

March 28, 2017

TOKYO- The Japanese government plans to urge operators of publicly run gambling events and firms that run “pachinko” pinball parlors, to step up measures to combat gambling addiction, Jiji Press learned on Monday. The government will hold a meeting of

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First revision in 11 years eyed for life table in Japan

March 28, 2017

TOKYO- The Institute of Actuaries of Japan is expected to revise the standard mortality table, based on which death insurance premiums are calculated, in spring 2018 reflecting an increase in longevity in the nation, Jiji Press learned Monday. Following the revision,

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