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10-year cancer survival rate put at 58.5%

February 16, 2017

TOKYO- The 10-year relative cancer survival rate stands at 58.5 pct in Japan, the National Cancer Center said in a survey report Thursday. The figure is 0.3 percentage point higher than the previous survey released in 2016. The relative survival rate

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Japan to promote campaign for reducing food loss

February 16, 2017

TOKYO- Japan’s Environment Ministry plans to promote the so-called “30.10” campaign for all food served to be eaten at drinking parties in the next fiscal year as part of its efforts to reduce food waste. In cooperation with restaurants and pubs,

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Victims of human trafficking hit record high

February 16, 2017

TOKYO- A total of 25 Japanese were victimized by human trafficking in Japan in 2016, the highest since statistics started in 2001, National Police Agency data showed Thursday. The total was up 12 from the previous year. Of the Japanese victims,

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Malaysian deputy PM  says dead DPRK man is Kim Jong Nam 

February 16, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR- Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said on Thursday that the man from DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) that died in Malaysia was Kim Jong Nam. Malaysian police earlier identified the man as Kim Chol, according to

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Toshiba to restart bidding process  for flash memory biz

February 16, 2017

TOKYO- Toshiba Corp. is considering restarting the bidding process for its mainstay flash memory business, which it plans to spin off, as it is now looking to sell more than half of the unit, informed sources said Wednesday. The troubled Japanese

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Tokyo metropolitan buses to have alphanumeric route 

February 15, 2017

TOKYO- The Tokyo metropolitan government plans to introduce alphanumeric route displays for its bus services as early as in 2018, informed sources told Jiji Press on Tuesday. The Tokyo government aims to attract more foreign users with the more accessible route

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Dentsu to spend 7 billion yen on workplace reforms

February 15, 2017

TOKYO- Dentsu Inc. said Tuesday it will spend some 7 billion yen this year on work environment reforms, after the suicide of an employee due to overwork in 2015. The plan will include the hiring of some 200 staff members and

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Toshiba asks creditor banks to continue loans until end-March

February 15, 2017

TOKYO- Toshiba Corp asked creditor banks on Wednesday to maintain their loans to the struggling Japanese electronics and machinery giant until the end of March. The company, which has been struggling amid massive losses from its nuclear power plant business in

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