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  1. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda calls for stable yen

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:39am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Osaka Kuroda warns that sharp declines in the Japanese currency are hurting profits for domestic companies by raising import costs Bank of Japan governor calls for stable yen Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda said a stable yen is crucial for the country's business sector, nodding to complaints from some companies that rising import costs from sharp yen ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's sushi bars chop and change the menu as competition bites

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:48am by KYODO

    ... restaurant in Tokyo's Itabashi ward. On top of sushi, Muten Kura Zushi restaurants, operated by Kura Corporation, also offer reasonably priced ramen. The company has sold more than 10 million ... and low-priced sweets, according to the company. "We aim to become a general restaurant attracting a broad range of customers with a full-fledged food menu that can compete with any kind ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Scandal-plagued Asahi Shimbun admits fabricating interview

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:48am by KYODO

    ... and software maker for an interview with Iwata, but was turned down. The paper then told Nintendo it wanted to write an article by compiling remarks posted on the game company's website. The daily ... and the daily apologised to the company. In the statement, the Asahi said it decided to run an apology to readers after receiving complaints about the piece. The Asahi, one of Japan's top ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Asahi daily accused of ‘media terrorism’ after retracting Fukushima report

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:02pm by Julian Ryall

    ... the Asahi is opposed to Japan's use of nuclear energy and has used the accident at Fukushima to advance that agenda, he said. "They claim that the companies and people that operate ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese first lady Akie Abe seeks summit with Peng Liyuan at Apec

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:50pm by Reuters

    ... as softening the image of a leader seen by detractors as a nationalist with pro-business policies. The daughter of a confectionary company magnate, Abe agreed that many people opposed her ... nuclear power if alternative energy sources could be found, given the risks shown by the 2011 Fukushima disaster. "Once an accident occurs, it is a terrible thing that cannot be undone," ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Don't want to wash your plates after meals? Now you can eat them instead

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:18am by KYODO

    ... edible serving plates and bowls made of prawn crackers. The products are much sought after by food vendors at outdoor events, and the company based in Aichi Prefecture's Hekinan has also ... hold up for 30 minutes," said Marushige senior managing director Katsuhiko Sakakibara. The company, which makes the crust for ice cream-filled "monaka" wafers, developed ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese court rules against Fukushima operator Tepco in landmark suicide case

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:42pm by AP

    ... the utility. The civil suit by Mikio Watanabe claimed that Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) was to blame for the July 2011 death of his wife, Hamako, 58, who doused herself in kerosene and set herself on fire after falling into depression. We will study the verdict. We pray that Hamako Watanabe has found peace TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY The district court in Fukushima ruled in favour ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    With new cabinet post, Yuko Obuchi's political star keeps rising in Japan

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:18am by Julian Ryall

    ... University in Tokyo before joining the Tokyo Broadcasting System TV company in 1996. Two years later, she became her father's secretary. On April 1, 2000, her father suffered a major stroke ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Explosion at Nippon Steel plant plagued by series of accidents

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:07pm by AFP

    ... employees [of Nippon Steel]... and four of them employees of its partner companies". At least six people were taken to hospital, private broadcaster Nippon TV reported. The report said ... problems. Four incidents this year were related to power blackouts, the company spokeswoman said, adding that yesterday's problem was caused by another issue. "The fire broke out during ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan names five women to new cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 07:23pm by AP

    ... and just 3.9 per cent of board members of listed Japanese companies. Women in Japan have long complained about obstacles at work, getting equal pay for equal work and finding child-care or helpful ...




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