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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Toyota recalls nearly 6.4 million faulty cars for a variety of faults

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:04pm by AFP

    ... that Toyota's global vehicle sales in the financial year to March topped 10 million for the first time. Additional reporting by Associated Press, Reuters, Ada Lee ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Yoshimi Watanabe quits as leader of Your Party over cash scandal

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 10:08pm by AFP

    ... bolsters the widespread public impression that influence is for sale to those with the financial resources. ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan may only be able to restart one-third of its nuclear reactors

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:36pm by Reuters

    ... huge liabilities to decommission reactors and pay for fossil fuels. Hokkaido Electric Power Co and Kyushu Electric Power Co, both facing a third year of financial losses, are seeking capital ... the most local support and are yet far from centres of political activity,” said Jeff Kingston, director of Asian Studies at Temple University’s Japan campus. “Then you use that to create momentum ...

  4. Property - International - JAPAN

    Sekisui House buys Tokyo office tower for 74b yen

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:47am by Reuters

    ... that allow lenders to recoup losses from a bust that followed the global financial crisis. The Osaka-based homebuilder has agreed to buy the 20-storey, 41-year-old Kokusai Akasaka Building ... by Lehman Brothers, the investment bank whose failure triggered the global financial crisis. When the market collapsed in 2008, investors could not make payments on the loans and the building's ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Director claims censorship, pulls film set in slum from Osaka festival

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:06am by AP

    ... live there, mostly single men who stay in free shelters or cheap dorms. At the welfare-employment centre, hundreds of people line up for manual work, mostly with subcontractors of Japan's ... recognisable landmarks of the slum, such as a park known for both squatters and illegal rubbish dumping and the centre where men line up for jobs. It also shows the protagonist receiving an amphetamine ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo bar where financial power brokers partied closes

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 11:22pm by BLOOM

    ... in legendary fashion before the 2008 financial crisis, then returned to drown their sorrows, has shut its doors after more than a decade. The bar, downstairs from the Japan headquarters of Goldman ... their Japan headquarters to Roppongi Hills as financial firms vacated. Heartland and Goldman Sachs were both original tenants in Mori Building Co's Roppongi Hills development, a complex including ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo court awards 5 million yen to family of Ghanaian killed in custody

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 12:09am by AFP

    ... by immigration officials and conditions at immigration detention centres. ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    US sees lax security at Japan’s nuclear sites as terror risk

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 11:32pm by Julian Ryall

    ... begin producing vast quantities of weapons-grade plutonium. Their warnings, reported on Tuesday by the Washington-based Centre for Public Integrity (CPI), contrast with Washington's ... The report by the non-profit investigative journalism centre focused on Rokkasho and was headlined "Japan could be building an irresistible terrorist target, experts say". ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan marks third anniversary of tsunami, Fukushima nuclear crisis

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 05:50pm by AP

    ... used to be the town’s disaster prevention centre, where dozens of town employees died in the tsunami. The residents prayed in front of a small table filled with flowers, a Buddha statue ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Rise in childhood cancer in Fukushima sparks debate

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 10:47am by The Guardian

    ... and risks of radiation exposure,” said Prof Konstantin Kotenko, director general of the state research centre at the Federal Medical Biological Agency in Moscow. “After the both accidents ...




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