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Chip unit sale an omen of Toshiba’s failing fortunes

At a train station used by hundreds of workers at struggling electronics giant Toshiba, an ad tempts staff worried by their employer’s precarious financial position.“Do ...
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Sony-Olympus joint venture to market advanced HD surgical microscope
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:39:33 +0200
Sony Olympus Medical Solutions — a medical joint venture set up by Sony and Olympus in 2013 — says it has developed a new surgical ...
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Komeito chief Yamaguchi says Abe’s idea to amend Constitution ‘difficult’ without public support
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:24:29 +0200
The leader of Komeito, the junior coalition partner to the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, expressed pessimism Wednesday about the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ambition to ...
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EU parliament opposes bid to reduce testing of Fukushima food imports
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:06:04 +0200
The European Parliament on Wednesday warned against easing health controls imposed on food products imported from the Fukushima region in the wake of the nuclear ...
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Journalist’s appeal of 2016 rape case decision rejected by inquest panel
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:10:15 +0200
A committee for the inquest of prosecution has rejected a journalist’s appeal of a 2016 decision not to indict former television reporter Noriyuki Yamaguchi, whom ...
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TPP members make progress on new trade accord, eye November deadline
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:25:47 +0200
The Trans-Pacific Partnership nations have made progress toward adopting a new free trade agreement in November, Japan’s representative said Friday, raising hopes for revisions after ...
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U.S., Japanese carriers conduct drills amid soaring North Korea tensions
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:42:10 +0200
The Maritime Self-Defense Force conducted exercises with the U.S. Navy on Friday amid North Korea’s continued nuclear and missile tests, the Defense Ministry said in ...
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Tepco again ordered to pay damages over nuclear disaster but claims against state dismissed
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:11:55 +0200
Chiba District Court on Friday ordered Tokyo Electric to pay damages over the Fukushima nuclear disaster but dismissed claims against the state.It is the second ...
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At trial, Dentsu chief admits ad giant guilty of ignoring illegal levels of overtime
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:11:48 +0200
The president of advertising giant Dentsu Inc. on Friday admitted in court that it allowed employees to work illegal levels of overtime, leading the high-profile ...
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Dentsu chief admits ad giant guilty of ignoring illegal levels of overtime
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:23:35 +0200
The president of advertising giant Dentsu Inc. on Friday admitted in court that it allowed employees to work illegal levels of overtime, leading the high-profile ...
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Dollar falls to around ¥112 in Tokyo on North Korea threat
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:22:14 +0200
The dollar dropped to around ¥112 in Tokyo trading on Friday, dragged down by rekindled geopolitical risks over North Korea.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood ...
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Profit-taking snaps Tokyo stocks four-day winning streak
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:21:59 +0200
Stocks snapped their four-session winning streak on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday, weighed down by profit-taking.The Nikkei 225 average fell 51.03 points, or 0.25 percent, ...
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Amazon’s Twitch ready to take on Japan’s game-streaming market
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:45:05 +0200
Amazon’s game-broadcasting and social-video company, Twitch, is stepping up efforts to expand its presence in the nation that invented Mario, Pokemon and the PlayStation.Twitch, which ...
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Justice Ministry confirms counselor’s questioning of Congo asylum seeker was inappropriate
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:38:11 +0200
The justice minister acknowledged on Friday that a male refugee counselor asked a female asylum seeker from Congo an inappropriate question about sexual assault during ...
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Justice Ministry confirms counselor’s rape query to Congo asylum seeker was inappropriate
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:38:11 +0200
Justice Ministry Yoko Kamikawa confirms allegations that a counselor asked a female asylum seeker from Congo an inappropriate question about sexual assault.
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Defying U.S., Iran unveils new missile during parade
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:19:23 +0200
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has unveiled its latest ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers — about 1,250 miles— capable of reaching much of the ...
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