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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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Death penalty sought for man over 2014 deaths of 2 people who were buried alive in Saga
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:14:24 +0200
Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded the death penalty for a man who allegedly murdered a man and a woman by burying them alive in the city ...
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Casinos in Japan: Tourist attractions or hotbeds of gambling addiction?
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:09:57 +0200
As the year’s ordinary Diet session nears a climax this week, debate is heating up over a bill Prime Minister Shinzo Abe characterizes as key ...
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Alleged abuse of national health insurance system sparks probe into foreign patients
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:40:51 +0200
The government has launched a nationwide probe into allegations that foreign residents are abusing the public health insurance system, according to sources familiar with the ...
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Japan plans to launch advanced placement system in schools
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 06:08:35 +0200
The education ministry plans to establish a system that allows students at some 50 high schools to take university courses and earn credits, with the ...
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Seven GSDF troops join Bastille Day parade in Paris
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 05:31:13 +0200
Seven troops from Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force took part in an annual Bastille Day military parade in Paris on Saturday.The seven, including Col. Hiroyuki Yokoyama, ...
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NHK can launch online simulcasting if it reviews ‘compliance’ and fee collection systems: ministry panel
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 09:12:45 +0200
A government panel has given the green light for NHK to start simultaneously broadcasting its TV programs online as the popularity of streaming grows.The Internal ...
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Transport networks across western Japan still crippled as death toll from downpours reaches 200
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:16:55 +0200
Torrential rain across western Japan has severed transportation links in the region, with the discovery of more bodies on Thursday pushing the death toll up ...
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Death penalty sought for man charged with killing Chinese sisters in Yokohama
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 08:11:15 +0200
Prosecutors on Wednesday demanded the death penalty for a 40-year-old man accused of killing two Chinese sisters and leaving their bodies stuffed in travel bags ...
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Major Japan firms dish out 2.53 percent wage hike on average during spring labor talks
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:55:17 +0200
Major companies agreed to raise monthly employee pay by ¥8,539, or 2.53 percent, on average for unionized workers in this year’s shunto spring labor-management talks, ...
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Thai cave boys speak of ‘miracle’ rescue after hospital discharge
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:04:39 +0200
Twelve Thai boys and their football coach who were rescued by divers after being trapped in a flooded cave for over two weeks spoke publicly ...
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Elon Musk apologizes for calling Thai cave rescue diver a pedophile
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:50:49 +0200
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile, saying he spoke in ...
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Autonomous taxi tests to start in Tokyo with view to launch service in 2020
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:23:31 +0200
Tests on public roads of an autonomous taxi carrying passengers will be held in central Tokyo for nearly two weeks from late August with the ...
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Google hit with €4.3 billion fine by EU and told to alter Android model
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:53:37 +0200
Google was fined €4.3 billion ($5 billion) by the European Union and ordered to change the way it puts search and web browser apps on ...
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Number of foreign visitors to Japan up 15.6% in first half of 2018
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:29:36 +0200
The estimated number of foreign visitors to Japan from January to June rose 15.6 percent from the same period a year earlier to 15.89 million, ...
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Dollar recovers ¥113 for first time in six months
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:45:59 +0200
The dollar traded firmly above ¥113 in Tokyo trading late Wednesday, after recovering the threshold for the first time in some six months in early ...
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