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Mitsubishi Motors to end US production

July 24, 2015 - 09:53
Japan's Mitsubishi Motors plans to end automobile manufacturing in the US state of Illinois to focus on production in Asian countries such as Thailand and Indonesia. (NHK)
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Eel shipments peaking

July 23, 2015 - 23:05
Shipments of eel are peaking in the central Japanese town of Isshiki a day before people traditionally eat the fish. (NHK)
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Japan's Nikkei media group to take over Financial Times

July 23, 2015 - 23:01
Japanese news organization Nikkei Inc. on Thursday agreed to buy out the leading British newspaper Financial Times Group from the U.K. media and education services group Pearson PLC in what will be one of the largest ever acquisitions of an overseas business by a Japanese media group. (Kyodo)
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Head of Delta's Japan unit eager to back Skymark turnaround

July 22, 2015 - 23:02
Masaru Morimoto, head of Delta Air Lines' Japanese unit, expressed the U.S. carrier's intention Tuesday to play a major role in the business rehabilitation of Skymark Airlines by supplying its customer service and other know-how to the failed Japanese airline. (The Japan News)
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Family of suicide victim sues Saizeriya amid claims of sexual harassment

July 22, 2015 - 10:46
The family of a young woman who worked for the major restaurant chain Saizeriya has sued her former boss and the company amid claims she committed suicide as a result of his sexual harassment and stalking. (Japan Times)
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Last catch of drift-netted salmon unloaded

July 21, 2015 - 23:05
Fishermen in northern Japan have landed what will be their last catch of salmon and trout from drift-netting operations in Russia's exclusive economic zone. (NHK)
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Incumbent, 2 ex-Toshiba presidents quit in scandal

July 21, 2015 - 22:46
Toshiba Corp. President Hisao Tanaka and eight other senior executives, including two former presidents, resigned on Tuesday to take responsibility for accounting irregularities that seriously tarnished trust in the electronics giant. (The Japan News)
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Panel: Toshiba's irregular accounting 'systemic'

July 20, 2015 - 22:47
Scandal-hit Toshiba Corp. released on Monday night a summary of a report by a third-party committee investigating its accounting irregularities. (The Japan News)
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Japan's Mitsubishi apologizes for using U.S. POWs as forced labor in WWII

July 20, 2015 - 05:39
Japan's Mitsubishi corporation is making a big apology. It's not for any recall or defect in its products, which include automobiles, but for its use of American prisoners of war as forced labor during World War II. (
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KDDI to grant same-sex couples 'family discount'

July 19, 2015 - 00:01
Same-sex couples in Japan are yet to win recognition in the eyes of the law, but some are starting to qualify for financial benefits that come with it. (NHK)
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Whale meat stocks shrink to 15-yr low

July 18, 2015 - 23:58
Whale meat inventories have been declining markedly, hitting 1,157 tons at the end of May, the lowest level since the 817 tons in March 2000, Fisheries Agency data have revealed. (The Japan News)
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Suntory creates buzz ahead of release of first brand whisky in 11 years

July 17, 2015 - 09:29
Suntory Spirits Ltd. announced it will launch its Chita whisky from Sept. 1, the first release of a brand spirit by the company in 11 years. (Asahi)
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Delta in talks over reviving Skymark

July 14, 2015 - 23:35
U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines Inc., the world's largest airline, is in talks with the U.S. aircraft leasing company Intrepid Aviation Ltd. over a possible Delta role in reviving Skymark Airlines. (The Japan News)
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Honda to set English as official language

July 14, 2015 - 23:33
Honda Motor Co. is to make English its official language by around 2020 as part of efforts to communicate better with foreign employees, the company has said. (The Japan News)
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Aluminum fragments found in shaved ice at Gusto restaurant

July 13, 2015 - 22:58
Aluminum fragments were found in shaved ice bowls served at a Gusto family restaurant in Osaka last month, it was revealed Monday. (Jiji Press)
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Toshiba's profit, sales goals were unrealistic / 3rd-party panel blames top executives

July 13, 2015 - 22:56
The Toshiba Corp. divisions involved in the firm's accounting irregularities were making business plans without regard for the feasibility of their profit goals, according to multiple sources. (The Japan News)
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Electronics makers feed growing appetite for high-end rice cookers

July 13, 2015 - 12:59
Consumer electronics companies are pitching the latest in luxury rice cookers, devices that feature special materials that replicate traditional furnace cooking to provide the ultimate in taste. (Asahi)
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Cancer claims Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata at 55

July 13, 2015 - 05:50
Nintendo said Monday that its chief executive, Satoru Iwata, has died of bile duct cancer at the age of 55, several months after he abandoned the Japanese videogame giant's consoles-only policy. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo to get two new subway lines amid redevelopment boom

July 12, 2015 - 23:19
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has announced plans to construct two new subway lines in line with the city's development after the 2020 Summer Olympics. (Japan Today)
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New subway lines eyed for Tokyo

July 12, 2015 - 00:50
The Tokyo metropolitan government has announced plans to construct two subway lines directly linking central Tokyo and two developing destinations - the Rinkai waterfront area, where major development is under way ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, and Shinagawa Station, the future terminal station of the Linear Chuo Shinkansen. (The Japan News)
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