- Japan Finds Costs Are Ballooning for Dismantling Fukushima
Japan's estimate of dismantling the Fukushima nuclear plant is ballooning far beyond the utility's estimate of 2 trillion yen ($19 billion). ...
Voice of America. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:55:12 -0400.
- Philippines' Duterte tells worried foreign businesses to go
President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday urged foreign businesses in the Philippines worried about his deadly drug war to "pack up and leave", as he launched another anti-American tirade before flying to Japan to attract investments. ...
Yahoo. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:02:13 -0400.
- Memo From Tokyo: What Wives Want: To Keep Their Names. What Courts Call Them: Scofflaws.
Women trying to overturn a century-old law that requires married couples to use one surname, almost always the husband’s, are getting no help from judges.
Motoko Rich. New York Times. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:00:03 GMT.
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- The smart mirror which makes customised makeup patches
BBC Click's Dan Simmons looks at some of the latest technology on show in Japan.
BBC News. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:11:07 GMT.
- What a Luxury Hotel Should Be: The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto
Unusual for a Western high-luxury hotel. there's a gentle schooling in the Japanese way but also a tolerance for oafish foreigners and a Ritz-Carlton attitude that the guest is always right.
By Ann Abel, Contributor. Forbes. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0400.
- Japan blasts: One dead in Utsunomiya city
One person has been killed and three injured after multiple blasts in a park area of the Japanese city of Utsunomiya, officials say.
BBC News. Sun, 23 Oct 2016 13:21:48 GMT.
- Police Investigating Deadly Explosions North of Tokyo
One person was confirmed dead and three injured in a series of blasts in a parking lot and nearby park in Utsunomiya, Japan.
Motoko Rich and Makiko Inoue. New York Times. Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:44:55 GMT.
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- Hachigo says Honda is just fine on its own
Suddenly, Honda looks like the odd man in Japan. Toyota just added Suzuki to its growing stable of partners, and Nissan is poised to take control of Mitsubishi. Meanwhile, Honda is left by its lonesome in the face of industry consolidation.
AutoNews.com. Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:01:00 EST. Subscription required.
- Japanese PM urges SDF to undertake new tasks at home, abroad following controversial security legislation
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Self-Defense Forces (SDF) personnel Sunday at a parade review held near Tokyo to earnestly take their "responsibilities and missions" at home and abroad.
- Nintendo Switch hopes to succeed where Wii U sputtered
The Nintendo Switch aims to merge the dual home and portable platforms the venerable Japanese company has long been known for into a single, harmonious whole.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:49:24 EDT.
Facts About Japan
Japan, an island state off the east coast of Asia, is governed as a
constitutional monarchy. Its capital city is Tokyo; its second
largest city is Osaka. Japan's national currency is the Yen.
In 2007, Japan's estimated population was 127,433,000, and Japanese is
the primary language spoken in Japan.
For more news and information about Japan, visit this official
Japanese government website. For detailed maps of Japan, visit
this Japan map website.
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