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43 articles published/printed


U.S. expert urges Japan role in Afghan stability

Jan 23, 2013

U.S. expert urges Japan role in Afghan stability

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Japan should get involved in rebuilding Afghanistan by encouraging the international community to broker a peace settlement once the U.S.-led NATO forces withdraw from the country, according to a top American scholar on the Middle East. Vali Nasr, who served as a senior adviser ...

Jan 23, 2013

BOJ agrees to uphold Abe's 2% inflation target

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The Bank of Japan on Tuesday adopted a 2 percent inflation target, caving in to pressure from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, while calling for closer coordination and implementation of bold measures to fight deflation in a joint statement released with the government. In showing ...

DoCoMo pins hopes on a glitzy spring lineup

Jan 23, 2013

DoCoMo pins hopes on a glitzy spring lineup

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NTT DoCoMo Inc. on Tuesday unveiled its new products for the spring, vowing to catch up with rival carriers by releasing high-spec gadgets and promoting its shopping and content-related services. The new products include a tablet device called the dtab, which can be bought ...

Jan 23, 2013

Sanyo recalls dishwashers over fire hazard

Sanyo Electric Co. of the Panasonic Corp. group said Tuesday it is recalling 46,646 dishwashers made between December 2000 and November 2001 due to concerns they could catch fire. Sanyo is offering to buy them back for ¥30,000 per unit after fire-related accidents were ...

Jan 23, 2013

Kyoto team generates kidney tissue from iPS cells

A research team at Kyoto University has succeeded in generating kidney tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, for the first time ever. The accomplishment by the team led by Kenji Osafune, an associate professor at the university’s Center for iPS Cell ...

Harumafuji overpowers Baruto

Jan 23, 2013

Harumafuji overpowers Baruto

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Harumafuji took full advantage of injury-plagued Baruto to scalp his 10th straight victim at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. The once-embattled yokozuna continued his rampaging ways with a dismantling of the Estonian sekiwake to improve to 10-0 and remained on a ...