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Aftershocks stall relief in Solomons

Feb 09, 2013

Aftershocks stall relief in Solomons

Strong aftershocks hamper efforts to reach tsunami-hit villages in the Solomon Islands, as the death toll after an 8-magnitude earthquake rises to nine, with many more reported missing.

Feb 09, 2013

Article 9 panel revived in collective defense bid

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reconvened a government policy advisory panel on security issues to review the move to reinterpret the war-renouncing Article 9 of the Constitution so Japan can exercise collective self-defense. Noting recent global power shifts and the changing security environment in ...

Kansai biz forum hails LDP, frets over nuke plants

Feb 09, 2013

Kansai biz forum hails LDP, frets over nuke plants

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At their annual gathering that wrapped up Friday, Kansai’s corporate leaders warmly welcomed the Liberal Democratic Party’s return to power, vowing to would do whatever they can to assist the new government in enacting a wide range of economic, financial, social and diplomatic initiatives. ...

Feb 09, 2013

Eisai to unload Taiwanese plant

Drugmaker Eisai Co. said Friday that its subsidiary in Taiwan has agreed to divest its plant on the island to Taiwanese pharmaceutical firm Bora Corp. The divestment by Eisai Taiwan Inc. of its plant in Tainan, which has served as a production base for ...

Feb 09, 2013

Firms put N. Africa projects on hold

North African countries have been a magnet for Western and Japanese businesses thanks to sizeable gas and oil deposits, proximity to the European market and the potential of their internal markets driven by young, growing populations. Some firms, however, are re-evaluating the benefits versus ...

Feb 09, 2013

China's dangerous conduct

It is deplorable that Chinese warships recently locked their fire-control radar on an MSDF destroyer and an MSDF helicopter in the East China Sea.

China smog spurs push for alerts

Feb 09, 2013

China smog spurs push for alerts

The Environment Ministry said Friday it plans to create guidelines for municipalities to issue alerts in case of high concentrations of toxic smog amid growing concern that such pollution is spreading to Japan from China. Creating standards for such advisories and warnings, and forging ...

Takanashi aims for return to winning ways

Feb 09, 2013

Takanashi aims for return to winning ways

Sara Takanashi will look to turn back the clock and recapture her form at Zao last season to snap out of a funk in this weekend’s World Cup ski jumping. Last week in Sapporo, the 16-year-old Sochi Olympic hopeful missed the podium in back-to-back ...

Feb 09, 2013

No abuse within organizations, 31 Olympic sports federations claim

The Japanese Olympic Committee announced Friday that the representatives of all 31 Olympic sports federations it questioned over two days said no abuse exists within their organizations at the national level. The questioning was the first step in an investigation by the JOC into ...