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Nago mayor starts policy speech with antibase stand

Mar 05, 2013

Nago mayor starts policy speech with antibase stand

The mayor of Nago, the proposed Okinawa site of an airbase to replace U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, reiterated his resolve Monday to block the project. Susumu Inamine said this in his fiscal 2013 policy speech before the city’s assembly, “I pledge to ...

Firms' disaster-zone investments up

Mar 05, 2013

Firms' disaster-zone investments up

Companies are boosting investment in the three Tohoku region prefectures hit hardest by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. New factories have been set up by Toyota Motor Corp., Daio Paper Corp., aircraft interior and parts maker Jamco Corp. and Raraya ...

Mar 05, 2013

A chance to host linear collider

The government and science community should encourate discussions on bringing the International Linear Collider to Japan as public support is indispensable for this expensive project.

Mar 05, 2013

Abenomics isn't trickling down yet

Although sales of luxury goods are rising, only when all segments of society begin to loosen their purse strings can it be said that the economy is truly improving.

Natural gas leaks may hasten global warming

Mar 05, 2013

Natural gas leaks may hasten global warming

Two guys in a black car cruise the streets of Washington’s residential neighborhoods. The only signs of what they are up to are a gray plastic tube hanging out of the trunk and the fact that they get out of the car frequently to ...

Mar 05, 2013

Murofushi case to be heard by CAS in April

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will hear hammer thrower Koji Murofushi’s appeal against his exclusion as a candidate for election to the IOC Athletes’ Commission on April 11 and 12, the CAS said Monday. Taiwan’s Chu Mu-yen, who has also appealed, is ...