Farmers in the city of Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, have begun planting rice in a district once designated a no-go zone because of radioactive fallout ejected by the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 power plant.
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Orix Corp. said selling new shares to fund additional acquisitions is an option, after the financial services provider announced its largest-ever takeover last month. Orix, which agreed to buy Rabobank Groep’s Robeco Groep NV asset-management unit in the Netherlands for €1.94 billion ($2.5 billion), ...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may sacrifice barriers protecting Japan’s beef and wheat farmers to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade accord, a former government adviser on farm policy said. Still, Abe’s administration will fight to maintain tariffs on rice, sugar and dairy products, said Shinichi ...
Evgeny Morozov is a Belarus-born technology writer who has held positions at Stanford and Georgetown universities in the United States. His first book, “The Net Delusion,” argued that “Western do-gooders may have missed how [the Internet] … entrenches dictators, threatens dissidents, and makes it ...