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S. Korea fashion brand opens first store in Japan

Mar 23, 2013

S. Korea fashion brand opens first store in Japan

South Korean apparel products maker E.Land Co. opened its first Japanese outlet for its Mixxo women’s fashion brand Friday in the Sogo Department Store in Yokohama. K-pop girl band After School took part in a promotional event at the department store. The South Korean ...

Mar 23, 2013

Abe's TPP task force to be 100-strong

by Ayako Mie

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a week ago that Japan will join the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade talks, and when his Cabinet met Friday, he said his administration will launch a 100-member TPP task force to gear up for bargaining. The head of the ...

Mar 23, 2013

Plan eludes for fissile plutonium

Japan's federation of power firms says it will miss the deadline for a plan about how to use 0.6 ton of fissile plutonium from reprocessed spent nuclear fuel in fiscal 2013.

Mar 23, 2013

What's the LDP's true agenda?

In the wake of the LDP's most recent convention, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would do well to stop obsessing over nonessential constitutional revisions.

Mar 23, 2013

Ceremony insults Okinawans

On April 28 the Abe Cabinet will commemorate the day in 1952 that Japan got its sovereignty back. Don't look for many Okinawans at the ceremony.