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Jul 04, 2013

Oi reactors get OK to stay on till September

The Nuclear Regulation Authority says it will allow the nation's only two reactors currently online to continue operations after new safety rules for atomic plants are introduced next Monday.

Jul 04, 2013

Bunny outfit rebuke costs Kanebo

Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. settles a lawsuit with a woman in her 60s who sued the firm for forcing her to wear bunny costumes as a form of punishment when she failed to meet her sales target in 2009.

Size, intensity of wildfires in U.S. increasing

Jul 04, 2013

Size, intensity of wildfires in U.S. increasing

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Volatile weather patterns marked by shortened winters, stifling heat waves and prolonged droughts. New housing developments encroaching on fire-prone lands. Shrinking budgets for fire prevention measures. That dangerous combination of factors helps explain the increasingly voracious wildfires that have ripped through the western United ...

Global automakers team up in three groups on fuel cells

| Jul 04, 2013

Global automakers team up in three groups on fuel cells

With the partnership announced Tuesday by Honda Motor Co. and General Motors Co., major global automakers have now divided into three competing groups in the development of fuel-cell technologies, with each including a Japanese player. Key to taking the lead in the market for ...

'Wanted' list issued in Xinjiang

Jul 04, 2013

'Wanted' list issued in Xinjiang

Authorities in China’s restive Xinjiang region have issued a “most wanted” list and offered rewards for tip-offs, a government website said Wednesday, continuing the forceful official response to recent unrest ahead of a sensitive anniversary. After two violent incidents left at least 35 people ...

Imported bee threatening Hokkaido ecosystem

Jul 04, 2013

Imported bee threatening Hokkaido ecosystem

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A species of bumblebee imported to Hokkaido as a pollinator for greenhouse vegetables is rapidly expanding its presence in the wild and threatens to disturb the prefecture’s native ecosystem. Buff-tailed bumblebees, which are 1 to 2 cm and characterized by their white-tipped abdomens, have ...

Opposition directly attacks 'Abenomics'

Jul 04, 2013

Opposition directly attacks 'Abenomics'

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Opposition parties took aim Wednesday at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic policies, only to give the Liberal Democratic Party chief another chance to play up his administration’s “achievements” over the last six months. “We will rectify the ‘twisted’ Diet to bring political stability. We ...

Indonesia rattled by deadly quake

Jul 04, 2013

Indonesia rattled by deadly quake

Rescuers battled through landslides and blocked roads Wednesday to reach survivors from an earthquake in Indonesia’s Aceh province that has killed at least 22 people, including six children who died when a mosque collapsed. More than 200 people were also injured in Aceh’s remote, ...

ASEAN touches on North abductions

Jul 04, 2013

ASEAN touches on North abductions

A statement issued after a regional security meeting of foreign ministers Tuesday indirectly referred to the abductions of Japanese nationals by North Korea. The ASEAN Regional Forum “emphasized the importance of addressing the issue of abduction, which is a humanitarian issue,” said the statement, ...

Police chief says sorry to mother of rape victim

Jul 04, 2013

Police chief says sorry to mother of rape victim

A Chinese police chief who sentenced the mother of a rape and kidnap victim to hard labor apologized to her during a court hearing Tuesday over compensation, she said. Tang Hui’s condemnation to 18 months in a “re-education through labor” camp for demanding her ...

Half-year U.S. new vehicle sales highest since '07

Jul 04, 2013

Half-year U.S. new vehicle sales highest since '07

Sales of new cars and light trucks in the United States in the first six months of this year rose 7.7 percent from a year earlier to 7,829,141 units, the highest since the same period in 2007, before the global financial crisis, according to ...

Fed approves rules requiring banks to set aside more capital

Jul 04, 2013

Fed approves rules requiring banks to set aside more capital

The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday ordered banks to set aside more capital as a cushion against losses, bringing the United States in line with developing international standards and opening the door for a set of tougher rules for the nation’s biggest financial institutions. ...

Suntory Beverage has solid TSE debut

Jul 04, 2013

Suntory Beverage has solid TSE debut

Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd., the soft drink unit of the Suntory group, debuted Wednesday on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in the nation’s largest initial public offering this year. The stock closed at ¥3,145 after rising as high as ¥3,195, compared with the company’s ...

Jul 04, 2013

Business sentiment mixed

Japan's quarterly "tankan" survey shows mixed business sentiments. Small and medium-size firms so far don't seem to have benefited much from "Abenomics.

Jul 04, 2013

Worst nightmare for parents

The knife attack in Tokyo's Nerima Ward underscores the difficulty in preventing the realization of parents' worst nightmare when they let their kids walk to school.

The 'floating world' that drifted to the West

Jul 04, 2013

The 'floating world' that drifted to the West

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The main pleasure of any extensive ukiyo-e (woodblock print) exhibition, like the “Floating World” show now on at the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, is the evocation of the unique civilization that underlies this particular slab of global modernity. Among the sleek office buildings of the ...

The best albums of 2013 (so far)

Jul 04, 2013

The best albums of 2013 (so far)

The year in music so far has been filled with comeback albums that “hype” their way to the top. After the Twitter hashtags subside, though, such artists also seem to leave the minds of the public. (Is anyone still talking about David Bowie? Justin ...

Maru stars as Carp rally to beat Dragons

Jul 04, 2013

Maru stars as Carp rally to beat Dragons

Yoshihiro Maru drove in all three Hiroshima runs on Wednesday as the Carp overturned a 2-0 deficit to beat the Chunichi Dragons. Chunichi right-hander Kentaro Nishikawa held Hiroshima to a lone hit through five scoreless innings, before Maru took him deep for his sixth ...