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Japan may bring S. Korea fish import ban to WTO

Sep 18, 2013

Japan may bring S. Korea fish import ban to WTO

The government is considering filing a suit with the World Trade Organization against South Korea’s all-out import ban on fisheries products from Fukushima and seven other prefectures, which was put into place following leaks of radioactive water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. ...

Singer brings peace message to U.N.

Sep 18, 2013

Singer brings peace message to U.N.

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As pop star turned activist Shinji Harada performs around the world, including at a special United Nations concert this month in New York, he is reminded of the importance his hometown of Hiroshima plays as the nexus of a global peace movement 68 years ...

Heritage status sought for old industrial sites

Sep 18, 2013

Heritage status sought for old industrial sites

The government will attempt to get old industrial facilities entered on the list of World Heritage cultural sites in 2015, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga confirmed Tuesday. More than 20 facilities make up the so-called Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution, representing the nation’s ...

Eiji Toyoda was instrumental in turning Toyota into export giant

Sep 18, 2013

Eiji Toyoda was instrumental in turning Toyota into export giant

Eiji Toyoda, who died Tuesday in Aichi Prefecture, spearheaded Toyota Motor Corp.’s expansion in the U.S. as the automaker’s longest-serving president. Toyoda pushed his company to learn from Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. about mass production of automobiles. During his 57-year career, ...

Yellen leads Fed list after Summers' exit

Sep 18, 2013

Yellen leads Fed list after Summers' exit

Central bank policy dove Janet Yellen was seen as the front-runner Monday to lead the Federal Reserve after President Barack Obama’s apparent preferred candidate Larry Summers’ surprise withdrawal. Yellen, currently vice chair of the Fed, and so the top lieutenant to outgoing chairman Ben ...

Mazda may be forced to cut China sales goal

Sep 18, 2013

Mazda may be forced to cut China sales goal

Mazda Motor Corp. is saying it may cut its midterm China sales target after deliveries in the world’s biggest car market fell for 17 straight months. Mazda is Japan’s most export-dependent automaker, and its plan for China sales to reach 400,000 units by the ...

Surging Carp win seventh straight on sayonara homer

Sep 18, 2013

Surging Carp win seventh straight on sayonara homer

Right-hander Kan Otake went the distance and Yoshiyuki Ishihara belted a sayonara home run to lift the streaking Hiroshima Carp to a 2-1 victory over the Hanshin Tigers on Tuesday evening. The Central League’s third-place Carp, who are aiming for their first postseason appearance ...

Sep 18, 2013

Date-Krumm reaches second round

Japan’s Kimiko Date-Krumm advanced to the second round of the Korea Open on Tuesday with a first-round victory over Britain’s Heather Watson. Date-Krumm, ranked 63rd in the world, came from a set down to defeat the 78th-ranked Watson 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in 2 hours, ...

Sep 18, 2013

Hakuho cruises to easy victory over Shohozan

Yokozuna Hakuho scuttled rank-and-filer Shohozan’s aspirations of another giant kill with one fatal shot to remain undefeated after three days at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Harumafuji (2-1), meanwhile, got back on the winning track after suffering a loss to Shohozan the ...