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May 14, 2015

Japan's top carmakers to expand Takata air bag recalls by millions

Japan’s three biggest carmakers are expanding a huge global recall triggered by potentially fatal air bags made by Takata Corp, saying on Wednesday they will take back millions of vehicles worldwide for investigation. Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan Motor Co said they are recalling ...

Battle of Iwojima forgotten, except toll

Mar 25, 2015

Battle of Iwojima forgotten, except toll

When Yoshitaka Shindo was a boy, he did not hear much from his family about his grandfather, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, commander of the Japanese troops who fought and died in the bloody Battle of Iwojima. The battle, in which nearly 7,000 U.S. Marines and Navy ...

Fukushima farmer takes on Tepco over wife's suicide

Jul 10, 2014

Fukushima farmer takes on Tepco over wife's suicide

The Fukushima District Court is due to rule next month on a claim that Tokyo Electric Power Co. is responsible for a woman’s suicide, in a landmark case that could force the utility to publicly admit culpability for deaths related to the Fukushima nuclear ...