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Jun 23, 2015

Itochu exits U.S. shale foray with $1 sale

Itochu Corp. ended its $1 billion foray into U.S. shale by selling its 25 percent stake in Samson Resources Corp. back to Samson for $1. The sale reverses the Japanese trading company’s biggest purchase of an energy asset when it was made in 2011. ...

Apr 27, 2015

Writedowns put Japan's trading houses in tough spot

The country’s top five trading houses have announced more than ¥570 billion in asset writedowns, or about half the net income the firms expect to report for last year. And that’s probably not the end of it. “It’d be no surprise” to see Mitsui ...

Return of Fukushima elderly gives preview of future

| Mar 15, 2015

Return of Fukushima elderly gives preview of future

The nation honored its dead last week from the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Tohoku’s Pacific coastline on March 11 four years ago. For those who have spent those years helping survivors in Tohoku, the experience has thrown up the challenge of how to ...

Dec 9, 2014

Tokyo may fail Olympic sustainability vow, activists say

Tokyo risks falling down on its pledge to stage an environmentally sustainable 2020 Olympics due to the import of illegally felled timber from Southeast Asia, activist group Global Witness said. Some of Japan’s biggest construction companies buy plywood from Borneo, where the rain forest ...