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May 16, 2016

Shareholder calls on Toyo Tire to sue former execs

A Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. shareholder has sent a letter to the company asking it to file a lawsuit against 19 former executives for some ¥46.6 billion in damages over falsified data on earthquake-absorbing rubber, it was learned Monday. The shareholder, a man ...

May 16, 2016

Lower House passes extra budget for Kumamoto quake damage

The Lower House on Monday passed a ¥778 billion supplementary budget for fiscal 2016 to help deal with the aftermath of the deadly earthquakes in Kyushu last month. The bill containing measures to support Kumamoto Prefecture and other areas affected by the quakes will ...

Kumamoto marks one month since devastating main earthquake

May 16, 2016

Kumamoto marks one month since devastating main earthquake

Kumamoto and other southwestern prefectures on Monday marked one month since the second of two massive earthquakes struck the region in quick succession, leaving a total of 49 people dead. The second quake, believed to be the main temblor, registered magnitude 7.3 and came ...