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Sep 19, 2016

Five snippets of information about VW's 'Dieselgate' scandal

It has been a year since Volkswagen admitted to fitting millions of cars with cheating software to dupe emissions tests, plunging the German auto giant into one of the biggest scandals ever to hit the industry. Billions of dollars in compensation later and mired ...

Sep 15, 2016

Fukoku Life to give 400 nonregular staff regular status

Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Co. will give regular employee status to about 400 female nonregular administrative staff at its regional sales offices from October, informed sources told Jiji Press on Thursday. Following the status change, their annual salaries will rise 7.4 percent, or some ...

Sep 15, 2016

TSE approves listing of JR Kyushu

The Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday approved the listing of Kyushu Railway Co. on its main section. With an expected market capitalization of around ¥500 billion, JR Kyushu’s debut on Oct. 25 will be one of the biggest initial public offerings in Japan this ...