Daylight-saving time always a tough sell

| Aug 10, 2005

Daylight-saving time always a tough sell

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Pity the proponents of daylight-saving time. Late last month, the third bill drafted to revive the energy-saving practice was put on the Diet's back burner, delayed by filibustering over postal privatization. Politicians supporting daylight-saving have pledged to submit the bill in the next Diet session, ...

Luck only payoff for Siberia returnees

| Aug 10, 2005

Luck only payoff for Siberia returnees

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Japanese soldiers who survived the slave labor, starvation and bitter cold of Siberian prison camps after the war could count themselves lucky, but not count any significant cold cash for their ordeal. It is estimated that 55,000 out of some 600,000 Japanese prisoners taken to ...