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Aug 30, 2016

Shimadzu enters medical camera field with breast cancer diagnostic system

Shimadzu Corp. launched on Monday a near-infrared camera system to help diagnose metastatic breast cancer, making a foray into the Japanese medical camera market. Lightvision, the new product, allows surgeons to identify easily the positions of lymph nodes to be removed for diagnosis, by ...

Aug 29, 2016

Japan's three biggest banks seeking business expansion in Africa

The three mega-banks said they will expand their businesses in Africa, following Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s pledge over the weekend to bolster measures to boost investment in the resource-rich continent. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., Mizuho Bank and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ are aiming ...

Aug 29, 2016

Job placement office for people 50 or older opens in Kitakyushu

Local and labor authorities have opened a job placement office Monday for people 50 years old and above in Kitakyushu. The office, named Senior Hello Work Tobata, is the first public employment security office targeting the older generation in Japan, officials said. Statistics show ...

Aug 29, 2016

Takata subcontractor's truck kills one, injures four in Texas blast

Takata Corp., the auto-parts maker behind the industry’s largest-ever safety recall, said the truck of a subcontractor that was transporting air bag inflators and propellant exploded last week in Texas, killing one person and injuring four more. The truck was involved in an accident ...

Aug 29, 2016

ANA finds broken Dreamliner turbines in three Rolls-Royce engines

ANA Holdings Inc., which has canceled more than a dozen Dreamliner flights since last week, found broken turbines on three Boeing 787s driven by engines made by Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC. The broken turbine blade parts damaged other sections of the engine when they snapped ...