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Dec 21, 2014

Plan to truck Fukushima radioactive soil, waste is put on hold

The government has given up on an earlier plan, slated to start in January, to transport radioactive soil and other waste from decontamination work following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster to nearby towns, sources close to the matter said Sunday. The move comes as ...

Dec 21, 2014

Japan House plan to promote nation's culture, technology abroad

Japan will set up offices in London, Los Angeles and Sao Paulo in fiscal 2016 to promote Japanese culture and technologies overseas, according to Foreign Ministry officials. The so-called Japan House will showcase Japanese culture such as “washoku” cuisine, “washi” handmade paper, manga and ...

Scotch-happy Taiwan stoking demand for Japanese whiskies

Dec 21, 2014

Scotch-happy Taiwan stoking demand for Japanese whiskies

Brewing and distillery giant Suntory Holdings Ltd. was among three Japanese businesses invited to promote their products one night in Taipei earlier this month at a party to celebrate Emperor Akihito’s birthday on Dec. 23. The event was organized by the Interchange Association, Japan’s ...