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Mar 29, 2015

Japan to play up safety of food products at expo in Milan

The government will use Expo Milano 2015 in Italy to highlight the safety of Japanese food products, including those from Fukushima Prefecture, according to its official representative Tatsuya Kato. “I want to use the expo as an opportunity to correct any wrong perceptions or ...

Diet tussle over NHK budget set to heat up

Mar 29, 2015

Diet tussle over NHK budget set to heat up

A Diet confrontation over NHK’s fiscal 2015 budget is expected to heat up this week as questions are posed about whether President Katsuto Momii is qualified to lead the public broadcaster. While the Liberal Democratic Party-led ruling coalition to have NHK’s budget approved before ...

Shop used by novelist Higuchi finds buyer

Mar 29, 2015

Shop used by novelist Higuchi finds buyer

A group of buildings in Tokyo that once housed a pawnshop frequented by 19th-century novelist Ichiyo Higuchi has found a buyer, lifting the threat of demolition. The buyer, Atomi University, will preserve and make use of the buildings in cooperation with the Tokyo’s Bunkyo ...