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May 27, 2015

Health ministry to ban restaurants from serving raw pork

The central government will ban restaurants from serving raw pork starting in mid-June, following a similar ban in 2012 on beef liver, the health ministry said Wednesday. Restaurants have increasingly turned to pork after the ban on raw beef liver. The ministry said it ...

May 27, 2015

Nuclear regulator clears two Sendai reactors for restart

Japan cleared the way on Wednesday for a resumption of nuclear power, four years after the world’s worst atomic disaster in more than two decades led to the shutdown of all the country’s reactors and fueled public opposition to the industry. Regulators said Kyushu ...

May 27, 2015

LDP considers charging for hospital outpatient access

The Liberal Democratic Party is considering levying a charge on outpatients each time they visit hospitals, informed sources said Tuesday. The recommendation to increase the financial burden of patients was made by the LDP task force for promoting administrative reform at an informal party ...