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Sep 1, 2015

Japanese firms find ready, fluent workforce in Paraguay

Descendants of Japanese immigrants in Paraguay are drawing the attention of Japanese companies that have entered, or hope to enter, the South American country. With many young descendants fluent in Japanese, companies are looking at them as a reliable workforce. “It is easy to ...

Sep 1, 2015

Russia-seized salmon boat to be returned today

A Japanese salmon boat and its 11 crew members seized by Russian authorities July 17 for alleged illegal fishing will return home Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo said Monday. The Russian Foreign Ministry’s Sakhalin office also confirmed its planned return on Tuesday. A ...

Mitsubishi Estate plans Japan's tallest building near Tokyo Station

Aug 31, 2015

Mitsubishi Estate plans Japan's tallest building near Tokyo Station

Mitsubishi Estate Co. says it will construct a 390-meter-high building, making it Japan’s tallest, as part of redevelopment project near Tokyo Station. The structure will overtake the 300-meter-tall Abeno Harukas in the city of Osaka. Mitsubishi Estate hopes the new building will serve both ...

Aug 31, 2015

Foreign Ministry seeks funding for eight new missions

The Foreign Ministry on Monday requested a 10.4 percent rise in its budget for fiscal 2016, partly to fund the opening of eight new diplomatic missions abroad. To bolster Japan’s diplomatic clout, the ministry’s request of ¥756.8 billion includes establishing embassies in four countries ...