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Ex-tennis pro Matsuoka tops poll's ideal male boss list

Apr 23, 2015

Ex-tennis pro Matsuoka tops poll's ideal male boss list

Former professional tennis player Shuzo Matsuoka has topped for the first time the Sanno Institute of Management’s survey asking new employees who would be their ideal male boss, the institute said Tuesday. Actress Yuki Amami ranked top in the female ideal boss list for ...

Motorcycle accident claims actor, TV star Nagare Hagiwara, 62

Apr 23, 2015

Motorcycle accident claims actor, TV star Nagare Hagiwara, 62

Actor and television celebrity Nagare Hagiwara, 62, died in an accident while he was riding on a motorcycle in Suginami Ward, Tokyo, on Wednesday evening. Hagiwara, whose real name is Mitsuo Hagiwara, was found lying on the Ome Kaido highway with a large motorcycle ...

Apr 23, 2015

Ethiopian Airlines begins Narita flights

Ethiopian Airlines’ first flight to Japan arrived at Narita International Airport on Wednesday evening, marking the first Africa-Japan regular flight for 1½ years. Direct flights between Africa and Japan came to a halt when EgyptAir withdrew from the route connecting Cairo and Kansai International ...

Water rate hikes in works to cover costs of upgrading aging mains

Apr 22, 2015

Water rate hikes in works to cover costs of upgrading aging mains

Local governments are looking to raise water charges because they are financially struggling to repair or renew aged mains and other equipment. The Chichibu Municipal Government in Saitama Prefecture carried out an average 17.5 percent increase in water rates in January in a bid ...

90 more buildings found using dodgy quake dampers from Toyo Tire

Apr 22, 2015

90 more buildings found using dodgy quake dampers from Toyo Tire

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. confirmed Tuesday that 90 more buildings have been built with its substandard earthquake shock absorption devices, bringing the total to 145. The Osaka-based company said four employees might have been involved in falsifying performance data on the quake-absorbing rubber ...