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Aug 30, 2016

Household spending, unemployment fall in July

Household spending fell for a fifth straight month and retail sales also dropped, underscoring the weakness in domestic demand. The jobless rate was the lowest since 1995. Household spending fell 0.5 percent in July from a year earlier, the statistics bureau said on Tuesday. ...

Truckload of Takata inflators explodes in Texas, killing woman

Aug 30, 2016

Truckload of Takata inflators explodes in Texas, killing woman

Air bag maker Takata Corp.’s troubles worsened Monday as the company confirmed that a truck carrying its inflators and a volatile chemical exploded last week in a Texas border town, killing a woman and injuring four others. The truck, operated by a subcontractor, crashed, ...

Aug 30, 2016

Shimadzu enters medical camera field with breast cancer diagnostic system

Shimadzu Corp. launched on Monday a near-infrared camera system to help diagnose metastatic breast cancer, making a foray into the Japanese medical camera market. Lightvision, the new product, allows surgeons to identify easily the positions of lymph nodes to be removed for diagnosis, by ...

Aug 29, 2016

Japan's three biggest banks seeking business expansion in Africa

The three mega-banks said they will expand their businesses in Africa, following Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s pledge over the weekend to bolster measures to boost investment in the resource-rich continent. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., Mizuho Bank and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ are aiming ...