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Aug 29, 2016

Job placement office for people 50 or older opens in Kitakyushu

Local and labor authorities have opened a job placement office Monday for people 50 years old and above in Kitakyushu. The office, named Senior Hello Work Tobata, is the first public employment security office targeting the older generation in Japan, officials said. Statistics show ...

Aug 29, 2016

ANA finds broken Dreamliner turbines in three Rolls-Royce engines

ANA Holdings Inc., which has canceled more than a dozen Dreamliner flights since last week, found broken turbines on three Boeing 787s driven by engines made by Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC. The broken turbine blade parts damaged other sections of the engine when they snapped ...

Hotel chain trains more female 'ryokan' chiefs

Aug 29, 2016

Hotel chain trains more female 'ryokan' chiefs

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In view of the increasing number of foreign visitors to Japan, Fujita Kanko Inc., a Tokyo-based hotel chain, is stepping up efforts to train female staff in providing service in the style of okami at Japanese ryokan (inns). The okami is the chief female ...

Mitsubishi Regional Jet aborts flight to U.S. for second time

Aug 28, 2016

Mitsubishi Regional Jet aborts flight to U.S. for second time

A passenger jet being developed by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. aborted its second attempt to head to the United States on Sunday when an air conditioning problem that thwarted its first bid reoccurred. The Mitsubishi Regional Jet, which has been mired in a series of ...

Aug 28, 2016

European carriers aiming for superfast Wi-Fi aboard planes

Starting early next year, travelers on some Lufthansa flights in Europe will be able to surf the web using Wi-Fi that promises speeds and coverage that trounce existing offerings. The network, which will use Inmarsat PLC’s satellites and Deutsche Telekom AG towers on the ...

Japan, South Korea to resume currency swap deal

Aug 28, 2016

Japan, South Korea to resume currency swap deal

Japan and South Korea agreed Saturday to launch talks on resuming a currency swap deal, reflecting newly cooperative relations between the two neighbors. The two began operating a swap agreement in 2001, but testy ties precluded any effort to extend or renew it when ...