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UNESCO World Heritage sites in Japan

| Jan 17, 2017

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Japan

Japan had its first World Heritage sites registered in 1993 when UNESCO registered Buddhist monuments in the Horyuji Temple area, Himeji Castle, Yakushima Island and the Shirakami-Sanchi beech tree forest. Since then the country has added more sites and now boasts the 20 shown ...

Portugal protests Spain's stockpiling of nuke waste near border

Jan 17, 2017

Portugal protests Spain's stockpiling of nuke waste near border

Portugal has accused Spain of stockpiling nuclear waste close to its border without evaluating the environmental impact, in a complaint filed Monday with Brussels. The dispute stems from the Spanish government’s decision in late December to authorize the building of a nuclear waste depot ...

| Jan 16, 2017

Nikkei falls as yen makes upward push

Stocks turned lower on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday, weighed down by the yen’s ascent. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 192.04 points, or 1.00 percent, to close at 19,095.24. On Friday, the key market gauge gained 152.58 points. The Topix index of all ...