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May 3, 2015

Minor tsunami hit Izu after magnitude-5.9 quake

Tsunami of up to 50 cm hit the Izu island chain early Sunday after a magnitude-5.9 earthquake, and one isle was hit even before warning could be sent. There have been no reports of damage or injuries from the waves, according to police and ...

May 3, 2015

Broader Panama Canal set to help energy-hungry Japan

The reopening next April of a wider Panama Canal is expected to help shape Japan’s post-3/11 energy policy. With all reactors offline after the shattering of the nuclear safety myth, imports of liquefied natural gas are growing so thermal power can offset the total ...

Giving parents credit where rent is due

| May 2, 2015

Giving parents credit where rent is due

by Michael Hoffman

We choose our friends but we don’t choose our parents. Nor do they choose us. It’s a pretty fraught relationship, sometimes, that between parent and child. Perhaps “love-hate” best describes it — hopefully with love dominant. Confucius said — and what Confucius said is ...

Seven bodies found after fire guts home in Akita

May 2, 2015

Seven bodies found after fire guts home in Akita

Seven bodies have been recovered after a fire burned down a house and spread to two nearby structures in Yuzawa, Akita Prefecture, on Friday night, police and firefighters said. The authorities are trying to identify the bodies, believing that they are the seven members ...

May 2, 2015

Major Japanese firms fall victim to data leaks: survey

According to a newly released survey, some of the nation’s major firms have reported being victims of data leaks over the past five years either because of cyberattacks or as former employees and others willfully took company data out with them.

May 2, 2015

Japanese textile makers focusing on diagnostic drugs

Japanese textile makers are gearing up for development of diagnostic test kits and pharmaceuticals. Amid growing social awareness of the importance of increasing healthy life expectancy, demand for the technology of diagnosis that leads to an early discovery of diseases is expected to increase ...