Nov 7, 2013

Consumer lenders group to build gangster database

The Japan Consumer Credit Association said Thursday that next spring it will build a database on antisocial forces, including “boryokudan” gangs, so that its member companies can use it to screen applicants for loans. The industry group aims to help small and midsize member ...

Mar 18, 2011

Disaster clobbers a helper

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NEW YORK, UNITED NATIONS — The massive earthquake and tsunami that rocked and ravaged large parts of northern Japan have caused near apocalyptic devastation to the land and the environment. The 9.0-magnitude shock, the largest ever recorded in the earthquake-prone country, was brutally magnified ...