Aug 6, 2014

Obama to reduce role of nuclear arms in security policy: U.S. official

President Barack Obama remains committed to creating a world without nuclear weapons and his administration will reduce the role of nuclear weapons in security policy, according to a U.S. government official. Rose Gottemoeller, undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, pressed Obama’s ...

Aug 6, 2014

H.I.S. reduces its stake in struggling Skymark to 6.49%

Japanese travel agency H.I.S. Co. reduced its stake in Skymark Airlines Inc. from 7.68 percent to 6.49 percent by the end of last month, according to a report filed Tuesday with a finance bureau of the Finance Ministry. H.I.S. sold shares in the Japanese ...

Dec 3, 2013

Justice Ministry to give bidding advantage to firms with ex-convicts

The Justice Ministry said Tuesday firms that employ people with criminal records will receive an advantage in bidding on its public works projects from fiscal 2014. Stable employment helps reduce recidivism, the ministry said, adding that the measure will add more employment opportunities for ...