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Two brothers die in Gifu river collision

National Jun 13, 2016

Two brothers die in Gifu river collision

A Brazilian woman was arrested Monday after a two boys, aged 10 and 3, were killed the previous day when her Jet Ski collided with their inflatable boat on the Kiso River in Gifu Prefecture, police said. Marjori Mayumi Fugimoto, 27, from Komaki in neighboring ...

Business / Economy Jun 13, 2016

Large-firm business confidence worsens in April to June period

Business confidence among large companies deteriorated significantly in the April to June period due to production suspensions brought about by earthquakes in central Kyushu and on a stronger yen, a government survey showed Monday. The index for business conditions at companies capitalized at ¥1 ...

Drone services starting to take off in Japan

Business / Tech Jun 13, 2016

Drone services starting to take off in Japan

by Mayuko Matsumoto

Domestic companies are coming up with a series of new services that leverage the latest in drone technology. MicroAd Inc., a Tokyo-based online advertising company, has unveiled a service called Sky Magic to produce sound-and-light extravaganzas. Drones illuminated with LED lights can project logos, words, ...

Merkel pushes rule of law, NGO access in China

Asia Pacific Jun 13, 2016

Merkel pushes rule of law, NGO access in China

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed the role of an independent judiciary and the need for a level playing field for foreign firms as she begun her ninth trip to China since taking office. Merkel arrived in China on Sunday amid growing pressure from industry and ...