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Actress Yumeji Tsukioka dies at 95

National May 8, 2017

Actress Yumeji Tsukioka dies at 95

Actress Yumeji Tsukioka, who starred in numerous popular films during the 1950s, died of pneumonia at a hospital in Tokyo last Wednesday, her office said. She was 95. Tsukioka, whose real name was Akiko Inoue, became a top actress in the Takarazuka all-female musical troupe ...

Japan vows to help energy and urban development in Vietnam

National / Politics May 8, 2017

Japan vows to help energy and urban development in Vietnam

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh said their countries will cooperate further on infrastructure projects in areas such as urban development and energy. Kishida said he and Minh also pledged when they met Monday in Tokyo to promote free ...

Toshiba considering releasing unaudited full-year earnings

Business / Corporate May 8, 2017

Toshiba considering releasing unaudited full-year earnings

Toshiba Corp. is considering releasing unaudited full-year earnings results on the May 22 deadline despite having no clear prospects of approval from its auditor, according to sources close to the matter. PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata LLC continues to disagree with Toshiba over losses related to its U.S. ...

Six perish in Kitakyushu apartment blaze

National May 8, 2017

Six perish in Kitakyushu apartment blaze

Six people were killed during an overnight fire at an old apartment building northwest of JR Minamikokura Station in Kitakyushu, police said Monday. Five other men, some of whom escaped by jumping from the second-floor windows, were treated for smoke inhalation and other injuries but ...

Business May 8, 2017

BOJ chief Kuroda jokes that former job at ADB was more exciting

Haruhiko Kuroda joked that his previous role running the Asian Development Bank was more exciting than the assignment he's taken on as governor of the Bank of Japan. Kuroda, who's spearheaded massive monetary stimulus in Japan for more than four years but still faces an ...

Demand for condos slowing in Tokyo but heating up in Osaka

Business May 8, 2017

Demand for condos slowing in Tokyo but heating up in Osaka

Demand for condominiums in Osaka is growing among family households as well as the wealthy, with the increasing supply of affordable properties a stark contrast to falling demand in central Tokyo. The number of new condos listed for sale in the city of Osaka, excluding ...

Cosmetics makers target job-seeking male university students

Business / Corporate May 8, 2017

Cosmetics makers target job-seeking male university students

Cosmetics makers are stepping up efforts to tap the men's cosmetics market by targeting male university students preparing for their job interviews as the job-hunting season gets underway in Japan. Shiseido Co., Japan's leading cosmetics-maker, launched a new website for its uno series of men's ...

Vandalized statue of Japanese engineer in Taiwan repaired

National May 8, 2017

Vandalized statue of Japanese engineer in Taiwan repaired

A ceremony was held in Tainan Sunday to mark the completion of repair of the vandalized statue of a Japanese engineer who made great contributions to the agricultural development in southern Taiwan during Japan's colonial rule. Last month the head of the statue of Yoichi ...

Editorials May 8, 2017

An alternative to the Henoko plan

Instead of clinging to the Henoko plan, the Abe administration should at least explore an alternative to the Futenma relocation project, which could prevent its confrontation with Okinawa from developing into a situation in which local sentiment deepens against the U.S. military presence on ...