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To pare losses, Japan Display eyes cutting 4,000 jobs

Business / Corporate Aug 8, 2017

To pare losses, Japan Display eyes cutting 4,000 jobs

Japan Display Inc. is considering slashing around 4,000 jobs, about 30 percent of its total workforce, by streamlining manufacturing lines, mostly overseas, to turn around its struggling business, sources close to the matter said Tuesday. The liquid-crystal display maker, formed in 2012 through a merger ...

Editorials Aug 8, 2017

Indecision in Afghanistan

After 16 years of bloody fighting, there is no indication that Washington has a better sense of how to address the festering conflict in Afghanistan.

Buddhist hells are frighteningly human

Art Aug 8, 2017

Buddhist hells are frighteningly human

by Matthew Larking

Popularly known as Genshin (942-1017), the high-ranking Buddhist prelate Eshin Sozu was said to have been born following his devout mother's prayers to the Kannon of Takaoji Temple in Taima, Nara Prefecture. Genshin began the road to monkhood in youth, studying at Kyoto's Enryakuji Temple ...