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More Japanese livestock farmers using feed rice

Business Nov 27, 2017

More Japanese livestock farmers using feed rice

While consumption of rice has been declining in Japan, the use of feed rice is on the rise, giving added value to livestock products in some regions. An increasing number of farmers are switching from imported fodder such as corn to domestic rice as feed ...

BOJ returned to the black in April-September on weak yen

Business Nov 27, 2017

BOJ returned to the black in April-September on weak yen

The Bank of Japan reported Tuesday a net income of ¥550.2 billion for April-September, in a turnaround from a net loss a year earlier. The net profit for the fiscal 2017 first half is attributable to the yen's easing against the dollar and other currencies, ...

National / Politics Nov 27, 2017

Japan and China to hold maritime talks in Shanghai in December

The Japanese and Chinese governments are planning to hold the next round of high-level talks on maritime issues in Shanghai early next month, amid a thaw in their ties, according to bilateral diplomatic sources. Officials are expected to discuss establishing a communication mechanism to prevent ...

Fukui governor OKs restart of two reactors at Oi plant

National Nov 27, 2017

Fukui governor OKs restart of two reactors at Oi plant

Fukui Gov. Issei Nishikawa on Monday gave the go-ahead for Kansai Electric Power Co. to restart two reactors at its Oi power plant. With Fukui also hosting Kansai Electric's Takahama plant, where two reactors have already resumed operation, restarting the units at the Oi complex ...

Japan loses to Australia in FIBA World Cup qualifier

Basketball Nov 27, 2017

Japan loses to Australia in FIBA World Cup qualifier

Japan on Monday suffered its second defeat in as many Asia qualifiers for the FIBA World Cup, a 14-0 final-quarter run allowing Australia to claim a scrappy Round 1 matchup 82-58 in Adelaide. Facing its toughest Group B opponent, Japan was able to keep the ...

Hakuho relieved to finish difficult year on winning note

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 27, 2017

Hakuho relieved to finish difficult year on winning note

After a scandal surrounding the national sport ironically drew more attention to the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, tournament champion Hakuho said Monday he was pleased to provide some positive headlines. Speaking to reporters at the traditional morning-after news conference, Hakuho, who won an unprecedented 40th ...