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2,000 people taken to hospitals as Japan bakes in heat wave

National Jul 16, 2018

2,000 people taken to hospitals as Japan bakes in heat wave

A heat wave continued to scorch Japan on Monday, with some regions seeing temperatures hitting record highs for the year. Temperatures topped 39 degrees in Ibi gawa and Tajimi in Gifu Prefecture in western Japan. The mercury climbed above 38 in eastern and central regions, ...

Japan to extend best-before dates for pork to help exports

Business Jul 16, 2018

Japan to extend best-before dates for pork to help exports

The government is discussing plans to extend best-before dates for pork products to boost their export numbers, according to sources. The best-before periods for Japanese pork products are shorter than those for products from other nations, making a dent in their export competitiveness. The agriculture ...

Farm damage from Japan's rain disaster put at ¥48.1 billion

National Jul 16, 2018

Farm damage from Japan's rain disaster put at ¥48.1 billion

Damage on the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors from the recent torrential rain that hit mainly western Japan has been estimated at ¥48.05 billion, the agriculture ministry said. The figure, assessed as of Monday morning and up from ¥43.69 billion as of Sunday morning, is ...

Tesla boss Musk gave almost $40,000 to U.S. Republican-allied group: FEC

World / Politics Jul 16, 2018

Tesla boss Musk gave almost $40,000 to U.S. Republican-allied group: FEC

Self-proclaimed socialist Elon Musk gave $38,900 to a political committee that supports U.S. House Republicans. The contribution is Musk's second-largest of this election cycle, according to disclosures filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), after a $50,000 contribution last year to a different group benefiting ...

Gaza cease-fire largely holding after day of fierce fighting

World Jul 16, 2018

Gaza cease-fire largely holding after day of fierce fighting

A cease-fire largely held on Sunday along a tense Gaza-Israel border on Sunday following a day of fierce fighting, but Israel remained on high alert and boosted its air defenses in case hostilities resume. Israel carried out dozens of airstrikes in Gaza on Saturday, killing ...