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Princess Kako, granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, turns 24

National Dec 29, 2018

Princess Kako, granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, turns 24

Princess Kako, a grandchild of Emperor Akihito and the younger daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, turned 24 on Saturday. The princess, who performs official duties while studying at International Christian University in Tokyo, has drawn attention to the kind of activities she will ...

Nissan panel to start talks on governance reforms in January

Business Dec 29, 2018

Nissan panel to start talks on governance reforms in January

A special committee formed by Nissan Motor Co. to discuss the automaker's governance reform is looking to start full-fledged talks as early as next month, informed sources said Friday. The panel was formed in light of the financial scandal involving former Chairman Carlos Ghosn. The ...

New challenges for the Japanese cheese market

Food & Drink Dec 29, 2018

New challenges for the Japanese cheese market

by Masanao Okuda

With the Japanese cheese market facing an imminent threat from imports due to multilateral free trade pacts, a mom and pop factory in Hokkaido is striving to offer quality products that can compete with Europe's best. Ryota Kikuchi, who opened his cheese factory, Chikap, with ...