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Shinichi Terada
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 28, 2008
More parents send kids to Indian, Chinese schools
As China and India increasingly flex their muscles as economic powerhouses, many Japanese parents are beginning to send their children to international schools run by Chinese and Indian educators with hopes of churning out more competitive kids.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Nov 7, 2008
POW's diary reveals life in camp
David Moreton, 39, wants to publish the diary his grandfather, Albert, wrote during World War II.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / TAKING A CHANCE
Sep 23, 2008
Robot development takes a homeward turn
While Japanese robotics companies have made robots that look and move like human beings, the goal of making a society where human beings and robots interact in everyday life has remained out of reach.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 17, 2008
Asia needs to put lid on inflation, ADB warns
Asia's economies are under threat of inflation stemming from high fuel and food costs, and containing it is an immediate challenge for the region if sustainable growth is to be maintained, an Asian Development Bank executive said earlier this month.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 1, 2008
Tokyo tries to gird for major quake
Every Sept. 1, Tokyo residents are reminded of the tragedy of the Great Kanto Earthquake, which claimed more than 100,000 lives that fateful day in 1923. Now designated Disaster Prevention Day, it is a time for annual quake and fire drills.
JAPAN
Aug 16, 2008
War dead kin rally to laud Article 9, hit Yasukuni
More than 260 protesters and people who lost relatives during the war gathered Friday in Tokyo to stage a march to protest politicians' visits to Yasukuni Shrine and demand that war-renouncing Article 9 of the Constitution be protected.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 16, 2008
Japan urged to be creative to stay competitive
In contrast to fast-growing Asian economies like China and India, Japan's slow pace of economic reform coupled with its graying population and shrinking workforce is a concern to Western investors.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 15, 2008
Firms strop goods as facial hair finds favor
Japanese men have long shunned facial hair, as many companies frowned on employees with beards or mustaches, or even prohibited them in the workplace.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 8, 2008
First nurses arrive from Indonesia
Tri Yulianti, 23-year-old Indonesian, has worked as a nurse in Jakarta for two years and hopes to start caring for Japan's elderly early next year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / TAKING A CHANCE
Aug 5, 2008
The business of building an MBA program
When Yoshito Hori quit Sumitomo Corp. in the early 1990s and started a business school, many of his colleagues thought he was taking too great a risk. As it turned out, he was on the leading edge of the venture boom.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 3, 2008
Ibuki tells LDP to draft tax hike scenarios
Finance Minister Bunmei Ibuki said Saturday the ruling Liberal Democratic Party needs to propose a scenario on how and when to ask for a tax hike before it starts campaigning for the next general election.
BUSINESS
Aug 2, 2008
New team to seek tax hikes
Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda brought in a new economic team Friday to show his commitment to reconstruct debt-ridden finances through higher taxes, but economists warn it will not be easy for the government to raise taxes when consumer sentiment is already on the skids.
BUSINESS
Jul 29, 2008
Welfare spending pushes up budget cap
Finance Minister Fukushiro Nukaga said Monday the government has set a limit of around ¥47.8 trillion for general expenditures in the fiscal 2009 budget.
BUSINESS
Jul 23, 2008
Cabinet cuts GDP forecast to 1.3%
The Cabinet Office on Tuesday lowered its forecast for real economic growth in fiscal 2008 from 2.0 percent to 1.3 percent, citing surging energy costs and weakening growth in the United States that has hurt corporate earnings and consumer spending here.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Jul 22, 2008
Nation opens its eyes to audiobooks
Seen as a good way for busy people to catch up on their "reading" during commutes or on-the-job breaks, audiobooks are quickly becoming a fixture among time-pressed Japanese.
BUSINESS
Jul 16, 2008
Nukaga chases investment by oil producers
Finance Minister Fukushiro Nukaga headed out Tuesday on a visit to the Middle East and Central Asia to call for cash-rich oil-producing countries to invest more in Japan.
BUSINESS
Jul 15, 2008
TCI bid to double J-Power stake halted
The Children's Investment Fund said Monday it will accept a government order barring it from doubling its stake in J-Power.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 12, 2008
Apple iPhone rings up sales in Tokyo debut
Hundreds of gadget lovers lined up Friday outside stores in Tokyo for the iPhone's Japan debut, as analysts closely watch whether the device will catch on among consumers other than Apple fans.
JAPAN / G8 SUMMIT 2008
Jul 10, 2008
G8 handcuffed by economy
TOYAKO, Hokkaido — With global inflation and an economic slowdown looming over their heads, the Group of Eight industrialized nations ended their three-day summit Wednesday by exposing their inability to take effective action against soaring oil and food prices and the weak dollar.
Japan Times
JAPAN / G8 SUMMIT 2008
Jul 9, 2008
Toyako businesses seek long-term benefit
TOYAKO, Hokkaido — Takuji Okamoto, 69, has run a tiny noodle shop with his wife, Chieko, for 23 years at the Lake Toya hot springs resort area.

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