Shigeru Sato
Mar 7, 2009
Battery deal sought with EU
Japan will seek an agreement with the European Union to jointly develop solar cells and new ultralight batteries for electric cars that can deliver three times the power of current technology, a Japanese official said Thursday, prior to a meeting that began Friday.
Feb 20, 2008
Inpex to increase spending on overseas oil, gas projects by 50%
Inpex Holdings Inc. will increase spending on overseas oil and natural gas projects by as much as 50 percent a year to keep pace with soaring material and engineering costs.
Japan Times
Nov 17, 2007
Sudan abuses may spur oil ban; utilities probe impact
The trade ministry is studying the effect of a possible ban on Sudanese oil imports, anticipating increased public pressure to halt trade with the African nation because of concern about human rights abuses, officials said.


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