Shigehiko Hamaya

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National Apr 20, 2010

One-time cement center struggling to stay alive

SAITAMA — Once a prosperous center backed by the cement industry, the Chichibu area in Saitama Prefecture has been shaken by a huge drop in production by Chichibu Taiheiyo Cement Corp. The cement industry's decay follows the decline of the area's key industries — silk ...