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Fiscal year heralds 890,000 new recruits

Apr 1, 2015

Fiscal year heralds 890,000 new recruits

An estimated 890,000 new recruits began work at companies, public offices and other organizations across Japan on Wednesday as the nation marked the start of the 2015 fiscal year. Central and local governments, as well as many private-sector companies, held welcome ceremonies for new ...

Apr 1, 2015

Translation firm leaked classified document, NRA says

A translation company under contract with the Nuclear Regulation Authority has leaked an internal, classified document online from the nuclear watchdog, its secretariat said. The document does not contain confidential information but is marked “Classified 2,” one of three levels of classification by the ...

Apr 1, 2015

U.S. returns housing area to Okinawa

The United States has returned a 51-hectare housing area of Camp Zukeran in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, as part of a 2013 agreement to reduce the prefecture’s burden from hosting U.S. military bases. The move on Tuesday represents the second U.S. land return under the ...

Apr 1, 2015

Would-be robber breaks leg, calls ambulance in Chiba

A hapless armed robber in his 60s broke his leg while holding up a convenience store in Chiba Prefecture, and then used the shop’s payphone to call an ambulance, according to a report and police. The inept thief tussled with a 35-year-old store clerk ...

Apr 1, 2015

Japan mulls requiring two crew in cockpit at all times

The Abe administration said Tuesday it is considering following the lead of the European Aviation Safety Agency in recommending that airlines ensure at least two crew members are in the cockpit at all times. The move comes in the wake of the recent crash ...