Foreign labor key to Olympic gold

/ May 28, 2014

Foreign labor key to Olympic gold

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At a construction site in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, worker Fan Xiuyu says he's too busy to miss the wife and 6-year-old child he left behind in China. "I came to Japan to make money and learn advanced construction techniques," said Fan, 29, a native of ...

Mar 2, 2014

Majority of Tohoku mayors say recovery slow or nonexistent

More than half of the 42 mayors of northeastern cities, towns and villages damaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami describe Tohoku's reconstruction as slow or stalled, a Kyodo News survey said Sunday. In the survey, conducted in February ahead of the third anniversary ...

Impact of bigger public works budget unclear

/ Dec 24, 2013

Impact of bigger public works budget unclear

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's fiscal 2014 draft budget has sparked debate over whether he has significantly increased the public works budget in a major policy shift from his predecessor administrations led by the Democratic Party of Japan. Under the fiscal 2014 draft budget adopted Tuesday ...