Tokyo To Consider Holidays During Olympics

Tokyo To Consider Holidays During Olympics

September 29, 2016 – Officials related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games decided at a liaison meeting today to examine a proposal to turn weekdays during the games into holidays under special legislation to facilitate the hosting of ...

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Mount Fuji Draws Nearly 250,000 Climbers In 2016

Mount Fuji Draws Nearly 250,000 Climbers In 2016

September 28, 2016 – A total of 248,461 people ascended above the eighth stations on the mountain’s four approaches this season, up 6 percent from last year, the Environment Ministry has said. The ministry yesterday attributed the increase to a ...

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Suzuki S-Cross Gets A Facelift

Suzuki S-Cross Gets A Facelift

September 27, 2016 – The Suzuki S-Cross, or the SX4 S-Cross as it’s known in our market, has been around for more than three years now. However, the C segment of the crossover market into which it fits is one ...

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Police Open Murder Probe At Yokohama Hospital

Police Open Murder Probe At Yokohama Hospital

September 26, 2016 – Police have opened an investigation into a suspected murder of a male inpatient who died from poisoning at a hospital in Yokohama after an intravenous drip was administered. Nobuo Yamaki, 88, was pronounced dead in a ...

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Tata Group To Meet NTT Docomo To End Arbitration Dispute

Tata Group To Meet NTT Docomo To End Arbitration Dispute

August 19, 2016 – Tata Group officials are meeting their counterparts from NTT Docomo to resolve a dispute arising from a $1.2-billion arbitration award in favour of the Japanese firm, as per two sources aware of the matter. The meeting ...

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Abe Vows Not To Repeat Tragedy Of War

Abe Vows Not To Repeat Tragedy Of War

August 15, 2016 – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed today not to repeat the horrors of war at a ceremony marking the 71st anniversary of the end of World War II amid concerns that his leadership could shift Japan away ...

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Rie Kaneko Wins 200m Breaststroke Gold

Rie Kaneko Wins 200m Breaststroke Gold

August 12, 2016 – Rie Kaneto pulled away from Yulia Efimova to take gold in the women’s 200-meter breaststroke at the Rio Olympics last night. Kaneto grabbed the lead on the third of four laps and powered to the finish ...

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Japan And Philippines Tells China Respect Law In Sea Row

Japan And Philippines Tells China Respect Law In Sea Row

August 11, 2016 – Japan and the Philippines joined forces today to call on China to observe the rule of law in resolving maritime disputes after an international tribunal rejected Beijing’s claims to most of the South China Sea. Japanese ...

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Japan Upset New Zealand In Rio Rugby 7’s

Japan Upset New Zealand In Rio Rugby 7’s

August 10, 2016 – Japan held on for a stunning 14-12 victory on the first day of rugby sevens at the Rio Olympics. The game was a tense, back-and-forth affair, with Kameli Soejima leveling the score at 12 with a ...

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Tokyo Cabbies Test Out ¥410 Minimum Fare

Tokyo Cabbies Test Out ¥410 Minimum Fare

August 5, 2016 – Cab firms started experimenting with a lower minimum fare of ¥410 today in four wards in central Tokyo to assess demand for short trips among tourists and the elderly. The trial fares will be offered at ...

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