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Southwestern U.S. braces for rare heat wave dangerous to health, aircraft

The Southwestern U.S. is about to feel the wrath of a punishing heat wave that includes a forecast of 120 degrees in Phoenix — a ...
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Power outage keeps shinkansen services suspended
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:08:09 +0200
Shinkansen services connecting western and southwestern Japan were suspended Wednesday evening due to a power outage, railways said. The outage at around 7:55 p.m. has ...
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METI bureaucrats’ blunt, bold policy proposals set social media on fire
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:17:20 +0200
A bold set of policy recommendations compiled by vice industry minister Ikuro Sugawara and young colleagues in their 20s and 30s has set social media ...
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Kawakatsu cruises to third term in Shizuoka gubernatorial election
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:13:01 +0200
Shizuoka Gov. Heita Kawakatsu won a third four-year term Sunday, beating Olympic judo silver medalist Noriko Mizoguchi, the local election board said. The 68-year-old independent ...
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Lotte founder Shigemitsu exits board after eldest son’s bid to return fails
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:41:50 +0200
The founder of Lotte Holdings Co., embroiled in a family feud over its management, has left the board after a stint of around 70 years ...
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Roving vans serve Japanese-Brazilian community’s banking, food and other needs
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:33:54 +0200
Japan’s nearly 200,000-strong Brazilian immigrant community lives in pockets scattered across the middle of the country, clustered around auto parts factories and warehouses where they ...
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Population of world to reach 9.8 billion in 2050: U.N.
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:15:43 +0200
The world’s current population of 7.6 billion will balloon to 9.8 billion in 2050, with India’s numbers to surpass China’s in just seven years, a ...
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Toshiba selects three-way tie-up for chip unit sale, appearing to prioritize government concerns
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:42:50 +0200
Toshiba Corp. has chosen a consortium formed by Japanese, South Korean and U.S. investors as the preferred bidder for the sale of its flash memory ...
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Toshiba to negotiate exclusively with three-way consortium over chip unit sale: sources
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:39:10 +0200
Toshiba Corp. is set to negotiate exclusively with a consortium formed by Japanese, U.S. and South Korean entities over the sale of its chip unit, ...
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Gifu cutlery firm’s samurai-sword scissors prove popular with tourists
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:54:32 +0200
Samurai-sword scissors developed by a manufacturer in Gifu Prefecture are proving to be popular souvenirs for foreign tourists as well as schoolchildren. Shaped like katana, ...
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Abe fears fallout from conspiracy law’s passage in Tokyo assembly election
Sat, 17 Jun 2017 10:16:31 +0200
With the ruling coalition under public attack for its heavy-handed enactment of the conspiracy law Thursday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is concerned about how his ...
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Using big data, AI, search for ways to banish traffic jams to begin in 2018
Sat, 17 Jun 2017 04:56:51 +0200
Tests will begin in fiscal 2018 into utilizing artificial intelligence and big data to find a solution to traffic jams. The envisioned trial, which will ...
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Record number of dementia patients reported missing in 2016, NPA says
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:07:05 +0200
The number of people with dementia who were reported missing hit a record high in 2016, figures released Thursday show, highlighting the difficulty in dealing ...
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Two deaths at Kawasaki kindergarten prompt fears of infectious disease
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:50:53 +0200
Two children who attended the same preschool in Kawasaki died within a week earlier this month, possibly due to an infectious disease, city officials said. ...
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Tokyo’s first Filipino housekeepers arrive as part of program to bolster sagging labor numbers
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:54:52 +0200
Housekeeping operators are looking to increase more foreign maids in Tokyo, taking advantage of a special deregulation-zone system, as the need for such services is ...
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Big headache for calendar publishers if new emperor’s era name announcement delayed
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:11:15 +0200
A group of calendar makers told the government Wednesday they will suffer huge financial losses if the new era name to be adopted after the ...
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