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Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:28:18 GMT
New Mascarpone Hits the Sweet Spot in Japan  -  Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Japan is a rapidly growing market for dairy consumption, in particular ice cream which has traditionally been considered a treat for children only. The emergence of premium ice cream brands has seen a growing preference for these products among adult ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:26:24 GMT

Japan launch weather satellite into space  -  Yahoo7 News
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAEA) said the H-2A rocket carrying the Himawari-9 weather satellite lifted off from Tanegashima Space Centre in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, after Tuesday's scheduled launch was delayed by bad ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:20:56 GMT

Alcohol consumption blamed for 5% of new cancer cases  -  The Japan Times
PARIS – Alcohol consumption caused more than 700,000 new cancer cases and around 366,000 cancer deaths in 2012, mainly in rich countries, according to data reported Wednesday to the World Cancer Congress in Paris. Comparing the cancer risk of ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:01:27 GMT
Japan pledges $10.7b in aid to Myanmar  -  The Straits Times
Japan yesterday pledged 800 billion yen (S$10.7 billion) in aid to Myanmar over five years, of which 5 per cent will go towards aiding the ethnic minorities in the country's conflict-torn regions. The package was announced after an hour-long meeting ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:46:34 GMT
Japan Inc.'s overseas units earning less from homeland  -  Nikkei Asian Review
TOKYO -- Japanese companies that once shifted production overseas are increasingly bringing it back home as labor costs rise in Asia and the yen has weakened over time, resulting in falling Japan-tied sales at their subsidiaries abroad. These ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:21:16 GMT

Japan turns to new utilities as post-meltdown costs swell  -  Nikkei Asian Review
TOKYO -- Japan's industry ministry has proposed having new power providers help pay for compensating victims of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi disaster and scrapping nuclear reactors, as big utilities struggle to keep up with ballooning costs. Compensation ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:14:41 GMT

Tigers' Dean Green released, headed to Japan  -  The Detroit News
Green's contract was then sold to the Yakult Swallows of the Japan Central League, where he will play in 2017. Green, 27, was an 11th-round pick by the Tigers in the 2011 draft out of Barry University in Florida, and the big, left-handed hitter had ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:08:26 GMT

Prefab home in Japan makes surprising use of windows  -  Curbed
This cool, minimalist prefab home in Kyoto, Japan makes surprising use of windows. Designed by EXH and Anoffice, it features an exterior made from same materials as the other houses in the neighborhood, but to stand out from the crowd, it is finished ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 19:34:54 GMT

Europe looks skeptically at Japan's warming to Russia  -  Nikkei Asian Review
But when it comes to the threat that Russia poses, the differences between Japan and Europe may be deeper than Japan believes. Here in London, foreign policy and security experts are so concerned about Moscow that there seems to be almost another ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 18:58:25 GMT
Hello World: Japan Hearts Robots  -  Bloomberg
Bloomberg's Hello World host Ashlee Vance went to Kyoto to explore Japan's peculiar obsession with robots. It's a culture that thrives through hobbyists building homemade creatures to anthropologists studying the sub-culture of robot otaku. (Source: ...