An incorporated association promoting the globalization of Japanese medical services said it will publicly solicit medical institutions seeking to be registered on a list of hospitals prepared to treat foreign patients. Compiling the list has been planned under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s growth strategy as the administration seeks to boost the number of foreign patients […]
A man turned himself in to the police Tuesday evening in Gifu Prefecture, saying he drove climbing accessories into a rock designated as a national treasure. The central government is investigating inadequate local protection for natural monuments after two bolt hangers were found driven into Oni Iwa Rock, a designated national natural monument in Gifu […]
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The Kubota Corp. group has started producing grapes on its farms, which have mainly produced rice for export, according to sources. To expand its foundation for agricultural business, the group will produce grapes, which are increasingly in high demand for wine production, the sources said Tuesday. It will also consider setting up wineries in the […]
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Tax revenue collected by the central government in fiscal 2015 totaled around ¥56.28 trillion, government sources said, falling short of estimates as corporate tax revenue was reduced by the effects of a firming yen. For the past year to March 31, corporate tax revenue totaled about ¥10.82 trillion, marking the first drop in six years, […]
Line Corp., Japan’s most popular mobile-messaging service, and its owners are aiming to raise as much as ¥112 billion in what could become the biggest technology initial public offering globally this year. Backed by South Korean search portal Naver Corp., Line and its existing investors are offering 35 million shares at ¥2,700 to ¥3,200 apiece, […]
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