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New London pollution tax comes into force

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:27
Drivers of the most polluting vehicles will face an extra daily charge for driving into central London on weekdays from Monday in a bid to ...
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In rare move, U.S. forces in South Korea reveal kick-off of annual five-day evacuation drills

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:16
U.S. forces in South Korea on Monday began their annual five-day evacuation drills for military families and other civilians, a U.S. forces official said.The U.S. ...
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North Korea blasts Japan for using election to ‘pave groundwork’ for invasion

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:07
North Korea on Monday blasted “Japanese reactionaries” for working to “pave the groundwork for a reinvasion of the Korean peninsula” after Sunday’s Lower House election ...
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Australia to spend up to $195 million housing refugees after PNG detention center closes

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:03
Australia will spend up to 250 million Australia dollars ($195 million) housing nearly 800 refugees and asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea for the next ...
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Japan stocks advance on Abe’s win, signaling fiscal spending and continued loose monetary policy

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:59
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s landslide sends Tokyo stocks higher and the yen down, with the path paved for a continuation of loose monetary policy.
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Hawks have look of budding dynasty after latest triumph

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:51
In what has almost become a rite of fall, the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks paraded around a field with a banner in tow in celebration of ...
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‘Dajare’ 101: Why should Japanese have all the pun?

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:45
社長さん、夏休みはどこに行かれるんですか? (Shachō-san, natsu yasumi wa doko ni ikareru-n-desu ka, “Mr. Company President, where will you be going for your summer vacation?”) 避暑に聞いてくれ (Hisho ni kiite ...
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Be decisive with ‘koto ni suru’ or give it a good try with ‘yo ni suru’

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:44
Introducing the proper uses of Xことにする and Xようにする.
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Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market relocation months specified

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:43
Sample newspaper article 東京都は10月16日、築地市場(中央区)の豊洲(江東区)への移転時期を「2018年9~10月」と設定し、築地市場の業界団体と調整すると発表した。都はこれまで「18年6月 上旬から秋になる」との見通しを説明して いたが、時期がより具体的になった。都はこの日、築地の業界団体のトップらに 移転時期の調整を依頼した。都と市場業者が議論する「新市場建設協議会」を10月末までに開き、移転日について合意を得たいとしている。 (KYODO) Words and phrases 東京都 (とうきょうと) Tokyo (Metropolitan Government)10月16日 (じゅうがつじゅうろくにち) Oct. 16築地市場 (つきじしじょう) Tsukiji (fish) market中央区 (ちゅうおうく) Chuo ...
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Let’s discuss the growing price of bigeye tuna

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:42
Wholesale prices for popular frozen bigeye tuna are surging amid poor catches and tough international fishing regulations.
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Japan’s election results show women making little progress despite Abe’s landslide victory

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:41
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made women’s empowerment a pillar of his economic policy as the workforce shrinks and the nation grays, but his decisive ...
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Toshiba forecasts ¥110 billion annual loss from tax impact of chip unit sale to Bain consortium

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:04
Toshiba Corp. forecast an annual net loss of ¥110 billion ($968 million) after calculating the tax impact of selling its memory chip division to a ...
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Philippines declares pro-Islamic State militants in Marawi ‘finished’

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 16:10
Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana declared the last of the pro-Islamic State group militants in southern Marawi city “finished” on Monday, exactly five months after ...
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Yanmar partnering with India’s ITL to build next-generation tractors

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:54
Japanese farm equipment manufacturer Yanmar Holdings Co. is partnering with major Indian tractor maker International Tractors Ltd. to develop “next generation tractors” for the global ...
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Banks sees higher loan demand from Japanese firms in third quarter

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:44
Demand for bank lending among companies grew in July-September for the first time in three quarters, a Bank of Japan survey showed Monday.The diffusion index ...
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Canada, a leader in AI, now makes its foray into driverless car technology

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:44
Having built an impressive lead in artificial intelligence, Canada is keen to do the same in driverless cars — specifically the lidar (laser radar) technology ...
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Toyota temporarily halts all domestic plants for safety due to typhoon

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:29
Toyota Motor Corp. temporarily suspended operations Monday at all of its domestic vehicle and auto parts plants due to Typhoon Lan. Some of the plants ...
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SoftBank is ‘tech-focused’ version of Berkshire Hathaway: Bernstein analysts

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:26
Is Masayoshi Son the next Warren Buffett?A note from Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. argues that Son’s SoftBank Group Corp. is the next Berkshire Hathaway ...
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After landslide victory, Abe may ramp up spending to spur economic policies and social security

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:08
Emboldened by the victory of his ruling coalition in Sunday’s general election, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely to boost government spending to speed up ...
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Patriots rout Falcons in Super Bowl rematch

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:06
To Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, this was simply an extension of last February’s Super Bowl.For the Atlanta Falcons, it was another dose ...
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