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Japan Tunnel Collapse Threatens to Add to Fiscal Burden: Economy - Businessweek (blog)

Japan Tunnel Collapse Threatens to Add to Fiscal Burden: Economy - Businessweek (blog) | JapanNews | Scoop.it
AFPJapan Tunnel Collapse Threatens to Add to Fiscal Burden: EconomyBusinessweek (blog)Japan's fatal tunnel tragedy this week escalated a political debate over infrastructure spending as the nation heads for elections, bringing focus to aging...
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Japan Sasago tunnel collapse 'traps cars'

At least seven people were trapped inside a highway tunnel in Japan after it collapsed on Sunday (December 02, 2012). The cave-in happened on Tokyo-bound lan...
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In Japan, Radiation Fears Reshape Lives - NPR

AllGovIn Japan, Radiation Fears Reshape LivesNPRby Lucy Craft Japanese shoppers remain concerned about radiation levels in food following the country's nuclear accident in March. Shoppers are shown here in a Tokyo supermarket.
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Japan nuclear crisis response riddled with problems - World - CBC News

Japan nuclear crisis response riddled with problems - World - CBC News | JapanNews | Scoop.it
A scathing report has been released concerning Japan's response to the nuclear crisis after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
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Combined government debt poised to hit all-time high Y937 trillion in 2012

Combined government debt poised to hit all-time high Y937 trillion in 2012 | JapanNews | Scoop.it
The outstanding balance of central and local government debt at the end of fiscal 2012 is expected to rise to an all-time high of ¥937 trillion, the government said Saturday, leaving Japan with the worst fiscal health among major developed countries.
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Japan foreign minister arrives in Myanmar - AFP

Japan foreign minister arrives in Myanmar - AFP | JapanNews | Scoop.it
AFPJapan foreign minister arrives in MyanmarAFPTOKYO — Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba arrived in Myanmar Sunday, in the latest high-profile diplomatic trip looking to encourage reforms in the isolated nation, Tokyo's public broadcaster...
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Moriyama House by Suppose in Nagoya, Japan | Let me be inspired ...

Moriyama House by Suppose in Nagoya, Japan | Let me be inspired ... | JapanNews | Scoop.it
Moriyama House by Suppose in Nagoya, Japan. Daniel; 2011/12/25. Architecture/Houses · Previous. This Nagoya home features rooms designed for plants. This home is built on a small, narrow plot surrounded by other houses, making the ...
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Japan and China's Talks Detour to Korea - New York Times

Japan and China's Talks Detour to Korea - New York Times | JapanNews | Scoop.it
BloombergJapan and China's Talks Detour to KoreaNew York TimesBEIJING — Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda of Japan arrived in Beijing on Sunday for a two-day state visit that was originally aimed at improving bilateral ties, but is now expected to...
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Lack of exercise a concern for Fukushima children

Lack of exercise a concern for Fukushima children | JapanNews | Scoop.it
A 34-year-old woman watched her son running around an indoor play center in Fukushima city.
"It's the first time in a long while I have seen him breaking a sweat as he plays," she said.
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The Prime Minister Attends a Screening of "Abduction – The Megumi Yokota Story

The Prime Minister Attends a Screening of "Abduction – The Megumi Yokota Story | JapanNews | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda attended a screening of "Abduction – The Megumi Yokota Story," to which ambassadors posted in Tokyo were also invited.
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First of 500 tsunami monuments erected on coast

First of 500 tsunami monuments erected on coast | JapanNews | Scoop.it
A stone monument in remembrance of the March 11 tsunami has been unveiled on a beach in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, the first of 500 such monuments planned for coastal areas in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures.
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Japan's top 10 buzzwords of 2011

Japan's top 10 buzzwords of 2011 | JapanNews | Scoop.it
The year is coming to an end with a sigh and hopefully not with a bang. Well, hopefully not a bang in the bad kind of things exploding, terrible tragedy bang sort of way.We already had enough bangs this year 3/11 and 3/15.
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Put a little love (injection) - Japan Subculture Research Center

Put a little love (injection) - Japan Subculture Research Center | JapanNews | Scoop.it
But amidst the disaster, Japanese culture survived and thrived. This year's buzzwords include the suggestive “love injection.” For those of us who have spent too much time in seedy places, the word conjures to mind the word: ...
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Imperial couple arrives in Kyoto for visit

Imperial couple arrives in Kyoto for visit | JapanNews | Scoop.it
The Emperor and Empress arrived in Kyoto by Shinkansen on Monday to visit regional areas and the Emperor Meiji mausoleum.
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Logo removal marks Sanyo's passing

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Sanyo Electric Co. has removed its logo from the headquarters building in Moriguchi, Osaka Prefecture, ahead of a groupwide reorganization next month by parent Panasonic Corp.
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Noda apologizes for Futenma rape gaffe

Noda apologizes for Futenma rape gaffe | JapanNews | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda apologized Saturday to Okinawa Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima for a highly offensive remark a Defense Ministry official made about a plan to relocate a U.S. air base.
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Japan woman freed in U.S. after returning daughter

Japan woman freed in U.S. after returning daughter | JapanNews | Scoop.it
A Japanese woman has been released from custody in the United States as a result of a plea bargain after being arrested on suspicion of taking her 9-year-old daughter to Japan in violation of the father's parental rights, the father's lawyer said...
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Japan to enter dollar swap agreement with India

Japan to enter dollar swap agreement with India | JapanNews | Scoop.it
The Japanese government is considering a dollar swap arrangement with India to provide emergency liquidity in case the European debt crisis reaches emerging economies, the Nikkei business newspaper said on Sunday.
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Japan bets on casinos to fund earthquake recovery - The Guardian

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The GuardianJapan bets on casinos to fund earthquake recoveryThe GuardianCroupiers and poker players could fuel Japan's recovery from the March earthquake and tsunami as the country moves closer to legalising casinos.
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Noda's 'Urgent' Task Is Tax Rise as Japan Debt Load Swells - Bloomberg

Noda's 'Urgent' Task Is Tax Rise as Japan Debt Load Swells - Bloomberg | JapanNews | Scoop.it
BloombergNoda's 'Urgent' Task Is Tax Rise as Japan Debt Load SwellsBloombergEnlarge image Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda Haruyoshi Yamaguchi/Bloomberg Yoshihiko Noda, Japan's prime minister.
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Japan halts beef imports from one U.S. meat plant

Japan halts beef imports from one U.S. meat plant | JapanNews | Scoop.it
Japan halted beef imports from a U.S. packing plant after finding material prohibited under rules to control the risk of mad cow disease, the government said on Wednesday.
The 15th confirmed violation by U.S.
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Japan marks 6 months since earthquake, tsunami

Japan marks 6 months since earthquake, tsunami | JapanNews | Scoop.it
TOKYO (AP) -- Last Sunday was the six-month anniversary of the day the massive earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan's northeast coast. Some 20,000 people are dead or missing. More...
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Marc Rougier's comment, December 26, 2011 10:04 AM
This is an amazing post. The terrible strength of the tsunami can be felt. But the fantastic strength of people recovering from this tragedy is even more impressive.
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Japan releases 40-year nuke plant cleanup plan

Japan releases 40-year nuke plant cleanup plan | JapanNews | Scoop.it
Japan's government said Wednesday that it could take 40 years to clean up and fully decommission a nuclear plant that went into meltdown after it was struck by a huge tsunami.
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TEPCO switches on Japan's largest solar power plant

TEPCO switches on Japan's largest solar power plant | JapanNews | Scoop.it
The Ohgishima solar power plant began operations on Dec. 19 in the coastal area of Kawasaki City, according to Kawasaki City Mayor Takao Abe and Tokyo Electric Company.
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Magnitude 4.4 - SEA OF JAPAN

Magnitude 4.4 - SEA OF JAPAN | JapanNews | Scoop.it
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards.
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