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60% of major Japanese companies expect economy to grow in 2017

January 4, 2017

TOKYO– About 60 percent of major Japanese companies surveyed expect the economy to grow in 2017 on recovering consumer spending and hopes that U.S. president-elect Donald Trump’s policies will boost the U.S. economy, a Kyodo News survey showed Monday. But that

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Athletics: Aoyama Gakuin wins 3rd straight Tokyo-Hakone ekiden

January 4, 2017

TOKYO– Aoyama Gakuin University won the Tokyo-Hakone collegiate ekiden road relay for the third straight year Tuesday after completing the two-day race with a lead of more than 7 minutes. Aoyama Gakuin, starting with a 33-second advantage carried over from Monday’s

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Japan mulls more stringent genetically modified food labeling

January 4, 2017

TOKYO– Japan is considering expanding the scope of mandatory labeling of ingredients containing genetically modified crops from the current 33 food items, according to Consumer Affairs Agency sources. The move is aimed at giving consumers a greater sense of security about

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Online stalking using SNS becomes illegal in Japan

January 4, 2017

TOKYO– A revised anti-stalking law took effect in Japan on Tuesday to crack down on online stalking via social networking services, which counselors warn is enmeshing a growing number of teenagers. Acts deemed illegal under the law involve sending messages repeatedly

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