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Japan’s Young Workers Get a Lift, and Its Leaders Profit

TOKYO — When Japan’s largest package-delivery company announced that it was raising pay in response to a severe shortage of drivers, Shota Fukuyama answered the call. Mr. Fukuyama, 28, was driving a truck for a supermarket chain when the delivery company, Yamato Transport, offered to increase his wages by 100,000 ...

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Why Japan’s 6.9 Quake Wasn’t 2011 All Over Again

Sequels rarely live up to the original. And thank goodness for that. Yesterday, a 6.9 earthquake shook the coast of Japan almost exactly where a 9.1 quake hit nearly 6 years ago. Japan is fortified against quakes and tsunamis. But the 2011 quake was so powerful it generated 30 to ...

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Japan’s Orix to invest in Vietnam's hydropower market: report

Japan’s leasing firm Orix will invest in Vietnam’s Bitexco Power in mid-September as it seeks to tap growing electricity demand in the Southeast Asian country, Nikkei Asian Review reported Thursday. The Japanese company will take an over 10 percent joint stake in Bitexco with Singapore’s United Overseas Bank in a ...

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Japan’s Leader Has Little Use for Hiroshima’s Lessons of Pacifism

By JONATHAN SOBLE May 26, 2016 HIROSHIMA, Japan — Tokyo is Japan’s political and commercial capital. Kyoto is its temple-filled repository of traditional culture. But Hiroshima — obliterated by an American atomic bomb 71 years ago, then rebuilt with a newly peaceful and prosperous country — is in many ways the heart ...

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