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Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors aims to write off accumulated losses of around 8.7 billion dollars to rebuild its business until the end of the current fiscal year.

Members of the board of directors of the companies said they plan to reduce the capital base and the size of savings in order to achieve this goal.

The company also plans to increase the maximum amount possible for the issue of shares. The final decision will be taken at a meeting of the Board of Directors.

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80-year-old Japanese man has become the oldest climber to climb Mount Everest. It was the third ascent of Yuichiro Miura to the highest mountain peak in the world.

Miura has stepped up to the top of 8,848 meters on Thursday after the release of the latter on his way base camp, located at an altitude of 8,500 meters.

Miura said by satellite phone that he truly feels at the very top of the world. He described the calm weather and spectacular views of the Himalayan mountains, which opens from the top. Miura expressed his gratitude to those who supported him. He said he felt very tired, but his ... Read more »
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U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, in his letter, which was written 28 years ago, the victim of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, pointed out that humanity will never again be the subject of the atomic bombing.

This letter was addressed to Akihiro Takahashi, who was director of the Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima from 1979 to 1983-th year. Takahashi wrote Kerry in the 1984th year.

This was at a time when Kerry, who became the first senator called for an end to nuclear development.

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Stock prices have fallen sharply in Tokyo on Thursday. The key Nikkei index down more than 1,100 points. This sharp decline has occurred against a cautious reaction to the recent strong rise in prices.

The Nikkei fell 1,143 points, or more than 7%, to 14,483 at the end of the auction item. This is the largest decline in the index for 13 years - since April 2000 - compared to the figure at the close of business on the previous day.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange in the afternoon received orders for sale across the spectrum of securities. Immediately after the opening exchanges in the morning th ... Read more »
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Japan has become the fastest growing economy among the G7, after showed GDP growth of 3.5% in I quarter, strongly beating expectations. The main sources of this growth were consumer spending and exports. In turn, the main components of the increase in private consumption have become durable goods and services. The report shows that Japanese consumers are responding positively to the campaign of the government and the Central Bank of the country, aimed at supporting the growth of prices. Specifically, the country has managed to get out of stagnation.

However, as the RBC-TV, while at the same time, Japanese companies still prefer to be cautious. Investment companies in the I quarter of this year were the weakest since the earthquake and tsunami i ... Read more »
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Officials from the U.S. Justice Department said that several heads of Japanese companies found guilty of price fixing. The case concerns a Japanese car parts manufacturers.

Officials said that two high-ranking leader of Denso Corporation sentenced to imprisonment for one year each. They also have to pay about $ 20,000 fine.

These leaders have violated U.S. antitrust laws with respect to sales of electronic controls and other components of the vehicle.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his condolences to the families of those killed by a powerful tornado in the U.S. state of Oklahoma on Monday.

Abe sent his letter to U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday after the Japanese Embassy in Washington.

In the message, Japanese Prime Minister conveyed his support for survivors of the disaster and expressed hope for a quick recovery of the affected areas under the leadership of Obama.
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For the first time in two months the government raised its assessment of the Japanese economy, pointing to the increase in exports and a weakening yen.

In its monthly economic report for May Office of the Cabinet of Ministers indicates that the Japanese economy is slowly picking up speed. The report of the Office of the previous month said that the economy is showing signs of recovery, but it still has weaknesses.

In the report published on Monday reported that exports indicates a return to growth. According to officials, this contributed to the depreciation of the yen and increase the supp ... Read more »
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Source: NHK

Immediately before the the first anniversary of the opening of TV tower Tokyo Skytree a height of 634 a meter number of visitors of its observation deck has reached 6.34 million.

Opening of the Tokyo Skytree - the highest in the the world of TV tower - was held on 22 May of the last of the year.

On Monday, the devoted to this ceremony has passed on the her the viewing platform at an altitude of 350 meters.
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Source: NHK

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he will keep the action of Japanese sanctions against North Korea. However, as Abe added, it will closely monitor the reaction of Pyongyang's visit to North Korea, a senior representative of Japan last week.

As reported from the Japanese government sources, Adviser to the Prime Minister of Japan, Isao Iijima said a high-ranking North Korean officials that Abe wants a final solution to the issues of kidnapping, as well as nuclear and missile issues.

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