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In Japan, a new project was announced the government's plan for growth, designed to make the country more competitive business.

This plan has three key themes: the revival of the Japanese industry, supporting promising areas, as well as expanding the business globally.

Regarding the first ... Read more »
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Stock prices in Tokyo fell sharply on Thursday, as the key Nikkei index down more than 700 points amid fears of a recently observed price volatility.

The index Nikkei, which reflects the average share price 225 companies amounted to 13,589 points at the close of trading on Thursday, up 737 points lower than Wednesday. This is the second biggest drop in the index this year. The largest decline occurred on May 23.

A more general index Topix, reflecting the price of shares of all companies in the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange at the close of trading fell by 44 points compared to th ... Read more »
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Today's column LOOK - the second in a special series on the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD). We talk to Shintaro Matoba, director of the Middle East and Africa in the Department of International Studies of the Japanese Organization for the Development of Foreign Trade (JETRO) of the African economy, which is experiencing rapid growth, as well as Japanese companies coming to the African continent.

The first TICAD conference was held in 1993, when international aid to Africa was a decline. Japan has decided to host this conference in order to lead efforts to mobilize international assistance. In the intervening 20 years, the situation has changed significantly. In particular, these changes became apparent after 2000, ... Read more »
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Japanese Nuclear Regulatory Commission ordered the operator breeder reactor Monju has suspended preparations for the resumption of the operation of the reactor as long as steps are taken to ensure the proper maintenance and operation of the product.

A senior representative of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday gave this order to the Deputy Director General of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency.

The Commission has taken this step after finding that the reactor operator missed a check approximately 10,000 pieces of equipment.
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In the port city of Yokohama opened a trade exhibition, which presented African goods, and culture.

The four-day event began on Thursday, two days before the opening of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), which will also be held in Yokohama.

"African Exhibition - 2013" was organized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan and the Japanese Organization for the development of foreign trade (JETRO), to help create business opportunities between Japan and Africa.
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Large Japanese oil company INPEX and the Russian company "Rosneft" agreed to jointly develop oil fields on the continental shelf of the Russian Far East.

INPEX president Toshiaki Kitamura and the head of "Rosneft" Igor Sechin signed the agreement on Wednesday.

Under the agreement, the comp ... Read more »
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission of Japan officially decided not to begin preparations for the restart of the fast reactor "Monju" in Tsuruga city in the central part of the country.

This means that now broken prototype reactor is unlikely to be restarted before the end of March next year. The reactor generates power using the plutonium extracted from spent nuclear fuel.

The Commission has decided to issue an executive order on May 15, after a government inspection revealed last year about 10,000 omissions in checking the equipment of the reactor.
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On behalf of the more than 10,000 of its people, who were forced to leave their homes after the nuclear accident in Fukushima, the city of Namie filed in state arbitration body requirement to increase the amount of monthly payments.

City Mayor Tamotsu Baba, accompanied by lawyers on Wednesday filed an application to the Centre for resolution of disputes regarding damage caused by a nuclear accident.

Tokyo Denreku company, which operates the nuclear power plant emergency, "Fukushima Dai-ichi," pays monthly evacuated about a thousand dollars. In turn, the people who were forced to evacuate, b ... Read more »
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Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday will approve admission to trading of the securities of the company Suntory Beverage & Food Limited.
Home subsidiary holding company Suntory, as expected, is planning to raise capital from 3,900,000 dollars to 4,900,000 dollars from the offering.
Annual sales of the subsidiary is about 9,600,000 dollars. This is more than half of all revenue Suntory group.

Suntory is engaged in the development of ... Read more »
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Steelmaker Kobe Steel has decided to stop the operation of the blast furnace in the city of Kobe in western Japan, which is home to the firm.
This step is a major Japanese manufacturer of steel making with a view to reducing the costs of its steel business, which is unprofitable. In this area of activity, the company incurs losses over the past two years.
According to company officials, it will continue to process steel products at the plant in Kobe to keep it jobs.
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One organ Japanese government drafted a new strategy of economic growth in order to stimulate private sector investment.

Competition Council in the industry, introduced the project at its meeting on Wednesday.

The new strategy of economic growth is the third basis for the policy of Prime M ... Read more »
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The Government of Japan has made a bill to establish a National Security Council, which will oversee policy in the field of international relations and security.

Representatives of the government passed this bill committee of experts on Tuesday. The bill states that the basis of the Security Council will be meeting the Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Defence, and General Secretary of the Cabinet.

These four ministers will decide on the medium-and long-term policy and security strategy. They will also receive the initial response in cases of major natural disa ... Read more »
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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called for closer cooperation with Japan in the field of security.

Singh, who performs Monday his four-day visit to Japan, spoke on Tuesday with a speech in Tokyo on the development of relations between the two countries.

In particular, the Indian prime minister said that his country and Japan share the values ​​of democracy, peace and freedom.

Source: NHK
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