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Residents near Futenma base in Okinawa win ¥754 million in damages over noise(Japan Times)

Residents near Futenma base in Okinawa win ¥754 million in damages over noise(Japan Times)

NAHA, OKINAWA PREF. – The Okinawa branch of the Naha District Court ordered the government on Thursday to pay some ¥754 million in damages to residents near the Futenma air base because of aircraft noise. … Read entire article »

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New Mount Fuji evacuation map posted in wake of deadly Ontake eruption(Japan Times)

New Mount Fuji evacuation map posted in wake of deadly Ontake eruption(Japan Times)

KOFU, YAMANASHI PREF. – In light of increased volcanic activity at some popular tourist spots across the country, a new evacuation map has been released in the vent that Mount Fuji erupts. … Read entire article »

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Tesla to open 7 new service centers in Japan by end of 2015: CEO Musk(Kyodo)

Tesla to open 7 new service centers in Japan by end of 2015: CEO Musk(Kyodo)

PALO ALTO, California (Kyodo) — U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc. will open seven new service centers in Japan by the end of the year to boost sales in the country that currently has only one such facility in Yokohama, CEO Elon Musk told Kyodo News in a recent interview. … Read entire article »

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How bacteria and spider genes could help wean us off oil(Nikkei)

How bacteria and spider genes could help wean us off oil(Nikkei)

TOKYO — Japan’s dearth of natural resources may well end up being a boon for the world. … Read entire article »

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Sign Now!! > Joint Urgent Statement of NGOs Opposing the Construction of a New Military Base at Henoko(FOE Japan)

Sign Now!! > Joint Urgent Statement of NGOs Opposing the Construction of a New Military Base at Henoko(FOE Japan)

31 non-governmental organizations in the world released a statement to oppose the Construction of a New Military Base at Henoko and call on the Japanese Government to listen to the voices of Okinawan people and stop the construction. … Read entire article »

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Visiting German leader Angela Merkel reminds Japan to face its wartime past(Japan Times)

Visiting German leader Angela Merkel reminds Japan to face its wartime past(Japan Times)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, referring to Germany’s own experience, reminded Japan on Monday of the need to squarely confront its wartime past but also signaled that neighboring countries must do their part to achieve reconciliation. … Read entire article »

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