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Halloween in Japan 2014

Oct 31, 2014

Halloween in Japan 2014

Halloween in Japan is a relatively new holiday, especially when it comes to adults. Real trick or treating for kids will probably never catch on, but the act of dressing up — be it cute or creepy — has caught on in a big ...

Food industry hungrier to recycle its waste

Oct 31, 2014

Food industry hungrier to recycle its waste

by Satoshi Toi

Food companies are increasingly adopting programs to recycle waste leftover from the production process. Starbucks Coffee Japan Ltd. launched a “food recycle loop” system in March to recycle its coffee grounds into compost to grow vegetables and feed cows. The vegetables grown and milk ...

Oct 31, 2014

Former Obuchi aide calls funds discrepancies 'clerical errors'

A former aide to Yuko Obuchi, who resigned as industry minister last week, has told prosecutors that discrepancies in political funds reports linked to the one-time rising star in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet were caused by “clerical errors,” sources with knowledge of the ...

Oct 31, 2014

Host cities for 3/11 memorial centers selected

The government on Friday chose two cities to host memorial facilities for the victims of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. One will be built in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, and the other in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture. The basic design concepts will be determined in ...