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Fisheries Aid Sought After Red Tide Kills Hokkaido Sea Urchins, Salmon

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Hokkaido Gov. Naomichi Suzuki asked Japanese fisheries minister Genjiro Kaneko on Tuesday to strengthen support for fisheries operators hit hard by the massive deaths of sea urchins and autumn salmon off the northernmost Japan prefecture.
“Devastating damage has occurred,” Suzuki...

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Toyota To Invest $3.4 Bil In U.S. Battery Production

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JAPAN TODAY
 
The world's biggest carmaker, Toyota, unveiled plans on Monday to invest $3.4 billion in automotive batteries in the United States and build a factory in the country for their production.
The 10-year investment is part of a project announced last month by the Japanese firm to pour 1...

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Japan To Urge Oil Producers To Boost Output Amid Price Surge

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Monday that Japan is keeping an eye on the recent surge in oil prices and will urge major producers to boost output to quell concerns of a supply deficit.
“We are closely watching movements in the crude oil market as well as the impact on domestic i...

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Japan Planning ¥100 Billion Tech Fund For Economic Security

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Economic revitalization minister Daishiro Yamagiwa on Sunday revealed a plan to set up a fund to support the development of cutting-edge technologies crucial for the country’s economic security.
“The government will fully support private-sector companies’ research and development ac...

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Japan Pledge To Donate More Coronavirus Vaccines To Taiwan

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BUSINESS STANDARD
 
This support in form of vaccines by Japan comes amid Beijing's uptick in military activity around Taiwan which lies at the western end of the Japanese archipelago.
The Japanese government on Friday announced to donate more AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan as a part...

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TSMC Announces Chip Plant In Japan, Flags 'Tight' Capacity Throughout 2022

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REUTERS
 
Taiwan chip giant TSMC (2330.TW) announced on Thursday plans to build a new factory in Japan to meet long-term appetite for chips and said, near-term, tight supplies will likely continue into 2022 amid booming demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.
TSMC, the world's largest contract chipm...

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Nippon Steel Sues Japan Business Partner Toyota Over Patent

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AP NEWS
 
Nippon Steel Corp. is suing Toyota Motor Corp. over a patent for a technology used in electric motors in a rare case of legal wrangling between Japan’s top steelmaker and top automaker over intellectual property.
Tokyo-based Nippon Steel filed the lawsuit Thursday in Tokyo District Cour...

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Average Gasoline Price In Japan Rises To 7-Year High

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JAPAN TODAY
 
The average retail gasoline price in Japan climbed to its highest level in seven years earlier this week, reflecting a recent global surge in crude oil prices, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Wednesday.
The average price for regular gasoline stood at 162.10 yen per ...

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KFC Japan Suspends French Fry Sales After Running Out Of Potatoes

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JAPAN TODAY
 
There’s nothing wrong with indulging in a little comfort food after a hard week at work or school, and no doubt the mouths of KFC fans were watering as they made their way to the chain’s branches in Japan last weekend.
Unfortunately, many of them had to walk away with less than the ...

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Japan Confronts Rising Inequality After Abenomics

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REUTERS
 
Japan's stock market has surged and luxury cars are selling fast in Tokyo after eight years of economic stimulus under Abenomics, but that new wealth is concentrated in a small slice of society rather than broadly distributed, data show.
Addressing that divide has become a high priority...

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