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Honda China JVs to recall 254,650 vehicles starting in January

BEIJING Honda Motor Co's joint-venture companies in China will recall a total of 254,650 Honda-brand vehicles starting on Jan. 8, 2018, the Japanese automaker said on Tuesday.

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U.S. marine accused of drunk driving after Japanese man dies in crash

TOKYO A Japanese man was killed in a truck collision involving a 21-year-old U.S. marine who was well over the legal alcohol limit for driving, police said of a case that was likely to stoke resentment over the U.S. military presence on the southern island of Okinawa.

World, Nov 20 2017

U.N. urges Japan to resettle more refugees after taking just three in first half

TOKYO The U.N. refugee agency has urged Japan to resettle more asylum seekers, its chief said on Monday, pressuring the country to help solve a global crisis after giving refugee status to just three people in the first half of the year.

World, Nov 20 2017

Exclusive: Qualcomm set to win conditional Japanese antitrust okay for NXP deal - source

BRUSSELS U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm is set to win “imminent” Japanese antitrust clearance for its $38-billion bid for NXP Semiconductors and gain Europe’s approval by the end of the year with slight tweaks to its concessions, a person familiar with the matter said.

Tech, Nov 18 2017

Russia blocks bid to briefly extend Syria chemical weapons inquiry

UNITED NATIONS Russia vetoed on Friday a Japanese-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution to extend by one month an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, just a day after Moscow blocked a U.S. push to renew the investigation.

World, United Nations, Nov 17 2017

Electric cars not ready for mass production yet: Toyota chairman to Spiegel

FRANKFURT Battery-powered cars are not ready for mass production yet, the chairman of Japan's Toyota Motor Corp told a German magazine, adding that he did not see U.S. electric vehicle pioneer Tesla as a role model.

Environment, Nov 17 2017