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Exclusive: In Chinese port city, Japan's Toyota lays foundation to ramp up sales

BEIJING Toyota Motor Corp is likely to make 120,000 more cars a year in the Chinese port city of Tianjin as part of a medium-term strategy that's gathering pace as China-Japan ties improve, said four company insiders with knowledge of the matter.

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South Korea marks first 'comfort women' day, joined by protestors in Taiwan

SEOUL/TAIPEI People in South Korea and Taiwan unveiled monuments and staged protests on Tuesday to mark Japan's wartime use of "comfort women", a euphemism for girls and women forced to work in Japan's wartime brothels.

World, South KoreaAug 14 2018

'Hazmat' suit statue near site of Japanese nuclear disaster sparks uproar

FUKUSHIMA, Japan A statue of a child wearing what appears to be a hazardous material suit unveiled near the site of a Japanese nuclear disaster has drawn a barrage of criticism from residents and forced the sculptor to apologize.

World, Aug 14 2018

Japan's Don Quijote rides high on rule-breaking reputation

TOKYO Japanese discount retailer Don Quijote Holdings Co Ltd was once the industry's enfant terrible, overturning standard retail practices with its cluttered and chaotic stores that sell everything from faux leopard-skin rugs to designer watches.

Aug 14 2018

Japan's Akihito pushed imperial boundaries to reach out to Asia

TOKYO When Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko stood, heads bowed, at a seaside cliff on Saipan 60 years after a bloody World War Two battle, their silent prayers conveyed a message many felt resonated louder than words.

Japan's Don Quijote interested in buying Walmart's Seiyu

TOKYO Japanese discount retailer Don Quijote Holdings Co Ltd said it would be interested in buying Seiyu if Walmart Inc puts the Japanese supermarket chain up for sale, as it expands its presence in the domestic market.

Aug 13 2018
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