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2006-07-01 23:55:31

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese man left behind on the Russian island of Sakhalin at the end of World War Two smiled and held hands with family members as he returned to Japan for the first time in nearly seven decades. Yoshiteru Nakagawa, 79, who moved to Sakhalin with his family before the war began, was separated from them in 1945 when his mother and younger sister evacuated to Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido and was subsequently not heard from for years. Riding in a...

2006-03-31 04:27:39

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo has edged closer to a possible resumption of U.S. beef imports after expert-level talks with the United States, but there is still some way to go, Japanese Agriculture Minister Shoichi Nakagawa said on Friday. The two governments held talks on beef safety issues in Tokyo on Tuesday and Wednesday at the request of the United States, which is pressing for the reopening of the Japanese market. "We have moved one step forward," Nakagawa said at a news conference...

2006-03-30 23:19:52

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo has edged closer to a possible resumption of U.S. beef imports after expert-level talks with the United States, but there is still some way to go, Japanese Agriculture Minister Shoichi Nakagawa said on Friday. The two governments held talks on beef safety issues in Tokyo on Tuesday and Wednesday at the request of the United States, which is pressing for the reopening of the Japanese market. "We have moved one step forward," Nakagawa said at a news conference...

2006-03-06 21:08:33

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Agriculture Minister Shoichi Nakagawa said on Tuesday U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns is unlikely to answer all the questions from Japan about U.S. shipments of banned cattle parts at their meeting this week. Nakagawa is considering discussing the beef issue with Johanns when they meet on the sidelines of world trade talks in London later this week. "I don't expect Secretary Johanns and I will go through each of the questions as they are very...

2006-02-20 02:11:49

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Farm Minister Shoichi Nakagawa told Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi that a U.S. report on how banned parts got into a shipment of U.S. veal to Japan was "insufficient," Kyodo news agency reported on Monday. The U.S. Agriculture Department on Friday published a report on what went wrong with the shipment, which had prompted Japan to suspend U.S. beef imports on January 20 -- just a month after it ended a two-year-ban on U.S. beef imposed over mad cow...

2005-10-02 02:23:33

By Masayuki Kitano TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Trade Minister Shoichi Nakagawa criticized China on Sunday for sending warships near disputed gas fields in the East China Sea, after a media report said a Chinese ship had pointed a gun at a Japanese patrol plane. The row over China's development of gas fields in the sea dividing the two countries -- and near waters which Japan claims -- is one of several issues that have strained ties between the Asian neighbors. Japan and China failed...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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