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Tokyo, Sept. 22 (Jiji Press)--The volume of carbon dioxide emitted by Japanese power firms in fiscal 2007 rose 10.5 pct from a year earlier, an industry group said Monday.
By Kyodo News International, Tokyo Jul. 1--TOKYO -- Graffiti found Tuesday on the body of a Shinkansen bullet train forced railway operator East Japan Railway Co. to cancel a scheduled Niigata Prefecture-bound run, affecting some 500 would-be passengers, JR East officials said.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan issued avalanche warnings on Friday as temperatures were forecast to rise in areas buried under a record snowfall that has been blamed for killing more than 80 people and injuring nearly 2,000, many of them elderly.
Troops and volunteers in Japan shoveled snow from roads and roofs on Sunday as the death toll from the country's heaviest snowfall on record rose to more than 60.
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