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A tax evasion investigation in Japan widened to include the possibility of firms receiving kickbacks for securing construction project contracts, sources said. Norihisa Oga, president of consulting firm Daiko, allegedly received tens of million of yen from Nishimatsu Construction Co.
TOKYO _ The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is considering building and launching a geostationary satellite to observe, around the clock, air pollution coming to Japan from China and other East Asian countries, The Yomiuri Shimbun learned Monday.
By The Yomiuri Shimbun Jul. 29--TOKYO --Tokyo Electric Power Co. will raise electricity bills by about 800 yen to 7,600 yen a month for a standard household from January if crude oil prices remain at their current high levels, the company announced Monday.
By Yohei Takei, The Yomiuri Shimbun Jul. 27--A growing number of young people are finding that academic achievement is no guarantee of career success, with many doctorate holders unable to get the jobs they want.
By The Yomiuri Shimbun Jul. 4--TOKYO -- The agency responsible for managing public pension reserves posted more than 5 trillion yen in losses in fiscal 2007, due mainly to the U.S. subprime mortgage loan crisis, sources said Thursday.
By The Yomiuri Shimbun Jul. 4--TOKYO -- In Maumee Plain in Ohio, in the Corn Belt of the U.S. Midwest, Jeff Goetz pointed to a vast field of soybeans stretching out before him.
By The Yomiuri Shimbun Jul. 1--TOKYO -- The upcoming Group of Eight summit meeting will urge several countries, including some developing nations, that have restricted farm product exports to exercise voluntary restraint in doing so, government sources said Tuesday.
TOKYO _ The draft declaration to be adopted at the upcoming Group of Eight summit will include a plan for each member to set a midterm target from around 2020 to 2030 for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, The Yomiuri Shimbun learned Wednesday.
By The Yomiuri Shimbun Jun. 29--TOKYO9--A private Web site watchdog has created a set of guidelines to determine which cell phone sites could be harmful to minors and which sites are safe, it has been learned.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.