Posts Tagged ‘ Osaka ’

Foreign visitors come back to Japan

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06/27/2012
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TOKYO (majirox news) Among the economic gloom, there’s some good news for this beautiful and fascinating country. The tourists are coming back. The number of foreign visitors to Japan in May reached 669,000 — a jump of 87 percent from a year ago. The March 11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident had dissuaded tourists...
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Thousands of HQ staff may lose jobs at global electrical giant

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06/02/2012
Thousands of HQ staff may lose jobs at global electrical giant

TOKYO (majirox news) — Following record stunning losses of nearly 10 billion dollars last year, media reports say giant manufacturer Panasonic Corporation is preparing to make drastic cutbacks to its headquarters workforce before the next fiscal year in April 2013. The current President of the company, Fumio Ohtsubo, has already announced his intention to...
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‘Tanshin- funin’ anger often leads to heavy smoking, study says

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04/09/2012
‘Tanshin- funin’ anger often leads to heavy smoking, study says

TOKYO (majirox news) — Company employee Kenji Kobayashi chain-smokes to cope with his lonely lifestyle. He lives in Osaka, while his wife and two daughters live in Tokyo. The 44-year-old was transferred from his firm’s Tokyo branch to its Osaka branch two years ago, which is a common practice at many Japanese firms. “Our...
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Japanese immigration authorities respond to criticism

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02/07/2012
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But much work still needs to be done in the matter of asylum seekers, say NGOs TOKYO (majirox news) — Japan has been sharply criticized in the past by international bodies, including the United Nations, for its treatment of foreign nationals who were illegal residents of the country. Cases have emerged where some detainees,...
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Internet goes underground

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01/21/2012
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Now there’s no excuse for saying “I didn’t get your message” TOKYO (majirox news) — Any visitor to Japan will notice the obsession of rail commuters and passengers regarding their mobile phones. However, when these sophisticated electronic devices are used on a train, they are not employed for talking, but for communicating through e-mail...
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Hello Gibson boombox, goodbye Onkyo

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01/08/2012
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Gibson, who dukes it out in a three-way battle royale with Fender and C.P. Martin for the title of the best guitar maker in the world, has bought Onkyo, which can be charitably described as a down-at-the-heels Osaka audio maker. The announcement that Gibson had bought 51 percent of Onkyo’s...
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Korean Grammys rolling into Japan

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12/07/2011
Korean Grammys rolling into Japan

TOKYO (majirox news) — South Korea’s biggest music awards, sometimes called the “Korean Grammys,” will be held at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka on January 11 and 12, 2012. It will be the first time the Golden Disk Awards, which recognize the outstanding achievements of South Korean musical artists, will be presented outside of...
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Neets meet at Osaka Conference

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11/26/2011
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OSAKA (majirox news) — Nobuto Sato, 33, always had a problem with communication at the company where he worked. “I developed a strong sense of isolation at my workplace and even thought of dying,” he told the Asahi Newspaper. “I have not been able to work for the last 6 years because the thought...
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Driver loses control in Osaka Drift exhibition, 2 hurt

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08/22/2011
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OSAKA (majirox news) — A driver during a “Drift” exhibition using U.S.-made cars in Osaka faces charges Aug. 22 after he lost control of his vehicle, skidded into the crowd and hit and injured two people, Osaka Prefectural Police said. Police are questioning the 34-year-old driver from Izumi, Osaka prefecture, who drifted into the...
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Mind control most common form of high school date violence, group finds

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08/03/2011
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KOBE (majirox news) – Strict control of relationships with others was the most common form of date domestic violence experienced by its high school victims, according to a survey by the Women’s Net Kobe NPO. Social violence, such as a partner imposing restrictions on the time someone could go outside or who they could...
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