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Chase Bank Limits Cash Withdrawals, Bans International... Before you read this report, remember to sign up to http://pennystockpaycheck.com for 100% free stock alerts Chase Bank has moved to limit cash withdrawals while banning business customers from sending...

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Richemont chairman Johann Rupert to take 'grey gap... Billionaire 62-year-old to take 12 months off from Cartier and Montblanc luxury goods groupRichemont's chairman and founder Johann Rupert is to take a year off from September, leaving management of the...

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Cambodia: aftermath of fatal shoe factory collapse... Workers clear rubble following the collapse of a shoe factory in Kampong Speu, Cambodia, on Thursday

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Spate of recent shock departures by 50-something CEOs While the rising financial rewards of running a modern multinational have been well publicised, executive recruiters say the pressures of the job have also been ratcheted upOn approaching his 60th birthday...

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UK Uncut loses legal challenge over Goldman Sachs tax... While judge agreed the deal was 'not a glorious episode in the history of the Revenue', he ruled it was not unlawfulCampaign group UK Uncut Legal Action has lost its high court challenge over the legality...

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Tokyo-area driving school offers lessons in English

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Koyama Driving School, established in 1957, says it is “the only driving school that provides lessons in English.”
The school has five branches, with four in Tokyo (Futako-Tamagawa, Seijo, Shakujii and Akitsu) and one in Kanagawa Prefecture (Tsunashima).

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Myanmar president tours Kanagawa power plants

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Myanmar President Thein Sein on Sunday toured two thermal power plants in Kanagawa Prefecture to see how Japan is handling its energy problems after the Fukushima nuclear disaster shut down nearly all of its atomic power plants.
Thein Sein, who arrived in Japan Friday for a five-day visit, first inspected Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s power plant in Kawasaki, where Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata showed him a cutting-edge gas turbine there.

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Warming may be delaying eels’ coastal arrival

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Young Japanese eels, which have traditionally been caught at river mouths in the winter and then raised for human consumption, have been reaching the coast around May and June in recent years, possibly because of environmental changes, a research group said Monday.
The group led by Jun Aoyama, an associate professor at the University of Tokyo’s Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, found the delay in the peak season for netting the eels, which have been in rapid decline, during a 2009-2011 survey at the Sagami River in Kanagawa Prefecture.

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Hyogo bans smoking at schools, hospitals

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The Hyogo Prefecture Assembly passed a total ban Monday on smoking at schools and hospitals that takes effect on April 1, 2013.
Hyogo is the second prefecture to introduce such restrictions on smoking after Kanagawa imposed a similar ban in April 2010, according to the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry.

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Noda warns SDF grads of regional risks

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Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda warned graduating Self-Defense Forces cadets Sunday that North Korea’s bid to step up its nuclear and missile programs and China’s increased military buildup and maritime activities are growing concerns for Japan.
“Moves by North Korea, including nuclear and missile issues, and China, which is reinforcing its military capabilities and continuing vigorous activities in surrounding waters, are growing increasingly severe,” Noda said at the graduation ceremony for the National Defense Academy in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture.

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Kanagawa group starts checking food for radiation

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A group of about 30 Kanagawa Prefecture residents, including mothers with young children, started a service Monday to measure radiation levels in food.
The group will use devices worth around

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Stories inspired by Japan’s March 11 disasters

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Holly Thompson, a Kanagawa-based novelist, worked alongside other volunteers in the months after the March 11, 2011, tragedy, shoveling tsunami sludge, clearing away dead fish and struggling with the grief of traumatized teen survivors.

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In the realms of true love and devotion, few could fault Akiko Koyama

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On Feb. 21, 1996, Akiko Koyama, the actress wife of renowned film director Nagisa Oshima, received a phone call at her home in Kugenuma Kaigan, Kanagawa Prefecture. It was from an official at the Japanese Embassy in London.
“Is this the home of director Nagisa Oshima? … Mr. Oshima has had a stroke.”

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