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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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Rumbles in the jungle

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Japan’s poorest prefecture is Okinawa — and on Okinawa the poorest region lies along the northeastern coast blanketed by the dense Yanbaru jungle. Here, the villages of Higashi and Kunigami were the last areas on the island to receive electricity and running water. Until 1978, they lacked even a paved road.
Yet when it comes to biodiversity, this is one of the richest places on the planet, with almost a dozen unique species, including the noguchi gera, an endangered woodpecker that has become a symbol of the prefecture.

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Chinese activists land on Senkaku islet; Japan arrests 14

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Fourteen activists from Hong Kong were arrested Wednesday after seven of them landed on one of the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, adding more fuel to the already heated territorial row.
The seven activists who landed on the islet of Uotsuri at 5:31 p.m. were met by about 30 Japan Coast Guardsmen, police and immigration authorities who had arrived beforehand. Two of the seven returned to their vessel while the other five were interrogated by immigration officers and arrested on suspicion of illegal entry, Okinawa police said, adding that nobody was injured on either side.

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U.N. OKs Japan claim to expand shelf

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The U.N. commission on seabed claims has adopted a recommendation allowing Japan to vastly extend its claimed continental shelf area far to the east of Okinawa, government officials said Saturday.
The U.N. Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf has recognized around 310,000 sq. km of seabed around Okinotori Island as part of Japan’s continental shelf — an area equivalent to about 82 percent of Japan’s total land area, the officials said.

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Rainy season kicks off in Okinawa

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Okinawa Prefecture on Saturday became the first area in the nation to enter the rainy season, the weather agency said.
The season began 11 days earlier than average and two days earlier than last year, the Meteorological Agency said, adding that the stretch of heavy precipitation usually ends around June 23.

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U.S., Japan tweak marine exit plan

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Tokyo and Washington agreed Friday to move about 9,000 U.S. Marines out of Okinawa as part of the ongoing realignment of the U.S. forces in Japan, leaving about 10,000 marines in the prefecture.
Of the departing contingent, 4,000 will be stationed on Guam and the rest mainly in Hawaii and other areas, a Defense Ministry official said, elaborating on the joint statement.

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Nakaima recounts fall and rise of Okinawa

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Okinawa Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima was a bureaucrat at the now-defunct Ministry of International Trade and Industry when Okinawa reverted back to Japanese control in 1972.
Asked about his emotions at the time, Nakaima, 72, said in an interview in early March that he felt he “had become Japanese both in name and substance,” after spending nearly 30 years under the postwar rule of the United States.

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Tanaka ratchets up SDF missile shield standby

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Defense Minister Naoki Tanaka on Tuesday ordered the Self-Defense Forces to prepare missile shield elements to intercept a rocket North Korea plans to launch next month.
The preparation order will enable the SDF to begin examining locations to deploy ground-based Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile batteries on Okinawa, Ishigaki and Miyako islands, and in the Tokyo metropolitan area.

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Afraid of their own shadow

Category : World News

Regarding the March 21 Kyodo article “Patriot missiles may be deployed in Okinawa to counter North Korean rocket”: Why is there such an overreaction to this planned satellite launch?
Do you think North Korea would [react in this way]? Japan, the United States and other Western countries are letting the imaginations of their leaders run away with them.

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Stars edge Giants in preseason opener

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Takehiro Ishikawa hit a pair of RBI singles Saturday as the Yokohama DeNA BayStars won their first preseason game by rallying to beat the Yomiuri Giants 4-3.
New captain Ishikawa’s second hit of the afternoon, off reliever Yasunari Takagi, broke a 3-3 tie in the eighth inning at Okinawa Cellular Stadium.

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Fearing radiation, Naha cuts Aomori snow fete

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The city of Naha, Okinawa, will cancel an event using snow from Aomori Prefecture amid concern that it might be tainted with radiation from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
The 600 kg of snow carried to Naha from the Aomori town of Towada — roughly 350 km away from the crippled plant — was proved safe after Naha checked it for radiation, city officials said.

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