Japan works on war crimes

FENA News
SARAJEVO, November 29 (FENA) – The Government of Japan has decided to provide support to the UNDP Project %u201CSupport to the establishment of War Crimes Chamber in BiH%u201D by utilizing US$ 500,000 from the Japan/UNDP Trust Fund for BiH, was announced on Monday by the Embassy of Japan and UNDP.

The Project will encompass three main components, including training of all legal professionals involved in the prosecution of war crimes cases in BiH.

Godzilla stomps Tinseltown


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LOS ANGELES : Godzilla celebrated his 50th birthday on Monday by breathing fire on Tinseltown, as the Japanese movie monster was awarded his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Screams went up on Los Angeles’ Hollywood Boulevard as the slick black sea creature turned out to see himself immortalised on its famous pavement along with the likes of movie royalty Marilyn Monroe and Greta Garbo.

” Little Questions” about Japanese product names

The New York Times > Business > Media & Advertising > Advertising: Twenty Little Questions
Now that the Kia Sedona and Hyundai Santa Fe have been joined for 2005 by the Reno, from the American Suzuki Motor Corporation, and the Tucson, also from Hyundai, how long will it be before other automakers pay similar tributes to Western towns like Helper, Utah; Jackpot, Nev.; Carefree, Ariz.; Arriba, Colo.; Bountiful, Utah; and Bar Nunn, Wyo.?

Yen Weakens Against Dollar After Japan Industrial Output Falls

Bloomberg.com: Asia
The yen weakened against the dollar in Asia for a third day after a government report showed Japan’s industrial production unexpectedly fell in October.
Output dropped a seasonally adjusted 1.6 percent from September, compared with a 0.1 percent increase forecast by 28 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News.

Sony-IBM is a big hit with Wall Street

Dollar Worries Send Dow to Close Down 46
IBM Corp. and Sony Corp. have collaborated on a new semiconductor specifically designed for home entertainment products, according to The Wall Street Journal. The two companies are reportedly ready to announce a limited production run for the chip, the newspaper said. IBM rose 78 cents to $95.50, while Sony gained 40 cents to $36.37.

Europe willing to dump Japan from the Fusion Project

The EU will go ahead with locating the International Themonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) in France if no agreement can be reached with Japan by the end of the year over where to build the plant, according to EU research ministers.

Mad Cow Takes Bite From Japan Exports

Of our top three markets — Japan, Mexico and Korea, in that order — Japan and Korea are still closed and Mexico was closed for a little over three months …

Japan and Philippines clash over foreign workers

Japan and the Philippines are near to clinching a free trade agreement (FTA) that will include letting a trickle of nurses into Japan to help cope with a shortage. But experts say planned restrictions show how cautious Tokyo still is about opening the door to foreign workers, despite an ageing society and an expected shrinkage in the population…..

Japan and Philippines clash over foreign workers

Reuters AlertNet – Japan, Philippines FTA shows foreign worker hurdles—- Japan and the Philippines are near to clinching a free trade agreement (FTA) that will include letting a trickle of nurses into Japan to help cope with a shortage.
But experts say planned restrictions show how cautious Tokyo still is about opening the door to foreign workers, despite an ageing society and an expected shrinkage in the population.

Yet another quake for northern Japan

M7.1 quake hits Hokkaido, 14 injured
A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 rocked eastern areas of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost main island, early Monday, injuring at least 14 people.
The quake also jolted a wide area of Japan ranging from the Tohoku to Kanto regions…