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SEP 7, 2012

Japan Forward: Sep 2012, Wk 1

Calligrapher Akiko Fujii
長月[naga-tsuki]: Japanese traditional expression of September (Calligraphy: Akiko Fujii)

“Will ASEAN step up to try to bridge Japan-China rift?” — and seven more news headlines that will tell you how Japan goes forward.

Will ASEAN step up to try to bridge Japan-China rift?
Special to The Japan Times
Friday, Sep. 7, 2012
KYOTO — The fury unleashed between China and Japan over the past few weeks has cast a long shadow over peace and stability in the northeast Asian region and beyond. At first glance, the conflict was interpreted as purely an act of patriotism, particularly on the part of China….(Japan Times)

Pachinko pair eye H.K. listing
Friday, Sep. 7, 2012
HONG KONG — Two major operators of pachinko parlors are considering going public in Hong Kong, following the August listing of their peer, Dynam Japan Holdings Co., the Hong Kong Economic Journal said Wednesday….(Japan Times)

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust property arm to double assets
Thursday, Sep. 6, 2012
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc.’s property unit plans to double assets under its management to ¥500 billion within two years on a projected recovery in the domestic real estate market….(Japan Times)

JR East plans free Wi-Fi for tourists
Thursday, Sep. 6, 2012
East Japan Railway Co. said it will begin a free public Wi-Fi service Oct. 1 so that foreigners visiting Japan can connect to the Internet….(Japan Times)

Electric vehicle recharging services to start soon
Thursday, Sep. 6, 2012
Automakers and their partners are gearing up for the electric vehicle recharging business….(Japan Times)

Toyota, Honda logged strong growth in U.S. August sales
Thursday, Sep. 6, 2012
NEW YORK — Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. posted strong year-on-year sales in the United States in August, according to data compiled by a research firm….見出し

Big Kumamoto solar plant planned
Wednesday, Sep. 5, 2012
KUMAMOTO — A major solar power plant will be built near Kumamoto Airport as a joint project between the public and private sectors, according to participating municipalities and companies….(Japan Times)

April-June capital spending by the nation’s firms up 7.7%
Tuesday, Sep. 4, 2012
Corporate capital spending grew 7.7 percent in the April-June quarter over the previous year amid robust demand for cars and parts bolstered by government stimulus measures, the Finance Ministry said Monday….(Japan Times)

Courtesy Japan Times