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Monday, July 13, 2009

Day 480 { Riverside Hotel /Japan and Russia Trying to Reach Agreement /Panasonic To be Fined} Sunday, July 12, 2009



Day 480 { Riverside Hotel /Japan and Russia Trying to Reach Agreement / Panasonic to Be Fined }

I again missed church because my translator was going to help with the administration of the STEP test. Which is some sort of English test thing that is done in Japan by a non-profit organisation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STEP_Eiken

Today I went to a nearby town called maniwa, with 2 of my friends. We ate at a restaurant known as the Riverside Restaurant, and the food was lovely.


Japan and Russia Trying to Reach Agreement

Moscow intends to negotiate with Tokyo on the territorial dispute over Russian-held islands off Hokkaido on the basis of the 1956 Japanese-Soviet joint declaration, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev indicated Friday.

The declaration, signed in Moscow in the midst of the Cold War, stipulated that Shikotan Island and the Habomai islets would be returned to Japan after a peace treaty is concluded between Japan and the Soviet Union.
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nn20090712a4.html






Panasonic to Be Fined


The Fair Trade Commission plans to impose fines totaling several billion yen on a Panasonic Corp. unit and foreign firms also operating in Southeast Asia for allegedly forming an international cartel to fix prices for cathode-ray tubes for television sets, sources said Saturday.
The FTC has determined that MT Picture Display Co., a Panasonic subsidiary headquartered in Takatsuki, Osaka Prefecture, Samsung SDI Co. of South Korea and others fixed prices of their CRTs from around 2005 to sell them to Japanese television makers operating in Southeast Asia in violation of the Antimonopoly Law
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nb20090712a3.html

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