Feb. 07, 2016

(Update 3) North Korea Fires Long-Range Ballistic Missile

Seoul, Feb. 7 (Jiji Press)--North Korea fired a long-range ballistic missile Sunday morning in another provocative act that could fuel tensions on the Korean Peninsula, only one month after it conducted a fourth nuclear test.

Asahi Kasei Chief to Step Down over Data Fabrication

Tokyo, Feb. 7 (Jiji Press)--Asahi Kasei Corp. <3407> President Toshio Asano plans to step down to take responsibility for a scandal over piling work data fabrication involving a subsidiary, informed sources said Sunday.

HEADLINES

POLITICS
LDP May Field Eriko Imai, Member of Pop Group SPEED, in Upper House Election
ECONOMY
Toyota Logs Record April-Dec. Operating Profit of 2.3 T. Yen
SPORTS
Mogul Skiing Men: Japan's Endo Ends Up with 5th in World Cup
OTHER
Abuses of Elderly by Nursing Facility Staff in Japan Hit Record 300 Cases