Japan Tobacco targets smoker-heavy zones

Japan Tobacco Inc., whose domestic market is predicted to shrink ... and grow sustainably to strength our business foundations,” spokesman Kana Miyauchi said via phone on Tuesday, when the company announced its largest Asian deal yet: paying about ... ( read original story ...)

How the 2011 killer tsunami sent shock waves through Japan

The most powerful earthquake yet recorded, in 1960 off Chile, sent 80-foot waves across 10,500 miles of ocean — and struck Japan, half a world away, killing 142 people there. Japan is a magnet for super-tsunamis, which recur at intervals of 800 to 1,000 ... ( read original story ...)