JAPANESE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/JAPANESE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) China fines 12 Japanese firms in auto price probe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317144-79/corp-law-china-price.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317144-79/corp-law-china-price.html.csp">China fines 12 Japanese firms in auto price probe</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOE McDONALD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T09:27:02.184-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 09:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • China announced Wednesday it will fine 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers a total of $202 million for colluding to raise prices in an unfolding anti-monopoly probe of the country’s auto industry. Beijing has launched a series of investigations of global automakers and technology suppliers under its 6-year-old anti-monopoly law in an apparent effort to force down prices. Officials said earlier that Mercedes Benz, Audi and Chrysler also violated the law. The Japanese suppliers were found t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583171442014-08-20T09:27:02.184-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T09:27:02.184-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317144@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:27:02 MDT Courtney Kruger, prisoner of war in Japan, dies in Utah at 91 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58246193-90/kruger-japanese-wright-family.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58246193-90/kruger-japanese-wright-family.html.csp">Courtney Kruger, prisoner of war in Japan, dies in Utah at 91</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-02T11:45:56.142-06:00">Updated Aug 2, 2014 11:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Courtney Kruger, a U.S. soldier who was captured by the Japanese and then spent 3 1/2 years suffering as a prisoner, died Tuesday at the veterans hospital in Salt Lake City. He was 91. Kruger’s daughter, Connie M. Wright, said her father suffered from pulmonary fibrosis, caused by damage to lung tissue. Wright said when doctors recently took X-rays of her father’s lungs, they found severe scarring she assumes came from working in an acid plant while he was a POW in Japan. Kruger was a 19-year...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58246193@www.sltrib.com Sat, 02 Aug 2014 11:45:56 MDT Japan high school baseball looks to save pitchers’ arms http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58190422-77/baseball-japan-pitch-tournament.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58190422-77/baseball-japan-pitch-tournament.html.csp">Japan high school baseball looks to save pitchers’ arms</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM ARMSTRONG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T16:43:13.842-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tokyo • The marathon pitching exploits of Japan’s high school baseball players may soon be a thing of the past. Japan’s High School Baseball Federation is considering introducing measures such as a tiebreaker and pitch counts limits in order to protect the health of the country’s future stars. New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, who was recently placed on the 15-day disabled list with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, was a standout in Japanese high school...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581904222014-07-17T16:43:13.842-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T16:43:13.842-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190422@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:43:13 MDT Deadly pig virus pulls more pork imports to Japan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190390-79/japan-pork-imports-ministry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190390-79/japan-pork-imports-ministry.html.csp">Deadly pig virus pulls more pork imports to Japan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Aya Takada</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T10:43:28.06-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 10:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tokyo — More pigs from Europe and Mexico could be heading to Japan, the world’s largest pork importer, as a hog virus outbreak is driving up domestic prices, according to the country’s Agriculture Ministry. Production in Japan may fall as much as 5 percent from October to December, pushing up prices and weakening demand for local pork, Kenji Morita, director at the ministry’s meat and egg division, said Wednesday in Tokyo. That’s increasing demand for cheaper imports, he said. Japan has discover...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190390@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:43:28 MDT Pitts: ‘Unbroken’ World War II vet more than a hero http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58164819-82/overcame-zamperini-hero-war.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58164819-82/overcame-zamperini-hero-war.html.csp">Pitts: ‘Unbroken’ World War II vet more than a hero</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Leonard Pitts Jr.</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Miami Herald</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T11:33:08.116-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Just two pages into the book “Unbroken,” its protagonist is in the water, hiding beneath the deteriorating life raft in which he has been drifting across the Pacific Ocean for almost a month. Overhead, Japanese bombers are circling back to strafe him a second time. And sharks are approaching from below. Death is coming for him from two directions, and your impulse is to verify that this not a novel, not some outlandish fiction from the Indiana Jones School of Narrow Escapes. But it isn’t. The st...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58164819@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:33:08 MDT