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Glencore pledged to cap coal production as the world’s biggest exporter of the commodity responds to investor pressure for action on climate change. (...)

The stricken   Fukushima  nuclear power plant in  2011. The accident at the   plant was unleashed by a devastating earthquake and tsunami. Photograph:  Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images

Just two years after the Fukushima nuclear accident, Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, was gamely trying to make a virtue out of a catastrophic liab(...)

FamilyMart’s President Takashi Sawada has said that he hopes to hire 100,000 housewives as the company struggles to deal with a staff crunch. (Photograph: iStock)

Japan’s second-largest convenience store chain hopes it has found an answer to its labour problems - housewives. FamilyMart plans to hire 100,000 for(...)