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Ridding space of old satellites and debris

Colorado Springs, United States | AFP | With constellations of thousands of telecommunication mini satellites expected to orbit Earth in the near future, the risk of space-debris collisions will grow. For Nobu Okada, it’s an opportunity. The 46-year-old Japanese entrepreneur founded the start-up Astroscale in Singapore in 2013 with the …

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The enthronement of Japan’s Emperor Akihito

Paris, France | AFP | Emperor Akihito ascended to the Japanese throne on November 12, 1990 in a tightly choreographed ceremony steeped in tradition but with hints of modernity. Akihito, aged 56, had already succeeded his father, Emperor Hirohito, immediately on his death the previous year after the longest reign …

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FAO, Japanese government boost refugees in Moyo, Yumbe

  Moyo, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | It is 1pm.  Dressed in UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) white T-shirts, men and women sing songs of praise as a convoy of vehicles snake its way in Palorinya East Village in Moyo District. The delegation consists of FAO representative to Uganda …

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KCB Bank aids 20 business club members to Tokyo

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Twenty members of KCB Bank Uganda’s Business Club at the weekend flew to Tokyo, Japan as part of the bank’s annual entrepreneurial drive. In Japan, the members will meet possible suppliers and marketers for their goods and services and also see cheaper technologies that …

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KCB sends customers to Japan-Tokyo for a business trip

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | In a bid to support growth of business for its customers, KCB Bank Uganda has organised a business trip for its business club customers who will travel to Tokyo, Japan from the March 2-12, 2019. The 10 day tour of the city of Tokyo will expose …

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Japan starts $9 departure tax for travellers

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Japan on Monday started levying a 1,000 yen ($9.22) departure tax on each person leaving the country, a measure aimed at raising funds to further boost tourism. The International Tourist Tax will cover everyone regardless of nationality — from business people to holidaymakers older than …

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