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The Japan Times: Business

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Tojo resisted surrender until end
Wartime Prime Minister Gen. Hideki Tojo didn't want Japan to accept the Potsdam Declaration demanding unconditional surrender to the Allies, according to his private notes written immediately after the atomic bombings and found recently at the National Archives of Japan.

Japan lists demands for North probe
Japan presents its demands to North Korea for an acceptable reinvestigation of the abductions of Japanese, as they start two days of talks.

Stimulus package outline unveiled
The government unveils the outline for a stimulus package due by the end of the month to help the economy out of its downtrend.

Man admits to bomb threat against Air China
A Yokohama man turns himself in at a police station, saying he made a bomb threat against China Air that forced a flight to return to Japan.

Cops can't get into Fukushima gas plant after leak injures 13
A police inspection into a toxic phosgene gas leak at a Showa Denko plant in Fukushima Prefecture that injured 13 people has to be put on hold while the gas is neutralized.

Nagasaki mayor cites Kissinger in nuke ban plea
Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue marks the 63rd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of the city in 1945 by urging the nuclear powers to abandon nuclear weapons, citing an appeal made by former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and other former U.S. officials.

Aderans appoints new directors, chief
Wig maker Aderans appoints new directors and a new president to fill a management vacuum caused by a demand from U.S. hedge fund Steel Partners to revamp its management team.

Fukushima ex-governor was bribed, gets to walk
Former Fukushima Gov. Eisaku Sato is sentenced to a suspended three-year prison term for taking a bribe from a contractor in connection with a public works project financed by the prefecture.

Smitten, e-stalking judge gets to avoid prison
A judge gets a six-month prison term, suspended for two years, for sending harassing e-mail messages to a female subordinate.

Nissan orders Israeli ally to pull commercial
Nissan Motor Co. has ordered its Israeli business ally to immediately stop airing a TV commercial depicting Arab oil barons angered at the high fuel efficiency of a Nissan car, after Persian Gulf states suggested they may boycott Nissan products.