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I remember the one time that I climbed Mt Fuji. It was ridiculously foggy and once we summited, we couldn't see anything. Still, I suppose that's better than being stuck in a traffic jam on the slopes.
Cod Satrusayang
ANN's less than avid mountain climber
  Intellectual property arbitral body to open  
  A permanent international arbitration body specializing in intellectual property is to be established in Japan as early as September under the cooperation of Japanese, European, U.S. and other experts, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

While the number of disputes regarding intellectual property has been increasing in line with the development of advanced technology, the new body is expected to create a scheme to enable early settlement among parties concerned, which is considered a key to facilitating overall business activities.
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China urges fair treatment of its investors, firms
China urged the United States to treat its investors and enterprises objectively and fairly, the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday, adding it will closely monitor the impact of the latest US foreign investment act on Chinese interests.
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Violence has no place in Indian society
In his address to the nation on the eve of 72nd Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind said “the power to stay your hand is far greater than the power to strike with your hand”
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Malaysia to create one system for work hire
The government will create a single system to hire foreign workers without differentiating the source country, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. “Bangladesh, Nepal or others; they will use the same system,” the Prime Minister said at a press conference after chairing a meeting on foreign workers in Parliament yesterday.
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Tourists cause human traffic jam at Mt. Fuji
Weekend tourists flocked to Mt. Fuji on Aug. 12 and caused a human traffic jam along the hiking trail.
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