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(Japan Economic Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) TOKYO, Jan. 26 -- (Kyodo) _ ---------- Body of last Japanese victim in Algeria hostage crisis arrives in Japan
TOKYO - The last body of the 10 Japanese victims from last week's hostage crisis in Algeria arrived in Japan on Saturday afternoon, a day after the nine other bodies and seven Japanese survivors returned home.
The body of Tadanori Aratani, 66, a former vice president of engineering firm JGC Corp. and the company's top adviser at the time of the hostage-taking, arrived at Narita airport near Tokyo aboard a commercial aircraft.
---------- Orchid festival starts in Tottori Pref.
YONAGO, Japan - An orchid festival started Saturday at a flower park in the town of Nambu, Tottori Prefecture, displaying some 2,500 flowers of about 20 different species.
A 5-meter-tall, 10-meter-wide object consisting of 20 kinds of orchids and leafy plants duplicates the sound of a waterfall, while a 15-meter-long flower tunnel made of some 300 Phalaenopsis orchids also drew visitors at Tottori Hanakairo park.
---------- KDDI mulls entering Myanmar's mobile phone market
TOKYO - KDDI Corp. is considering entering Myanmar's mobile phone market, seeing potential business opportunities in the Southeast Asian country, company officials said Saturday.
The move comes at a time KDDI is eyeing boosting its overseas operations particularly in Asian countries at a time when the mobile phone business is not expected to expand further in Japan, the United States and Europe.
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