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Japan considering plan to include solar panels on all new buildings

TOKYO — Japan is considering a plan that would make it compulsory for all new buildings and houses to come fitted with solar panels by 2030, a business daily said Sunday. The plan, expected to be unveiled at the upcoming G8 Summit in France, aims to show Japan’s resolve to…

Tokyo stocks drop 5% in first opening since quake

Tokyo shares fell 5.2 percent on Monday in their first opening since Friday, when Japan was struck by the biggest earthquake in its history and a devastating tsunami. The Nikkei index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 540.39 points, a 4 percent drop, shortly after opening to 9,714.04. The Bank of Japan has injected 7 trillion…