Main events scheduled for January

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Main events scheduled in Japan for January: In mid-January -- Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. to introduce robot into containment vessel of No. 1 reactor at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, crippled by massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, to assess condition of fuel debris. Jan. 1 (Sat) -- New Year's Day national holiday. -- New Year reception to be held at Imperial Palace. -- Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, covering total of 15 countries including Japan, to take effect. -- Gov't to begin employment insurance program for multiple job holders. Ja...

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