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20 July 2014
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Kubota Coropration has been paying compensation for asbestos poisoning to a total of 274 residents and subcontracted employees since 2006, to the tune of between JPY 25 million (approximately USD 250,000) and 46 million (approximately USD 460,000) each...

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10 September 2010

FTSE cites "human rights" concerns at DuPont, UPS

Author: Ross Kerber, Reuters

...DuPont Co...and United Parcel Service...(UPS)...were among eight companies removed from a social investment index series [FTSE4Good] because of concerns about human rights, climate change and similar matters,...FTSE Group said...The most prominent...

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19 April 2006

Kubota offers asbestos redress to neighbors [Japan]

Author: Kyodo News

Major machinery maker Kubota Corp. will pay up to 46 million yen in compensation to people who lost relatives to asbestos-linked diseases or who suffered from such illnesses after living near an asbestos-contaminated factory here. Kubota's move is the...

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18 July 2005

Asbestos-linked deaths raise fears over Japanese lawsuits

Author: Michiyo Nakamoto, Financial Times

Japanese companies could face a rising tide of asbestos-related lawsuits after a government report found asbestos-linked diseases had led to the deaths of at least 374 people in Japan...Japan has been shocked recently to learn that two residents living...

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