Osaka taking applications for parties seeking to offer ‘minpaku’ services in city

OSAKA – The Osaka Municipal Government will begin accepting applications from minpaku private inn service operators Monday, in a bid to help ease the accomodation shortage in the city caused by the increase in foreign tourists. The services to let ... ( read original story ...)

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Jetro Bangkok conducts a survey every six months...on the business sentiment of Japanese investors in...Thailand as well as potential investors. "Over 50%...of survey respondents said they will expand their...investment in Thailand," said Mr Mitsumata...referring to ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s financial watchdog to ease up on ban...
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TOKYO -- Japan's financial watchdog is preparing...to ease its stringent ... had gathered in Tokyo in May for the annual...meeting of the Institute of International Finance...."From now on, however, we need to look at the...overall performance of the vehicle." ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp failed to...submit audited third-quarter earnings for a second...time on Tuesday, gaining a one month extension as...its expands a probe into problems at its U.S....nuclear unit Westinghouse. With its financial woes...... ( read original story ...)


Japanese PM in Hawaii for historic Pearl Harbor vi...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid wreaths at...various cemeteries and memorials Monday ahead of a...visit to the site of the 1941 bombing that plunged...the United States into the Second World War. Abe...landed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and then ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's gamble to help Myanmar's peace p...
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Japan has provided incentives for all parties to...cooperate ... order with the [Burmese] military everywhere...dominating people's lives," Jolliffe told the...Nikkei Asian Review. "At the moment, it is unclear...if the Tatmadaw, or Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, are ... ( read original story ...)


Thirty Australians selected for Sapporo 2017 Asian...
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AOC: A team of thirty athletes have been selected...to become Australia’s first event...competitors at an Asian Winter Games when they hit...the ice and snow in Sapporo in February. The team,...which features some of the nation’s...brightest winter prospects ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei slips as 20,000 mark looms; earnings broadl...
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May 12 Japanese shares slipped from near...1-1/2-year highs on Friday as the market took a...breather from its rally since mid-April, while...trading was also influenced by a mixed bag of...earnings with Nissan Motor rising on a surprise...dividend hike. The Nikkei ... ( read original story ...)


Proud Grandmother Tokyo Toni Can't Stop Gushi...
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Later Friday morning, Toni took to Instagram with...a video message thanking her followers for their...support: "I just want to formally thank everybody...from the internet all the way down or all the way...up for your love and your congrats to me for my...brand new ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo all smiles as it takes stock of Trump’s nasc...
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News reports say a summit with Abe is likely to be...scheduled ... a professor of U.S. government and history at the...University of Tokyo. “It will give Abe a...very good opportunity to show him the basics of...the alliance mechanism,” Kubo told reporters...... ( read original story ...)


Saudi favors New York for Aramco IPO, also conside...
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Saudi officials also talked to exchanges in...Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Shanghai but are...unlikely to pursue ... Saudi officials expect the IPO to value Aramco at...a minimum of $2 trillion. Saudi Arabian Oil Co,...known as Saudi Aramco, was not immediately ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese shipping giants plan merger

Three of Japan's biggest shipping companies are merging their container operations to become more efficient. Nippon Yusen, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha said the joint venture would see savings of more than $1bn (£820m) a year. The move ... ( read original story ...)

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In an interview with Anime News Network, Viz Media...explained that the fans have misquoted the...company's senior director Kevin Hamric from his...interview with ICv2. Many thought that the senior...director has confirmed the summer release of..."Tokyo Ghoul" season 3. ( read original story ...)


Yokohama to Introduce New OTR Tire
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The MYX S01 will be part of the company’s range...of OTR and commercial tire offerings at ConExpo....Yokohama will be rolling out a new off-the-road...(OTR) radial all-weather tire – the MYX S01 –...at ConExpo in Las Vegas, March 7-11. In total, the...company ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo to propose Y5 bil to compensate firms for de...
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Tokyo Gov Yuriko Koike says the metropolitan...government will propose an extra budget of 5...billion yen to compensate businesses for losses...stemming from its postponement of the Tsukiji fish...market relocation amid safety concerns at the new...site. But Koike ... ( read original story ...)


Sapporo Holdings chases standalone Pilsner Urquell...
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Sapporo Holdings is keen to acquire Czech brewer...Pilsner Urquell, its president has told...just-drinks, but only if the unit is separated...from Anheuser-Busch InBev's other former SABMiller...assets. just-drinks gives you the widest beverage...market coverage ... ( read original story ...)


Japan investigates delay in reporting US Navy ship...
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Japan's coast guard is investigating why it took...nearly an hour for a deadly collision between a...U.S. Navy destroyer and a container ship to be...reported. A coast guard official said Monday they...are trying to find out what the crew of the...Philippine-flagged ... ( read original story ...)


Japan, US Set to Sign Pact to Limit US Base Worker...
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Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida told a...regular news conference that the two sides have...agreed on how to define what constitutes a..."civilian contractor" at an American base and hope...to sign the agreement "during President Barack...Obama's term." ( read original story ...)


Japan capex growth rebounds to post-crisis high
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Corporate Japan cut capex by 3.8% during the...previous fiscal year ended in March, a survey of...business plans conducted by The Nikkei found. The...U-turn in fiscal 2017 is driven by a 13.7% rise in...domestic investment, the sharpest increase since...the global ... ( read original story ...)


Japan recalls envoy after comfort-woman statue pla...
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TOKYO - Japan is recalling its ambassador to South...Korea in response to the placing of a...comfort-woman statue in front of its consulate in...the Korean city of Busan. Both Ambassador Yasumasa...Nagamine in Seoul and the consul-general in Busan...will be ... ( read original story ...)


Exports prop up Japan growth, U.S. protectionist r...
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Japan’s economy grew for a fourth straight...quarter in the final three months of last year as...a weaker yen supported exports, but tepid private...consumption and the risks of rising U.S....protectionism cast doubts over a sustainable...recovery. Data on Monday ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka inks deal with Nissin
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Osaka, 19, said at a news conference in Tokyo that...she was happy to be with Nissin as she has eaten...the popular Cup Noodle since she was a child....Nissin also sponsors Kei Nishikori, the...fifth-ranked player on the men’s ATP Tour....“I hope that Nishikori ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Gov. Koike sets up political study group

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According to the ordinance, the subway operations...will be transferred to a new company of which the...city will take full control while the bus business...will be handed over to Osaka City Bus Co., a...city-affiliated firm. The privatization of the two...transport ... ( read original story ...)


YouCam Makeup Retail Consultations Adopted at Frui...
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TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Perfect Corp. announces...YouCam Makeup’s consultation mode will be...available at Fruit Gathering’s new Ginza store...starting June 15 th, 2017. The new store includes...a “Virtual Makeup Studio” in which customers...try true-to ... ( read original story ...)


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A Japanese court has ordered the detention for 10...days of a senior Thai Commerce Ministry official...accused of stealing three paintings from a hotel...in Japan, according to a Foreign Ministry source....Mr Suphat was in Japan to attend two intellectual...property ... ( read original story ...)


Premarket: Euro zone lifted as ECB joins central b...
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Banking stocks across the bloc also gained around...0.5 per cent ... MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares...outside Japan rose 0.3 per cent and were on track...to end the week with a 3.5 per cent gain, its...biggest increase since July. ( read original story ...)


Frankfurt front runner for Nomura's new Europ...
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Japanese bank Nomura has narrowed down its hunt...for a post-Brexit European subsidiary, with...Frankfurt emerging as the front runner in the...latest vote of confidence for the German financial...hub. Nomura currently serves the bulk of its...European clients ... ( read original story ...)


Tokai Tokyo Financial : Proposed Change of Directo...
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Note: This English translation is for reference...purposes only. In the event of any discrepancy...between the Japanese original and this English...translation, the Japanese original shall prevail....We assume no responsibility for this translation...or for direct ... ( read original story ...)


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China and Japan may seem to inhabit alternative...economic universes. After more than two decades of...stagnation, Japan is a fading global power that...can’t seem to revive its fortunes no matter...what unorthodox gimmicks it tries. By contrast,...China’s ... ( read original story ...)


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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario & TOKYO--(BUSINESS...WIRE)-- Mississauga, Ontario-based SOTI Inc....joined The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of...Ontario; and The Honourable Brad Duguid, Minister...of Economic Development and Growth, on the...Premier’s first business ... ( read original story ...)


Japan not considering support for Toshiba, sharing...
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"Toshiba's chip business is highly competitive...globally and important in terms of keeping jobs in...Japan," Suga told a news briefing. "Flash memory...is also expected to increase in importance from...the standpoint of information security." Toshiba's...crisis has ... ( read original story ...)


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Sailors missing after the USS Fitzgerald collided...with a container ship off Japan have been found...dead, the US Navy and Japanese media says. Seven...sailors were left missing and three injured after...Saturday's collision, which the US Navy said...almost sank ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka begins taking applications for ‘minpaku’ services in city amid surge in foreign visitors

OSAKA – The Osaka Municipal Government started accepting applications Monday from the minpaku industry, which involves paid accommodations using private houses or apartments, in a bid to offset lodging shortages as foreign visitors flock to the city. The ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO – It was not business as usual for some...workers in Japan on Friday. As the clock reached 3...p.m., about 100 office workers raised champagne...glasses in a cafe in the middle of Tokyo’s...central business district to toast “Premium...Friday,” a new ... ( read original story ...)


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The story of Andaz Tokyo is one of reunions,...shared memories, and a vision that looks forward...to the future by connecting to the past. The...property of Andaz Tokyo of a collaboration of a...team comprised of Mori Building, Hyatt hotels and...tonychi each of ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO -- The Japanese government is developing a...new framework for helping foreigners who need...emergency medical or other assistance. The move,...spearheaded by the Ministry of Internal Affairs...and Communications, comes at a time when record...numbers of ... ( read original story ...)


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The data, released on Friday, will be among...factors the Bank of Japan will scrutinise at a...policy meeting early next week, where it is widely...expected to keep monetary policy steady and...maintain its upbeat inflation projections. ( read original story ...)


Japan issues guide on how to survive nuclear-missi...
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Though Japan would have virtually no defense...against a surprise nuclear attack, experts...contacted by Business Insider maintain that a...first strike from North Korea seems incredibly...unlikely, as the Kim regime would face quick...retaliation from a much more ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO (AP) — Japanese pitcher Shohei Otani...added to his reputation as a powerful hitter on...Sunday when he hit a fly ball that didn’t...come down. Otani’s towering fly ball in the...seventh inning of an exhibition game against the...Netherlands got lodged ... ( read original story ...)


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INCREDIBLE pictures show life inside the weird and...wonderful city of Tokyo, where people in cosplay...mix with flag-waving nationalists and a man...wanders around carrying a giant turtle. Japan’s...capital is a bustling metropolis of millions of...people where ... ( read original story ...)


Japan recalls envoy after comfort-woman statue pla...
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TOKYO - Japan is recalling its ambassador to South...Korea in response to the placing of a...comfort-woman statue in front of its consulate in...the Korean city of Busan. Both Ambassador Yasumasa...Nagamine in Seoul and the consul-general in Busan...will be ... ( read original story ...)


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North Korea on Monday fired an apparent ballistic...missile off its east coast that landed in the...waters of Japan's economic zone ... according to the official Korean Central News...Agency. KCNA cited Kim as ordering officials to...mass-produce and deploy ... ( read original story ...)


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Japanese government bond yields also pulled back...from multi-month highs after the Bank of Japan...conducted a special fixed-rate bond buying...operation for the first time, firing a warning...shot against excessive yield moves. The dollar...index, which measures ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese teacher allegedly slaps student, shaves off his hair

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The MOL Group, stock listed in Tokyo and Nagoya...– a leader in international ocean shipping...– transports natural gas around the world...and continuously develops its LNG fleet to meet...the increasing demand for natural gas as well as...to ensure the ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan's whaling fleet returned home Friday after...killing 333 whales in the Antarctic, achieving its...goal for the second year under a revised research...whaling program. The Fisheries Agency said the...five-ship fleet finished its four-month expedition...without ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO - Japanese pitcher Shohei Otani added to his...reputation as a powerful hitter on Sunday when he...hit a fly ball that didn't come down. Otani's...towering fly ball in the seventh inning of an...exhibition game against the Netherlands got lodged...somewhere in ... ( read original story ...)


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Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd., a...subsidiary of Hotel Okura Co., Ltd., announced...today that it will open Hotel JAL City Nagoya...Nishiki, the Okura Nikko Hotel’s first property...in Nagoya, Japan. The company signed a contract...with Enuwan LLC to ... ( read original story ...)


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Mizuho was one of the first Japanese banks to...invest in Vietnam in 2012. Its initial investment...capital of US$570 million has doubled. At a recent...working session with the Joint Stock Commercial...Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank),...President ... ( read original story ...)


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At around 29,000 tons displacement, the ship...dwarfs the 8,315-ton U.S. warship, and was...carrying 1,080 containers from the port of Nagoya...to Tokyo. None of the 20 crew members aboard the...container ship, all Filipino, were injured, and...the ship was not ... ( read original story ...)


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“As a local banking group in Tokyo, we want...to strengthen loans to such firms.” Ajioka...also said Tokyo TY Financial Group Inc. plans to...triple the size of its consulting team for small...firms to 30 by the end of March 2017. The team was...set up by its ... ( read original story ...)


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By comparison, Japan and Germany get off easy. The...focus on China is understandable: The U.S. trade...deficit in goods with China ($347 billion last...year) is five times bigger than any other. The...U.S. trade gap with Mexico ($63.2 billion), though...... ( read original story ...)


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Six Russian aircraft seen close to Japanese...airspace forced fighter jets to be scrambled...today, according to reports in Tokyo. Japanese...defence forces first reacted after two Tu-95 Bear...strategic bombers were seen close to the Pacific...Ocean. Soon ... ( read original story ...)


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05/17 OSAKA GAS: NNPC to resume oil prospecting in...Lake Chad ―GMD 05/16 OSAKA GAS: NNPC to Resume...Oil Search in Lake Chad 05/16 OSAKA GAS: NNPC to...resume oil search in Chad Basin 05/16 OSAKA GAS:...NNPC to resume oil search in Lake Chad 05/15 OSAKA...GAS ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese comedian astonished by viral success of 'PPAP' song

Pikotaro, as he is known, debuted a two-minute "long" version of the 45-second song and answered a wide range of questions at a Tokyo news conference in from the song's origin to whether the Japanese prime minister has called him. Sort of. His responses ... ( read original story ...)

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)...said it will generate about 4, 000 megawatts (MW)...of power in the next ten years to boost power...supply in the country. According to a statement by...the corporation's spokesman Ndu Ughamadu, NNPC...would ... ( read original story ...)


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Shinzo Abe’s mission to lift Japan out of...the deflationary spiral that has plagued its...economy for two decades suffered another setback...on Friday after data showed annual consumer prices...had fallen for the first time in four years. The...data will add to ... ( read original story ...)


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There are two behemoths of this kind -- the...one-petawatt Texas Petawatt Laser in Austin and...the two-petawatt Laser for Fast Ignition...Experiments (LFEX) in Osaka, Japan. One petawatt...equals one million billion watts Those lasers..."have a very high peak power ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO (Reuters) - From the "Rocky" theme to cash...handouts and early "Premium Friday" finishes, a...small but growing number of companies in...workaholic Japan are getting creative with the...ways they're getting employees out the door early....The government ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO Japan's Toshiba Corp (6502.T) said it will...unveil the extent of the writedown on its U.S....nuclear business on Feb. 14 when it reports its...results for the quarter ended Dec. 31. The...laptops-to-engineering conglomerate, still...recovering from a $1.3 ... ( read original story ...)


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Tokyo won hosting rights largely on its reputation...for efficiency Tokyo 2020 organisers unveiled on...Wednesday a budget of $16.8 billion for hosting...the next Summer Games and vowed to seek further...savings in co-operation with the International...Olympic ... ( read original story ...)


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... took a new turn this week when a recording...emerged of a meeting between the former head of...the Osaka nationalist school operator and a...Finance Ministry official. The recording is of a...March 2016 meeting where former head Yasunori...Kagoike and the ... ( read original story ...)


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the Asahi newspaper reported, quoting unidentified...Japanese sources as saying. The South Korean venue...in Chungiu City hosted the 2013 world...championships and rowing at the 2014 Asian Games....Asked about the report at Tokyo's Haneda airport,...Bach said ... ( read original story ...)


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In particular, there is a large investment...opportunity in the area of infrastructure,"...Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a joint...news conference with Temer. "I'm really glad we've...managed to agree to launch talks on infrastructure...development." ( read original story ...)


Japan ratifies Nagoya Protocol on genetic resource...
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NEW YORK – Japan on Monday completed the process...of ratifying the Nagoya Protocol on access to...genetic resources and the sharing of benefits...arising from them, taking the step more than two...years after the international agreement came into...effect. ( read original story ...)


Comedian behind ‘pen-pineapple-apple-pen’ song astonished by song’s viral success

Dressed in his trademark yellow outfit with snake and leopard patterns, Pikotaro debuted a two-minute “long” version of his 45-second song before taking questions at a Tokyo news conference Friday. His responses had the packed audience of journalists ... ( read original story ...)

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The eerie fairground near Biwa lake is just one of...many abandoned themeparks in Japan, neglected due...to economic woes and reclaimed by nature....Traveller and photographer Reginald Van de Velde,...from Belgium, explored four of the country’s...forgotten ... ( read original story ...)


Blizzard pounds northern Japan
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A blizzard is battering wide areas of northern...Japan, with weather authorities warning of...avalanches, heavy snow, high waves and transport...disruption. The winter storm has piled up 30 to 60...centimetres of snow on the northern island of...Hokkaido and on the ... ( read original story ...)


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Westinghouse Electric Co., Japan's Kyodo news...agency reported. Toshiba Corp said on Tuesday it...was 'actively considering' a sale and other...strategic options for Westinghouse, as it expanded...a probe into problems there that caused the parent...group to miss ... ( read original story ...)


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HOMEOWNERS in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire...blighted by Japanese knotweed spreading to their...property from public land are being assured that...help is at hand. Network Rail was last week...ordered to pay compensation for damage caused to...homes by the invasive ... ( read original story ...)


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including the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami...off Japan. Forty-metre waves devastated the coast...and roared up to 10 kilometres inland, wrecking a...nuclear-power facility. Almost 16,000 people...died. ( read original story ...)


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we would like to continue with the expectation of...opinions with the UK concerning how Japan and UK...economic relations should be." Shares in Royal...Bank of Scotland soared on Friday after the...embattled lender booked its first quarterly profit...since 2015 in ... ( read original story ...)


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Asian stocks were mixed Friday as a tech sell-off...overnight on Wall Street shaded sentiment among...investors who continued to focus on central bank...decisions, including an upcoming decision in...Japan. Hang Seng rebounded 0.4 percent to...25,662.27 after ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo festival announces four 'Muses' fo...
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Sakura Ando, Yu Aoi, Hikari Mitsushima and Aoi...Miyazaki to be feted. Tokyo International Film...Festival is highlighting the work of four Japanese...actresses – Sakura Ando, Yu Aoi, Hikari...Mitsushima and Aoi Miyazaki – in this year’s...Japan Now section. ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO, June 22 Japan's Nikkei share average erased...early modest gains on Thursday and edged down, as...a stronger yen took its toll on market sentiment....The Nikkei ended 0.1 percent lower at 20,110.51,...extending Wednesday's 0.5 percent decline and...moving ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's Aso pushes back against U.S. pressure...
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TAX HIKE UNDER WAY On domestic policy, Aso, who is...also Japan's finance minister, said budding signs...of recovery in the economy and private consumption...are paving the way for Japan to proceed with a...twice-delayed sales tax hike now scheduled for...October 2019. ( read original story ...)