Tokyo Electron : Announcement on Personnel Changes

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Michael Flynn was in Tokyo to meet Japanese...politicians. During an interview with the Nikkei...Asian Review, he said he was specifically here to...talk about cybersecurity. Trump is of big interest...to Asian leaders, who are somewhat in the dark...about what kind ... ( read original story ...)


Japan October factory output steady, November seen...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's industrial output rose...in October from the previous month and...manufacturers say production likely bounced...sharply this month, preliminary government data...showed on Wednesday, in a sign of a tentative...pickup in factory activity. ( read original story ...)


Japan, South Korea to Share Military Intelligence
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Nov.23 -- Japan and South Korea have buried some...of their traditional bitterness as they take on...the security challenge from North Korea, but a new...pact to share military intelligence is already...worrying China. Bloomberg's Andy Sharp reports on..."Bloomberg ... ( 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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Tokyo stocks fell Tuesday as exporters dropped and...after Wall Street finished lower, but Toyota rose...on news it is investing about $10 billion in the...US over the next five years. The benchmark Nikkei...225 index was down 0.37 percent, or 72.19 points,...to sit ... ( read original story ...)


Nissan launch EV car sharing service in Japan
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Nissan Motor Co. and the City of Yokohama are...introducing a round-trip car sharing service today...featuring the Nissan New Mobility Concept, an...ultra-compact electric vehicle. The service,...“Choimobi Yokohama,” enables users who...register online to pick ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo stocks close higher as weak yen lifts export...
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TOKYO, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks closed...higher Wednesday as the yen's retreat against the...U.S. dollar gave exporters a boost, which had a...positive bearing on the broader market ahead of...investors tuning in to the U.S. Federal Reserve's...May policy ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi to open bran...
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DUBAI Dec 13 Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ has...received a licence to open a branch in Saudi...Arabia, becoming the first Japanese bank to...establish a presence in the kingdom. The bank,...part of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, has played...a central role in the ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo 2020 to study golf club's membership po...
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Tokyo 2020 organizers say they will review...membership practices at the golf course selected...for the Olympic Games following criticism that it...does not allow women as full members. Founded in...1929, the Kasumigaseki Country Club is one of the...oldest private ... ( read original story ...)


Caroline Kennedy Leaves Japan After 3 Years as US ...
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Caroline Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday after...three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she...was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen...the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular...flare-ups over American military bases on the...southern ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Comic-Con Lifts Ban On Men Crossdressing During Cosplays

Who wore it better? [Image by Anthony Chodor/Flickr] A Rocket News report writes about photographer Naoko Tatibana, who has not only dedicated her life to advancing the LGBT cause, but also put up a a cross-dressing studio in Tokyo called Taiyodo ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO — Longtime Shibuya vintage store Nude...Trump says its business remains unaffected by the...erratic behavior of the American president with...whom it shares a name. The store, located on the...third floor of an Eighties-style building, offers...a hodgepodge ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan's consumer prices fell in September for the...seventh straight month, data showed Friday,...heaping more pressure on the central bank to push...back its inflation target deadline. The...disappointing data came as the world's third...largest economy struggles ... ( read original story ...)


Deutsche Bank USD/JPY Forecast To Rise To 120-125
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In the latest research report from Deutsche Bank,...the bank states in no uncertain terms that they...expect a stronger US dollar vs Japanese yen...through the end of 2017 and throughout 2018. In...the report, seen by exchangerates.org.uk, the...German bank set the ... ( read original story ...)


Can central bank stem NPA rot?
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Ergo, CBs often get involved. The Bank of Japan...(BoJ) recapitaliSing Japanese banks in the late...1990’s, US Fed acting as a lead arranger of...rescue finance for LTCM in 1998 and the US Fed...(2008) buyback of $1.5 trillion of distressed...mortgage securities ... ( read original story ...)


Global casino operators on Japan charm offensive
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With a wealthy population and strong tourist...appeal, Japan's opening up to casinos is welcome...news for global operators impacted by China's...crackdown on corruption and currency outflows that...has hit revenues in Macau, the world's biggest...gambling hub. ( read original story ...)


A Chinese Entrepreneur’s Plea for Rationality
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Japanese companies are very conservative ... The most important foundation of the market...economy is the protection of private property....Customers are resources that are part of that...property, and they are the only source of return...on investment. ( read original story ...)


Correction: Japan-Defence story
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Japanese manufacturers are still cautious about...the prospects of military sales. Mitsubishi Heavy...Industries, a maker of Aegis destroyers and...fighter jets, is not expecting booming business...right away, as Japan's defence equipment sales are...more focused on ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Display to receive $640 million in state-fun...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Display Inc's ...state-backed main investor has agreed to provide...75 billion yen (517.13 million pounds) in aid to...the struggling display maker, in a publicly funded...bailout to help it reduce its dependence on Apple...Inc ( read original story ...)


Powerful earthquake strikes off Fukushima in Japan...
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TOKYO -- An earthquake with preliminary magnitude...of 7.3 struck Tuesday off the coast of Fukushima...prefecture in Japan. A tsunami warning for waves...of up to three meters (10 feet) was issued. The...Japan Meteorological Agency says the quake struck...around 6 a ... ( read original story ...)


After London, Tokyo and New York: Toronto Joins th...
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Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) continue with its...efforts to win a part of the massive Saudi Aramco...public listing with the country’s deep...experience in natural resources as part of a...broader offer to help Saudi Arabia with its shift...away from oil dependence. ( read original story ...)


Tokyo: Matsuzaka joins cast of Chen Kaige’s 'Kukai'

The casting was announced today at Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) at an event attended by Matsuzaka, Tsuguhiko Kadokawa and Yoshishige Shimatani, who head Kadowkawa and Toho respectively, and Japanese and Chinese government officials. ( read original story ...)

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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 41 km ESE of Namie, Japa...
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A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has...struck on Tuesday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from...Namie in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake...was roughly 33.85 km (21 miles) below the...earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not...been issued (Does not ... ( read original story ...)


When a drink gets lost in translation
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He told BBC News he had tried to help translating...for the foreigner ... The confusingly named tea is a product of...Japanese beverage giant Pokka Sapporo. The drink..."encourages people to be free from a stress-filled...society," read an official description ... ( read original story ...)


Recruitment firm HRnetGroup going for $175m IPO on...
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It now operates in 10 Asian cities, namely,...Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hong Kong,...Taipei, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo and...Seoul. In Singapore, the group has a market share...of 20.5 per cent, according to Frost &...Sullivan. ( read original story ...)


Stress in Japanese corporate bonds seen as a sign ...
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TOKYO Yields are rising in Japan's tiny corporate...bond market as traders pre-emptively brace for the...Bank of Japan to stop being buyer of last resort,...making this market a microcosm of wider fears over...the end of Japan's four-year-long stimulus...policy. ( read original story ...)


Japan Weighs Plans for S. Korea Evacuation over Nu...
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Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga...told a news conference Friday that the government...was always collecting and analyzing information...about North Korea's moves but refrained from...commenting on details. "At present, we are in...close contact with ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO Brazilian President Michel Temer told a top...Japanese business lobby in Tokyo on Wednesday he...would like to open up Brazil's markets and promote...international investment there. Temer, making the...first visit to Japan by a Brazilian head of state...in 11 ...http://japanbizz.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=38&action=trash&_wpnonce=3778aa113e ( read original story ...)


Japan's Unicharm fires up third Saudi diaper ...
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TOKYO -- Japanese diaper maker Unicharm took a...major step toward developing the Middle Eastern...market by opening its third plant in Saudi Arabia....The new factory, next to another manufacturing...center in Riyadh, apparently cost a few billion...yen (1 billion ... ( read original story ...)


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WINNIPEG, Manitoba/TOKYO (Reuters) - On select...Canadian farms, thousands of pigs bound for Japan...are getting five-star treatment. Japan’s...growing appetite for pricey pork cuts is driving...Canadian and U.S. fresh pork exports to record...levels, spurring ... ( read original story ...)


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In February 2015, bankers working on Japan's...biggest IPO in three decades woke to news that...left them shaken. Their client had just closed a...multi-billion dollar deal - but had kept them...firmly out of the loop. Just months ahead of its...listing, state-owned ... ( read original story ...)


Perth health alert: Man diagnosed with measles after Tokyo holiday

HEALTH authorities have issued a warning for West Australians to be on alert for measles after a passenger flying from Tokyo to Perth, via Singapore, was diagnosed with the infection. WA Health Medical Epidemiologist Dr Gary Dowse said the male passenger ... ( read original story ...)

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Requests for interviews with Kawamura also grew in...number, officials said. During a news conference...Nov. 21, the mayor referred to his pet argument...for restoring Nagoya Castle’s main keep to...its original wooden structure as a powerful means...for building ... ( read original story ...)


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thoughts immediately switched to the prospect of...swimming the middle and long-distance trifecta at...July's world championships and then at the Tokyo...Olympics. Prior to Horton's clean sweep at the...Chandler Aquatic centre last week, Grant Hackett...in 2008 was ... ( read original story ...)


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Putin dismissed the notion that he was only...interested in getting economic benefits from...Japan. "If anyone thinks we're interested only in...developing economic links and a peace deal is of...secondary importance, that's not the case," he...told the same news ... ( read original story ...)


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"The trip will underscore the commitment of the...United States to our enduring alliances with Japan...and the Republic of Korea ... islands have raised alarms in neighboring...countries. ABC News takes a look at some of the...security issues in the region. ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) (9501.T)...will announce the main points of a revised...business restructuring plan on Wednesday, Japanese...media reported, as it looks to speed reforms and...boost earnings to meet the costs of the Fukushima...nuclear disaster. ( read original story ...)


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figures from the Japan Automobile Manufacturers...Association show. Trump's assertion that Tokyo is...deliberately seeking to devalue its currency to...aid exporters like Toyota is another big worry....Finance Minister Taro Aso, who will visit...Washington with Abe ... ( read original story ...)


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HONG KONG - Asian stocks advanced Friday led by...big gains in Japan after U.S. President Donald...Trump promised that he would soon cut taxes for...businesses. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index...surged 2.3 per cent as the yen weakened against...the dollar ... ( read original story ...)


Japan bolsters defense-technology cooperation with...
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TOKYO -- Japan plans to conclude separate treaties...on defense-equipment and technology transfers with...Italy, Germany and Sweden that will give Japan's...Self-Defense Forces access to advanced technology...from those countries. Strengthening cooperation in...this ... ( read original story ...)


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Japanese use extremely formal language to refer to...the imperial family, and the phrase used for...Akihito's stepping down is literally "abdicate...while alive." Hailed as a Cinderella figure when...news of her engagement broke, the most enduring...image of the ... ( read original story ...)


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In Japanese business celebrations, there’s...one thing you’ll almost always see: orchids....Pots of the exotic flowers, which often sell for...about ¥20,000 ($176), will be there in a newly...appointed president’s office, at the...entrance of a company that ... ( read original story ...)


Prince Mikasa, Brother of Emperor Hirohito of Japan, Dies at 100

He was 100. The Imperial Household Agency announced his death. Japanese news reports said he had been hospitalized since May, initially because of pneumonia. Prince Takahito Mikasa was born in Tokyo on Dec. 2, 1915. He was the uncle of the current emperor ... ( read original story ...)

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Japan's Cabinet approved Friday a bill to let...83-year-old Emperor Akihito abdicate and allow his...elder son Crown Prince Naruhito to ascend the...Chrysanthemum Throne. The abdication will be...Japan's first in 200 years. Akihito indicated his...desire to abdicate ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO -- Nissin Food Products is set to build its...first Japanese plant in two decades, aiming to...help satisfy the country's persistent appetite for...instant noodles while pioneering technologies to...enhance productivity at factories worldwide. The...domestic ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO – Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has...received a passionate welcome by hundreds of her...countrymen in Japan, where she sought their...support to promoting development of their country....Suu Kyi told the audience at Wednesday's packed...meeting that ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO — Japan says its current account surplus...hit a 9-year high in 2016, helped by lower costs...for imported oil and improved exports. The...perennial trade surpluses Japan runs with the U.S....are a sore point for U.S. President Donald Trump,...and the data ... ( read original story ...)


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GENEVA -- A full list of 2020 Tokyo Olympics medal...events will be finalized by the IOC executive...board next week, one month ahead of schedule....Among more than 60 proposals, 3-on-3 basketball is...an expected favourite after all were analyzed by...an ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO, Feb 27 Japan's Nikkei share average fell to...2-1/2 week lows on Monday as the yen strengthened...and as financial stocks dropped on lower U.S....yields. The Nikkei was down 1.4 percent at...19,012.43 points by midmorning, after falling to...as low as 18,995 ... ( read original story ...)


RPT-Taking a Toll: How Japan Post's big globa...
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Japan Post wrote down $3.6 bln of $4.9 bln Toll...purchase * Deal came ahead of Japan Post listing,...surprised IPO bankers * Writedown raises questions...over due diligence, management * Comes as govt...prepares follow-up sale of Japan Post shares By...Thomas ... ( read original story ...)


Can Toshiba escape the clutches of corporate Japan...
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But it also faces another fate: becoming the most...high-profile member of Japan's corporate living...dead, also known as zombie firms. Toshiba admitted...this week that its survival is at risk and that...the firm could be delisted from the Tokyo stock...exchange ... ( read original story ...)


For Japan’s Government Bonds, It’s All Quiet on th...
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Trading in Japan’s government-bond market...has nose-dived in October, a month after the...central bank announced plans to take more control...of long-term interest rates. Average daily trading...volume in the world’s second-biggest bond...market fell to ¥792.7 ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's top real estate firms notch record pr...
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TOKYO -- Mitsui Fudosan and two other top real...estate companies are expected to report...all-time-high pretax profits for the...April-December period, underpinned by a property...boom triggered by the central bank's negative...interest rate policy. Mitsui Fudosan ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese women asked not to apply make-up during their commute on the train

A railway operator in Japan has sparked debate after releasing a video imploring female commuters to mind their manners and refrain from applying their makeup during their journey. The video by Tokyo Corp, which has polarised opinion in the country ... ( read original story ...)

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To get an idea of just how popular the emulsion is...in Japan, consider Tokyo’s mayonnaise museum,...MayoTerrace. The building includes a wooden...replica of a 450 g Kewpie squeeze bottle – the...“Mayonnaise Dome” – and a Kewpie kitchen...where you can try ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo zoo visitors flock to view mum-to-be panda
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Tokyo (AFP) - Japanese well-wishers flocked to a...Tokyo zoo Wednesday to get their last glimpse of a...possibly pregnant panda before she goes into...confinement. Eleven-year-old Shin Shin, who mated...with male Ri Ri February, appeared imperiously...unruffled by ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka: WTA Newcomer of the Year
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SINGAPORE - Naomi Osaka has been named WTA...Newcomer of the Year for 2016. The 19-year-old has...enjoyed a breakthrough year on the tour in 2016,...rising to a career-high ranking of No.40 after...finishing 2015 ranked No.203. Osaka made an impact...at Grand Slam ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo bath house offering naked lectures to increa...
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A public bath house in Tokyo is offering classes...to its naked customers, hoping the experience of...learning in the nude will not only be liberating...but also bring back a young audience to the dying...tradition of communal baths. ( read original story ...)


BDO, Japanese bank forge deal to help SMEs
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BDO Unibank has teamed up with Shinkin Central...Bank (SCB), the central financial institution in...Japan for the cooperative regional financial...institutions known as “shinkin” banks, to...assist Japanese small and medium enterprises...(SMEs) seeking business ... ( read original story ...)


The 22nd Nagoya Medal Award lectures
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The Nagoya Medal Prize was initially proposed by...Professor Hisashi Yamamoto and Professor Ryoji...Noyori, and founded in 1995 with Professor Noyori...as the president through the financial support of...the MSD Life Science Foundation (previously: Banyu...Life ... ( read original story ...)


Schools still empty, homes abandoned 6 years after...
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The town of Namie in Japan's Fukushima district...still sits empty, six years after a powerful 9.0...magnitude earthquake and tsunami destroyed the...nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear...power plant. Japanese authorities plan to lift...evacuation ... ( read original story ...)


More awards for Japanese star pitcher-batter Otani
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TOKYO -- Shohei Otani was honoured for both his...batting and pitching on Monday when he was named...Most Valuable Player of Japan's Pacific League....Otani helped the Nippon Ham Fighters win the...Pacific League pennant and the Japan Series this...season. ( read original story ...)


Tokyo benchmark jumps in first trading of year but...
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TOKYO - Asian shares were mixed Wednesday, as the...Tokyo benchmark jumped in the first trading of...2017, helped by a weak yen. Other indexes lost...some gains from earlier this week. KEEPING SCORE:...Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 2.4 per cent to...19,580.21 ... ( read original story ...)


One day after Japan legalizes Bitcoin, Austria ope...
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Yesterday Japan announced that they are accepting...Bitcoin as legal tender in their monetary system,...making them the first nation to legitimize the...crypto-currency into their financial system. Now...on Feb. 10, a blockchain based tech company in the...city of ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s 100-year-old Prince Mikasa passes away

He breathed his last at 8.34 a.m. on Thursday at St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo, Japan News reported. According to Hirokazu Nagawa, the medical supervisor of the Imperial Household, said the Prince’s physical condition had been stable in ... ( read original story ...)

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Operating profit will reach 25.7 billion yen ($245...million) in the 12 months ending March 2017, the...Osaka-based company said in a statement on...Tuesday. That compares with a 12.9 billion yen...average of 10 analysts’ estimates compiled...by Bloomberg. ( read original story ...)


Hyderabad falters on collecting domestic waste
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HYDERABAD: While the Telangana government is busy...preparing the nuances of the proposed Clean Air...Authority of Hyderabad, Tokyo is way ahead in...providing clean air, water and soil to citizens. A...study of official website of Clean Authority of...Tokyo exposes ... ( read original story ...)


Japan, U.S. agreed FX talks best left for finance ...
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TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on...Tuesday he agreed with U.S. President Donald Trump...during a weekend bilateral summit that currency...issues should be left for finance leaders of each...country to discuss. "When I was alone with the...president ... ( read original story ...)


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Yokohama Bay Bridge, which separated cargo trucks...to ease traffic ... share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news,...download as early as 4am & share articles on...social media. Call 896 6000. ( read original story ...)


Osaka restaurant to sell noodle dish model of Tsut...
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In celebration of the 60th anniversary of...Tsutenkaku, a beloved landmark in Osaka, a nearby...restaurant has come up with a special menu item --...a curry udon noodle dish that is a one-500th model...of the 100-meter tower. The special wheat flour...noodle dish is ... ( read original story ...)


Japan December retail sales come in below expectat...
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TOKYO Japanese retail sales rose less than...expected in December, government data showed on...Monday, unwelcome news as the Bank of Japan meets...to set monetary policy. Retail sales rose 0.6...percent in December from a year earlier, below the...median market ... ( read original story ...)


JAPAN: Nikkei corrects -0.5% as the Yen bounces +0...
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10:32a $NKD_F#Nikkei is also in the area from...where it should bounce in 3 waves at l.. 10:32a...APAC Closing Prices: #ASX 5746.51 +0.30% #NIKKEI...19379.14 -0.46% #HSI 23596.2.. 08:38a 14/14 #ESM...#Regling to #Nikkei: Over time, I think #Brexit...will reduce the po.. ( read original story ...)


Paris organizers confident they can avoid Tokyo’s ...
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The head of Paris’ bid for the 2024 Olympics...has branded Tokyo’s original 2020 Games...proposal “a fairy tale” and believes...the French capital can avoid the kind of...after-the-fact revisions bogging down...Japan’s organizers. Paris is competing with ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei edges up as yen's rise stalls; glass s...
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TOKYO Feb 8 Japan's Nikkei share average edged up...on Wednesday, swinging away from earlier losses as...the yen's recent rise against the dollar stalled...and upbeat earnings helped shore up market...sentiment. The Nikkei closed 0.5 percent higher at...19,007.60. ( read original story ...)


Xoom Expands Reach in Asia with Fast Bank Deposit ...
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SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Xoom, a leading...digital money transfer provider, today announced...it will be expanding its service in Asia, making...it easier for people in the United States to...quickly and securely send money to Japan. With...Xoom, people get ... ( read original story ...)