Ex-Yankee Hiroki Kuroda to retire after Japan Series

The series starts Saturday. "The Japan Series will be the end. I've decided to hang it up," Kuroda said, according to the Kyodo News. “I’ve been shown an excellent dream with an excellent team. "And now I want to go out with a smile on my face ... ( read original story ...)

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that you get in Japan," she said. She said despite...provincial measures, survivors are going to have...be to be responsible for taking care of themselves...in the first days following the earthquake, as...help may not be able to get to them depending on...the damage. ( read original story ...)


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MOSCOW Russia's central bank reinstated the...Japanese yen in its international reserves in the...second quarter of 2016, while cutting back on the...share of euros, the bank said on Monday. The...central bank said it held 2.4 percent of its...foreign currency ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s Nikkei snaps 4-day losing run on upb...
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TOKYO, June 1 Japan's Nikkei share average gained...on Thursday, snapping a four-day losing run,...lifted by upbeat domestic data and a weaker yen....The Nikkei rose 1.1 percent to 19,860.03....Indicators released on Thursday showed domestic...companies picked up ... ( read original story ...)


When it comes to health info, online ‘fake news’ c...
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At the same time, people need to be aware that...more websites these days — whether Japanese or...English — present news content right next to...paid advertisements, she says. “We need more...initiatives to increase the number of people who...can filter out ... ( read original story ...)


Japan to provide technical training to 40K Indians...
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New Delhi [India], Feb.2: Japan would skill 40,000...technical people in 10 years by collaborating with...engineering colleges and other institutions said...Japanese Ambassador to India, Kenji Hiramatsu in...Delhi on Thursday. While speaking at the...prestigious ... ( read original story ...)


India replaces Japan for 3rd spot in domestic air ...
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The world's fastest growing air travel market for...several months in a row has added another feather...on its cap by being the third-largest domestic...aviation market globally with more people flying...within the country last year than Japan, which has...been ... ( read original story ...)


Yokohama plant in Salem to lay off 50 employees
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Yokohama plant in Salem to lay off 50 employees By...Tiffany ... Local 1023 and make up about 8 percent of the...union workforce at the plant, according to a news...release from the company. All 50 employees had a...tenure of five years or less, according to ... ( read original story ...)


One Indonesian woman's road to a successful b...
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It was only when by chance she met with...representatives from Globis, a business school...based in Tokyo, at an MBA forum in Singapore that...the road ahead started getting clearer. “The...Globis MBA program fitted my lifestyle well — it...was only for a year ... ( read original story ...)


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Chicken cull under way at farm in Gifu after bird...flu detected GIFU, Japan - Local authorities said...Sunday they are culling all 80,000 chickens at a...poultry farm in central Japan after a highly...virulent strain of bird flu was detected Saturday,...while they ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka dig yields 140 tombs likely from Yayoi Perio...
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OSAKA – The Osaka Center for Cultural...Heritage and other entities said Thursday that...more than 140 ancient tombs have been found at two...neighboring ruins in Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture....The tombs, each surrounded by a square or...rectangular moat, are called ... ( read original story ...)


Dozens of Japan lawmakers visit controversial war shrine

Tokyo: Dozens of Japanese lawmakers visited a controversial war shrine Tuesday, in an annual pilgrimage that drew an angry response from Seoul which sees it as a painful reminder of Tokyo’s warring past. The group of about 85 politicians arrived at the ... ( read original story ...)

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Two stoppers and an attacking midfielder. Adelaide...United must replace Riley McGree, Dylan McGowan...and Taylor Regan for its must-win AFC champions...league clash with Gamba Osaka on Anzac Day in...Osaka. All three players received yellow cards in...Adelaide’s ... ( read original story ...)


Japan protests as China ships sail near disputed i...
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TOKYO: Japan protested to China Sunday after...Chinese coast guard ships sailed into territorial...waters of disputed islands in the East China Sea,...Tokyo said. Four Chinese vessels entered the...waters surrounding the islets, called the Senkaku...in Japan and the ... ( read original story ...)


Japan gathering forces to mine 'burning ice&#...
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TOKYO -- About 50 Japanese companies are joining...forces to support the commercialization of methane...hydrate, a fuel anticipated in Japan as a...next-generation energy source. Methane hydrate,...also known as "burning ice" for its icelike form,...releases methane ... ( read original story ...)


DIARY-Top Economic Events to April 27
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TOKYO - Bank of Japan starts its two-day monetary...policy meeting (to March 16). THURSDAY, MARCH 16...LONDON - Bank of England rate decision and...publication of its meeting minutes. BERN - Swiss...National Bank monetary policy assessment. OSLO -...Norway Central ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka Becomes the First Municipality in Japan to R...
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The Twitter account that promoted the release of...the movie in Japan also commented on the decision...by the city of Osaka: When we saw the news we were...quite surprised, and when "Any Day Now" started...trending on Twitter we were surprised as well. Of...course ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO -- Japan's security alliance with the U.S....could prove a major stumbling block for the...upcoming bilateral negotiations between Japan and...Russia over the southernmost Kuril Islands, which...Tokyo refers to as the Northern Territories. While...Moscow ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo cruise offers a step back in time
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A new Tokyo Bay samurai-themed cruise ship...fashioned after those used by feudal lords back in...the Edo Period (1603-1868) promises tourists...visiting the nation’s capital an interesting...contrast between modernity and tradition. The...Atakemaru, which is 49.7 ... ( read original story ...)


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“The accommodation tax has a potential to become...a nationwide duty,” Yamada said. Currently, an...accommodation tax has been introduced by the Tokyo...metropolitan and Osaka prefectural governments...based on their respective ordinances. Yamada, who...is ... ( read original story ...)


Japan, Indonesia agree to boost maritime ties
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which is majority owned by Japan's Inpex. Inpex...had proposed a plan to develop the project...offshore, but Indonesia said last year the project...will be developed onshore instead. Nikkei staff...writers Jun Suzuki and Bobby Nugroho in Bogor...contributed to this ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's whale kill disappoints New Zealand
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New Zealand will express its "significant...disappointment" to Japan over the country's...whaling in the Southern Ocean, Prime Minister Bill...English says. "I think our view is pretty well...known and we would take the same sort of view as...Australia on this ... ( read original story ...)


Japan, Brazil to cooperate on infrastructure development

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 ...)

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Japan's economy has sustained a modest recovery...cycle that ... A recent rebound in overseas demand has helped...boost exports and output, pushing up business...confidence to its highest in a year and a half,...with companies upbeat on their spending plans. ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO — She is the colorful face of...Japan’s largest hotel chain, known for her...garish fashion sense and business books with...titles like “I Am a President.” He is...the darker side of the partnership: a right-wing...polemicist who has leveraged the ... ( read original story ...)


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Sunday’s fourth race at Tokyo, a 1400m turf...maiden, has attracted a full field of 18,...including a trio of Southern Hemisphere-bred...2-year-olds, who will receive a weight and/or sex...concession from their Japanese-bred counterparts....Flora de Mariposa (Aus ... ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


Japanese women asked not to apply make-up during t...
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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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how the Osaka Prefectural Government's Private...School Council concluded that Moritomo Gakuen...should be permitted to open the elementary school;...and whether there were any favors by politicians...in relation to the school operator's purchase of...the property ... ( read original story ...)


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He has continued to hold similar sessions in...Tokyo. Yamada, 75, says poor understanding of the ... such bullying would disappear. The first...financial support from Yamada’s fund went to 10...mothers and their children on Jan. 15. He was...surprised to see ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO - A Japanese government panel says an...estimate of the total costs to clean up the...wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has doubled to...nearly 22 trillion yen ($190 billion), with...decommissioning costs expected to continue to...rise. The estimate released ... ( read original story ...)


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Early on the morning of Feb. 1, 2015, Japan woke...to the news that Japanese freelance journalist...Kenji Goto, held hostage by Islamic State...militants, had been beheaded. Fast-forward two...years: Has the Japanese government learned...anything from the hostage ... ( 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 ...)


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TOKYO - The younger brother of former Japanese...Emperor Hirohito died Thursday at the age of 100....The Imperial Household Agency announced that...Prince Mikasa had died in the morning at a...hospital in Tokyo. Japanese media reports say he...had been hospitalized ... ( read original story ...)


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Fashion as expression Described as "Tokyo's...premiere style icons" by digital publication...Business of Fashion, the couple credits their...status as tastemakers to the fashion industry in...their home base: Japan. "In Japan, I often feel...that fashion is a quiet ... ( read original story ...)


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There is one large, developed country that has...managed to mostly pull itself out of a long period...of paralysis. That country is Japan. Much ink has...been spilled about Japan’s seemingly endless...dysfunction following the bursting of its real...estate and ... ( 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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OSAKA – Iris Ohyama, based in Sendai, is taking...on Osaka Prefecture’s more established home...appliance makers, including Panasonic and Sharp,...in the battle for consumers’ hearts and wallets....Iris joined the home appliance market in 2009 and...its ... ( read original story ...)


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Tokyo, Dec. 24 (BNA): In activation of the...Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Political...Consultation on April 11, 2012, during the...historical paid by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa...Al Khalifa to Japan, the 4th Meeting for Political...Consultations between ... ( read original story ...)


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Last month, Trump announced that Japan's SoftBank...had agreed to invest $50 billion in ... "Our U.S. strategy is simple and clear", Ma said...in a 2015 op-ed. Since its 2014 IPO, e-commerce...industry observers have been waiting for Alibaba...to court USA consumers. ( read original story ...)


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At least $18 billion in equity has been allocated...for Australia's commercial property sector this...year, putting it among the world's top investment...destinations. Australia ranks sixth after the US,...China, Britain, Japan and Germany, according to a ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO - An Edelman Japan study of 700 respondents...has found that 60 percent see staging the Tokyo...2020 games as a good thing for Japan, with 23...percent describing themselves as “very...positive” about it. Those in the senior age...bracket are the most ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan has been rattle by a powerful 6.3-magnitude...earthquake today - just months after devastating...tremors left 50 dead. The quake struck at a...shallow depth of 6.2 miles about 11 miles outside...the town of Daigo, northeast of the capital Tokyo....There were ... ( read original story ...)


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An environmentally-friendly office building...located in the new base area in front of Tokyo...Station In the area from JR Tokyo Station Yaesu...Exit to Kyobashi, further enhancement of potential...is expected as multiple redevelopment projects are...progressing in ... ( read original story ...)


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Japanese smash-hit animated film "your name." hit...Chinese screens on Friday, already raking in...millions in ticket sales, despite years of tense...political relations. The film, directed by Makoto...Shinkai, which took Japan by storm, will be shown...at as many ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO -- Some in the Japanese government are...concerned that long-standing issues with South...Korea will hamper progress at a three-way summit...including China later this year. The Tokyo meeting...will mark South Korean President Park Geun-hye's...first visit to ... ( read original story ...)


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Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (TSE) has announced...today that TSE, Osaka Exchange, Inc. (OSE) and...Japan Securities Clearing Corporation (JSCC) will...form a consortium of Japanese financial...institutions to continue proof of concept (PoC)...testing and discuss the ... ( read original story ...)