SBI Liquidity Market Grows Its smartTrade Implementation with Adoption of Pricing and Distribution Modules

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The tensions in Europe have made many Japanese...leery of large-scale immigration. "If we were to...choose to address Japan's labor shortage by...allowing more immigrants in without carefully...thinking about it, we would face a situation...similar to Europe," said ... ( 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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A Japanese radical has been arrested more than 45...years on the run following the killing of a police...officer. Masaaki Osaka, 67, allegedly clubbed...21-year-old officer Tsuneo Nakamura with a metal...pipe and set him fire with Molotov cocktail during...violent ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s planes, trains, ships harnessing big data...
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Japan Airlines in December launched a system that...analyzes engine temperature pressure on components...in order to predict instrument anomalies. This...program was developed with IBM Japan. Before the...launch, the airline would schedule regular checks...and ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo cops: Tip from public leads to apprehension ...
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Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a...22-year-old man suspected in the swindle of an...elderly woman after receiving a tip from the...public, reports TBS News (May 8). In December,...Hodaka Yonai posed as the son of the woman, a...79-year-old resident of ... ( 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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TOKYO Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC), one of...the main lenders to Toshiba Corp (6502.T), will...provide as much support as possible to the...troubled Japanese firm, the bank's chief executive...said. The TVs-to-nuclear conglomerate is...scrambling for cash to ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan is one of the most cash-dependent countries...in the world, according to a recent Bank of Japan...report. The report, based on Bank for...International Settlements data for 2015, said the...ratio of cash in circulation to nominal gross...domestic product was ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba Tec Corporation...(TOKYO: 6588) today announced that the document...solutions of Nuance, the strategic partner of...Toshiba Tec, has been added to its portfolio:...AutoStore and Equitrac. Through the strategic...partnership with ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's coffee shop leader heads to China
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TOKYO -- Japan's leading coffee shop operator will...take its low-price ... Doutor Nichires Holdings will partner with...restaurant group Xiao Nan Guo, whose business...includes high-end Chinese dining. Xiao Nan Guo had...flourished on lavish official meals ... ( read original story ...)


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But its best chance of winning a part of the...biggest IPO ever, expected to raise about $100...billion ... in a race that has also excited larger exchanges...in London, New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong and...Singapore, its case could be bolstered by a recent...change ... ( read original story ...)


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"Japan would have to take a lead and make a real...concerted private, as well as public, effort to...engage early and strongly and kind of become the...spokesman for the expansion group," Shirin...Tahir-Kheli told Kyodo News in a recent interview...at her ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s military begins major drill with U.S...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's navy and air force began...a three-day military exercise with two U.S....aircraft carriers in the Sea of Japan on Thursday...adding pressure on North Korea to halt an...accelerating ballistic missile program. Japan's...Maritime Self Defence ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Has a Word for ‘Working to Death’
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Matsuri Takahashi’s death sparked a chain...reaction in the business world that came to be...known as “Dentsu Shock.” The company is one of...the most well-known in Japan, and its fall from...grace garnered much publicity. The Ministry of...Health, Labor and ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei reaches 1-year high as Asian markets get ba...
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Japan’s Nikkei stock average reached its...highest intraday level since last December on...Friday. Asian shares steadied on Friday, tracking...U.S. gains, with financials leading Japan’s...stock market to a fresh high for the year....Japan’s Nikkei Stock ... ( read original story ...)


Downtown launches new company in Japan, partners w...
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The business also runs a neighbouring rights...division. MBW caught up with Downtown founder and...CEO Justin Kalifowitz to ask why his independent...publishing company had made the uncommon leap to...launch its own HQ in Japan… Japan’s recorded...music market ... ( read original story ...)


Japan rubber-mask makers happy to face a Trump pre...
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SAITAMA, Japan — While much of the world...anxiously awaits what happens under U.S....President-elect Donald Trump, one factory manager...in Japan is all smiles. Ogawa Studio, the only...manufacturer of rubber masks in Japan, is working...feverishly to catch up ... ( read original story ...)


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Tokyo stocks declined Friday morning as Wall...Street’s overnight losses created a dour market...mood, while some investors opted for profits and...to square away positions ahead of the weekend....stocks The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average lost...27.22 points, or 0 ... ( read original story ...)


Slow earthquakes could reveal how tsunamis start
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The researchers found a series of slow slip events...on the plate interface seaward of recurring...magnitude 8 earthquake areas east of Japan. These...slow earthquakes lasted days to weeks, some...triggered by other unconnected earthquakes in the...area and some ... ( read original story ...)


Bank of Tokyo wants to lend more in Australia

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Japan Post Bank is slowly returning to the U.S....bond market after yields spiked following the U.S....election, although the bank sees yields rising...further later this year, its chief investment...officer said. The Japanese bank is starting to...rebuild its ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo stocks end nearly flat as investors cautious...
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TOKYO, April 20 Japanese stocks ended nearly flat...for a second day on Thursday as investors became...cautious ahead of global risk events such as the...first-round of French presidential elections at...the weekend and mounting tensions over North...Korea. The ... ( read original story ...)


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Embed Feed 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami:...Time-lapse aerial footage shows rebuilding efforts...five years on from disaster IBTimes UK Mega...earthquakes have been linked to how curvy the...fault is, with a flatter fault more likely to...produce magnitude 9 or ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's bid to launch world's smallest s...
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Japan's space agency on Sunday aborted the launch...of the ... To have fuller access to the Kyodo News website,...it is necessary to subscribe. We offer a broad...range of subscription options depending on your...needs. Learn more. ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Metro backs P374-B MM subway
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Atsushi Kamimura, manager for demand generation...and marketing department at Tokyo Metro Co. Ltd....said pursuing a plan to build a subway that would...link the business centers of Makati, Pasay and...Taguig would help decongest roads in Metro...Manila. ( 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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A new report by Tokyo Shoko Research showed that...110 Japanese companies went bankrupt last year...citing the challenges of doing business in China,...or 'China risk', the Hong Kong-based South China...Morning Post reported. ( read original story ...)


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March 21 Japan Rental Housing Investments Inc : *...Says it completes sale of property at 293.5...million yen * Previous plan was disclosed on March...15 Source text in Japanese: goo.gl/Ytr1gz Further...company coverage: (Beijing Headline News) ( 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 ...)


Japan Tobacco shakes up management to spur global growth

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Japan’s three biggest shippers agreed to...combine their container operations to create the...world’s sixth-largest box carrier, as the...industry steps up consolidation this year amid...global turmoil in the sea-cargo business. Nippon...Yusen KK (NYK), Mitsui O ... ( read original story ...)


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The US maintains two Osprey squadrons in Japan,...according to Reuters ... it could have fallen on where we are living,"...local resident Yuri Soma told Kyodo news agency....Local anger against the US military has...intensified in recent months after a civilian ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO — The leaders of Japan and the...Philippines agreed Wednesday to co-operate in...promoting regional peace and stability and...endorsed Japan's provision of patrol boats and...military training aircraft to bolster Philippine...maritime security, without ... ( read original story ...)


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But the Tokyo Stock Exchange has so far shown...little sign of taking an immediate hard-line...stance against Toshiba as the company and the...authorities grapple with the fallout from huge...cost overruns at now bankrupt U.S. nuclear unit...Westinghouse. ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO Japan's net external assets rose to their...second-highest amount on record at end-2016 driven...by rising mergers and acquisitions overseas by...Japanese firms and portfolio investment, the...Ministry of Finance (MOF) said on Friday. The net...value of assets ... ( read original story ...)


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Sapporo on Thursday became the first major city in...Japan to officially recognize same-sex...partnerships between lesbian, gay, bisexual and...transgender couples. The city in northern Japan...also certifies partnerships between heterosexual...couples with gender ... ( read original story ...)


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A small bar in Tokyo’s Nakano Ward is...becoming popular with middle-aged men who like to...make plastic models of characters from the...“Mobile Suit Gundam” cartoon....“It’s like a secret base,” said...Kentaro Nonaka, 36, a company worker who lives in ... ( read original story ...)


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Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria Sadanobu Kusaoke in...this interview gave a detailed assessment of the...Nigeria-Japan relations and noted that in spite of...the many inroads made, the potential is not yet...fully utilized KEEPING in view the history of...Nigeria ... ( read original story ...)


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IOC Vice President John Coates, in Tokyo for a...meeting of Olympic planners and the working group...meeting, told a news conference that there were...ways that Tokyo, hosting the Summer Games for a...second time, could pare costs even further. "The...IOC just isn't ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO Dec 5 Japan's Mizuho Bank and Sumitomo...Mitsui Banking Corp are working on a deal to...provide 800 million euros ($845 million) in loans...to Russian gas giant Gazprom, sources familiar...with the matter said on Monday. The banks are in...talks to finalise ... ( read original story ...)


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President Tadashi Ishii said at a Tokyo news...conference he will tender his resignation at a...board meeting in January although he will stay...through March as a courtesy to shareholders....Earlier Wednesday, government authorities filed...papers demanding ... ( read original story ...)


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In Asia, South Korean and Indian stocks are in...record territory. The Nikkei? It's up 4%. Japanese...stocks have not yet received their invitation to...the global stock market party. The extent of the...neglect is evident from data. According to the...Bank for ... ( 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 ...)


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Designed in collaboration with Kengo Kuma, a...world-renowned architect and founder of Kuma Lab...at the University of Tokyo, this new location will...give customers an immersive coffee environment...unlike any other in the market. This Smart News...Release features ... ( read original story ...)


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While central banks around the world are taking an...active interest in blockchain and digital ledger...technology (DLT), we shouldn't expect the...institutions that manage money supplies to lead...their development. That was one takeaway from a...new conversation ... ( read original story ...)


Photo Exhibition Commemorates Sixth Anniversary Of...
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In commemoration of the sixth anniversary of the...Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011,...the Osaka Committee of Chicago Sister Cities...International, the Consulate-General of Japan in...Chicago, the Japan America Society of Chicago,...Japanese Chamber ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei tracks Wall Street down; stronger yen dents sentiment

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A fire whipped up by strong winds has burnt about...140 buildings in Niigata Prefecture on the Sea of...Japan. Police said one person was taken to...hospital after inhaling smoke. ( read original story ...)


Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito visits Denmark
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(Kyodo News via AP) Under the law enacted Friday...in Japan, the 83-year-old Akihito's abdication...must take place within three years. The last...Japanese emperor to abdicate was Kokaku in...1817. ( read original story ...)


Nintendo lowers price of development kits to entic...
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Developing games for the Nintendo Switch just got...way more affordable. At the Game Creators...Conference 2017 in Osaka, Japan, Nintendo...announced that Switch development kits would only...cost 50,000 yen, or roughly $450. More:...Nintendo’s Switch is one ... ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


Earthquake Off Fukushima, Japan, Triggers Tsunami
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TOKYO — A powerful earthquake triggered a...tsunami off the coast of Japan early Tuesday, near...where three nuclear reactors melted down at a...plant in Fukushima after a quake and tsunami in...2011. Article by Motoko Rich Tuesday’s quake...quickly brought ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO (Alliance News) - Members of the Bank of...Japan's monetary policy board said that the...country's economic recovery was continuing...moderately, although exports and production were...sluggish, due to downside risks stemming from the...slowdown in emerging ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan must adhere to the government’s goal to...achieve a balanced budget by the fiscal year...ending in March 2021, Finance Minister Taro Aso...said, in a resolve to push for fiscal...consolidation to fix the country’s tattered...finances. Aso made the pledge ... ( 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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NAGOYA, Japan, March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --...LEGOLAND ® Japan, an outdoor kids' theme park...where families can enjoy an entire day of fun,...will open on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The designed...train (nicknamed the LEGOLAND Train), which...features an interior ... ( read original story ...)


Huge sinkhole swallows street in Fukuoka, Japan
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A giant sinkhole swallowed a five-lane street in...the centre of one of Japan's biggest cities on...Tuesday morning. The collapse began at around...05:00 local time (20:00 GMT Monday) near Hakata...Station, the busiest in Fukuoka city in the...southern island of Kyushu. ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO, June 16 Japan's Nikkei share average...rebounded on Friday morning, rising for the first...time in the week as the dollar bounced against the...yen after solid U.S. data, while financial stocks...attracted strong gains. Trading in Takata Corp...stock was ... ( read original story ...)


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Your article was successfully shared with the...contacts you provided. A Japanese bank that filed...eight lawsuits against multiple investment banks...in 2013 over mortgage-backed securities saw one...court victory last week, when an appellate court...allowed its ... ( read original story ...)


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Tokyo Electric is now aiming to restart the...Kawashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Niigata...Prefecture in April 2019, sources say. The company...plans to include the goal in its financial outlook...under a reconstruction program, the sources said...Friday ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan's Kyodo News service says the Japanese coast...guard is investigating ... vessels sailing to and from Japan's two biggest...container ports in Tokyo and Yokohama. Japan's...public broadcaster NHK showed aerial footage of...the Fitzgerald, which had a large ... ( read original story ...)


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The company's two owners, Reliance Capital Ltd and...Japan's Nippon Life Insurance, will participate in...the IPO, he added. Sikka declined to give further...details but said the company would immediately...start the process of hiring banks to manage the...IPO. ( read original story ...)


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Nov 24 Cedar Co Ltd : * Says it will buy lands and...building in Sapporo for about 403 million yen on...Dec. 15 Source text in Japanese:goo.gl/yiC3AJ...Further company coverage: (Beijing Headline News)...Next In Healthcare ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO - A Japanese government panel studying a...possible abdication of Emperor Akihito is set to...release Monday an interim report that supports...enacting special legislation that is applicable...only to him. The six-member panel is looking at...how to ... ( 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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NAGOYA – The Nagoya Municipal Government on...Friday took the unusual step of warning tourists...that they enter Nagoya Castle’s tower at...their own risk due to the building being in danger...of collapse in a strong earthquake. The city said...it installed the ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan hopes to locate and start removing the fuel...after Tokyo's 2020 Olympics. The biggest challenge...is removing hundreds of tons of melted nuclear...fuel and debris from the plant's three wrecked...reactors. Earlier, snake and scorpion-shaped...robots became ... ( read original story ...)