Japanese car makers rev up in race to lure IT workers

The auto makers “operate within extremely strict budgets and the business is generally low margin.” Japanese companies suffer from a dearth of domestic talent and the perception their business is more “mature and slow moving” than the new wave of ... ( read original story ...)

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Sapporo is known for its roaring flames, flying...food and theatrical performances. If that’s...not enough to embrace your inner spook fan, then...you can also find that bright orange symbol of...Halloween inside some of their dishes this...weekend. Sapporo has ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's Factory Output Unchanged in September
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Oct. 31 -- Japan's industrial production remains...unchanged in September, falling short of...expectations and is the latest snapshot of Japan's...economy as central bankers gather to discuss...monetary policy. Bloomberg's Brian Fowler reports...on "Bloomberg Markets." ( read original story ...)


Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals to be made of recycled m...
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Medals for the Tokyo Olympics will be made from...old smartphones and other electronic products,...organisers said Wednesday, as they look to give...the Games an environmentally friendly hue. "Medals...made with recycled metals from discarded mobile...phones and ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo earthquake 'brings Tsunami warning'...
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A 7.3 magnitude earthquake has shaken Tokyo after...striking off the cost of Japan ... We'll be bringing you the very latest updates,...pictures and video on this breaking news story....For the latest news and breaking news visit...Mirror.co.uk/news. ( read original story ...)


Bank of Japan delays inflation timeline again
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Japan's central bank on Tuesday pushed back its...timeline for reaching a high-profile inflation...target, in the latest acknowledgement that Tokyo's...war on deflation is falling way below...expectations. After a policy meeting, the Bank of...Japan said it now ... ( read original story ...)


Crucial questions over Osaka school operator, murk...
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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 ...)


Japan to donate $40m to ADB infrastructure fund
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YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Japan will donate a total of...$40 million to assist with high-level...infrastructure projects elsewhere in Asia, Deputy...Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Taro Aso...announced on Saturday at the Asian Development...Bank's annual meeting. ( read original story ...)


Osaka Gas : NNPC eyes 4,000Mw of electricity
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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)...will generate about 4, 000 megawatts (Mw) of...electricity over the next 10 years to boost power...supply in the country. Its Corporation's Chief...Operating Officer (COO), Gas and Power, Engr Saidu...Mohammed ... ( read original story ...)


Japan hopes to school tourists in the art of the n...
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TOKYO — Japan is turning to those hooded...samurai-era acrobatic spies known as ninja to woo...tourism. The Japan Ninja Council, a...government-backed organization of scholars,...tourism groups and businesses, said Wednesday that...it's starting a Ninja Academy to ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo stocks close up after BoJ meeting
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Tokyo shares closed higher Tuesday ... accounting for roughly one-third of Japan's...non-financial listings, the paper said. Energy...firms tracked a plunge in oil prices Monday after...OPEC's failure last week to hammer out details of...an agreement to cut ... ( read original story ...)


ALEX BRUMMER: Why the plight of Japan and the collapse of Toshiba affects us all

There is a tendency to regard Japan as a benign owner of British assets. Unlike China it is not intent on shoplifting intellectual property and it is a stable Western-style democracy. It also has been a good investor in the UK, from Nissan in Sunderland ... ( read original story ...)

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Logistics real estate developer and operator...e-Shang Redwood (ESR) has just acquired a...194,000-square meter site near Osaka for the...development of one ... with the company expected to head for a...multi-billion dollar IPO later this year. ( read original story ...)


Behind Nikkei rally: dearth of shares to sell
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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 ...)


Japan's annual Sapporo snow festival kicks of...
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HOKKAIDO: The annual Sapporo snow festival kicked...off on Monday (Feb 6) featuring ice sculptures of...iconic locations, movie characters, celebrities,...and even the U.S. president, Donald Trump. One of...the largest exhibits of the festival was Paris'...famous ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei falls in thin holiday trade as weak yen tre...
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TOKYO, Dec 26 Japan's Nikkei share average edged...down on Monday morning led by falls in banking and...exporter stocks with risk appetite sapped by a...pause in the yen's recent tendency to weaken. The...Nikkei dropped 0.2 percent to 19,395.99 in...midmorning trade ... ( read original story ...)


How Jack Ma Is Selling Jobs to Trump
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Alibaba went public in the U.S. in 2014, raising...$25 billion in what was then the largest IPO in...history. One of its largest shareholders is...Japanese telecom giant Softbank, a company that...Trump applauded in December for its decision to...invest $50 billion ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo panel details venue changes, cost cuts for 2...
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TOKYO -- The rowing and canoeing venue for the...2020 Olympics should either be moved to a site...hundreds of kilometres away in northern Japan or...downgraded to a temporary facility in Tokyo, a...city government cost-cutting panel said Tuesday....The ... ( read original story ...)


New evidence reveals source of 1586 Sanriku, Japan...
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A team of researchers re-examined historical...evidence around the Pacific and discovered the...origin of the tsunami that hit Sanriku, Japan in...1586 -- a mega-earthquake from the Aleutian...Islands that broadly impacted the north Pacific....Until now, this was ... ( read original story ...)


IT progress boosts safety confirmation services to...
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In this March 11, 2011 file photo taken directly...after the Great East Japan Earthquake, people at...Odakyu Machida Station in Tokyo wait in line to...make calls on payphones. (Mainichi) After the...Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011 and the...Kumamoto ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei hits 17-month high after Macron wins French...
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TOKYO, May 8 Japan's Nikkei share average hit a...level not seen in nearly 17 months on Monday...morning as the yen stayed weak after Emmanuel...Macron was elected president of France, as a...business-friendly vision of European integration...helped boost investor ... ( read original story ...)


Why Japan’s Economy Posted Surprisingly Strong Gro...
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Mr. Trump’s protectionist views have alarmed...Japanese government officials and business...leaders. On the campaign trail, he often lashed...out at Japan as a country where the United States...gets “killed on trade,” though he...saved specific threats to ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Earthquake: 5.9-Magnitude Quake Made Ibaraki City Tremble

A Japan earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has reached 5.9-magnitude. The Japanese Meteorological Agency reported that is was at 6.3-magnitude. There were no tsunami warnings reported. The earthquake occurred 9:38 p.m ... ( read original story ...)

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2 Mr. Hideya Takashima is scheduled to assume the...post of President and Representative Director of...Sapporo Breweries Limited after resolution of the...Extraordinary Meeting of Shareholders to be held...by December 31, 2016 and following resolution of...the ... ( read original story ...)


Japan to urge US to lead free trade after Trump in...
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Japan will continue to push the United States to...join it in taking the lead in advancing free trade...globally, officials and lawmakers said Saturday,...after Donald Trump announced the country will...begin withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific...Partnership ... ( read original story ...)


Newly Issued Japanese Patent For PDC Optical Agent...
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MADISON, Wis., March 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —...Cellectar Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:CLRB) (the...“company”), an oncology-focused, clinical...stage biotechnology company, today announces the...Japanese Patent Office has granted a composition...of matter ... ( read original story ...)


Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo ospiterà il Festival delle ...
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TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo,...uno dei più prestigiosi hotel giapponesi...internazionali situato a Shinjuku, Tokyo,...ospiterà una mostra speciale di arti tradizionali...giapponesi per festeggiare il tradizionale...Festival delle bambole di ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Feb wholesale prices rise 1.0 pct yr/yr
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TOKYO, March 13 (Reuters) - Japanese wholesale...prices rose 1.0 percent in the year to February,...Bank of Japan data showed on Monday. The rise in...the corporate goods price index (CGPI), which...measures the price companies charge each other for...their goods ... ( read original story ...)


Sapporo snow festival features Trump sculpture amo...
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TOKYO - The annual Sapporo Snow Festival began on...Monday in the Hokkaido capital, featuring 200...sculptures made from snow and ice, including one...of new US President Donald Trump. Over 2 million...people are expected to visit the weeklong 68th...Sapporo Snow ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo’s governor decides to keep famous Tsuk...
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Tsukiji is a valuable brand and landmark, she said...at a news conference. "Our country has always...valued tradition," she said. This Oct. 2, 2016...photo shows a new fish market at Toyosu in Tokyo....Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said Tuesday, June 20,...2017 ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo stocks open mixed as solid U.S. economic dat...
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TOKYO, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks opened...mixed on Thursday as robust economic data from the...U.S. motivated early buying for some while a...comparatively firm yen against the U.S. dollar...inhibited others. As of 9:15 a.m., the 225-issue...Nikkei Stock ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's regional bank consolidation gains mom...
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TOKYO -- The planned consolidation of three...regional banks in greater Osaka highlights an...increasingly harsh business environment and a...pressing need to raise efficiency in Japan's...shrinking market amid ultralow interest rates. The...financial institutions ... ( read original story ...)


Japan should take leadership role in UNSC reform p...
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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 ...)


Tokyo down again as Asian markets end volatile year

Tokyo retreated again Friday despite Toshiba's shares ending their three-day free fall as Asian markets prepared to bring the curtain down on a volatile 2016. With Wall Street inching back further from breaching the historic 20,000 barrier, Japanese stocks ... ( read original story ...)

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With hotel companies buying up properties at lofty...prices, condo prices in central Tokyo are also...surging. "There is no longer any property we can...buy in central Tokyo," says a top official at a...real estate investment trust managing company....According to ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's Dai-ichi Life eyes Cambodia, U.S. in ...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Dai-ichi Life Holdings...Inc plans to start a life insurance business in...Cambodia in 2018 and expand its U.S. presence, its...president said, in line with the firm's strategy...to boost overseas growth as investment returns ... ( read original story ...)


Japan drone delivers soup to surfers in test fligh...
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FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN - A drone successfully delivered...a bottle of hot soup to surfers in Japan on...Thursday in a test of an unmanned flying vehicle...traveling a preset route of more than 10...kilometres. Japan's Industry Ministry and the...Fukushima prefectural ... ( read original story ...)


Sapporo website offers ‘slipperiness forecasts’ in...
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Sapporo – While most winter weather reports...broadcast the likelihood of snow, wind or ice,...meteorologists in Sapporo forecast the...slipperiness of pavement to help pedestrians walk...safely in the cold. A certified forecaster at the...Japan Weather ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo futures trade near four-month low despite we...
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TOKYO, March 28 (Reuters) - Benchmark TOCOM rubber...futures for new September delivery traded near a...four-month low on Tuesday, despite getting support...from a weaker yen against the dollar, which makes...yen-denominated commodities cheaper for holders of...... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo IT firm taps 3-D technology to offer perfect...
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CHIBA – It’s every shoe lover’s dream:...Footwear perfectly made for their feet....Tokyo-based information technology firm Flickfit...Inc. is developing just that — a service that...virtually fits shoes to a person’s feet using...3-D scans. The service ... ( read original story ...)


Case of Japan painting theft to be concluded by ea...
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The case of a senior Commerce Ministry official...who allegedly stole three paintings from a hotel...in Japan could be finalised by early ... deputy director-general of the Department of...Intellectual Property, wants five days to submit...evidence and clarify ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka building with distinctive wind sculptures ha...
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OSAKA – The Wind Kaleidoscope — that’s what...people named the large geometric panels slowly...moving in the breeze atop a building framed by...vivid yellow metal. Walking along the Okawa River,...a major waterway that runs through the city of...Osaka ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo taxi drop fare eases to ¥410 in bid to boost...
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The taxi drop fare was lowered to ¥410 from...the current ¥730 mainly in central Tokyo on...Monday, with the aim of promoting taxi use,...including by overseas visitors. The new fare is...for the first 1.052 km, while the current one...covers 2 km. The new fare ... ( read original story ...)


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Tokyo-The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., announced...today that its 'GEOLANDAR G98' tire has been...adopted as original equipment on Mazda Motor...Corporation's all-new Mazda CX-5, a crossover SUV...that went on sale in Japan on February 2. The new...Mazda CX-5 comes ... ( read original story ...)


OCA head would back Sapporo bid for 2024 Games

Sapporo will have the full backing of Asia should the city formally bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, Olympic Council of Asia president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah said in an interview with Kyodo News. Sapporo, which will host the Asian Winter Games ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO Feb 13 Japan's Nikkei share average rose to...more than two-week highs on Monday, helped by Wall...Street breaking records, a weaker yen and relief...that talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and...Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yielded no...negative ... ( read original story ...)


BayStars manager Ramirez adjusting to new life in ...
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YOKOHAMA – After making adjustments to...Japanese baseball as a hitter that few foreign...players could match, Alex Ramirez told Kyodo News...last month about the different adjustments he had...to make as a first-year manager. Between...skepticism over his ... ( read original story ...)


Japan kindergarten apologises after possible hate-...
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TOKYO, Feb 21 (Reuters) - A Japanese kindergarten...that has ties to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife,...Akie, has apologised over online comments that...domestic media described as possible hate speech...against Koreans and Chinese people. The private...Tsukamoto ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO/SAPPORO, Japan -- Japan's dairy industry is...in crisis mode as the country's top milk producing...area falls behind in raw milk production. Slammed...by destructive typhoons last summer and facing...fundamental challenges, dairy farms in Japan's...large ... ( read original story ...)


Exclusive: Japan plans to send largest warship to ...
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Japan does not have any claim to the waters ... another of the sources said. Asked during a news...conference about his view on the warship visit,...Duterte said, without elaborating, "I have invited...all of them." He added: "It is international...passage ... ( read original story ...)


Hotel 81 Osaka Singapore Agoda
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Homes Hotel 81 osaka singapore agoda and...establishments equally are overrun with candies,...pancakes, cookies, sweets (! ). Your reputation...was additional since you are distinctive fot it...business enterprise. With Hotel 81 osaka singapore...agoda a little ... ( read original story ...)


RUBBER-Tokyo futures prices after evening session ...
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Tokyo rubber futures -- - Central Japan rubber...futures -- - Shanghai rubber futures -- -...Singapore rubber futures -- - Thai rubber futures...- All rubber news Get stories like this on the...Yahoo app and discover more every day. ( read original story ...)


Japan economy grows faster than expected, BOJ'...
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TOKYO/NAGOYA, Japan (Reuters) - Japan's economic...growth handily beat expectations in the...July-September period, expanding for a third...straight quarter as exports recovered, but weak...domestic activity cast doubt on hopes for a...sustainable economic recovery. ( read original story ...)


Toshiba to sell part of chip business, first step ...
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may seem like a natural buyer of a large stake in...the chip business, a sale might be difficult to...pull off before March as it would likely invite a...review by anti-trust regulators. Toshiba will hold...a news conference at 4.30 Tokyo time (0730...GMT). ( read original story ...)


Japan Fukushima nuclear plant 'clean-up costs...
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Japan's government estimates the cost of cleaning...up radioactive contamination and compensating...victims of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has...more than doubled, reports say. The latest...estimate from the trade ministry put the expected...cost at some 20 ... ( read original story ...)


Asia-Pacific IPO mkt to rebound from weak 2016 on Chinese deals

Share sales in Asia ex-Japan are set to rebound in 2017 from three-year lows this year, driven by listings of financial firms in Greater China, including the world's biggest fintech IPO, and a further revival of offerings in India, bankers and investors said. ( read original story ...)

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Japanese Bank Pulls Out of Geneva
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An Asia-based bank is pulling out of Geneva –...another blow to the city's ambitions as a finance...center. Mitsubishi UFJ Wealth Management will...close its Geneva offices, according to an entry...published in Switzerland's commercial register....Chairman Antoine ... ( read original story ...)


Squeezed at home, Japan’s Nomura seeks to pu...
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HONG KONG/TOKYO, June 19 Under pressure in Japan...from Wall Street rivals and anticipating more...deals in the United States or by American...companies overseas, Nomura Holdings is boosting...its U.S. investment banking business, including...some senior hires in ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Steel keeps prices unchanged for second mont...
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"We will stick to the current prices as local...market prices have not fully caught up with our...hikes," Tokyo Steel's managing director Kiyoshi...Imamura told a news conference on Tuesday. The...company will keep prices for its main product,...H-shaped beams used ... ( 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 ...)


In Japan, Business Must Step Up to the Plate
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My parents married in 1956. It was an era when...even at the young age of 22 they could take out a...housing loan and build a house. I remember finding...a copy of the loan contract in a drawer one day....It was a loan for $2400 at 1 percent interest....They paid ... ( read original story ...)


Japan protests against U.N. expert’s queries...
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Japanese governments have tried to pass similar...legislation ... despite loud opposition protests. A Kyodo news...agency survey published on Sunday showed voters...are split over the controversial bill, with...support at 39.9 percent and opposition at 41.4 ... ( 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 ...)


Japan’s Abe seeks Saudi support for Aramco listing...
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Besides Tokyo, markets in New York, London, Hong...Kong, Singapore and Toronto, are vying for what...could be the world’s largest IPO, potentially...raising as much as $100bn. While the Japanese...government is keen to have Aramco shares trade in...Tokyo ... ( read original story ...)


Japan December manufacturing activity expands at f...
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The Final Markit/Nikkei Japan Manufacturing...Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) rose to 52.4 in...December on a seasonally adjusted basis, higher...than a preliminary reading of 51.9 and a final...51.3 in November. The index remained above the 50...threshold that ... ( read original story ...)


A portrait of the tattooist as a nice young man
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When Hori Benny moved into his brand new business...premises in 2014 near Nipponbashi in downtown...Osaka, there was an unwelcoming committee waiting...for him. A neighboring business owner had gathered...over 1,000 signatories for a petition to get him...to move ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's defense minister visits controversial shrine after Pearl Harbor

Japan's Kyodo News service reported that Abe, who was golfing outside Tokyo, refused comment when asked about Inada's visit. The defense minister doffed her shoes on her way into the shrine, and afterward told waiting journalists, "Regardless of ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO -- Asian shares were mixed in lacklustre...trading on Tuesday, as markets searched for a...dominant theme, weighing currency fluctuations,...signs of growing protectionism and other...uncertainties. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark...Nikkei 225 slipped 0.3 per ... ( read original story ...)


Bank of Japan seen standing pat as economic recove...
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TOKYO The Bank of Japan is expected to leave its...monetary policy settings unchanged on Tuesday,...maintaining the current pace of bond-buying as...well as holding its negative interest rate and...long-term bond yield target steady amid signs of a...more sure ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's industrial output falls 0.8% in Janua...
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Japan's industrial output fell 0.8 percent from...the previous ... 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 ...)


Japan's energy future hinges on diplomatic pr...
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TOKYO -- After Japan's Economy, Trade and Industry...Minister Hiroshige Seko met with Sultan Ahmed al...Jaber, the United Arab Emirates' state minister...and CEO of Abu Dhabi National Oil, in January in...the emirate, he breathed a big sigh of relief. The...UAE ... ( read original story ...)


Swiss say goodbye to banking secrecy
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The first beneficiaries of the Swiss tilt towards...banking transparency include mostly rich European...countries as well as Australia, Japan, Canada, and...South Korea. For developing countries like India,...Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and South Africa the...process ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese exec resigning after overworked worker�...
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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 ...)


Tokyo TY chief touts small business loans in negat...
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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 ...)


B.C. family rattled by Japan earthquake during Tok...
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The couple are in Tokyo to adopt a baby girl and...they were in their hotel room, along with their...two-year-old son, when the room started shaking....“We were in bed and all of a sudden I could...hear my wife yelling ‘there’s an...earthquake, we’re having ... ( read original story ...)


Surprisingly long lifetime of high adhesion proper...
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Long lifetime of high adhesion property of...heat-assisted plasma-treated PTFE. White:...fluoropolymer sheet, Blue: isobutylene-isoprene...rubber (IIR). Credit: Osaka University...Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), or Telfon as it is...better known, is used in a ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka cops: Body likely of missing boy found burie...
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... Saiki City who has been missing for around three...years in a mountainous area of Osaka Prefecture...after working off information provided by his...father, reports TBS News (Nov. 16). At around 2:15...p.m. on Tuesday, officers found the body likely of...... ( read original story ...)