Tokyo overtakes Hong Kong to become most expensive business travel location in Asia Pacific: Survey

HONG KONG, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo becomes the most expensive location in the Asia-Pacific region for business travel in 2016, while Hong Kong has fallen to the second place last year, a survey from consulting firm ECA International showed here on Tuesday. ( read original story ...)

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One of Tokyo's major subways systems says it shut...down all lines for 10 minutes after receiving...warning of a North Korean missile launch. Tokyo...Metro official Hiroshi Takizawa says the temporary...suspension affected 13,000 passengers this...morning. ( read original story ...)


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But Tokyo's recently elected governor ... Hiroyasu Ito, told the Kyodo news agency. That's...a bit of Japanese understatement. The site of the...new market was supposed to have been covered with...a thick layer of clean soil before construction...began. ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO Japan's finance minister will meet the chief...executive of Japan Post Holdings Co (6178.T) in...the coming days over the state-controlled...company's shock $3.6 billion writedown on its...Australian logistics arm, Toll Holdings Ltd, a...source said. ( read original story ...)


Japan to break 17-year drought with 2017 America&#...
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Japan will campaign for the America’s Cup for...the first time in 17 years in May. Team Japan...general manager, Kazuhiko Sofuku, said the race in...Bermuda was an important opportunity to showcase...his nation's sailing legacy. "It is a great...challenge to show ... ( read original story ...)


Japan to lend to sanctioned Russian bank to push i...
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TOKYO: State-backed Japan Bank for International...Cooperation will lend about 4 billion yen (US$39...million) to Russia's Sberbank, which is subject to...Western sanctions, in the hope of advancing talks...on a territorial dispute, the Nikkei business...daily said ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's Nomura targets younger generation as ...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nomura Holdings Inc ...aims to leverage its access to about 1.6 million...members of employee stock ownership plans to tap a...new generation of customers as its client base...grays. The country's largest brokerage is ... ( read original story ...)


8th Asian Winter Games opens in Sapporo
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The delegation of China march in during the...opening ceremony of the Asian Winter Games in...Sapporo, northern Japan, Feb. 19, 2017....(Xinhua/Yang Shiyao) SAPPORO, Japan, Feb. 18...(Xinhua) - The eighth Asian Winter Games raised...its curtain here at the Sapporo ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese car makers rev up in race to lure IT work...
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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 ...)


Tokyo’s Stock Investors Add France’s Le Pen to Lis...
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(Bloomberg) -- Just as stock investors in Tokyo...were starting to factor in the outlook for global...trade under U.S. President Donald Trump, comments...from France’s far-right leader have pushed down...Japanese shares. The Topix index declined, with...exporters ... ( read original story ...)


Sushi Totto brings Japanese specialty foods, cultu...
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With two restaurants already open in Layton and...Tooele, chef Yong Cho, owner of Osaka Sushi and...Izakaya, decided to open his new restaurant, Sushi...Totto, a little closer to his home in South Ogden....“We realized that there is a need for...Japanese food in ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo futures drop, tracking Shanghai market

TOKYO, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Benchmark TOCOM rubber futures fell around 1 percent on Tuesday, tracking Shanghai futures that were sluggish overnight as worries over supply continued to ease. FUNDAMENTALS * The Tokyo Commodity Exchange rubber contract for ... ( read original story ...)

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Each December at the annual Yokohama Hot Rod &...Custom Show. That it’s in Yokohama not Yorba...Linda perhaps should not be surprising. For when...Japanese wax nostalgic their imaginations often...head out on a desert highway, into a mythical land...they first ... ( read original story ...)


Camden Property Trust (CPT) Shares Sold by BlackRo...
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BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd cut its position in shares...of Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT) by 12.7%...during the third quarter, according to its most...recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and...Exchange Commission. The firm owned 111,793 shares...of the real ... ( read original story ...)


Trump accuses Japan, China of currency devaluation
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday lambasted...Japan and China for devaluing their currencies ... The yen also strengthened on a news report that...Trump's trade adviser slammed Germany for using a..."grossly undervalued" euro to gain an unfair...advantage ... ( read original story ...)


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World Government Summit: UAE Sets Global Framework...for Governments to Prioritize Happiness as Key...Measure of Progress & Development Telehop...Communications Inc. to Trade as ADYA on the TSX...Emera Reports 2016 Earnings and Significant...Strategic Progress ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher...Thursday though Japan's benchmark skidded as the...dollar held steady ahead of meetings between Prime...Minister Shinzo Abe and President Donald Trump....KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 inched 0.1...percent higher ... ( read original story ...)


Yokohama Celebrates a Century
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New Logo commemorates 100th Anniversary. Yokohama...has unveiled a new logo that will be used during...2017, as the company celebrates the 100th...anniversary of its founding. Yokohama Rubber was...established in Yokohama, Japan on October 13,...1917, as a domestic ... ( read original story ...)


Japan clears way for first emperor abdication in o...
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Japan’s parliament passed a law Friday that...clears the way ... Female imperial family members lose their royal...status upon marriage to a commoner, a point...highlighted by recent news that one of Akihito’s...granddaughters, Princess Mako, plans to marry ... ( read original story ...)


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The first-ever collaboration for the hot New...Balance 247 is now available, as the “Tokyo...Rat” colorway by mita Sneakers just hit select...retailers around the globe today. A rat may be an...unlikely source of inspiration for a sneaker, but...as you can see ... ( read original story ...)


Rowing federation against 2020 Tokyo Games venue c...
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TVC NEWS The proposed rowing venue for the 2020...Tokyo Games should not be changed as part of...cost-cutting measures as it is the only one that...meets Olympic standards, the International Rowing...Federation (FISA) said on Thursday. The...International Olympic ... ( read original story ...)


Anne of Green Gables: The most popular redhead in ...
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But in Japan, the orphan from Prince Edward Island...is more than just a quaint Canadian import - she's...a national heroine. As he approached the farmhouse...with the forest green shutters and opened the...old-fashioned wooden door, Terry Dawes readied...himself ... ( read original story ...)


China bank fraud base found in Japan

The base for a group of people involved in a Chinese version of a bank transfer scam has been found in Japan. The National Police Agency informed the Chinese Public Security Ministry of the discovery during a regular consultation meeting held in January ... ( read original story ...)

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A Japanese city has introduced a novel way to keep...track of senior citizens with dementia who are...prone to getting lost -- tagging their fingers and...toes with scan-able barcodes. A company in Iruma,...north of Tokyo, developed tiny nail stickers, each...of ... ( read original story ...)


Japan: First abdication in two centuries, Emperor ...
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The Japanese government approved the bill allowing...ageing Emperor Akihito to step down from the...Chrysanthemum Throne. The Japanese government...approved a one-off bill allowing ageing Emperor...Akihito to step down from the Chrysanthemum...Throne, in the first ... ( read original story ...)


Saudi Arabia Is Favoring This City for an Expected...
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Saudi officials also talked to exchanges in...Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Shanghai but are...unlikely to pursue ... Saudi officials expect the IPO to value Aramco at...a minimum of $2 trillion. Saudi Arabian Oil Co,...known as Saudi Aramco , was not ... ( read original story ...)


The Demise Of The Japanese Financial System
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The BoJ currently conducts a mass nationalization...of private companies. Entire Japanese yield curve...is artificially produced. Moves that the BoJ now...conducts will sooner or later lead to devaluation...of yen and a sizable fall against other major...currencies. ( read original story ...)


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In the last two decades, Japan’s central bank...has revisited its economic policies in an effort...to revive its sagging economy (EWJ) (DXJ). The...country’s central bank had been using the...unconventional strategy of implementing negative...interest rates to ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo’s skyline to see 45 new towers by 2020
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Tokyo’s skyline is set to welcome 45 new...skyscrapers by the time city hosts the Olympics in...2020, as a surge of buildings planned in the early...years of Abenomics near completion. Japan’s...capital will see nearly 50 percent more new...high-rise space in ... ( 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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A tweet targeting Toyota by the incoming U.S....president has spread a renewed “Trump...shock” among Japanese political and business...leaders. President-elect Donald Trump’s...tweet blasted Toyota’s plans to make...U.S.-bound cars in Mexico, threatening ... ( read original story ...)


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Japanese Twitter users have called the message...behind the Kyoto poster "frightening" and..."pathetic", reported news portal SoraNews24. The...fact that it appeared in Kyoto, a major tourist...destination, was not lost on many. One Twitter...user said the "self ... ( read original story ...)


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He told a news conference that Manila would...respect treaty obligations as long as mutual...interests converged. Japan and the Philippines...also signed notes on two yen loan projects worth...up to 21.4 billion yen ($205 million), including...one to build two ... ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


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You can ride in from Tokyo, which takes just over...two hours. The closest airport, Osaka...International, is about an hour by car. (Nightly...rates start at about $950, fourseasons.com) More...From Robbreport.com Kyoto’s Most Luxurious...Hotel Is Finally Open ... ( read original story ...)


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Fresh off Muirfield voting to admit women as...members for the first time in its history, the...Tokyo 2020 Olympic golf venue has decided to...follow suit by admitting women as full members....The Kasumigaseki Country Club risked being...stripped of the event if it ... ( read original story ...)


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A visitor looks at Fujifilm's digital cameras at...the Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2013 in Yokohama,...south of Tokyo January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya...Shino/Files TOKYO: Fujifilm Holding's Corp's...shares fell more than 4 percent on Friday after a...media report ... ( read original story ...)


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The Reds drew 3-3 with Gamba Osaka at the Suita...City Stadium on Tuesday after a last gasp goal...from Baba Diawara gave United a lifeline to making...the knockout stage of the intercontinental...tournament. But Adelaide must now rely on Chinese...giant Jiangsu ... ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


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TOKYO Shares in Toshiba Corp tumbled on Wednesday...after it said it would consider a sale of...Westinghouse but did not offer any clarity on...whether it would proceed with a Chapter 11 filing...for the U.S. nuclear unit - a move that could stem...losses. ( read original story ...)


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North Korea has test-fired a ballistic missile...from its eastern port of Sinpo into the Sea of...Japan. South Korea's defence ministry said the...missile flew about 60km (40 miles). It is the...latest in a series of tests which the North says...is peaceful but the ... ( read original story ...)


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the Asahi newspaper reported, quoting unidentified...Japanese sources as saying. The South Korean venue...in Chungiu City hosted the 2013 world...championships and rowing at the 2014 Asian Games....Speaking at Tokyo 2020 headquarters, Bach did not...address reports ... ( read original story ...)


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State-backed fund Innovation Network Corp of Japan...(INCJ) and the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ)...told the conglomerate of their intention on...Friday, said the sources, who declined to be...identified because the talks were private. It was...not clear whether ... ( read original story ...)


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The incredible search and rescue dog almost lost...his own life working amid the horrific scenes of...devastation in the aftermath of the 2011 Japanese...earthquake and tsunami. A field surgeon treated...Bryn’s life-threatening injuries suffered in the...rubble ... ( read original story ...)


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The European Union and Japan are close to sealing...one of the largest trade agreements ever, a deal...that could further isolate the United States as...President Trump forges a protectionist path. The...deal, which brings together two giants...encompassing a ... ( read original story ...)


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Tokyo is set to relaunch a bid to establish itself...as Asia’s leading financial centre,...according to a report today in the Financial...Times. The effort is being spearheaded by Tokyo...Governor Yuriko Koike and will call on global...investment banks to reverse ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO, May 15 Japanese stocks edged down on Monday...morning, pressured by a stronger yen, a widespread...cyber attack, and North Korea's missile test over...the weekend. The Nikkei share average fell 0.2...percent to 19,853.71 points in midmorning...trade. ( read original story ...)


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A powerful earthquake off the northeast Japanese...coast on Tuesday sent residents fleeing to higher...ground and prompted worries about the Fukushima...nuclear power plant destroyed by a tsunami five...year ago. Lines of cars were seen snaking away...from the coast ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO Brightening global growth prospects will...allow Japan's central bank to keep monetary policy...steady this week and invest time solving the...puzzle of why inflation remains stubbornly low...despite a tightening job market and robust...economic recovery. ( read original story ...)


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In fact, istyle, the operator of the well-regarded...cosmetics review website and retail chain in...Japan, is planning to open stores across Asia. The...Taiwan store opens in May. Istyle in 2007 began...opening @cosme stores in Japan, bringing together...brands that ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO -- Japan's striking combination of the...ancient and modern may be an obvious cliche to old...hands. But, to the visitor, its essential truth is...undeniable. As one walks around Tokyo, the two...most ubiquitous structures are convenience stores...and shrines. ( read original story ...)


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Founder of Ice Driving Canada named...Yokohama’s brand ambassador. Professional...racing driver, and long-time driving instructor,...Jean-Sebastien Sauriol will be representing...Yokohama Canada as a brand ambassador. “We...are excited for the opportunity to ... ( read original story ...)


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The Hanoitimes – Several Japanese investors have...seen the slump in the securities market as an...opportunity to buy stocks on the cheap in...Vietnamese banks. When Tokyo – Mitsubishi UFJ...Bank announced plans to buy a stake in Vietnam...Joint Stock Commercial ... ( read original story ...)


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Japanese scientists have discovered that a common...species of Asian tree frog may actually be two...separate species based on their genetic data. The...ongoing research project led by Ikuo Miura, PhD,...an Associate Professor in Amphibian Research...Center at ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO - Asian shares were mostly higher on Tuesday...with little major news to drive trading. Japan's...benchmark edged lower, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng...index rose as China's finance minister expressed...confidence over the government's ability to handle...... ( read original story ...)


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The Conrad Hotels & Resorts brand celebrates...further expansion in Japan with the opening of...Conrad Osaka. Situated on the 33rd to 40th floors...of the Nakanoshima Festival Complex, and located...on the prime stretch between the Umeda and Namba...districts ... ( read original story ...)


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"Tokyo Ghoul" season 3 seems to have been...confirmed to come out later this year by Viz Media...senior director Kevin Hamric. (Photo :...Dresrosa/YouTube) "Tokyo Ghoul" Season 3 might...just be around the corner than you might expect....Reports surfaced recently ... ( read original story ...)


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Sojitz City Food Co., which is 85 percent owned by...the Japanese firm and 15 percent by Arctic Sun...Co., a City Mart subsidiary, is operating the...facility. The food court opened on Wednesday...inside a new commercial complex located in the...central business ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro...Aso said on Wednesday that a lack of clarity on...why auditors did not sign off on Toshiba Corp's...(6502.T) earnings is problematic for shareholders...and financial markets. Aso, who is also head of...the country's ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO - Carlos Ghosn, who leads Nissan and...Renault, has tapped Hiroto Saikawa, a veteran...Japanese executive at Nissan, to replace him as...chief executive at the Japanese automaker,...although Ghosn will stay on as chairman. Nissan...Motor Co., based in Yokohama ... ( read original story ...)


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


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OSAKA – A man arrested last week in Osaka for...alleged obstruction of public duty is likely an...ultra-leftist terrorist who has been on a wanted...list for 45 years, investigative sources said...Tuesday. Masaaki Osaka, 67, is suspected of being...involved in a ... ( 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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The prime minister has promised to achieve a...budget surplus, excluding interest payments on...debt, in the fiscal year to March 2021, a...commitment Finance Minister Taro Aso reiterated on...Friday. "There is no need for Japan to follow such...a strict timeframe ... ( read original story ...)


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MIAMI, FL, USA-- Taken to the brink for the second...time in this matchup, No.3 seed Simona Halep again...emerged victorious over rising Japanese teenager...Naomi Osaka in the second round of the Miami Open...on Friday, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. "It's really important...that I ... ( read original story ...)


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Tokyo Metropolitan Police said on Friday. The...driver was trying to park his car when he careened...over a parking block into a Family Mart branch in...the Misono area at around 1:30 p.m., Nippon News...Network reports (November 11). Two customers were...struck by ... ( read original story ...)


Bank of Japan sits back for Clinton-Trump ride
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The Bank of Japan is sitting back for the ride....The central bank kept policy unchanged on Nov. 1,...even as it trimmed inflation forecasts. Adding...extra stimulus weeks after introducing a new,...yield-focused framework would look nervous. The...BOJ also needs ... ( read original story ...)


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They will offer discounting of exports bills....Japanese bank Nishi-Nippon City Bank (NCB)...recently signed a memorandum of understanding with...DBS, Southeast Asia’s largest bank. This...memorandum fosters the greater collaboration and...support for Japanese ... ( read original story ...)