A Stronger Dollar Will Push The Nikkei 225 Higher

The Nikkei 225 could be set to breach 20000. However, much of the growth in the index depends on export growth. This is inherently linked to a stronger dollar and a weaker yen. However, I see signs of the greenback strengthening as Japanese exports ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks rose from...the bell on Monday mirroring a strong showing of...U.S. shares on Wall Street on Friday, as markets...also anticipated successful economic ties between...Japan and the U.S. following the conclusion of the...first ... ( read original story ...)


Philippine, Japanese leaders sign military, econom...
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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 ...)


Tokyo overcomes setbacks in 2020 Games
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TOKYO — With just over three years to go, sports...administrators from around the world are already...visiting Tokyo to check on the city's Olympic...preparations for the 2020 Games. While Tokyo has...had to overcome some initial setbacks, such as the...delay of ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka Gas : NNPC to resume oil search in Lake Chad
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05/05 CERTAIN ACTIVATED CARBON FROM THE PE:...Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty A.. 04/27...OSAKA GAS: NNPC boss vows to fully recover debts...from oil firms 04/25 OSAKA GAS: NNPC vows to fully...recover $103m, N11bn from Ontario, Aiteo and...Tele.. ( read original story ...)


Japan's 'King Kazu' turns 50 with J...
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Yokohama (Japan) (AFP) - Twinkle-toed former Japan...striker Kazuyoshi Miura celebrated his 50th...birthday by starting a J-League game for Yokohama...FC on Sunday, marking yet another landmark in a...storied career. Miura, the oldest Japanese to play...professional ... ( read original story ...)


Toyota to Show Supra Concept in October (Plus Two ...
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Japan’s signature auto show, the Tokyo auto...show, was a must-see extravaganza of the...country’s future sports-car ideas and...eccentric concept cars throughout the 1990s. Then,...as the Shanghai and Beijing auto shows grew in...prominence and Korean cars ... ( 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 ...)


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


Kyoto’s Most Luxurious Hotel Is Finally Open
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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 ...)


Japan’s parliament clears way for Emperor Ak...
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TOKYO (AP) — Japan's parliament has passed a law...allowing Emperor Akihito to become 1st monarch to...abdicate in 200 years. Copyright 2017 The...Associated Press. All rights reserved. This...material may not be published, broadcast,...rewritten or redistributed. ( read original story ...)


Japanese banks top project financing rankings

In 2010, the list was led by State Bank of India. The highest Japanese bank was Mitsubishi UFJ, in ninth position. Sumitomo Mitsui and Mizuho were placed 17th and 21st, respectively. But what has happened in the past six years is not so much the Japanese ... ( read original story ...)

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Emperor Akihito: Japan's government approves ...
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Under Japanese law, she will have to give up her...royal status and live as a private citizen after...her marriage. What is your reaction to this news?...What might this mean for Japan? Please email...haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk with your comments. ( read original story ...)


Toshiba chairman steps down over huge nuclear busi...
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TOKYO - Japanese electronics and energy giant...Toshiba Corp. said Tuesday that its chairman is...resigning to take responsibility for problems that...will result in a 713 billion yen ($6.3 billion)...loss in its nuclear business. Toshiba warned,...however ... ( read original story ...)


Donald Trump victory gives Japan’s giant pension f...
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The unconventional president-elect’s victory...is helping Japan’s giant pension fund in two...important ways. First, it’s sending stock...markets surging, both at home and overseas, which...is good news for the largely passive equity...investor. Second ... ( read original story ...)


BANK OF JAPAN : BSP-Bank Lending Standards Remain ...
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Release date- 20012017 - Results of the Q4 2016...Senior Bank Loan Officers' Survey (SLOS) showed...that most of the respondent banks maintained their...credit standards for loans to both enterprises and...households during the quarter, based on the modal...approach. ( read original story ...)


Why Japanese people are wrapping themselves up in ...
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If you don't like tight spaces, you might want to...look away now. Otonamaki, which directly...translates to "adult wrapping", is a Japanese...therapeutic method meant to alleviate posture...problems and stiffness and it is gaining traction...around the country. ( read original story ...)


India’s Reliance Nippon Life Asset Managemen...
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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 ...)


Inflation returns to Japan
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TOKYO—Japan’s consumer prices rose for the...first time in more than a year in January as...rising global oil prices gave Prime Minister...Shinzo Abe and the Bank of Japan a helping hand in...their campaign to overcome deflation. The...fractional increase in ... ( read original story ...)


Cameco ‘surprised’ after Tepco cancels $1.3-billio...
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Tim Gitzel said Tokyo Electric Power Co. sent a...notice on Jan. 24 saying it wanted to terminate...the long-term contract signed in 2009 and would...not accept delivery of a shipment due Wednesday....He said Tepco confirmed the notice on Tuesday...despite Cameco ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's Nikkei edges down, set for weekly dro...
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TOKYO, March 17 Japan's Nikkei share average edged...down on Friday morning, as the yen held steady...against the dollar after the U.S. Federal Reserve...signalled fewer interest rate hikes than some...investors had expected. The Nikkei shed 0.3...percent to 19,523 ... ( read original story ...)


Japan keeps making inroads into global Islamic fin...
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Private sukuk issuances by Japanese financial...companies up to 2014. Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ...and Mizuho Bank joined with multimillion murabaha...facilities in cooperation with the Islamic...Development Bank in 2014 and 2017, respectively....Source ... ( read original story ...)


Panda sex causes surge in Tokyo restaurant’s stock

When giant pandas Ri Ri and Shin Shin mated for the first time in four years at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo Monday, they gave hope to many that the panda population would continue to increase. A nearby restaurant, however, was excited for a completely different reason. ( read original story ...)

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Shinwa Group, a large Japanese property firm,...flags in Thailand, joining hands with Woraluk...Property to establish W-Shinwa with the launch of..."RUNESU THONGLOR 5" worth over 1.2 Billion Baht....The project is designed by IAO Takeda, a design...champion for 5 ... ( read original story ...)


Kakitani & Yamaguchi in tears as Cerezo Osaka ...
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The Kincho Stadium side needed only one goal to...ensure their return to J1 as their defence put in...the performance of a lifetime In a hugely...emotional match, Cerezo Osaka bravely and...dramatically defended a one-goal advantage to see...themselves past Okayama ... ( read original story ...)


How a high school dropout built a bus empire in Ja...
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Kimi Takura plans to list Heisei on the Tokyo...Stock Exchange in a ¥10 billion IPO to ensure...the company will continue even after he retires...Subscribe to our newsletter. Heisei, set up in...1992, now operates a fleet of 400 buses for...sightseeing, overnight ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei rises to 10-1/2-month high as weak yen rais...
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TOKYO, Nov 18 Japan's Nikkei share average rose to...levels not seen since early January on Friday as...the yen weakened further against the surging...dollar, raising prospects for better-than-expected...exporters' earnings. The Nikkei was up 0.7 percent...at 17,989 ... ( read original story ...)


Bank of Japan March meeting summary: Policy will r...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan board members said...easy monetary policy will be in place for some...time because consumer price growth is still...distant from the central bank's 2 percent...inflation target, a summary of opinions from their...March 15-16 meeting ... ( read original story ...)


Japan, Malaysia and Singapore also see strong dema...
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The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is not the only...central bank in the world that needs to cope with...the demand for lai see money – its peers in...Japan, Malaysia and Singapore also have to print...new banknotes for “lucky money”. In...Japan consumers can go ... ( 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 Shuts Down Its Monetary Lab
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Japan’s great monetary policy experiment is...drawing to a close, and the results may change the...way the world thinks about central banking. The...Bank of Japan’s recent quarterly report...says, in effect, that the central bank has done...all it can do to ... ( read original story ...)


Space’s Trash Collector? A Japanese Entrepreneur W...
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who put Astroscale’s headquarters in...start-up-friendly Singapore but is building its...spacecraft in his native Japan, where he found...more engineers. “My breakthrough is figuring...out how to make this into a business.”...Scientists say there could be tens ... ( read original story ...)


Dramatic moment Australian mother and her three so...
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Rescuers scoured the snowfields for the blonde...woman, in her 50s, and her sons, believed to be in...their 20s, after they did not return from the...mountain at Nozawa Onsen, near Japan's main...island, by 6pm on Monday. Japanese TV broadcast...pictures of the ... ( read original story ...)


Nippon Life makes first overseas project finance loan

TOKYO Feb 28 Nippon Life Insurance Co made its first overseas project finance loan worth $100 million, the company's officials told Reuters, as the Japanese insurer seeks riskier but higher-return investments amid ultra-low interest rates at home. ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO -- A Tokyo Metropolitan Government panel is...discussing steps aimed at reclaiming the Japanese...capital's status as Asia's top financial center,...including making the tax system more hospitable to...foreign financial institutions. The effort is...being ... ( read original story ...)


Japan 'fish exorcist' ritual draws claim...
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Organisers acknowledged to the news site J-Cast...that they had received several complaints from the...public. The ceremony's defenders insisted it was...part of Japan's cultural heritage, with one online...comment complaining: "People are too uptight these...days." ( 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 ...)


Japan scrambles jets after China allegedly flies d...
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Tokyo (AFP) - Japan said Friday it scrambled...fighter jets after a Chinese vessel sailing in...disputed waters launched a drone, the latest bout...of tension in a longstanding territorial row. The...two countries are at odds over a group of small...uninhabited ... ( read original story ...)


Toyota loses title of world's biggest automak...
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TOKYO -- Toyota has relinquished the title of the...world's biggest automaker, reporting Monday that...it sold 10.175 million vehicles worldwide in 2016,...fewer than Volkswagen's 10.31 million. General...Motors reports its tally next week. If GM's number...falls ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's big manufacturers' mood improves...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Large Japanese manufacturers...turned more ... The joint survey by the Ministry of Finance and...the Economic and Social Research Institute, an arm...of the Cabinet Office, recorded a business survey...index (BSI) of sentiment among large ... ( read original story ...)


Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokoh...
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Points are awarded by finish in class. For updates...on the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada...by Yokohama, follow @IMSA on Twitter with the...hashtag #GT3CAN and on Facebook. The latest news...can be found by visiting IMSA.com. ( read original story ...)


Demand for condos slowing in Tokyo but growing in ...
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Demand for condominiums in Osaka is growing, not...just from wealthy people but from family...households, with the increasing supply of...affordable rooms, in stark contrast to falling...demand for property in central Tokyo. The number...of new condos listed for ... ( read original story ...)


Japan logs 29th consecutive current account surplu...
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Japan posted a current account surplus for the...29th straight month in November as the value of...imports fell more than exports due to the rise of...the yen’s value from a year earlier, the...government said Thursday. The surplus in the...current account, one of ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo beckons foreign entrepreneurs for financial ...
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TOKYO -- Drawing in more entrepreneurs from abroad...will form a key part of Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike's...vision of turning the city into a global financial...center. Koike wants to take advantage of the...central government's special economic zone program...... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Marathon Expo 2017 to Showcase Chinese Running Culture

TOKYO, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, as Tokyo Marathon Expo formally begins, the four largest Chinese large-scale organizations in the world of running have gathered in Tokyo for the Tokyo Marathon, including the largest running service provider ... ( read original story ...)

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A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was...reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Hirara in...Japan on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been...issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually...did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth...37.77 km ... ( read original story ...)


‘Tokyo Ghoul’ season 3 release date, news, rumors:...
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Fans of the hit anime series “Tokyo Ghoul”...have been waiting for a third season for two years...now. Unfortunately, it looks like they will have...to wait at the edge of their seats for a little...longer. Different kinds of rumors and speculations...surfaced ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese zoo kills 57 'impure' monkeys
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A Japanese zoo has culled 57 of its 164 monkeys...after finding they carried "invasive alien" genes,...a local official says. The monkeys, which were...originally believed to be pure Japanese macaques,...were killed by lethal injection at Takagoyama...Nature Zoo ... ( read original story ...)


Japan moves closer to legalising casinos
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Japan's lower house of parliament on Tuesday...passed a long-awaited bill to legalise casinos, a...big step towards opening up a market that analysts...say could be worth some $30 billion a year. Some...opposition members walked out of the chamber...before the vote ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 gained 194 points, or 1 percent...
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The broader Topix rose 17 points, or 1.1 percent,...to 1493.9. Historically, the Japan NIKKEI 225...Stock Market Index reached an all time high of...38915.87 in December of 1989 and a record low of...85.25 in July of 1950. The Nikkei 225 Stock...Average Index is a ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's techies avoid auto sector
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The automakers "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 tech startups. ( read original story ...)


Tokyo stocks close higher as trade, currency fears...
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TOKYO, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks ended...higher Monday as market jitters were eased...following theconclusion of Japan's first summit...with the U.S. since Donald Trump became the U.S....President. Trump had previously showed vexation at...Japan for its trade ... ( read original story ...)


Sapporo licenses Thai firm to produce ethanol
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Japanese brewer Sapporo Holdings Ltd has licensed...Thai fuel retailer PTG Energy Plc to manufacture...cassava-based bioethanol. The deal was signed...Monday between Sapporo and Innotech Green Energy...Co, PTG's subsidiary and joint venture with Thai...tapioca ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei falls as Italy vote creates selling opportu...
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TOKYO Dec 5 Japan's Nikkei share average fell on...Monday after Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's...defeat in a constitutional reform referendum gave...investors an opportunity to sell into a market...that had rallied to 11-month highs late last...week. ( read original story ...)


‘Unpopular’ Nagoya on hunt for catchphrase and log...
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In an effort to become a travel destination...instead of a mere transit point, Nagoya is asking...the public to help create a slogan or catchphrase...the city can use for tourism posters and websites...to improve its appeal. The Nagoya Municipal...Government is ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo futures prices after evening session February 27

Following are prices for Tokyo rubber futures at the end of the Tokyo market's evening session on Feb 2017. Contract Day Volume Evening Volume 17-Mar 302.0 12 301.0 5 17-Apr 290.0 119 289.6 17 17-May 285.3 91 284.5 10 17-Jun 278.0 648 277.1 84 17-Jul 272.6 ... ( read original story ...)

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It has direct access to Minato Mirai subway...station which connects to both Tokyo and Haneda...International Airport within 30 minutes and is two...minutes by car from the Metropolitan Expressway....The property's current major tenants include Fuji...Xerox Co. Ltd ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s Princess Mako is marrying a legal assistan...
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Quasi-public NHK TV reported the news late Tuesday...and the Imperial Household Agency confirmed the...report to Japanese media who belong to an...exclusive “press club” system. But the agency...declined comment to The Associated Press. The man...who won the ... ( read original story ...)


Assessing the Recent Effectiveness of Japan’s Aben...
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Thus far, it has failed to dislodge the...deflationary sentiment from the Japanese economic...mind-set, although this has not been through a...lack of trying. The Bank of Japan (BoJ) has sent...interest rates into deep negative territory to...encourage spending and ... ( read original story ...)


JGBs inch down as market braces for central bank m...
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TOKYO, March 15 Japanese government bond prices...inched down on Wednesday as the debt market braced...for upcoming central bank meetings, although...sagging equities and a regular debt purchasing...operation by the Bank of Japan helped limit the...losses. ( read original story ...)


Mitsubishi UFJ: The Quintessential Megabank At A G...
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Mitsubishi UFJ is the biggest Japanese retail and...corporate bank with an important international...corporate banking organization particularly strong...in East Asia and the US. In terms of price...earnings, Mitsubishi, as the rest of Japanese...banks, is ... ( read original story ...)


Nagoya group looks to spread jump rope ‘culture’ t...
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Japan Jump Rope Project (JJRP), a nonprofit...organization based in Nagoya’s Moriyama Ward,...has applied to designate July 8 as Rope Day. It...has also donated jump ropes to schools overseas...and to disaster-hit regions. In mid-March, the...organization held the ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese zoo kills 57 'impure' monkeys
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A Japanese zoo has culled 57 of its 164 monkeys...after finding they carried "invasive alien" genes,...a local official says. The monkeys, which were...originally believed to be pure Japanese macaques,...were killed by lethal injection at Takagoyama...Nature Zoo ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo stocks open higher following Wall Street...
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TOKYO, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks opened...marginally higher Friday as Wall Street's gains...overnight set a positive tone, but bold moves were...avoided due to continued concerns for the course...of the administration of U.S. President Donald...Trump. As of 9 ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka Gas : NNPC begins power generation, targets ...
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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 ...)


Foreign trends play larger role in Japanese growth...
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TOKYO -- The Japanese economy appears likely to...expand by roughly 1% this year, but foreign risks...such as a protectionist shift in Western nations...and a stronger dollar threaten to undermine the...growth potential. The global economy is trending...upward. ( read original story ...)


Tokyo shares fall with eyes on..

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks fell Monday as a stronger yen discouraged investors who are already cautious ahead of US President Donald Trump's policy speech to Congress. Markets are keen to see details of Trump's spending plans as well as proposals for tax reform ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on...Friday that the Bank of Japan's monetary policy...was aimed at domestic objectives of defeating...deflation, not at weakening the yen. Speaking to...reporters after a cabinet meeting, Aso declined to...comment ... ( read original story ...)


Japan principal of scandal-hit school says he got ...
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The crisis has chipped away at Abe's support and...even weighed on Japanese shares on Thursday, but...Abe has said neither he nor his wife, Akie,...intervened in a sweetheart land deal in which...educational group Moritomo Gakuen, based in Osaka,...western Japan ... ( read original story ...)


Green Games: Tokyo 2020 asks public to donate old ...
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Tokyo Olympic organizers on Wednesday called on...the Japanese public to donate old smartphones and...other old electronic devices to help make medals...for the 2020 Games. In a push to give the Olympics...an environmentally friendly hue, Tokyo's...organising ... ( read original story ...)


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Once upon a time, not so long ago in Japan,...icecream was something to cool children on a hot...day. These days the grown-ups are catching onto...what Kiwis have long known - icecream is an equal...opportunity treat, at any time and the creamier...the better. ( read original story ...)


MotoGP legend remains behind bars in Japan
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Australian motorcycling great Wayne Gardner...remains behind bars in Japan, 12 days after being...detained for allegedly assaulting three men in a...road rage incident. The 57-year-old was reportedly...involved in a minor car accident and scuffle in...Motegi on ... ( read original story ...)


Pence visits Japan, turning focus to trade with ke...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Japan...for talks Tuesday expected to focus largely on...trade with America's anchor ally in the region....Concluding a visit to South Korea, Pence told...business leaders in Seoul the administration is...taking a fresh look ... ( read original story ...)


Japan PM to reshuffle cabinet as ratings slump: me...
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TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will...likely reshuffle his cabinet to try to bolster...ratings battered by suspicions that he helped a...friend get favored treatment for his business,...media reported on Monday. The Nikkei business...daily, citing ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo cops: Man posed as gangster to rob man of ¥5...
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Tokyo Metropolitan Police said on Wednesday. In...January, Motoru Nakamura, 38, allegedly threatened...the man at an apartment building in Katsushika...Ward and stole the cash, Nippon News Network...reports (Feb. 15). Nakamura, who told the stranger...he ... ( read original story ...)


After 19 years of humiliation by Mongolians, Japan...
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TOKYO – After decades of scandals and...humiliation at the hands of Mongolian wrestlers,...sumo finally has Japanese grand champion again....Kisenosato, a 30-year-old, 385-pound wrestler, was...promoted Wednesday to the rank of yokozuna, the...first time a ... ( read original story ...)


Decline Of Japanese Electronics
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Each day, we have a special segment covering food,...travel, technology, cars, property and health –...all the things that matter. Wake up with us –...every morning 7am - 9am Sg/HK. ( read original story ...)