Japanese government planning to build 45 new coal fired power stations to diversify supply

Audio: Japan plans 45 new high-energy, low-emissions HELE coal fired power plants. (ABC News) The power plants will utilise high energy, low emissions (HELE) technology that use high-quality black coal. Japan is the largest overseas market for Australian ... ( read original story ...)

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Japan says isle name on 2018 Olympic website '...
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TOKYO - Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida...says it is "unacceptable" that the official...website for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics refers...to disputed isles in the Sea of Japan under the...South Korean name "Dokdo." The website introduces...the islets by ... ( read original story ...)


Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Shizukuishi...
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A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has...struck on Saturday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from...Shizukuishi in Japan. Id of earthquake:...us10007vxv. Event ids that are associated:...us10007vxv. The temblor was reported at 22:40:29 /...10:40 pm (local time ... ( read original story ...)


Saitama cops: Osaka chef released dozens of cockro...
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Saitama Prefectural Police have arrested a chef...from Osaka for allegedly releasing dozens of live...cockroaches during an anime song concert at an...arena last year, reports TBS News (Mar. 23). On...the evening of August 28, Kazuyuki Kawatani, a...33-year-old ... ( read original story ...)


Campaigning for Tokyo polls kicks off
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Official campaigning kicked off yesterday for the...Tokyo metropolitan assembly election, seen as a...bellwether for national trends. A total of 259...candidates will be vying for 127 seats in the...election on July 2, which will pit the ruling...Liberal Democratic ... ( read original story ...)


Central bank plays trump card early to shock marke...
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TOKYO -- The Bank of Japan last week offered to...buy bonds at a fixed yield to curb rising interest...rates, playing what was seen as an ultimate trump...card far earlier than many expected. The BOJ...announced its first-ever fixed-rate purchase...operation on the ... ( read original story ...)


Post-Show Report Manufacturing World Osaka 2016 Co...
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OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 14, 2016--Reed...Exhibitions Japan Ltd., the largest show organiser...in Japan, announced that Manufacturing World Osaka...2016 held from October 5 - 7, 2016 at INTEX Osaka,...the Western Japan’s largest manufacturing...industry ... ( read original story ...)


Resilience in Japan: Reflections from Onagawa
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On the 11 th March 2011 at 14:46 JST, an...earthquake struck Japan off the Pacific coast of...Tohoku, in Northern Honshu, triggering a massive...tsunami and the now-famous meltdown at Fukushima...Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The earthquake, known...as Higashi Nihon ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka inks deal with Nissin
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Osaka, 19, said at a news conference in Tokyo that...she was happy to be with Nissin as she has eaten...the popular Cup Noodle since she was a child....Nissin also sponsors Kei Nishikori, the...fifth-ranked player on the men’s ATP Tour....“I hope that Nishikori ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo futures prices after evening session Februar...
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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 302.1 22 300.1 1 17-Apr 289.3 149 291.3 23...17-May 283.9 172 287.6 62 17-Jun 275.5 706 279.5...136 17-Jul 269 ... ( read original story ...)


Trump's views don't always align with wh...
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You look at what China's doing, you look at what...Japan has done over the years. They play the money...market, they play the devaluation market and we...sit there like a bunch of dummies." Trump,...speaking to U.S. business executives on Jan. 31....— "I think ... ( read original story ...)


Trump accuses Japan, China of currency devaluation

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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Most Asia markets struggle but Tokyo back in black
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HONG KONG: Most Asian markets struggled on Tuesday...(Dec 20), with traders spooked by geopolitical...concerns following deadly attacks in Europe, but...Tokyo's Nikkei returned ... told Bloomberg News. International tensions also...rose last week after China ... ( read original story ...)


Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 d...
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Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after...the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Steel,...Precision Instruments and Transportation Equipment...sectors led shares lower. At the close in Tokyo,...the Nikkei 225 lost 0.12%. Falling stocks...outnumbered ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei edges up as yen's rise stalls; glass s...
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TOKYO Feb 8 Japan's Nikkei share average edged up...on Wednesday, swinging away from earlier losses as...the yen's recent rise against the dollar stalled...and upbeat earnings helped shore up market...sentiment. The Nikkei closed 0.5 percent higher at...19,007.60. ( read original story ...)


DOXA 2017: Tokyo Idols is a J-pop shock doc
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This was national news. Miyake wanted to find out...what, exactly, was going on with this pop-cultural...phenomenon. What she unearthed was troubling,...enlightening, and complicated. Her resulting work,...the U.K.–Canada coproduction Tokyo Idols (with...producers ... ( read original story ...)


Western Japan jolted by 5.4 magnitude quake
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Tokyo: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude...of 5.4 shook western Japan on Saturday but there...was no immediate reports of damage and a tsunami...warning was not issued. The epicentre of the...earthquake, which occurred at 11:48am (0248 GMT),...was in ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Gas suggested backdoor talks for new fish ma...
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The Tokyo government's main negotiator for the...purchase of land ... 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 logs 1 percent growth in 2016 as private dem...
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But overall the report showed the challenges...Japan's planners are facing in trying to rekindle...growth without much help from corporate investment...or wage increases. THE GOOD NEWS: 2016 was the...first year that Japan saw no quarter-to-quarter...contractions in ... ( read original story ...)


Premier Kathleen Wynne heading to Japan, South Kor...
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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne leaves today for a...business mission to Japan and South Korea. The...premier says the purpose of the mission is to...generate business agreements that will...“increase trade, spur investment in Ontario...and create jobs.” ( read original story ...)


ASEAN and Japan aim to foster startups in Southeas...
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Its goal was to promote collaboration between...ASEAN startups and Japanese companies. To that...end, at the beginning of the meeting, the ASEAN...Business Club, a group of leading companies in...Southeast Asia, signed a memorandum of cooperation...with nine ... ( read original story ...)


Breakfast briefing: Monday, March 20
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Top foreign stories Germany's Merkel and Japan's...Abe urge free trade with jabs at US ... Reuters IBM and Wanda form China cloud computing...partnership: IBM and a unit of China's property...and entertainment conglomerate, Dalian Wanda...Group, agreed on Sunday ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese arcade pioneer and 'Father of Pac-Man' has died

Masaya Nakamura, the "Father of Pac-Man" who founded the Japanese video game company behind the hit creature-gobbling game, has died. He was 91. Nakamura, who died on Jan. 22, founded Namco, part of Bandai Namco, in 1955. It started out as just two ... ( read original story ...)

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Tokyo stocks end higher as yen loses ground
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Tokyo stocks overcame early losses to end modestly...higher on Monday as yen weakness prompted late...bargain-hunting. Shares opened in negative...territory even though US stocks hit new highs...Friday for the sixth time in seven sessions, with...investors focusing ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka cops: 1 dead, 3 hurt in stabbing at residenc...
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OSAKA (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police have...arrested a 24-year-old man after a stabbing...incident at a residence in Kadoma City left one...person dead and three others injured, reports TBS...News (Oct. 19). At approximately 4:00 a.m. on...Wednesday, police ... ( read original story ...)


Japan space agency fails to launch rocket
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Japan's space agency says it failed to launch a...mini rocket carrying a satellite into space due to...failure of the communications systems. The Japan...Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) says in a...statement it fired the SS-520 rocket on Sunday...morning at its ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Film Festival Aims to Reclaim Its Place on t...
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As the Tokyo International Film Festival prepares...to mark its 30th anniversary in October, it has a...new director tasked with restoring some former...glory to an event that has recently come up a tad...short on glitz and glamour. With a four-decade...career that ... ( read original story ...)


Japan finance minister warns against yen instabili...
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LOS ANGELES Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso...said the yen is vulnerable to rising political...tensions over North Korea's missile program and...development of nuclear weapons, and warned against...extreme instability in the currency. "We should...always think ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Earthquake May Be Aftershock from Massive 20...
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A man walks past the debris on June 12, 2011 in...Iwate, Japan, after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake...struck the region. Credit: Kiyoshi Ota/Getty...Images A magnitude-6.9 earthquake rumbled through...Japan yesterday near where the enormous 2011...Tohoku quake ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo student accused of shoving girlfriend into o...
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A male Tokyo university student shoved his...girlfriend off a train platform into an oncoming...train in Yokohama (TBS News) KANAGAWA (TR) –...A male Tokyo university student was arrested on...attempted murder charges for allegedly shoving his...girlfriend into an ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka Gas : NNPC to Generate 4,000 Megawatts Power
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(c) 2017 Bakhtar News Agency. All rights reserved....Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc....(Syndigate.info)., source Middle East & North...African Newspapers 03/22 OSAKA GAS: NNPC targets...4000MW electricity generation in 10 years 03/21...OSAKA GAS: NNPC to generate ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s banking newcomers enjoy steady growt...
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TOKYO -- Japan's 10 new entrants to the banking...sector, such as Sony Bank, recorded a 10% rise on...the year in their total deposit balance to more...than 17 trillion yen ($152 billion) as of the end...of March 2017. Improved convenience looks to have...attracted ... ( read original story ...)


The Japanese yen is climbing as global markets go ...
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The Japanese yen is climbing. The currency was up...by 0.7% at 112.37 per dollar as of 7:56 a.m. ET....Global markets are in risk-off mode, with the yen,...gold, and US Treasurys rallying. Betting on yen...appreciation is popular during periods of...heightened ... ( read original story ...)


Bank of Japan upgrades economic outlook

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) has upgraded its growth forecasts for the current fiscal year, which ends in March, and the following fiscal year by 0.4 and 0.2 per cent. The BoJ announced the new forecasts on Tuesday at the end of its two-day monthly meeting ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO (Dow Jones) -- Japanese core machinery...orders rose for the first time ... The result compares with a rise of 1.1% expected...by economists surveyed by the Nikkei. On a...year-on-year basis, however, core orders fell...5.6%. The encouraging month-on-month ... ( read original story ...)


Exclusive: Inside the BOJ, rate hikes are back on ...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Interest rate hikes are back on...the radar at the Bank of Japan, for the first time...in a decade, as the U.S. Federal Reserve's...tightening cycle pushes global bond yields higher,...heralding a new era for central banks retreating...from post ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo drift: Japanese capital sees first November ...
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Tokyo residents woke up Thursday to the first...November snowfall in more than 50 years. An...unusually cold air mass brought wet snow to...Japan's capital. Above-freezing temperatures kept...the snow from sticking in most places, though it...did accumulate on ... ( read original story ...)


BOJ heavyweight says central banks have considerab...
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TOKYO Central banks' battle with the global...financial crisis showed they could exert a..."considerable" impact on long-term interest rates...even under today's highly developed financial...markets, a senior Bank of Japan official said on...Wednesday. But more ... ( read original story ...)


Kiyotake ends Sevilla nightmare with Cerezo return
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Cerezo Osaka have secured the return of Japan...international Hiroshi Kiyotake after his...disappointing spell in LaLiga with Sevilla....Hiroshi Kiyotake's frustrating six months at...Sevilla has come to an end after he agreed a...return to Japan with former club ... ( read original story ...)


Maizuru route said least viable among three Hokuri...
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Among the three route options for an extension of...the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line to Osaka from...Tsuruga, one running via Maizuru and Kyoto would...be least viable, a government report has shown. In...the report, submitted Friday to the ruling...coalition’s ... ( read original story ...)


Furniture billionaire weighs buying his way into a...
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Tokyo/Osaka: Nitori Holdings Co is considering...buying an apparel ... "It's hard to imagine Nitori entering the apparel...business with fashion or street wear," said...Masafumi Shoda, a Tokyo-based analyst at Nomura...Securities Co. "Casual home wear and ... ( read original story ...)


Being Asian in Winnipeg: panel to talk human right...
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The history of Japanese Manitobans will be put in...the spotlight Sunday at the Canadian Museum for...Human Rights. And that means having some...uncomfortable conversations about the forced...internment of Japanese citizens and children that...occurred when Canada ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's Sawai Pharma to buy US generics maker
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OSAKA -- Sawai Pharmaceutical will buy the...generics business of U.S. drugmaker Upsher-Smith...Laboratories for $1.05 billion, the Japanese...company said Thursday, eager to make up for lost...time after its first push into the American market...stalled. ( read original story ...)


It’s Beatlemania all over again!
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I’ve never seen such a spectacle in my life....After two days of attending conventions and...business meetings in Tokyo, it was time to fulfill...my lifetime dream to watch the concert of a living...legend Paul McCartney who is turning 75 on June...18. ( read original story ...)


Upbeat Financial Markets May Further Boost Tokyo Office Demand in 2017

Global real estate consultant CBRE expects Tokyo Grade A office rents to peak in Q3 2017 before entering a period of gradual correction. CBRE also reports companies looking to relocate have become more cautious since mid-2016 because of concerns about ... ( read original story ...)

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"If they qualify for the Olympics it will be the...top story. It will be front page. It's very big...news in Japan," Nagai said. She has two deadlines...a day because of the time change — one file in...the morning and a day recap at night. People can't...get ... ( read original story ...)


Corporate Japan to power Saudi economic overhaul
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Private-sector companies including top Japanese...banks are set to reach 20 or so cooperation and...investment agreements Tuesday. Nikkei staff writer...Hidemitsu Kibe in Riyadh contributed to this...report. ( read original story ...)


World stocks rise after Greek deal, Japan rate dec...
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Asian stocks were mixed Friday as a tech sell-off...overnight on Wall Street shaded sentiment among...investors who continued to focus on central bank...decisions, including an upcoming decision in...Japan. Hang Seng rebounded 0.4 percent to...25,662.27 after ... ( read original story ...)


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There are lots of talks surrounding the hit manga...and anime series "Tokyo Ghoul". There is an...upcoming live-action film which is currently on...production and a season 3 that is subject to...numerous rumors. The manga version of the...franchise is steadily ... ( read original story ...)


Thomas Bach Reminds Tokyo to Stick With Current Ve...
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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....Asked about the report at Tokyo's Haneda airport,...Bach said ... ( read original story ...)


JAPAN: Nikkei corrects -0.5% as the Yen bounces +0...
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10:32a $NKD_F#Nikkei is also in the area from...where it should bounce in 3 waves at l.. 10:32a...APAC Closing Prices: #ASX 5746.51 +0.30% #NIKKEI...19379.14 -0.46% #HSI 23596.2.. 08:38a 14/14 #ESM...#Regling to #Nikkei: Over time, I think #Brexit...will reduce the po.. ( read original story ...)


US eyes FTA with Japan as economic talks kicks off
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TOKYO -- Japan and the U.S. kicked off high-level...bilateral economic talks in Tokyo on Tuesday, with...U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who co-chaired the...meeting along with Japanese Deputy Prime Minister...and Finance Minister Taro Aso, expressing hope for...a ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Electric Power : Financial Assistance from t...
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On March 23, we received a funding grant of 187.6...billion yen from the Nuclear Damage Compensation...and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation...(hereinafter referred to as NDF) based on the...revision of the Special Business Plan which was...approved on ... ( read original story ...)


7.3 magnitude quake off Japan's coast trigger...
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Tepco's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant caused...Japan's worst nuclear disaster when it was knocked...out by the 2011 tsunami. Tohoku Electric Power Co....said there was no damage to its Onagawa nuclear...plant, while the Kyodo news agency reported there...was no ... ( read original story ...)


Top US Navy commander in Japan over destroyer coll...
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Richardson would also meet Japanese Maritime...Self-Defence Force and coastguard officials to...express his appreciation for their help in the...search, Kyodo News reported. ( read original story ...)


Adult swaddling therapy fad hits Tokyo

TOKYO: Wrapped up from head to toe in a white bag and gently rocking from side to side, five Japanese mothers are hopeful Tokyo's latest health trend can cure their post-pregnancy aches and pains. According to its exponents, Otonamaki, which translates as ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO – "Comfort women," used by the...Japanese military used for sex, were present...wherever the army invaded and occupied Asia...countries from the early 1930s through the end of...World War II. That aspect of wartime history was...kept quiet until the early ... ( read original story ...)


Digital Realty Announces Grand Opening Of First Ja...
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SINGAPORE, May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital...Realty, a leading global provider of data centre,...colocation and interconnection solutions,...announced today the official opening of Digital...Osaka 1, its first data centre in Japan. The new...facility spans ... ( read original story ...)


Saskatoon swimmer finds freedom in quest for gold
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Saskatoon's Shelby Newkirk is at the top of her...game, swimming and competing internationally with...her sights set clearly on the 2020 Paralympic...Games in Tokyo. Newkirk just returned from a swim...meet in Denmark. "Believe in yourself and don't...let anything ... ( read original story ...)


US, Japan search for 7 Navy sailors, puzzle over s...
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the destroyer USS Dewey joined other American and...Japanese vessels and aircraft in the search for...the missing sailors. At least three other Navy...sailors were injured in the collision. Family...members were frantically seeking news, appealing...via social media ... ( read original story ...)


Nagoya aquarium discovers a grouper that likes to ...
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NAGOYA – A longtooth grouper in a Nagoya...aquarium has become so accustomed to humans that...it now demands to be petted and have its teeth...brushed by its keeper. Named Futami No. 1, the...meter-long fish at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium...swims up to its 35 ... ( read original story ...)


Noodles giant laps up china opportunity
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The Osaka-based Nissin Food is also the second...largest dim sum ... Gross profit margin increased from 34.1 percent...to 39.6 percent in the same period. Net proceeds...from the IPO will be used for upgrading and...further expanding of production plants and ... ( 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 ...)


Osaka cops: Kindai student accused in sexual assau...
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OSAKA (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police have...arrested a 22-year ... An acquaintance of Seto told TBS News (Oct. 22),...“Girls are free of charge. They were...collected from talent agencies for models and...high-end sex parlors.” According to the...Asahi ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei, other Pacific markets slide as dollar lose...
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Japan's Nikkei slid almost 1% in early trading...Monday. President Donald Trump’s executive...order on immigration and muted American GDP data...have put traders in Asia back into risk-off...positions, though many markets in the region are...on a holiday break. ( read original story ...)


Job switching hits 7-year high in Japan
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TOKYO -- More than 3 million Japanese workers...changed jobs in 2016 as a labor shortage and the...need for global expertise pushed employers to...scour the market for technical professionals and...veteran managers. The tally of 3.06 million, as...reported by Japan ... ( read original story ...)


Base fare for Tokyo taxis lowered to ¥410

Hoping to drum up more business, including from overseas visitors and the elderly, base taxi fares were lowered Monday to ¥410 from ¥730 in central Tokyo and two suburban cities. The new base fare is for the first 1.052 km, while the one it replaced ... ( read original story ...)

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The Finance Ministry said it had already destroyed...records of negotiations over a questionable land...sale to an educational group in Osaka that had...links to the wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe....The disclosure, made Feb. 24, is expected to...seriously hamper ... ( read original story ...)


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However, with no news on whether there will bee a..."Tokyo Ghoul" season 3 or not, and when it will...arrive if it is really happening, fans can only...wonder if Ken Kaneki will, indeed, be known as...Haise Sasaki in the next season of the anime...series. ( read original story ...)


IOC gets tough with Tokyo 2020 golf venue
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TOKYO: The International Olympic Committee (IOC)...on Thursday issued a sharp warning to the private...club set to host golf at the 2020 Tokyo Games:...admit women or you’re out. On a visit to Tokyo...to check on the city’s Olympic preparations, IOC...vice ... ( read original story ...)


HKEx CEO: Saudi Aramco IPO on our exchange would b...
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Launching the Saudi Aramco initial public offering...(IPO) on Hong Kong stock exchange would be a..."match ... New York, Toronto, London and Tokyo — as...potential locations for the listing. But HKEx's Li...said his exchange offered a "unique" value for the...... ( read original story ...)


Suntory says not considering IPO of US unit
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Suntory Holdings is not planning to list its U.S....spirits unit Beam Suntory Inc on the New York...Stock Exchange, a top executive said on Thursday,...denying a Japanese media report. Suntory Holdings...Ltd's President and CEO Takeshi Niinami speaks...behind the ... ( read original story ...)


Japan space agency fails to launch rocket
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Japan's space agency says it failed to launch a...mini rocket carrying a satellite into space due to...failure of the communications systems. The Japan...Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) says in a...statement it fired the SS-520 rocket on Sunday...morning at its ... ( read original story ...)


Grand twin tower complex in Osaka marks completion
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... mark the completion of a new town complex...comprised of two 200-meter buildings that have...dramatically reshaped Osaka's central business...district's skyline was held in the city’s Kita...Ward on April 17. Executives of the construction...company, tenants ... ( read original story ...)


Frozen Fish Gimmick of Japan Skating Rink Angers P...
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Japanese theme park Space World received public...criticism after freezing 5,000 marine creatures...into the ice rink, forcing it to hold off all its...operations last Sunday. The amusement park located...on the southwestern island of Kyushu which opened...early ... ( read original story ...)


Bank Of Japan Meets This Week And Is Talking About...
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One reason for the stock market's success has been...record global central bank easing and bond buying....The latest leaks out of the BOJ are that they are...excited about growth and even in early discussions...for tightening. Add to that inflation just jumped...in ... ( read original story ...)


BOJ paints brighter picture of regional Japan, Tru...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan offered its...most optimistic view of the country's regional...economies in nearly a decade, even as some firms...warned that uncertainty over U.S. President Donald...Trump's trade policies could affect their capital...expenditure ... ( read original story ...)