Japan Airlines 777-300ER Business Class Sky Suite Review

Hotel Review: The Peninsula Tokyo. Japan Airlines Business Class Cabin and Seat Selection I recently flew Japan Airlines from New York JFK to Tokyo. My seat was 9K, a window seat on the right hand side. The business cabin was full, and it was a morning ... ( read original story ...)

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The devastating 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and...resulting nuclear disaster in Japan had a high...mental health impact — with some effects...persisting several years later, according to a...comprehensive research review in the...January/February issue of the ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese journalist denies allegation he is IS sym...
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TOKYO — A Japanese journalist deported from...Iraq denied on Thursday ... "Obviously I was suspected as an IS member trying...to sneak into a news conference," he said. The...Kurdistan Region Security Council accused him of...having links to the IS group. ( read original story ...)


Japan, China, South Korea pledge to resist protect...
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YOKOHAMA, Japan Finance leaders of Japan, China...and South Korea agreed to resist all forms of...protectionism in a trilateral meeting on Friday,...taking a stronger stand than G20 major economies...against the protectionist policies advocated by...U.S. President ... ( read original story ...)


Bank of Japan lifts growth outlook
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Japan's central bank has come up with a more...optimistic assessment of growth prospects in the...world's third-largest economy. It said a weaker...national currency would boost Japanese exports and...increase production. Ending its first policy...meeting in the new ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese organizers to disclose total cost estimat...
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Tokyo Olympic organizers will present their first...official cost estimate for the 2020 Games at a...level slightly below their promised 2 trillion...($17 billion) cap, Japanese media said Wednesday....Organizers are expected to present an estimated...total of 1.6 ... ( read original story ...)


NIKKEI : Japan Inc sees better opportunities beyon...
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A vast majority of Japanese companies have no...interest to participate in China's sweeping "Belt...and Road" initiative, seeing greater business...opportunities in other international economic...co-operation, a Reuters poll shows. Only 5 percent...of 220 ... ( read original story ...)


Toshiba warns of its ability to continue as going ...
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The nuclear business writedown has pushed...Toshiba’s liabilities beyond its level of...assets. If the company can’t reverse the...situation in the fiscal year just ended, it could...face demotion to the second section of the Tokyo...Stock Exchange. That would ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo, Hong Kong stocks join global rally
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TOKYO/HONG KONG - Tokyo and Hong Kong stocks...soared on Thursday after diving the previous day...on Donald Trump's shock win in the US presidential...election, as global stocks and the dollar rallied....The benchmark Nikkei 225 index, which plummeted...5.4% on ... ( read original story ...)


Tempura from Osaka
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My favourite tempura bar, Tenshin at Regent...Singapore hotel, just got itself some competition....Ippoh Tempura Bar by Osaka's Ginza Ippoh opened...earlier this month at Como Dempsey. The family-...owned Ippoh brand dates back to 1850 and is said...to be the oldest ... ( read original story ...)


What worries Japanese investors about India
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A survey, carried out by the Japan Bank for...International Cooperation recently, shows India...occupies the number one position as the preferred...Asian foreign market for Japanese investors. It...has pipped both China and Thailand to occupy this...position by 2016 ... ( read original story ...)


Toshiba gets go-ahead for chip unit sale at angry shareholder meeting

Toshiba, which bought Westinghouse in 2006 for $5.4-billion now faces months of complex negotiations over the fate of its U.S. nuclear business, a discussion that could embroil the U.S. and Japanese governments. The U.S. government has guaranteed loans of ... ( read original story ...)

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“Japanese stocks rose to their highest level...since April in the morning, and we saw profit...taking before heading into the weekend,”...said Masayuki Otani, chief market strategist at...Securities Japan Inc. in Tokyo. “There might...be more references to ... ( read original story ...)


McDonald's Sells Control Of China Business To...
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As McDonald's streamlines its sprawling global...operations, the fast-food giant is also looking at...further deals in markets such as South Korea,...Japan and Southeast Asia ... and today’s top-performing IPO stocks. Get...4 free weeks of the IBD Digital ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Bank Lending Rises 2.6% In December
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Overall bank lending in Japan was up 2.6 percent...on year in December, the Bank of Japan said on...Thursday, coming in at 509.555 trillion yen. That...beat forecasts for an increase of 2.5 percent and...was up from 2.4 percent in November. Excluding...trusts, bank ... ( read original story ...)


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


New sushi bar and grill coming
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The Shakopee City Council approved a liquor...license Tuesday for Sapporo, a new sushi bar and...grill opening at 1114 Vierling Drive E., pending...city inspections. The police department conducted...a background investigation and found nothing...prohibiting the ... ( read original story ...)


Nagoya ad startup uses bonus boost to discourage o...
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During a typical day recently at Quartet...Communications Co., staff began preparing to leave...their Nagoya office when music started playing at...6 p.m. “I’m happy that I get a higher bonus...for leaving early,” said a male employee in his...30s before ... ( read original story ...)


Turning Japanese
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Japanese investment in the Thai property market is...gathering pace, with several of Japan's leading...developers tapping Thailand's rapid urbanisation,...growing mass transit system and regional...integration. Thai-Japanese joint ventures in...condominium ... ( read original story ...)


Japan, China to hold bilateral finance dialogue in...
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TOKYO Japan and China will hold a bilateral...finance dialogue on May 6 on the sidelines of the...annual gathering of the Asian Development Bank in...Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japanese Finance...Minister Taro Aso said on Friday. The dialogue...will be attended by ... ( read original story ...)


Yokohama Hires “Tire Tailors”
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Artisans transform Yokohama tires into a range of...interesting products. Yokohama Tire is celebrating...the company’s 100th anniversary by demonstrating...how Yokohama performance can enhance even non-tire...items such as a surfboard, saddle and racing...shoes. ( read original story ...)


IMF to loan Mongolia US$440 million as part of bai...
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“The Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and...bilateral partners including Japan and Korea are...expected to provide up to another US$3 billion in...budget and project support, while the People’s...Bank of China is expected to extend its 15 yuan...billion ... ( read original story ...)


Japan ruling party urges strike ability amid NKorea threat

Japan's ruling party urged the government Thursday to consider arming itself with more advanced and offensive capability, such as striking enemy targets with cruise missiles, further loosening the self-defense-only military posture the country has had ... ( read original story ...)

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Person-to-person home delivery sales have been an...important cultural feature in Japan for decades....So the growing burdens of e-commerce that threaten...it are not just a business story; they are a story...about social infrastructure. For the delivery...companies ... ( read original story ...)


Japan court rejects 'right to be forgotten�...
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Japan's Supreme Court has rejected a man's demand...that news search results of his arrest on sex...charges be deleted from Google, ruling that to do...so would violate freedom of expression. Japanese...media said it was the first decision by the...nation's top ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo cops: Worker’s head crushed by 300 kg iron w...
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TOKYO (TR) – A 300-kilogram iron wall fell...over and crushed ... to store excavated soil at the site near a public...pool at around 3:30 p.m., reports Nippon News...Network (Jan. 29). Two of the victim’s...colleagues managed to escape moments before the ... ( read original story ...)


Malaysia asks Japan's Abe to convince Trump t...
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TOKYO - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak asked...his Japanese counterpart on Wednesday to try to...convince U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to...support the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade...agreement when they meet in New York this week....Najib told Japanese ... ( read original story ...)


Angklung mesmerizes visitors at One World Festival...
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Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The performance of...traditional Indonesian dances and Sundanese...musical instrument known as angklung enthralled...the visitors at the 2017 One World Festival in...Osaka. "Indonesias Consulate General in Osaka, in...collaboration with the ... ( read original story ...)


Japan firms ramp up output, signs economy brighten...
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Japan’s factory output rose in November and...manufacturers expect to ramp up production in...coming months, data showed on Wednesday,...underscoring the central bank’s view that a...pick-up in global demand will underpin a steady...economic recovery. ( read original story ...)


Eye on Japanese real estate
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A recent news report by The Japan Times revealed...that Japan’s property market is luring more...Asian investors seeking high rental yields as well...as capital gains, which are not available back...home. “Money is flowing in mostly from Taiwan,...Hong Kong ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Central Bank to Weigh Unpredictable Factor a...
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TOKYO—At the Bank of Japan, cautious...optimism toward U.S. President Donald Trump is...giving way to plain caution. Mr. Trump’s...election victory initially gave policy makers in...Tokyo hope of more-favorable economic conditions...after a stimulus pledge ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese leader Abe won't apologize at Pearl ...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won't apologize...for Japan's attack when he visits the U.S. naval...base at Pearl Harbor later this month, the...government spokesman said Tuesday. Chief Cabinet...Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that "the purpose of...the upcoming ... ( 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 ...)


Parker: Edo Japan eyes expansion into Ontario

Edo Japan began as a venture to help the late Rev. Susumu Ikuta ... Read his columns online at calgaryherald.com/business. He can be reached at 403-830-4622 or by email at info@davidparker.ca. ( 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 ...)


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The weak inflation data -- core prices excluding...fresh food fell 0.4 percent from a year ago --...come several weeks after Japan's central bank...pushed back the timeline for hitting its 2.0...percent inflation target. The BoJ's target is a...key part of Prime ... ( read original story ...)


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Fashion as expression Described as "Tokyo's...premiere style icons" by digital publication...Business of Fashion, the couple credits their...status as tastemakers to the fashion industry in...their home base: Japan. "In Japan, I often feel...that fashion is a quiet ... ( read original story ...)


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While many Chinese investors have looked to...acquire Japanese office buildings and apartments...as the yen has weakened, including conglomerate...Anbang Insurance Group, which is in talks to buy...200 residential properties from Blackstone Group...for US$2.3 ... ( read original story ...)


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"Japan has not intervened in the currency market...under Abenomics ... It stood around 110.60 yen in volatile market on...Friday in Asia after news of U.S. missile strikes...on Syria. [FRX/] Since Trump's election victory in...November, the dollar has rallied ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s Watanabe elected president of gymnas...
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Watanabe becomes the first Asian to head FIG and...is the first Japanese president of an Olympic...international federation since Ichiro Ogimura...headed the International Table Tennis Federation...from 1987-1994. Watanabe is a sports business...management professional. ( read original story ...)


BRIEF-Ambition sells Tokyo-based building
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* Says it sold a Tokyo-based building at an...undisclosed price, on May 15 Source text in...Japanese: goo.gl/Fngq46 Further company coverage:...(Beijing Headline News) Our Standards: The Thomson...Reuters Trust Principles Next In Financials ( read original story ...)


Why being a Yakuza gang member isn't illegal ...
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Japan's organised crime syndicates, the Yakuza,...are estimated to earn billions every year from...loan-sharking, real-estate scams, drugs and...protection. Some members have moved on from...traditional activities to harder-to-detect...financial crimes. One ... ( read original story ...)


8 feared dead in Japan avalanche
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Eight people are feared dead and two were in...critical condition on Monday after an avalanche...hit a group of high school students and teachers...climbing in central Japan. It was not immediately...clear how many of the victims were students, an...official said. ( read original story ...)


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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)...said it will generate about 4, 000 megawatts (MW)...of power in the next ten years to boost power...supply in the country. According to a statement by...the corporation's spokesman Ndu Ughamadu, NNPC...would ... ( read original story ...)


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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on...Thursday left for Japan to participate in the...annual bilateral summit in Tokyo. "An eastward...sojourn begins, this time for the Annual Summit...with Japan. PM @narendramodi departs for Tokyo,"...External Affairs ... ( read original story ...)


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The International Olympic Committee’s Executive...Board announced on Friday it will add new events...to the swimming program for the 2022 Olympics in...Tokyo, including U.S. star Katie Ledecky’s...specialty, the 1,500 meters. Ledecky, the Bethesda...native who ... ( read original story ...)


Japan one-ups Scotland with whisky coveted around ...
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YAMAZAKI, Japan - A dim storage room surrounded by...bamboo groves and pastoral hills is filled...wall-to-wall with 3,000 wooden barrels. Here...sleeps, for years, sometimes decades, prized...Japanese whisky. The Suntory distillery in...Yamazaki, near the ancient ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO -- Japan's economy expanded at a steady pace...in the three months ended in December, logging...growth for the fourth straight quarter....Economists, however, are still cautious about the...outlook for the world's third-largest economy....Japan's real gross ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese army aircraft disappears from radar
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Ministry officials said the LR-2 reconnaissance...and communications plane took off from Okadama...airport in Sapporo city at 11.23 a.m. It was...heading for Hakodate airport, public broadcaster...NHK reported. The plane, with two pilots and two...maintenance ... ( read original story ...)


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LONDON Japan wants to resolve a territorial row...that has over-shadowed ties with Russia since...World War Two, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on...Saturday. "A peace treaty between Japan and Russia...has not been concluded yet, even after 70 years...have passed ... ( read original story ...)


New compound that can break down plastic waste dev...
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Researchers from Nagoya University in Japan...developed a series of organometallic ruthenium...catalysts to break down even the toughest amide...bonds effectively under mild conditions. "Our...previous catalysts could hydrogenate most amide...bonds, but the ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo police crack down on cosplay kart tour safet...
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Police in the Japanese capital Tokyo are urging...operators to improve the safety standards of their...popular fancy dress go-kart tours of the city. The...sight of convoys of go-karts snaking through...Tokyo's streets, their drivers wearing outfits...based on the ... ( read original story ...)


Japan business mood improves in encouraging sign f...
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TOKYO, Nov 11 Japanese manufacturers' confidence...rose for a third straight month to a 15-month high...in November, while the mood in the service sector...rebounded from a 3-1/2-year low in the prior...month, a Reuters poll showed, in a sign of a...gradual economic ... ( read original story ...)


Panasonic: World's First*1 Organic CMOS Image...
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OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 9,...2017--Panasonic Corporation today announced that...it has developed a new technology, electrical...control of the near infrared (NIR) light...sensitivity of the same pixel in an organic CMOS...image sensor. The sensitivity of ... ( read original story ...)


Toshiba's chip business draws about 10 bidders

TOKYO -- The first round of competitive bidding for Toshiba's memory chip business closed Wednesday, attracting 10 or so possible buyers. The embattled Japanese conglomerate, sinking deeper into negative net worth after U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse ... ( read original story ...)

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One man who embodies the veteran moniker, though,...is Kazuyoshi 'Kazu' Miura. There is no debate to...be had here, with the Yokohama FC striker still...going strong at the age of 50. He celebrates that...landmark birthday today, and is showing no sign of...slowing ... ( read original story ...)


China comes roaring back in the global IPO market
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Japan, the runner-up in Asia's IPO race for the...quarter, hosted two of the five largest flotations...in the region: a $611 million share issue by...Sushiro Global Holdings, an Osaka-based...conveyor-belt sushi chain backed by European...private equity firm Permira ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo stocks edge higher after Fed rate hike
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... down with Mizuho Financial Group falling 0.27...percent to 219.5 yen and brokerage Nomura off 0.92...percent to end at 749.4 yen. But Hitachi rose 1.02...percent to 642.2 yen after the Nikkei business...daily reported that Tokyo may arrange an aid...package ... ( read original story ...)


Moritomo files for bankruptcy protection in Osaka
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according to a different lawyer working on behalf...of Moritomo who cited the construction company...that erected the buildings for the elementary...school as well as the central government and the...Osaka prefectural government. The lawyer spoke at...a news ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s first outdoor Legoland park opens in Nagoy...
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NAGOYA – Japan’s first outdoor Legoland park...opened in Nagoya on Saturday, raising hopes that...more tourists will visit the area and deliver an...economic boom to the nation’s third-largest...business region. With children’s tickets priced...higher than ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO Dec 20 Japan's Nikkei share average rose on...Tuesday afternoon after the market digested the...Bank of Japan's decision to maintain current...monetary policy, while the yen's fall versus the...dollar lifted overall sentiment. The Nikkei gained...0.6 percent ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO -- Virtual currencies are gaining traction...in Japan, with restaurant operators and retailers...realizing the benefits of a simple, transnational...form of digital payment. At Nippon Gas'...headquarters here, customers paying in bitcoin can...settle their ... ( read original story ...)


Japan to carry out simulated China-Taiwan military...
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The Self-Defence Forces will conduct drills from...Monday through Friday with the US military...participating as an observer, a Japanese...government source told Kyodo News. The exercises,...which do not involve actual troop deployments,...assume that the US and ... ( read original story ...)


Korea, Japan ratify Nagoya Protocol
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Adopted in 2010 in Nagoya, Japan, it entered into...force on 12 October 2014. Dr. Cristiana Pașca...Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on...Biological Diversity (CBD), said: “This is great...news for the Republic of Korea and for the Nagoya...Protocol. ( read original story ...)


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MaRS has announced a partnership with a...Tokyo-based IT services provider in an effort to ... head of open innovation and business incubation...business strategy at NTT DATA. Entrepreneurs...working in the FinTech, artificial intelligence,...and energy industries ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo expo building global launchpad for Japanese startups

TOKYO -- Slush Tokyo, a sister expo to the larger annual startup conference in Finland, has grown into an event capable of lifting next-generation Japanese enterprises onto the global stage. The two-day show kicked off Wednesday with a record 500 ventures ... ( read original story ...)

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Tokyo: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought...to assure Japan on Tuesday that his high-profile...visit to rival China last week was only about...economics, but had more harsh words for long-time...ally Washington, saying he might abrogate defence...treaties. ( read original story ...)


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Prospects for the Japanese economy have brightened...at the start of 2017. Business conditions in Japan...continued to improve following a pick-up late last...year, adding justification to upgraded growth...forecasts from the central bank. While survey data...showed ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO, March 6 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks dropped...from the morning bell on Monday, as a...comparatively firm yen against the U.S. dollar...negatively hit exporter issues, which tend to rely...on a weak yen to see overseas profits augmented...when repatriated. As ... ( read original story ...)


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Adam Walsh is a reporter for the St. John's...Morning Show, currently working in Tokyo on a...partnership with the Japanese public broadcaster...NHK. The noose of security is gradually tightening...as the week progresses. Everywhere you look, there...are police ... ( read original story ...)


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Japanese investments are flowing significantly...once again into property purchases and real estate...vehicles in the United States, at a rate unseen...since the days before the savings-and-loan crisis....From January to February, Japanese real estate...purchases ... ( read original story ...)


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Tokyo followed Wall Street lower Thursday and oil...edged down from recent highs as Toshiba's stock...plunged for the third straight day. The Dow...receded after nearing the historic 20,000...benchmark with shares of some banks falling more...than one percent after ... ( read original story ...)


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After all the hardships that the production of the...live-action movie adaptation of "Tokyo Ghoul" have...endured, the movie was finally given a release...date. The movie suffered some setbacks when the...lead actress Fumika Shimizu suddenly announced her...... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo gets November snow for first time in 54 year...
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Tokyo woke up Thursday to its first November...snowfall in more than half a century, leaving...commuters to grapple with train disruptions and...slick streets. Snow began falling before dawn with...the mercury approaching zero as a cold weather...system moved south ... ( read original story ...)


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Tokyo stocks jumped to the highest level in nearly...two years. KEEPING SCORE: Nikkei 225 jumped 1.4...percent to 20,139.31 as the yen weakened against...the dollar. South Korea's Kospi rose 0.9 percent...to 2,363.07. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index gained...0.2 percent ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO, March 28 Japan's Nikkei share average...rebounded from more than a six-week low on Tuesday...morning due to a pause in the yen's strong trend,...with most sectors rose to positive territory. With...the end of the business year-end looming on March...31 for a ... ( read original story ...)