Japan eyes bigger bite of China’s rice market

TOKYO -- With Sino-Japanese relations showing signs of warming, Tokyo is working to persuade Beijing to accept more Japanese rice in hopes of giving domestic farmers greater access to a market hungry for high-quality imports. Toshihiro Nikai, secretary ... ( read original story ...)

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Mynet Is The Biggest Player In The Secondary...Market The most high-profile company in Japan’s...Secondary Market is Tokyo-based Mynet (3928),...which went IPO in December 2015. The company...currently has a market cap of US$250 million,...employs 600 people and ... ( read original story ...)


Missing the big picture: How Japan Post's $6....
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In February 2015, bankers working on Japan's...biggest IPO in three decades woke to news that...left them shaken. Their client had just closed a...multi-billion dollar deal - but had kept them...firmly out of the loop. Just months ahead of its...listing, state-owned ... ( 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 ...)


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 ...)


500 Startups closes $35M Japan fund with the backi...
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“[Cool Japan’s involvement] is symbolic in a...way because there ... who in the past would push for an exit via IPO as...a risk-averse way to ensure a return on...investment. “Historically if you wanted to do a...$20 million-$30 million round you didn ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's Abe heads to D.C. this week to meet w...
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Separately, Japan's Government Pension Investment...Fund (GPIF), the world's largest with $1.2...trillion in assets, is preparing to invest $150...billion in the United States. It will buy debt...issued by American companies, the Nikkei business...newspaper reported. ( read original story ...)


49-Year-Old Yokohama Striker Signs New Contract
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The forward joined Yokohama in 2005, at the age of...38 ... He contributes to Reports Afrique News from Benin...City, Edo state Nigeria. ( read original story ...)


Nikkei 225 News and Analysis
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The Nikkei 225 is the primary benchmark index for...the Japanese stock market. The size of the...Japanese economy (3rd largest in the world) and...its importance makes the Nikkei one of the most...widely watched and traded indices in the world....The 225 ... ( read original story ...)


Japan, Singapore lead Asia in copyright protection
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TOKYO -- Japan came in fourth out of 45 countries...in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's latest ranking...of intellectual property protection, moving up...from ninth place a year ago. The U.S. business...lobby now rates Japan the highest in Asia, ahead...of Singapore ... ( read original story ...)


All aboard!: Elements of luxury sleeper train revi...
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TOKYO — In 1988, the Hokutosei sleeper express...was the first train to use the Seikan tunnel to...link Ueno Station in Tokyo to Sapporo, over a...journey of 1,200 kilometers. It gained popularity...through such charms as luxury sleeping cars and a...dining car ... ( read original story ...)


Japan zoo releases gender of star panda

TOKYO - The baby panda, who has become an overnight celebrity in Japan, is a girl. Tokyo's Ueno Zoo said Friday the panda, born June 12, was ruled a female by examining experts. The still nameless cub has been doing well, drinking mother ShinShin's milk. ( read original story ...)

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A book providing a comprehensive picture of the...Tokyo Trials, also known as the International...Military Tribunal for the Far East, drew crowds at...the Gaudeamus book fair in Romania on Thursday....The book tells the story of Japanese war criminals...tried after ... ( read original story ...)


ESR Acquires Osaka Site for $500M Japan Logistics ...
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Logistics real estate developer and operator...e-Shang Redwood (ESR) has just acquired a...194,000-square meter site near Osaka for the...development of one ... with the company expected to head for a...multi-billion dollar IPO later this year. ( read original story ...)


Airbnb-Style Rentals In Japan Are Disrupting Tradi...
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Owners would be allowed to rent out either part of...their own house or part of a rental property for...up to 180 days per year. Lodging houses already...make up more than one-third of Japan’s...hospitality industry – 35% to be precise....That fraction looks ... ( read original story ...)


Business Hotels Tokyo
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Romancing Business hotels tokyo History - A...Holiday in RajasthanRajasthan, the brand evokes...myriad impressions - an intricate tapestry of...colorations, sound and sniff around. Romancing...History - A Vacation for RajasthanRajasthan, the...brand evokes myriad ... ( read original story ...)


Rare Ice that Sparkles Like Diamonds Found in Japa...
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Japan is not just known for their cherry blossoms,...but also unique crystal-clear ice blocks that wash...up only on their shores. These ice blocks are so...tantalizing as they sparkle like diamonds. Most...people who have seen these structures refer to...them as ... ( read original story ...)


Kipsang Predicts 2:02:50 – Tokyo Marathon Pr...
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2017 Tokyo Marathon top elites Wilson Kipsang,...Dickson Chumba, Tsegaye Kebede, Amane Bersio,...Amane Gobena, Birhane Dibaba, Masato Imai,...Kazuhiro Maeda and Yuma Hattori. When we were...kings - Kipsang, Chumba and Kebede, CR holders of...Japan's three major men ... ( read original story ...)


Commodities fuel Australia stock rally; Nikkei fla...
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However, weak macroeconomic data in Japan weighed...on stocks there, despite a weaker yen that would...make the country’s exports more competitive....The Nikkei Stock Average NIK, +0.03% was about...flat, suffering from the lingering effects of...Tuesday’s ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka Coffee Introduces Premier Coffee Brewing Pro...
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Much like wine, the flavors of coffee are nuanced...and vary greatly. Osaka believes that in order to...fully enjoy coffee it is not just the source of...the beans or the method of roasting. If brewed...incorrectly the results will not be satisfactory....With Osaka ... ( read original story ...)


The Latest: Russia, Japan Leaders Discuss Island D...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he and...Russian President Vladimir Putin spent much of...their three-hour talks Thursday discussing a...longstanding territorial dispute and a peace...treaty between the two countries. "We had in-depth...discussions on a ... ( read original story ...)


Japan carving out wider pathway for foreign servic...
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TOKYO -- The Japanese government is moving to ease...residency requirements for non-native service...workers in an effort to deal with an influx of...tourists from outside the country. Beyond...work-study Japan hosted a record 24.03 million...foreign tourists in 2016. ( read original story ...)


Rear admiral to investigate fatal Navy collision off Japan

A rear admiral has been named to head the U.S. Navy's investigation into a collision off Japan that took the lives of seven sailors aboard the USS Fitzgerald. The Japan-based 7th Fleet said Friday that Brian Fort would lead the probe into the crash with a ... ( read original story ...)

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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario & TOKYO--(BUSINESS...WIRE)-- Mississauga, Ontario-based SOTI Inc....joined The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of...Ontario; and The Honourable Brad Duguid, Minister...of Economic Development and Growth, on the...Premier’s first business ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese expats lure developers
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The government's bold plans for the Eastern...Economic Corridor have opened up opportunities for...property developers and investors, with Sri Racha...in Chon Buri province being the brightest spot....Japanese nationals are the largest group of...expatriates in ... ( read original story ...)


USJ’s Osaka theme park to get ‘Dragon Quest’ attra...
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Details about the new attraction will be announced...later, according to USJ. The Osaka-based amusement...park is also planning to open a Nintendo-themed...area that will feature characters from...Nintendo’s games, including “Super...Mario,” by 2020. ( read original story ...)


Announcement of Establishment of the "Tokyo G...
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Announcement of Establishment of the "Tokyo Gas...Real Estate Holdings++" Today, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd....(President: Mr. Michiaki Hirose, "Tokyo Gas") has...determined to establish the holdings company,..."Tokyo Gas Real Estate Holdings Co., Ltd., (here...in after "TG ... ( read original story ...)


BANK OF JAPAN : Japan's key bond yield falls ...
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The yield on the benchmark 10-year Japanese...government bond ended lower Monday on buying after...the Bank of Japan said it might carry out a...fixed-rate buying operation. The yield on the No....344, 0.1 percent issue, the main yardstick of...long-term interest ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Inc could claim edge in overseas deals as Ch...
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TOKYO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Japan Inc may become a...more important force in dealmaking next year as...its cashed-up companies seek to buy growth...prospects elsewhere in the world and as Beijing's...crackdown on capital outflows prevents some...Chinese companies ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Unleashes Its Inner Slacker: Leave Work Earl...
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TOKYO—Friday was a strange day for the head of...Japan’s most important business group. Sadayuki...Sakakibara, chairman of the Japan Business...Federation, left the office at two in the...afternoon, donned a plum-colored sport jacket and...headed out to a ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo stocks end nearly flat as investors cautious...
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TOKYO, April 20 Japanese stocks ended nearly flat...for a second day on Thursday as investors became...cautious ahead of global risk events such as the...first-round of French presidential elections at...the weekend and mounting tensions over North...Korea. The ... ( 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 ...)


Japanese and German cooperation on Industry 4.0
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That has made Japan a more interesting place for...German companies to do business. Suddenly, they're...working together "Japan in some sectors makes more...foreign direct investments than does China or...Korea," Schürmann said from his perch in a...glass-fronted ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei flat as dollar/yen steadies, on track for gains this week

TOKYO, June 23 Japan's Nikkei share average was flat on Friday morning as dollar-yen levels steadied after major economic events, while Nintendo hit new multi-year highs on ongoing hopes for a new title on Switch. The Nikkei was flat at 20,119.55 in ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO Japan's Sharp Corp will consider an initial...public offering for Sakai Display Products Corp,...the LCD joint venture between it and Hon Hai...Precision Industry Co (Foxconn) of Taiwan, the...Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday. "We'll...think about it ... ( read original story ...)


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Re “Anti-Conspiracy Bill Advances in Japan”...(news article, May 24): Concluding the United...Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized...Crime, or Untoc, is a pressing issue for Japan, as...we prepare to play host to major events,...particularly the ... ( read original story ...)


Saudi favours New York for Aramco IPO
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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 Aramco was not...immediately available for comment. ( read original story ...)


She loves being pam-pawed! Adorable video shows Ch...
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Chima the Chihuahua from Nagoya, Japan, wouldn't...take no for an answer as she asked for more and...more pats and strokes from her doting owner. In...the clip, Chima sits on a tile floor next to her...owner. She reaches forward with her front right...paw and ... ( read original story ...)


Government will scrutinize foreign bids for Toshib...
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The government wants Toshiba to consider these...issues carefully when it decides whether the...memory chip business should be sold to a...non-Japanese buyer, Seko said. Toshiba, a...financially strapped electronics and machinery...giant, is looking at the sale to ... ( read original story ...)


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And I said, 'Name one.' And she said,...'Minneapolis!'" Or the capital of Japan -- Tokyo...-- where Tune certainly stands out in a crowd. He...was in Japan in the 1990s while touring in "My One...and Only" when he was asked by the Takarazuka...Revue, a 100-year-old ... ( read original story ...)


Dior unveils new Tokyo store and fresh looks
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Christian Dior launches its new Tokyo store with...rooftop fashion show, showing new looks from its...first female creative director Maria Grazia...Chiuri. (Reuters) ( read original story ...)


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The Bank of Japan’s director has said that...it’s important to constantly engage in taking...measures against threats made to the blockchain or...else it could impact the technology’s...credibility and hinder its development. Speaking...at the third meeting of ... ( read original story ...)


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Tokyo 42 is now available on Steam, offering an...open-world isometric shooter that lives up to...their description by looking "hyper-stylish." If...you want to see if you agree, you can check out...this launch trailer. Here's the pitch: Tokyo 42 is...a hyper ... ( read original story ...)


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The TIFF, Japan’s first large-scale...international filmfest, started in 1985 with the...first two editions held biennially. So far, it has...showcased more than 5,000 films from around the...world. This year, the TIFF will be held at the...Roppongi Hills complex ... ( read original story ...)


Yokohama Rubber : TIRE CORPORATION REVS-UP NEW OFF-ROAD PARTNERSHIP WITH HORSEPOWER ADVENTURES

Release date- 22062017 - SANTA ANA, CA. - Yokohama Tire Corporation's off-road connection grew stronger as the tire maker announced a new partnership with Horsepower Adventures (HPA), a specialized off-road driving experience company, operating on Mexico's ... ( read original story ...)

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Nancy.Russell@cbc.ca In its heyday in the 1990s,...Canadian World in Ashibetsu, Japan attracted tens...of thousands of visitors on a summer day. The...theme park includes an almost perfect replica of...Green Gables house in Cavendish, P.E.I., and other...landmarks ... ( read original story ...)


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Nagoya University research identified a patient...with the whole-body skin disease epidermolytic...ichthyosis that had been inherited as a germline...mutation from her father with the milder...epidermolytic nevus. Analysis of genomic DNA from...the patient revealed ... ( read original story ...)


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Requests for interviews with Kawamura also grew in...number, officials said. During a news conference...Nov. 21, the mayor referred to his pet argument...for restoring Nagoya Castle’s main keep to...its original wooden structure as a powerful means...for building ... ( read original story ...)


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Investors relieved as North Korea takes no new...missile steps * Securities shares jump in line...with market gains TOKYO, April 25 Japan's Nikkei...share average retook the 19,000 level on Tuesday...for the first time in three weeks, buoyed by Wall...Street gains ... ( read original story ...)


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DUBAI Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (8306.T ... Shinzo Abe this month asked Saudi Arabia's King...Salman to support a listing of Aramco's shares in...Tokyo. Other markets, including New York, London,...Hong Kong, Singapore and Toronto, are also vying...for ... ( read original story ...)


Japan favours New Zealand made sustainable wool
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A Kiwi wool company has been exporting to Japan...for over 20 years, a market often considered...difficult to enter for exporters. New Zealand...Merino general manager Mike Hargadon said the key...to sustaining a long term relationship in Japan...was to ... ( read original story ...)


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YAMAZAKI, JAPAN—A dim storage room surrounded by...bamboo groves and ... who manages Nikka’s international business....Nikka Whisky From the Barrel, packaged in a sleek...bottle, is doing especially well in Europe, she...says. Sukhinder Singh, owner of London ... ( read original story ...)


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Six of the biggest media companies in Japan are to...launch a new video platform. It will be...specifically targeted at smartphone users. Called...Premium Platform Japan, the new venture will...launch in July and begin pay-streaming services in...April of next year. ( read original story ...)


Ex-Mets manager Bobby Valentine being considered f...
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Now batting for United States Ambassador to Japan ... Bobby Valentine? The former Mets skipper is being...considered for the job and has discussed the...opportunity with President-elect Donald...Trump’s transition team, according to a...WEEI.com report. ( read original story ...)


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High levels of toxic chemicals were found in...groundwater tests at a new facility scheduled to...replace Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market -- the world's...largest -- clouding the costly relocation plan,...news reports said Saturday. The controversial...project has been ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese slow earthquakes could shed light on tsunami generation

Understanding slow-slip earthquakes in subduction zone areas may help researchers understand large earthquakes and the creation of tsunamis, according to researchers who used data from instruments placed on the seafloor and in boreholes east of the ... ( read original story ...)

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Tokyo tumbled more than one percent Thursday,...while the dollar sank as investors were left...deflated by a lack of economic detail from Donald...Trump at his first post-election press conference....Traders had hoped the real estate tycoon would...flesh out some of ... ( read original story ...)


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Good morning everybody. Heading out now to run the...new Tokyo Marathon course. Will report on all the...new sections. pic.twitter.com/me3T1VH3ne — Japan...Running News (@JRNHeadlines) February 18, 2017 The...new course keeps the start in front of the Tokyo ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO Jan 16 Japan's Nikkei share average fell on...Monday to its lowest level in more than two weeks,...hurt as the yen appreciated on concerns Britain...might make a "hard" exit by from the European...Union. Japanese stocks were also hurt as the Trump...trade ... ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


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Fans of the anime series "Tokyo Ghoul" may find...themselves feeling disappointed with reports that...the premiere of the rumored third season of the...show has been delayed. Previously, earlier rumors...have surfaced that "Tokyo Ghoul" season 3 will be...airing ... ( read original story ...)


Toshiba planning to sell TV business
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TOKYO -- Toshiba, which sold the first Japan-made...color television in 1960, now appears to want to...sell its TV business. Some foreign buyers are said...to be showing interest in taking over the unit,...according to people familiar with the matter....Potential ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan has a very unfortunate history with...earthquakes, particularly because the country lies...on a major fault line. Nevertheless, the Japanese...have found several ways to counter the destructive...forces of nature, and here’s a video shot at the...time of the ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co is bringing the...Civic sedan back home after seven years, betting...buoyant overseas demand for the model would help...drive sales in Japan and allow the automaker to...shake off its domestic image as a maker of only ... ( read original story ...)


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Romancing Business hotels tokyo History - A...Holiday in RajasthanRajasthan, the brand evokes...myriad impressions - an intricate tapestry of...colorations, sound and sniff around. Romancing...History - A Vacation for RajasthanRajasthan, the...brand evokes myriad ... ( read original story ...)


Celebrity Chefs Are Eating Raw ‘Chicken Sashimi’ —...
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It’s more widely offered in Japan though,...especially in hubs such as Osaka, Kyoto, and...Tokyo. But even there, people have been cautioned...against taking a bite of undercooked chicken. In...July, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and...Welfare warned that ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s earthquakes and tectonic setting

Japan has more measurable earthquakes than any other country and has over 100 active volcanoes. These both result from Japan being wedged among four major tectonic plates. The tectonics are complicated, but in this animation, IRIS attempted to look at the ... ( read original story ...)

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According to Nippon News Network (Jan. 9), a third...party being injured as a result of a person taking...their own life in such a manner is not...unprecedented in the Tokyo metropolitan area...— with the latest case possibly spurring a...preventative action. ( read original story ...)


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The populations of three wards in central Tokyo...are projected to keep growing after 2025 even as...the capital’s overall population is expected to...decline, thanks to a construction boom and...convenient transport. Chiyoda, Chuo and Minato...wards have seen an ... ( read original story ...)


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Japanese companies' owner-managers often have no...incentive to improve profitability, because that...would increase the inheritance tax incurred when...their business is passed on to the next...generation, Sasaki says. Non-owner managers,...meanwhile, lack ... ( read original story ...)


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It hopes to test autonomous cars without a driver...this year. Taniguchi declined to comment on ZMP's...IPO plans. He had said in February that ZMP hoped...to list in Tokyo in the coming months, after a...delay last year due to client information being...leaked on ... ( read original story ...)


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Tokyo, Jan. 6 — Japan decided Friday to...recall its ambassador ... according to a report by Kyodo news agency. The...South Korean foreign ministry called Japan’s...decision to recall its ambassador very...regrettable. “Even if there are difficult...issues ... ( read original story ...)


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BUZ INVESTORS Japan NIKKEI 225 The Nikkei 225...closed 91 points or 0.5% lower at 18336 on Friday...April 14th, extending losses for the fourth...session. It is the lowest close since December 5th...amid a stronger yen and geopolitical tensions....Other Asian ... ( read original story ...)


Japan steel industry fears protectionism from Trum...
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"We are worried about the risks of the Trump...administration taking protectionism actions or...policies," Kosei Shindo, chairman of the Japan...Iron and Steel Federation, told a news conference....Shindo is also president of Nippon Steel &...Sumitomo Metal Corp ... ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


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Investment Banking Compensation & Benefit...Planning Solutions IPO Underwriting &...Consulting Private Companies I Private Companies...II Private Companies Osaka Investment Banking IPO...Research Equity Research Financial Market &...Economic Research Research ... ( read original story ...)


Japan recalls envoy after comfort-woman statue pla...
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TOKYO - Japan is recalling its ambassador to South...Korea in response to the placing of a...comfort-woman statue in front of its consulate in...the Korean city of Busan. Both Ambassador Yasumasa...Nagamine in Seoul and the consul-general in Busan...will be ... ( read original story ...)