Japanese and German cooperation on Industry 4.0

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 ...)

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The government on Friday set a basic plan...governing its maintenance of 148 inhabited...offshore islands, with an eye to China’s...expansionary activities at sea. “As a maritime...country, we must take long-term, systematic...measures to protect, maintain and ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese PM says North Korea may be capable of fir...
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TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned that...North Korea may be capable of firing a missile...loaded with sarin nerve gas toward Japan. Abe's...comments Thursday to a parliamentary panel on...national security and diplomacy come amid looming...concern about ... ( read original story ...)


A Chinese Entrepreneur’s Plea for Rationality
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Japanese companies are very conservative ... The most important foundation of the market...economy is the protection of private property....Customers are resources that are part of that...property, and they are the only source of return...on investment. ( read original story ...)


Japan’s 2016 net external assets rose to second-la...
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Japan’s net external assets rose to their...second-highest amount on record at the end of...fiscal 2016, driven by rising mergers and...acquisitions overseas by firms and portfolio...investment, the Finance Ministry said Friday. The...net value of assets held by ... ( read original story ...)


Japan crown prince: Malaysia can be model for dive...
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as well as Malaysian students and Japanese...residents. Follow Mari Yamaguchi on Twitter at...https://www.twitter.com/mariyamaguchi Find her...work also at AP News...https://www.apnews.com/search/mari%20yamaguchi ( read original story ...)


Japan ratifies TPP despite Trump's threat
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TOKYO -- Japan showcased its commitment to free...trade by ratifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership...Friday even as Asia's focus shifts to a China-led...alternative framework amid U.S. President-elect...Donald Trump's threat to abandon the 12-nation...pact. ( read original story ...)


Why Japanese Banks Lack Deal Mojo
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Struggling to make profits grow in their domestic...lending businesses, Japan’s banks have...languished. Add to their pain negative interest...rates and meaty cost structures, and the future is...visibly bleak. Yet, not much has been done about...it. Bank stocks ... ( read original story ...)


Panasonic aims to move Tesla auto partnership beyo...
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OSAKA: Panasonic Corp aims to extend its...partnership with electric car maker Tesla Motors...Inc beyond batteries and into self-driving...technology, as the Japanese conglomerate continues...to shift its focus to the automotive business. The...electronics maker has ... ( read original story ...)


SBI Liquidity Market Grows Its smartTrade Implemen...
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TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- smartTrade Technologies,...a multi-asset electronic trading solutions...pioneer, announced today that SBI Liquidity...Market, a Japanese leading FX infrastructure...solution and liquidity provider, complemented its...FX platform based on ... ( read original story ...)


Crafting Tokyo cool: Why celebrities love this des...
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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 ...)


Tokyo 2020: Japan earthquake and nuclear disaster site could host Olympic events

IOC president Thomas Bach is holding talks with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike in the city Tokyo 2020 Olympic events could be held in part of Japan hit by the 2011 Fukushima earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in a bid to cut costs. Rowing canoe/kayak ... ( read original story ...)

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Japanese Bank Consortium Will Commercialize Ripple...
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It is not surprising to find out a Japanese bank...consortium is looking to integrate blockchain...technology. What is somewhat surprising is how the...group wants to use Ripple’s blockchain to...improve their payment infrastructures. The plan is...to use this ... ( read original story ...)


Japan attempts to curb ‘death by overwork’ with Pr...
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Workers in Japan are being told to cut out early...as the country rolls out its new Premium Friday...initiative. Companies are encouraged to let staff...leave at 3 pm on the last Friday of every month....The hopes are the happy staffers will go out, have...fun ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's ageing emperor's abdication is a...
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highlighted the male-dominated nature of Japan's...monarchy as it faces a potential succession...crisis. Public broadcaster NHK broke the story of...Princess Mako's engagement, sending the country...into a frenzy with the news dominating television...chat shows and ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo envisions bright future as world financial h...
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TOKYO -- Tokyo's road map for becoming a global...financial hub would slash taxes and dismantle...regulatory hurdles, aiming to draw in 40 foreign...companies by fiscal 2020 and support the national...economy for years to come. Gov. Yuriko Koike will...present ... ( read original story ...)


This is what it’s like to visit Tokyo’s famous Rob...
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The Robot Restaurant in Tokyo, Japan is one of the...most unique shows in the world. The cabaret-style...show has live music, dancing, singing, and, of...course, robots. Follow BI Video: On Twitter ( read original story ...)


Japan's Nikkei slips on firmer yen, weaker Wa...
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TOKYO, March 15 Japan's Nikkei share average...slipped on Wednesday, dragged down by a firmer yen...and Wall Street's overnight retreat. The market's...losses were limited as a wait-and-see mood...prevailed before the Federal Reserve policy...decision due later on ... ( read original story ...)


Noodle major Nissin to enter Chinese potato chip m...
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Osaka-based Nissin has earmarked Greater China as...being central ... cup noodle recently announced plans to spin off...its China and Hong Kong businesses in an IPO...expected to raise some US$200m to fund more...partnerships and acquisitions. ( read original story ...)


Japanese ambassador visits Manchester to discuss t...
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The visit from Koji Tsuruoka aims to celebrate the...region’s relationship with Japan, whilst...showcasing Greater Manchester as an investment and...business destination for Japanese investors,...especially in the areas of science, innovation,...infrastructure and ... ( read original story ...)


Japan, India to strengthen defense cooperation
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TOKYO – Japan and India are discussing ways to...strengthen their military cooperation amid rising...tension in the Asian region. Indian Defense...Minister Arun Jaitley told his Japanese...counterpart, Tomomi Inada, in Tokyo on Monday that...his county hopes to ... ( read original story ...)


BRIEF-SHANON announces IPO on TSE Mothers on Jan.2...
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Says its stock will begin trading on the Tokyo...Stock Exchange (TSE) Mothers on Jan. 27, under the...symbol "3976" * The company will offer a total of...150,000 shares * Says the nominal offering price...as of filing date of Registration Statement is...1,380 yen ... ( read original story ...)


Nankai Trough: Japanese Government allocates $190 million to monitor seabed to predict earthquakes

Japanese folklore tells us that if you watch catfish in a pond, they will swim erratically right before an earthquake. It might be as good an indicator as anything else. Earthquake scientists across the globe have long been at odds about whether or not ... ( read original story ...)

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Japan's Cabinet approved Friday a bill to let...83-year-old Emperor Akihito abdicate and allow his...elder son Crown Prince Naruhito to ascend the...Chrysanthemum Throne. The abdication will be...Japan's first in 200 years. Akihito indicated his...desire to abdicate ... ( read original story ...)


Tsunami Warning Lifted After Japan Earthquake Stri...
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The tremor brought back bad memories of the 2011...quake and tsunami that killed more than 20,000...people, reported CNN. The natural disaster hit...just before 6 a.m. Japan time, shaking buildings...as far as Tokyo. The quake was felt in Tokyo,...about 150 miles away. ( read original story ...)


Japan starts weekend early to improve work-life ba...
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TOKYO – It was not business as usual for some...workers in Japan on Friday. As the clock reached 3...p.m., about 100 office workers raised champagne...glasses in a cafe in the middle of Tokyo’s...central business district to toast “Premium...Friday,” a new ... ( read original story ...)


98% of all Japanese adoptions are employers adopti...
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In Japan, there is a several-hundred-year-old...tradition in which businesses adopt their...executives so companies or institutions are..."family-run" groups. In other words, bosses adopt...their employees. Inside the the world's oldest...family business ... ( read original story ...)


3-on-3 basketball likely to be added to Tokyo Olym...
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If things go right, 3-on-3 basketball could list...in the official program for the 2020 Tokyo...Olympics. Three-a-side basketball is actually an...internationally recognized game that is overseen...by FIBA, the sport's governing body. Officially...known as 3? ( read original story ...)


Japan seeks to expand arms deals with Southeast As...
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A Japanese defense official said Monday that Japan...is seeking to increase its sales of military...equipment to Southeast Asian nations amid growing...tensions with China and North Korea. The move is...part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to...bolster Japan's ... ( 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 ...)


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 ...)


Roxon rocks on: Kippens Paralympic champion will c...
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Katarina Roxon is not done yet. The 23-year-old...swimmer has declared her intentions for the 2020...Paralympic Games in Tokyo. The pride of Kippens,...just 10 weeks removed from winning her first...Paralympic gold medal, made the decision to...continue competing ... ( read original story ...)


Tepco finds possible nuclear fuel debris below Fuk...
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TOKYO: Tokyo Electric Power has found possible...nuclear fuel ... The spokesman said Tepco is investigating and...will announce its assessment at a regularly...scheduled news conference at 6:30 p.m. (0930) GMT...on Monday. ( read original story ...)


Japan, Taiwan and New Zealand collaborate on seismic hazard models

In Japan, Taiwan and New Zealand, one of the largest driving forces behind earthquakes is the active convergence of tectonic plates at rates of four to eight centimeters per year. The plate boundaries in each region are complex throughout the length of ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO — Japan says its current account surplus...hit a 9-year high in 2016, helped by lower costs...for imported oil and improved exports. The...perennial trade surpluses Japan runs with the U.S....are a sore point for U.S. President Donald Trump,...and the data ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Steel keeps product prices unchanged for Mar...
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"We have decided to maintain prices for March so...that local market prices would come in line with...our revised prices," Tokyo Steel's managing...director Kiyoshi Imamura told a news conference on...Monday. "Export demand is improving as China...reduces its ... ( read original story ...)


Abe: Japan planning for refugees in event of Korea...
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On Friday, the NSC members discussed how to deal...with a possibility that armed North Korean...soldiers pretending to be refugees may try to...enter Japan, Kyodo News reported. According to one...scenario, a U.S. military action sends a massive...number of North ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO -- Six years ago, more than 18,000 people...died or went missing as a tsunami triggered by a...massive quake engulfed coastal areas of...northeastern Japan. Tens of thousands more...people's lives were unraveled when they lost...family members, friends ... ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


Mizuho, SMBC in talks to provide 800 mln euros in ...
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TOKYO Dec 5 Japan's Mizuho Bank and Sumitomo...Mitsui Banking Corp are working on a deal to...provide 800 million euros ($845 million) in loans...to Russian gas giant Gazprom, sources familiar...with the matter said on Monday. The banks are in...talks to finalise ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo cops: Woman shoves man, knocks him unconscio...
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A woman shoved a male acquaintance near Shinagawa...Station during an argument and knocked him...unconscious (TBS News) TOKYO (TR) – A woman...shoved a male acquaintance during an argument,...leaving him unconscious after he struck his head...when he fell ... ( read original story ...)


Peach expands Sapporo operation from Sep 2017
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Japanese low-cost carrier Peach from September...2017 plans to expand operations at Sapporo New...Chitose ... Routesonline content offering in 2010 and...continues to provide breaking news on new routes...and schedule changes to the network development...community. ( read original story ...)


Kamiyado Kick Off Spring 2017 Tour in Sapporo!
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Kamiyado heated up the north with their...power-packed first one-man live in Hokkaido as...they started their spring tour at Sapporo DUCE on...March 4, 2017. With a shout of “Iku yo!” from...Mei Hashima, the members of Kamiyado burst onto...the stage ... ( read original story ...)


Kwon Becomes Latest Korean Challenger Success Stor...
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And last week, 19 year old Soon Woo Kwon emerged...at the $50,000 ATP Challenger Tour event in...Yokohama. The university student advanced through...three rounds of qualifying and then topped four...opponents in straight sets to clinch a spot in the...final. ( read original story ...)


Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Katsuura in Japan

A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 161 km ESE of Katsuura, Japan (100 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, 141.8436° East, 34.4322° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO Feb 6 Japan's Nikkei share average rose on...Monday as bank stocks climed following measures...ordered by U.S. President Donald Trump to reduce...regulation in the financial sector, although a...slightly stronger yen kept gains limited. The...Nikkei rose 0.3 ... ( read original story ...)


Japan finance minister: No comment on reports West...
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TOKYO Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on...Tuesday he did not want to comment on media...reports that Toshiba Corp's (6502.T) U.S nuclear...unit, Westinghouse, will file for Chapter 11...bankruptcy protection. Toshiba wants Westinghouse...to file for ... ( read original story ...)


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including the Summer War in Osaka in 1615 and...being struck by lightning in 1655. It looks almost...immaculate today though thanks to reconstruction...in the 1930’s and the fact it is now listed...as a Registered Cultural Property. Inside the...castle are a ... ( read original story ...)


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Choimobi Yokohama is a new round-trip car rental...service that will let anyone with a driver's...licence, credit card and smartphone borrow a...compact electric city car. The new service, which...officially launches on Friday, uses Nissan's...ultra-compact New ... ( read original story ...)


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[TOKYO] The Japanese capital of Tokyo on Thursday...was hit by its first November snow in 54 years,...slowing rush hour trains as residents slogged to...work wearing heavy coats and boots in a city far...more accustomed to earthquakes than to snow. The...last time ... ( read original story ...)


Building 'Team Thailand' with Exim
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saying it's important that the bank serve a...purpose beyond being just another state bank. "My...plan is to make Exim play a role similar to that...of Japan's JBIC," he says. JBIC (Japan Bank for...International Cooperation) is a Japanese public...financial ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO Japan Post Bank (7182.T) is slowly returning...to the U.S. bond market after yields spiked...following the U.S. election, although the bank...sees yields rising further later this year, its...chief investment officer said on Thursday. The...Japanese bank is ... ( read original story ...)


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Subaru and its official performance arm STI have...an interesting concept based on the BRZ due for a...reveal at the upcoming 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon. The...concept is called the BRZ STI Sport and is...described as a more mature take on the Subaru...sports car. ( read original story ...)


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The tremor brought back bad memories of the 2011...quake and tsunami that killed more than 20,000...people, reported CNN. The natural disaster hit...just before 6 a.m. Japan time, shaking buildings...as far as Tokyo. The quake was felt in Tokyo,...about 150 miles away. ( read original story ...)


Japan's PM Abe sends an offering to Yasukuni ...
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... a controversial shrine to Japan's war dead seen...in China and the two Koreas as a symbol of Japan's...past militarism, a move likely to spark protest,...Kyodo news agency reported. The offering at the...Yasukuni Shrine spring festival came as Japan...seeks ... ( read original story ...)


Sompo Japan to refine quake insurance premiums

TOKYO -- Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance will tailor corporate earthquake premiums to 948 areas nationally instead of to entire prefectures, a revision that likely will raise rates in tsunami-prone coastal sections and reduce premiums for inland regions. ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States military...grounded its tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey aircraft in...Japan on Wednesday after Tokyo called for a halt...to flights following a crash southwest of Okinawa...island, the first accident involving the aircraft...in Japan. ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have...arrested an 18 ... However, he gradually admitted involvement in the...crime as questioning continued, according to TBS...News (May 14). ( read original story ...)


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Donald Trump on Wednesday touted plans by a...Japanese mogul to bring 8,000 jobs to the United ... "We believe it is critical for business and...government to partner together to create more job...opportunities in the U.S. and ensure prosperity...for all Americans ... ( read original story ...)


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You can also find which the 20 biggest IPOs in US...history were. Most of the largest IPO valuations...in history in our list consist of Japanese,...Chinese and American names only. This makes sense...as these countries are the three biggest economies...in the world ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO (AP) — Japan is charting its own course to...deal with a radically different U.S. president, an...approach that will be tested at the end of this...week when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets Donald...Trump in the White House and on the golf course in...Florida. ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese trade minister...Hiroshige Seko said on Friday it was not true that...Japan and the United States were discussing the...situation surrounding Toshiba Corp's (6502.T)...troubled U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric...Co. A U.S. official ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Post to drop talks to buy Nomura Real Estate...
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TOKYO Japan Post Holdings Co (6178.T) will...probably scrap talks to buy Nomura Real Estate...Holdings Inc (3231.T) as the two companies...struggle to agree on the terms, the Nikkei...business daily reported on Saturday. The potential...deal was first reported by ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan’s Nikkei stock average reached its...highest intraday level since last December on...Friday. Asian shares steadied on Friday, tracking...U.S. gains, with financials leading Japan’s...stock market to a fresh high for the year....Japan’s Nikkei Stock ... ( read original story ...)


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Organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics say the...medals will be forged from recycled metal from old...mobile phones and appliances donated by the...general public to give them a sense of direct...involvement in the Games. The move is also part of...an effort to ... ( read original story ...)


Schools still empty, homes abandoned 6 years after...
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The town of Namie in Japan's Fukushima district...still sits empty, six years after a powerful 9.0...magnitude earthquake and tsunami destroyed the...nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear...power plant. Japanese authorities plan to lift...evacuation ... ( read original story ...)


Is B.C.'s government ready for an earthquake?

that you get in Japan," she said. She said despite provincial measures, survivors are going to have be to be responsible for taking care of themselves in the first days following the earthquake, as help may not be able to get to them depending on the damage. ( read original story ...)

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The strength of the U.S. currency pressured...commodity prices and helped knock oil off an...18-month top, but gave Japan's exporter-heavy...stock market a fillip. The Nikkei <.n225> climbed...1.2 percent in early trade, recovering from two...sessions of losses. ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese graffiti artist "281...Antinuke" says his latest street art -...politically-charged stickers plastered around...central Tokyo - takes aim at U.S. President Donald...Trump. Amid the bustling night life of Shibuya, a...major shopping and ... ( read original story ...)


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Abe made the remark on a Japanese television...program following China’s hosting of a two-day...international forum on the “One Belt, One...Road” cross-continental infrastructure...development plan the AIIB is set to finance. Japan...and the United States ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO -- Japan aims to attract more workers and...tourists to the northeastern region of Tohoku,...which is still trying to rebuild its economy from...a devastating earthquake and tsunami nearly six...years ago. Starting in April, government programs...will provide ... ( read original story ...)


Monteiro slams WTCC ‘dangerous’ tyres ...
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World Touring Car Championship leader Tiago...Monteiro slammed tyre supplier Yokohama after...suffering a final-lap puncture on the Nurburgring...Nordschleife for the second year in a row....Monteiro was leading the race last year before a...puncture at a high-speed ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan’s Nikkei share average dropped to a...two-week low on Tuesday morning after global...stocks fell and a stronger yen hurt overall...sentiment, while Toyota Motor underperformed the...market following a worse-than-expected earnings...forecast. Investors ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan's conservative fund managers turned to...higher-yielding foreign bonds, particularly...Treasuries, earlier this year after the Bank of...Japan stunned markets with its negative interest...rate policy to help reflate the economy. "At least...one big Japanese ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO, May 26 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks closed...lower Friday as investors initially opted to take...profits while a firm yen later on saw exporters...offloaded, with the market mood soured by OPEC...agreeing to extend supply cuts which saw...energy-related issues ... ( read original story ...)


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Area The Property is located in Gotanda area ... The investment ratio of office buildings in the...portfolio will be 92.2%, and the investment ratio...of the Tokyo Metropolitan Area (Note) in the...portfolio will be 80.8% (The figures are based on...acquisition ... ( read original story ...)