Women’s canoe added to 2020 Olympics, opening doors for female athletes

When the International Olympic Committee announced last week that women's canoe events will be added to the 2020 Games, it was news Hannah MacIntosh had been ... C-1 200-metre and C-2 500-metre races at the Tokyo Games. Until now, those Olympic events ... ( read original story ...)

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The Financial Times is in talks to buy companies...that strengthen its digital subscription business...as the newspaper capitalizes on greater financial...support from its new owner, Japan’s Nikkei...Inc., FT Chief Executive Officer John Ridding...said. ( read original story ...)


Tokyo shares advance in morning tracking strong U....
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TOKYO, May 25 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo shares rose...Thursday morning with market confidence boosted by...the strong U.S. stocks overnight. The 225-issue...Nikkei Stock Average rose 106.12 points, or 0.54...percent, from Wednesday to 19,849.10. The broader...Topix index of ... ( read original story ...)


Philanthropist pledges $1M to Nikkei museum
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The $1 million will go towards expanding the...Burnaby-based Nikkei National Museum and Cultural...Centre, ensuring that Japanese culture, history,...arts and exhibits continue to be promoted,...according to a press release. “She’s...always been a strong ... ( read original story ...)


Loss-hit Toshiba nosedives on fears about future
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Tokyo (AFP) - Toshiba shares plunged Wednesday...afternoon as fears grow about the future of one of...Japan's best-known firms, which is battling...massive losses and accounting fraud allegations at...its US nuclear unit. The Tokyo-listed stock...dropped 13.62 ... ( read original story ...)


Japan in bid to fight scourge of overtime – ...
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Sadayuki Sakakibara, chairman of the Japan...Business Federation corporate lobby, said he was...in principle in favour of setting limits on work...hours but the global competitiveness of Japanese...companies could be at risk if limits were too...strict. However ... ( read original story ...)


Re-live Asian Champions League: Adelaide United v ...
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JAPANESE football side Gamba Osaka proved too...strong for Adelaide United running out 3-0 winners...in the opening match of Group H in the Asian...Champions League at Coopers Stadium on Wednesday...night. Against the club which they lost the 2008...Champions League ... ( read original story ...)


Japan holds Nigerian asylum seeker in solitary con...
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"I want to help people. Give me the right to help...people - don't put me in here," Ms Obueza told...Reuters news agency. The crackdown on asylum...seekers comes as Japan faces a impending labour...shortage due to its the ageing population. ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Olympics: Medals to be made from recycled mo...
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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 ...)


Reservations required: Japanese retailer Muji to o...
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Vancouver resident Anthony Casey has never shopped...at Muji, the Japanese houseware store known for...its smart ... The retailer said response to the news of its...temporary store has been so "extraordinary" it had...to create system for shoppers to reserve ... ( read original story ...)


Japan sees 1st trade surplus on cheaper oil, China...
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TOKYO - Japan posted its first trade surplus in...six years in 2016 thanks to a rebound in exports...late in the year and persisting low oil prices,...though uncertainties over U.S. policy and global...growth are overshadowing the recovery. The 4.1...trillion yen ($ ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo, Japan: Three rules to see the secret side of the city

Peace and quiet in Tokyo? A lost cause? Holidaying Australians go elsewhere to relax. In Tokyo, which we’re visiting in increasing numbers, we chase excitement. We want to experience the famed hustle-and-bustle of a capital where innovative architecture ... ( read original story ...)

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Mizuho Bank to open first local branch
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Mizuho Bank, one of Japan’s largest financial...institutions, will join Cambodia’s crowded...banking sector by opening its first branch in the...Kingdom next month, a bank executive said...yesterday. The Japanese lender, which established...a representative ... ( read original story ...)


Japan consumer prices, household spending slump in...
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TOKYO (Reuters) -- Japan's core consumer prices...marked the ninth straight month of annual declines...in November, data showed on Tuesday, suggesting...that the economy still lacks enough momentum to...jump-start inflation toward the central bank's...ambitious 2 ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese man revisits Guam cave where he hid in Wo...
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HAGATNA, Guam — A 92-year-old Japanese man...has returned to Guam to visit a cave where he hid...for nearly a year during World War II. Kiichi...Kobayashi told The Pacific Daily News through an...interpreter Monday that he’s grateful for...island residents and ... ( read original story ...)


Japan, India sign agreement on civil nuclear power
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as the Japanese nuclear industry seeks markets...overseas because of shrinking business at home...since the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Japanese Prime...Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart,...Narendra Modi, also agreed during talks to advance...business and ... ( read original story ...)


Donald Trump ice sculpture unveiled at Japan'...
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The annual Sapporo snow festival kicked off on...Monday featuring ice sculptures of iconic...locations, movie characters, celebrities, and even...the US president, Donald Trump. One of the largest...exhibits of the festival was Paris' famous...monument, the Arc de ... ( read original story ...)


Japan recalls Korean envoy over 'comfort wome...
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Japan has temporarily withdrawn its ambassador to...South Korea, amid an escalating row over a statue...representing wartime sex slaves. The statue was...installed by activists outside the Japanese...consulate in the South Korean city of Busan last...month. South ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's trade minister thinks any deals with ...
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"This is not a matter of Japan giving money to...Russia. These are all projects that will provide...business chances for Japanese firms," Trade...Minister Hiroshige Seko, now in charge of economic...cooperation with Russia, told Reuters. "These...projects ( read original story ...)


Tokyo rallies after ECB but Asia traders cautious
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The euro retreated on the prospect of more cash...being pumped into financial markets for some time...to come ... Asian stock markets took a breather. Tokyo ended...the morning 1.1 percent higher as the dollar...pushed up against the yen. - Casinos roiled ... ( read original story ...)


Japan court upholds 'black widow' death ...
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Tokyo (AFP) - A Japanese "black widow" convicted...of murdering ... The case has been closely followed in Japan and...major media flashed news of the top court decision...across television screens. Kijima writes a blog...from the detention centre where she has ... ( 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 ...)


Scandal clouds outlook for Japan’s Abe, Tokyo poll may give clues

TOKYO Just a few months ago, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looked ... "Chief Cabinet Secretary (Yoshihide) Suga's haughty attitude at his news conference and his attack on the former official personally were a mistake," said one Liberal Democratic Party ... ( read original story ...)

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This report studies the global Shadow Banking...market, analyzes and researches the Shadow Banking...development status and forecast in United States,...EU, Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia....Research Beam has added a report, titled,...“Global Shadow ... ( read original story ...)


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


Japanese Officer Engagement Program strengthens US...
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Japan Aviation Self-Defense Force cadets with the...12th Flight Training Wing, visited Marine Corps...Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, as part of the...Japanese Officer Engagement Program Oct. 19, 2016....Held multiple times throughout the year, the...engagement program ... ( read original story ...)


Nagoya looks beautiful at night! French astonaut T...
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New Delhi: French asronaut Thomas Pesquet, who is...currently aboard the International Space Station...(ISS), has shared a very beautiful picture of...Nagoya, capital of Japan’s Aichi Prefecture,...taken at night from the space station. He has...shared the ... ( read original story ...)


Abenomics, Almost By Accident, Just Might Work for...
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It could be one of the major surprises of 2017,...according to one outspoken economist. Inflation is...also a key factor to consider when watching...Japan's property industry, which now accounts for...a record load of bank loans. That could present a...structural ... ( read original story ...)


Top Banking News
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Assets of Philippine banks continued to post a...double-digit growth in the first nine months amid...external challenges arising from the impending...rate hike in the US, the negative rates in Japan...as well as the economic slowdown in China....Earnings of ... ( read original story ...)


Japan in Rage Free Zone: Why?
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Consumers like falling prices. Despite decades of...Japanese central bank madness, Japanese consumers...are actually happy. There is no conundrum. It is...the ruling class wealthy and politicians that...suffer from lack of inflation. Since Plender...believes ... ( read original story ...)


DIARY-Top Economic Events to April 27
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TOKYO - Bank of Japan starts its two-day monetary...policy meeting (to March 16). THURSDAY, MARCH 16...LONDON - Bank of England rate decision and...publication of its meeting minutes. BERN - Swiss...National Bank monetary policy assessment. OSLO -...Norway Central ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese kindergarten teaches students pre-war ide...
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Tsukamoto kindergarten, in Osaka, introduced the...rescript 15 years ago, although school officials...say it is not intended to fuel nationalism. "What...we're aiming to foster in education is patriotism...or 'Japanese-ism', expanding Japan's spirit all...over the ... ( read original story ...)


Japan logs first trade deficit in five months in J...
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Japan posted its first goods trade deficit in five...months in January, logging red ink of ¥1.09...trillion ($9.7 billion) as imports increased more...than exports on rising commodity prices, the...government said Monday. Imports marked their first...gain in 25 ... ( read original story ...)


Campaigning for Tokyo polls kicks off

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 ...)

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The 84-year-old politician and writer will be...summoned as a sworn witness on March 20 to a...committee at the Tokyo metropolitan assembly...looking into the relocation. To have fuller access...to the Kyodo News website, it is necessary to...subscribe. We offer a ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s Nakagin capsule hotel pioneered buil...
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The Nakagin Capsule Hotel in Tokyo opened in 1972,...combining notions of futuristic existence with...Japanese economic efficiency. The idea of sleeping...in a pod originally captured people's imagination...in the 1960s. It brought to mind space travel and ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo 2020 golf venue admits women as full members
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Fresh off Muirfield voting to admit women as...members for the first time in its history, the...Tokyo 2020 Olympic golf venue has decided to...follow suit by admitting women as full members....The Kasumigaseki Country Club risked being...stripped of the event if it ... ( read original story ...)


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There are 26 spaces in their tower parking lot, so...it’s extremely recommended for both business...and sightseeing. From the largest bath, you can...spend a leisurely time gazing out at Tokyo Skytree...and at pleasure cruises floating along the Sumida...River. ( 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's Central Bank Writes Tokyo A Blank Che...
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Official announcements often have hidden meanings...that escape the commentariat, leaving citizens...unaware that an important page in their...governments’ policies has just been turned....So it was with the Bank of Japan’s Sept. 21...press release, which held ... ( read original story ...)


Top Tokyo, Osaka hotels see occupancy rates slip
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Osaka hotels tend to rely more on holiday guests...than their Tokyo counterparts. Though these...overall occupancy rates remained high at more than...80%, the hotels faced a challenge from the sharp...increase in the supply of rooms as business hotel...construction ... ( read original story ...)


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[Sponsored] With a number of flights linking...Singapore and Osaka, Japan’s third largest city...is a popular destination among Singaporean...travelers. There are dozens of attractions to...choose from in Osaka, but there is one place that...should be on every ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo stocks open lower after Trump speech
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Tokyo stocks fell at the start Monday, the...Japanese market's first reaction following US...President Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony....After being sworn in as the 45th president of the...United States on Friday, Trump promised to build...infrastructure, such ... ( read original story ...)


Mizuho 2nd Japanese bank to sign Islamic credit de...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Kyodo) -- Mizuho Bank has become the...second Japanese commercial bank to sign a..."murabaha" credit facility agreement with Islamic...Corporation for the Development of the Private...Sector, an arm of the multinational Islamic...Development Bank group ... ( read original story ...)


From Bronx to Tokyo, Darvish vs Tanaka creates buzz

By the time Tanaka bounded out to the mound and warmed up to the peppy music of Japanese girl band Momoiro Clover Z, it was 8:47 p.m. for the first pitch — that was 9:47 a.m. Saturday in Tokyo for the national telecast back in his homeland. "Breakfast at ... ( read original story ...)

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Tokyo and Copenhagen rounded out the top with...$9.6bn and $ ... Hopes for improvement rest heavily on the tech...sector. Heading the 2017 IPO list is Snap, the...messaging app readying for a New York listing as...soon as March. Bankers will be seeking a repeat ... ( read original story ...)


8 things to do in Sapporo for an all-round Japan t...
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Sapporo is the largest city of Hokkaido. But due...to its accessibility and location, it’s also...commonly thought of as simply a stopover city,...rather than a destination for the many tourists...who fly into New Chitose airport in Sapporo. With...the many ... ( read original story ...)


Tsuruha settles damages suit with Tepco over Fukus...
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SAPPORO – Sapporo-based drug store chain...Tsuruha Co. on Friday agreed with Tokyo Electric...Power Company Holdings Inc. to settle a damages...suit related to the 2011 nuclear accident at the...utility’s Fukushima No. 1 plant. In the...suit, Tsuruha, a unit of ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei rises after U.S. stocks gain before Trump&#...
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TOKYO, Feb 28 Japan's Nikkei share average gained...on Tuesday morning after U.S. stocks rose and the...dollar gained on hopes that U.S. President Donald...Trump will speak about infrastructure spending in...an address to Congress later in the day. The...Nikkei rose ... ( 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 ...)


Tokyo 2020 should be held in disaster zone: IOC Pr...
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IOC President proposed that some events should be...held in the devastated region of earthquake,...tsunami and nuclear disaster International Olympic...Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has proposed...that some 2020 Tokyo Olympics events should be...held in the ... ( read original story ...)


It's back! Jetstar offers flights from Sydney...
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Jetstar is offering flights from Australia to...Japan for under $400 with a return flight for...free. The budget airline is offering one-way...flights to Tokyo from Sydney for just $361....Passengers can also travel to Osaka from Sydney...for as little as $423. ( read original story ...)


How Westerners first saw Japan: Colour postcards o...
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Japan, now a land of advanced technology, bullet...trains and a relentless pace of life, was once a...very different place. Fascinating photographs...taken at the end of the 19th century show a much...simpler nation, including women cultivating a...flower garden ... ( read original story ...)


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Of course, this will still be seen in "Tokyo...Ghoul" Season 3. With his new self as half ghoul...half human, he will fight the desire to eat human...flesh in order to stay alive. There are have been...news that "Tokyo Ghoul" Season 3 is arriving...before this year ... ( read original story ...)


Japan earthquake was an aftershock of 2011 quake, ...
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TOKYO - Coastal residents fled to higher ground as...a powerful earthquake sent a series of moderate...tsunamis toward Japan's northeastern shore Tuesday...and fuelled concerns about the Fukushima nuclear...power plant destroyed by a much larger tsunami...five year ago. ( read original story ...)


Tokyo zoo announces baby panda’s sex

Tokyo: A baby panda recently born in Japan is a girl, a Tokyo zoo said, adding that the little cub appeared to be in good health. Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo celebrated the first birth of a baby panda in five years on June 12, prompting rolling television reports ... ( read original story ...)

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Japan's main stock index underperformed Thursday...ahead of meetings between Prime Minister Shinzo...Abe and President Donald Trump. Other worries,...such as renewed concerns over Greece, kept a lid...on markets elsewhere. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe,...Britain's FTSE ... ( read original story ...)


DAILY BRIEFING: Britain needs a staggered departur...
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BANKING BREXIT Britain must negotiate a staggered...departure ... a boost after its treatment for chronic...obstructive pulmonary disease was approved in...Japan. The Japanese Ministry of Health has given a...nod to the Relvar Ellipta inhaler which was...approved ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese PM visits Pearl Harbor memorial, says �...
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Under a warm Oahu sun, with the tranquil, teal...waters of Pearl Harbor behind them, former enemies...came together Tuesday to acknowledge the...tremendous loss caused by the Japanese attack on...U.S. military installations in Hawaii 75 years...ago. Japanese Prime ... ( read original story ...)


Japan to clear up confusion over high-tech toilets...
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Japan's toilet chiefs say they have come up with a...plan to stop tourists getting their knickers in a...twist over the country's mind-bogglingly high-tech...loos. Under new guidelines, manufacturers will use...the same eight pictograms to tell users which...button ... ( read original story ...)


The Latest: Guilty plea in Japan financial fraud c...
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Cedillos says Mikaele travels between Hawaii and...Japan, where he and his wife run a concert...promotion business. 10:20 a.m. A Hawaii man who...taught English at a well-known chain of foreign...language schools in Japan is expected to plead...guilty to defrauding ... ( read original story ...)


Powerful earthquake strikes off the coast of stric...
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Despite concerns the Japan Meteorological Agency...confirmed there is no threat of a tsunami. Japan...hit with massive earthquake just days after quake...hits same area RADIATION ALERT: Tests at Fukushima...plant reveal 'unimaginable' levels There are no...reports ... ( read original story ...)


Hong Kong’s “Mad World” wins Osaka Asian Film Fest...
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PanARMENIAN.Net - Hong Kong’s “Mad World”...won the Grand Prix at the 12th Osaka Asian Film...Festival, Variety reports. The festival is a...rising showcase for indie talent in the Asian...region. Prizes were announced Saturday, March 11....The festival ... ( read original story ...)


Bank of Japan unveils surprise bond-buying plan
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TOKYO — The Bank of Japan on Thursday...offered to buy an unlimited amount of Japanese...government bonds at fixed rates for the first time...since the introduction of a new policy framework...— a sign of its concerns over recent rises...in yields. The move is ... ( read original story ...)


Graveyard on Ice: Japanese Skating Rink Closes Aft...
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In Japan, everything goes, and the country has...lived up to this perception after Space World...creates a skating rink with 5,000 dead frozen fish...as its main attraction. But after receiving public...criticism, the amusement park has decided to close...the so ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei slumps amid dollar selloff in Asia
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Japan’s Kei Nishikori drops a point. Japan’s...Nikkei index dropped more than 200 points early...Thursday. President Donald Trump’s comments on...the U.S. dollar sent the currency lower against...its Asian counterparts, prompting a selloff in key...regional ... ( read original story ...)


Japan zoo reveals 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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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Namie...
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A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was...detected on Wednesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles)...from Namie in Japan. Event ids that are associated...to the earthquake: us10007bsa. Id of event:...us10007bsa. Exact location of event, depth 12.31...km, 141.4653 ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo overtakes Hong Kong to become most expensive...
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HONG KONG, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo becomes the...most expensive location in the Asia-Pacific region...for business travel in 2016, while Hong Kong has...fallen to the second place last year, a survey...from consulting firm ECA International showed here...on Tuesday. ( read original story ...)


DTI makes pitch to top Japan businessmen
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MANILA, Philippines - Capitalizing on the presence...of top business executives from Japan, Trade...Secretary Ramon Lopez wasted no opportunity...inviting more Japanese businessmen to invest in...the Philippines and take advantage of the...country’s robust economy. ( read original story ...)


75th anniversary of Japanese-Canadian internment c...
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Maryse Zeidler is a reporter for CBC News in...Vancouver, covering news from across British ... It was 75 years ago this week when the federal...government issued an Order in Council to remove...Japanese-Canadians from a 160-kilometre area off...the B.C. coast ... ( read original story ...)


Nomura scales wall on overseas business with first...
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TOKYO Nomura Holdings Inc (8604.T), Japan's...biggest brokerage and investment bank, turned...around its overseas business after six years of...losses and swung to a fourth-quarter profit as...strong revenues from bond trading helped drive its...wholesale business. ( read original story ...)


Yen Trends Retrace as the Bank of Japan Awaits
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- This week’s economic docket is...relatively-light, with the one ‘big’...event tonight’s Bank of Japan rate decision....No movement on rates is expected; but will the BoJ...look to upgrade economic forecasts so quickly...after the start of the Trump rally ... ( read original story ...)


Sharp Forecasts First Profit in Three Years After ...
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Operating profit will reach 25.7 billion yen ($245...million) in the 12 months ending March 2017, the...Osaka-based company said in a statement on...Tuesday. That compares with a 12.9 billion yen...average of 10 analysts’ estimates compiled...by Bloomberg. ( read original story ...)


Japan kicks off Pacific whaling campaign
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Tokyo (AFP) - Japan on Wednesday kicked off a...whaling campaign in the northwestern Pacific, in a...move sure to anger animal rights activists and...others calling for an end to the hunts. Three...ships are leaving port on a three-month mission to...catch 43 minke ... ( read original story ...)


Straits Trading to acquire Japan property for S$11...
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Aerial view of Osaka, Japan. The Straits Trading...Company on Wednesday (18 January) unveiled plans...to acquire the rights to a freehold rental...residential property in Osaka, Japan for 925...million yen (S$11.6 million). This comes as the...investment firm agreed ... ( 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 ...)