Toshiba chooses US-Japan bidder for memory chip biz sale

Money-losing Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday that it has chosen a U.S.-Japan consortium as the preferred bidder in the sale of its lucrative memory chip business, but hurdles remain as an American joint-venture partner is opposing the move. Toshiba sorely ... ( read original story ...)

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This tall structure is envisioned to be built in...one of the most technologically advanced places in...the world which is in Tokyo, Japan. The Sky Mile...Tower is a joint-proposal and vision by Kohn...Pedersen Fox Associates and Leslie E. Roberson...Associates for ... ( read original story ...)


‘This is death to the family’: Japan&#...
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Japan had sunk to a critical threshold known as..."replacement fertility," the bare minimum to avoid...losing population. "In those days, women's...university enrollment rate exceeded 40%," Tokyo...University economist Hiroshi Yoshida tells...Business Insider. ( read original story ...)


One killed, two injured in Japan park blasts
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TOKYO - One person was killed and at least two...injured by two near-simultaneous blasts in a...Japanese park on Sunday, the local fire department...said. The explosions occurred at a park in...Utsunomiya, some 100 kilometres north of Tokyo,...shortly after 11.30am ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Feb wholesale prices rise 1.0 pct yr/yr
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TOKYO, March 13 (Reuters) - Japanese wholesale...prices rose 1.0 percent in the year to February,...Bank of Japan data showed on Monday. The rise in...the corporate goods price index (CGPI), which...measures the price companies charge each other for...their goods ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei posts 5-day winning streak, earthquake impa...
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A powerful earthquake that hit northern Japan in...the early morning had only a limited impact on the...market. The Nikkei rose 0.3 percent to 18,162.94,...its highest close since early January. The broader...Topix gained 0.3 percent to 1,447.50 and the...JPX-Nikkei ... ( read original story ...)


Japan culling 210,000 birds amid spreading avian f...
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Tokyo: Japan has begun slaughtering about 210,000...farm birds in northern Hokkaido to contain another...outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian...flu, an official said Sunday. It is the fifth mass...cull this winter in Japan with hundreds of...officials ... ( read original story ...)


Mazda Dresses Up Two MX-5s for Tokyo Auto Salon
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Mazda will be displaying two unique MX-5s at the...upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon, showing off some new...custom parts and paints. The first model is the RF...Custom Style, based on the new fastback model...which was revealed earlier this year. To give it...some fresh ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo stocks close up after BoJ meeting
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Tokyo shares closed higher Tuesday ... accounting for roughly one-third of Japan's...non-financial listings, the paper said. Energy...firms tracked a plunge in oil prices Monday after...OPEC's failure last week to hammer out details of...an agreement to cut ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo follows Wall Street fall as Toshiba stocks p...
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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 ...)


Strong quake hits southern Japan, no tsunami risk
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A strong earthquake hit southern Japan on Tuesday,...though there was no tsunami warning nor immediate...reports of damage or injuries. The magnitude 6.0...quake hit at a depth of 10 kilometres (6.2 miles)...in waters off the island of Miyako in the southern...... ( read original story ...)


Canadian horses mistreated en route to slaughter in Japan, activist says

An animal rights group alleges that horses destined for slaughter were mistreated during transportation from Edmonton International Airport to Japan earlier this month. Karin Nelson from “Voice for Animals,” a non-profit organization dedicated to ... ( read original story ...)

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It is perhaps Japan's boldest rail innovation yet....A long journey made short The Chuo Shinkansen...maglev line will link Tokyo to the southern city...of Nagoya in 40 minutes -- arguably making the...maglev faster than flying, given the time it takes...to get ... ( read original story ...)


Capsule hotels in Japan reach out to foreign touri...
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New Japan Kanko Co, which claims to have...inaugurated the first ... "But we need to attract younger people as new...guests to continue our business." First Cabin Inc...has designed its rooms along the line of the first...class cabin of a passenger airline ... ( read original story ...)


EastarJet expands Nagoya flights in S17
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The new flight departs Seoul in evening hours,...Nagoya in morning hours ... part of the 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 ...)


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


Tokyo cops nab elderly man in stabbing of woman in...
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Tokyo police arrested a man, 74, for allegedly...stabbing a woman in a restaurant in Asakusa on...Monday (TBS News) At 3:30 p.m., police received a...tip from an employee at the restaurant, located...near Asakusa Station on the Tsukuba Express Line,...about a female ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo pressured for change ahead of 2020 Olympics
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Tokyo’s smoking laws led it to be dubbed a...“smoker’s paradise”, allowing...smokers the privilege of lighting up in over 90...per cent of bars, restaurants and cafes in the...city. Manabu Sakuta of the Japan Society for...Tobacco Control believes his ... ( read original story ...)


Japan decides to scrap trouble-plagued Monju proto...
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The Japanese government formally decided Wednesday...to decommission ... To have fuller access to the Kyodo News website,...it is necessary to subscribe. We offer a broad...range of subscription options depending on your...needs. Learn more. ( read original story ...)


Financial Services & Insurance Research News
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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 ...)


The Demise Of The Japanese Financial System
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The BoJ currently conducts a mass nationalization...of private companies. Entire Japanese yield curve...is artificially produced. Moves that the BoJ now...conducts will sooner or later lead to devaluation...of yen and a sizable fall against other major...currencies. ( read original story ...)


Japan, whaling allies block proposal for South Atl...
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Countries led by Japan have blocked a move to...create a South Atlantic whale sanctuary, which...supporters say are endangered despite a...three-decade moratorium on hunting. Whaling...nations Japan, Iceland and Norway opposed the...sanctuary Pro-sanctuary countries ... ( read original story ...)


Soccer: Consadole welcomes Thailand’s 1st J-Leaguer

Chanathip Songkrasin had a light workout on Wednesday, a day after he arrived in Sapporo to join J-League first-division side Consadole. The 23-year-old Thai international, the first from his nation to join a J-League team, is on loan from Thai club ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO — Japan formally approved a plan...Wednesday to scrap an experimental fast-breeder...nuclear reactor that drained government finances...for decades without living up to hopes it would be...a saviour for the resource-poor country’s...energy needs. ( read original story ...)


Japan Tsunami warning: 'Evacuate immediately&...
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An earthquake off eastern Japan near Fukushima...prefecture has prompted a tsunami warning of...possible 3m (10ft) waves. Japanese broadcaster NHK...World reported that people should evacuate...immediately. ( read original story ...)


Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Hachi...
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A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has...occurred on Sunday, 57 km ESE of Hachijo-jima,...Japan (35 miles). Global time and date of event...20/11/16 / 2016-11-20 13:15:36 / November 20, 2016...@ 1:15 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a...depth of 65.07 km ... ( read original story ...)


Japan to address complex beer taxes
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TOKYO -- The Japanese government plans to unify...tax rates for different beer categories over the...next decade, responding to complaints of a...byzantine system that has created needless price...competition among domestic brewers. Suntory...Holdings President ... ( read original story ...)


Yokohama Launches ADVAN A052
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The new ultra-high performance ADVAN A052 hits the...streets. Street-legal and race-ready, Yokohama...Tire Corporation’s new ultra-high-performance...ADVAN A052 is ready to roll. Geared toward sports...car, track day and race enthusiasts, the A052 is...the latest ... ( read original story ...)


Comfortable and budget-friendly! 10 Recommended Bu...
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This hotel is just 10 minutes from Osaka Station...and within walking distance of Umeda and...Kitashinchi! Nearby is the power spot Tsuyunoten...Shrine, famous for bring success in romance, and...many izakaya bars, so it’s a business hotel...recommended for either ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's Idemitsu, Showa Shell to brief on joi...
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TOKYO Japanese oil refiners Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd...and Showa Shell Sekiyu KK said they would brief on...a joint business at 2:30 p.m. (0530 GMT) on...Tuesday. Idemitsu Kosan completed the purchase of...just under a third of Showa Shell last December,...but their ... ( read original story ...)


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


Justices to hear property rights dispute over fami...
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Justices hear arguments Monday in a property...rights case that involves a family's effort ... but happiness is declining. Japan and Russia hold...talks on security, territorial dispute Japan and...Russia hold talks on security, territorial dispute...The foreign ... ( read original story ...)


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FUKUSHIMA--Fukushima Governor Masao Uchibori...expressed his frustration at Prime Minister Shinzo...Abe's failure to mention the nuclear accident in...Fukushima during a speech on March 11 on the sixth...anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and...tsunami. ( read original story ...)


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LONDON (Reuters) - Japan Tobacco , the world's...third-largest tobacco company, announced...management changes on Tuesday designed to...accelerate the growth of its international...business, which is under pressure to join industry...consolidation. ( 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 ...)


Japan Wants to Encourage Business Aviation
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Japan has set ambitious targets to double foreign...visitors to 40 million a year by the 2020...Olympics, and business aviation will play a role....The goal behind the increased tourism target is to...generate $8 billion in spending by overseas...visitors to Japan ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s TBS and Nikkei Head Video Platform Launch...
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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 ...)


7 missing after U.S. warship collides with Japanes...
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TOKYO—Seven crew members are reportedly missing...and one injured after a U.S. Navy destroyer...collided early Saturday morning with a merchant...ship off the coast of Japan, the country’s coast...guard reported. Footage from the Japanese TV...network NHK showed ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Post takes first net loss since privatizatio...
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The 400.3 billion yen write-down, which saddled...the postal group with its first net loss since the...2007 privatization, may have stymied plans to turn...the real estate business into a growth engine by...purchasing one of Japan's biggest developers. The...postal ... ( read original story ...)


Vietnam calls for Japan lead in PPP projects
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Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc arrives at...Kansai International Airport to start his visit to...Osaka Prefecture yesterday. – VNA/VNS Photo...Thống Nhất “The Vietnamese Government...commits to creating the best possible conditions...for you,” he pledged. ( read original story ...)


Europe and Japan’s vicious cycle of negative...
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"It is still several years, I believe, before the...European Central Bank or the Bank of Japan starts...tightening monetary policy," he said. "We may see...a sort of increase in interest rates, even in...Europe and Japan, from negative rates to back to...zero rates. ( read original story ...)


Yokohama beat Thailand, win Thanh Nien U21 Cup
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Yokohama beat Thailand, win Thanh Nien U21 Cup,...Sports news, football, Vietnam sports, vietnamnet...bridge, english news, Vietnam news, news Vietnam,...vietnamnet news, Vietnam net news, Vietnam latest...news, vn news, Vietnam breaking news ( read original story ...)


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NAIROBI, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Wilson...Kipsang has taken his training for the Tokyo...marathon a notch higher as he seeks his first win...in over a year. Kipsang, whose last victory in...marathon was back in 2015, has been struggling for...form and came close ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka university partners with firms to sell goods made with discarded tuna skin

OSAKA – Kindai University, which pioneered the artificial farming of bluefin tuna — a pricy delicacy served as sushi — is giving new life to the discarded skin of the precious fish by utilizing it for leather and cosmetics products. The Osaka ... ( read original story ...)

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Manila (AFP) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...offered support for Philippine President Rodrigo...Duterte's controversial drug war on Thursday as...the pair met in Manila for talks that also focused...on territorial rows with China. Abe's two-day...visit to the ... ( read original story ...)


Domino’s Japan has had to scrap its reindeer deliv...
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Fans of reindeer and pizza, we’re terribly...sorry. Cocktail recipe: Citrus prosecco sparkler...It turns out that Domino’s Japan has had to...scrap their new reindeer delivery scheme (*cough*...admittedly adorable PR stunt *cough*), because,...well, a reindeer ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan is one of the most cash-dependent countries...in the world, according to a recent Bank of Japan...report. The report, based on Bank for...International Settlements data for 2015, said the...ratio of cash in circulation to nominal gross...domestic product was ... ( read original story ...)


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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has...successfully launched a new satellite that will...study the Earth's inner magnetosphere by passing...through the Van Allen radiation belts. Dubbed as..."Arase," the new Exploration of Energizing and...Radiation in ... ( read original story ...)


Corporate Japan unimpressed with BOJ's latest...
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But at the same time, companies are sitting on...plenty of funds that they could invest if they...were convinced of a brighter long-term future for...Japan. Central bank data shows non-financial firms...were sitting on a record 242 trillion yen...(£1.96 trillion ... ( read original story ...)


No sign of Japan-related radiation found in Alaska...
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More than 16,000 people were killed in 2011 after...Japan's 9.1-magnitude earthquake, which led to...nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear...power plant. Since then, U.S. and international...agencies have been conducting tests to determine...the health ... ( read original story ...)


Casino bill clears Japan Diet panel after rapid de...
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A bill to legalize forms of casino gambling in...Japan passed a lower house committee Friday ... To have fuller access to the Kyodo News website,...it is necessary to subscribe. We offer a broad...range of subscription options depending on your...needs. ( read original story ...)


Premarket: Euro zone lifted as ECB joins central b...
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Banking stocks across the bloc also gained around...0.5 per cent ... MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares...outside Japan rose 0.3 per cent and were on track...to end the week with a 3.5 per cent gain, its...biggest increase since July. ( read original story ...)


Japan inflation ticks up in April as oil prices re...
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Japan's core consumer price index climbed to a...two-year high in April of 0.3 percent, as costs...for energy rose. Economists said the increase...reported Friday was not likely to persist and that...prices for imported consumer goods actually fell....Inflation has ... ( read original story ...)


Conrad Osaka Hotel Opens in Japan
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The Conrad Hotels & Resorts brand celebrates...further expansion in Japan with the opening of...Conrad Osaka. Situated on the 33rd to 40th floors...of the Nakanoshima Festival Complex, and located...on the prime stretch between the Umeda and Namba...districts ... ( read original story ...)


Yokohama Is Giving Away a Ram Truck in Facebook Sweepstakes

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From York, U.K. to Montreal, and Osaka to Seattle,...it’s a pretty good time to be ... the last year of expansion before the financial...crisis. “I hate to say it but we may be in a new...normal for wage growth,” said Omair Sharif,...senior U.S. economist ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan's parliament is about to approve a law on..."integrated resorts" that is the first major...hurdle in allowing casinos to set up shop in the...wealthy nation. The upper house of the Diet...approved the bill on Wednesday after it was pushed...through the lower ... ( read original story ...)


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It was then that news of the tragedy was broken to...them and they were told that Mr Browning’s...body had been found by a taxi driver. She wrote:...“Some of you will know that on New...Year’s Eve this year, my friend Justin, who...I was living with in Tokyo ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO Jan 25 Japan's Nikkei share average rose on...Wednesday, getting a lift from record finishes on...Wall Street on hopes the new U.S. administration...will push up growth through a spending boost. The...S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite set record...highs on ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei rises as yen strength wanes but still down ...
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TOKYO, March 24 Japan's Nikkei share average...gained on Friday as the yen took a breather from...its recent strength, but the Nikkei still logged a...weekly loss. The Nikkei ended up 0.9 percent at...19,262.53, shrugging off early weakness and moving...decisively ... ( read original story ...)


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


Japan Ups Its Game Against China's Belt And R...
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This JV is made up of Mitsubishi UFJ Lease &...Finance (47.55%), Hitachi Capital (47.55%), and...Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (4.9%) and aims to...invest $878 million into Japanese-directed...infrastructure projects, such as railways and...power plants, throughout ... ( read original story ...)


Sapporo set for talks amid Sleeman Breweries strik...
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Sapporo's Canadian beer unit, Sleeman Breweries,...has said it is seeking a quick end to a factory...dispute after 80 workers went on strike....Production staff at the Sleeman-Unibroue plant in...Chambly, Québec, set up picket lines last week...after negotiations ... ( read original story ...)


Bank of Japan seen standing pat as economic recove...
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TOKYO The Bank of Japan is expected to leave its...monetary policy settings unchanged on Tuesday,...maintaining the current pace of bond-buying as...well as holding its negative interest rate and...long-term bond yield target steady amid signs of a...more sure ... ( read original story ...)


Yokohama Launches ADVAN A052
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The new ultra-high performance ADVAN A052 hits the...streets. Street-legal and race-ready, Yokohama...Tire Corporation’s new ultra-high-performance...ADVAN A052 is ready to roll. Geared toward sports...car, track day and race enthusiasts, the A052 is...the latest ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s south hit by 5.0 quake, no tsunami

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 has hit southern Japan but is not likely to cause a tsunami, Japan Meteorological Agency says. The 11:31 pm (0031 AEST) quake was centred in the Bungo strait connecting the southern main islands of Kyushu ... ( read original story ...)

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A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was...reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Miyako in...Japan on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in...UTC/GMT: 10/12/16 / 2016-12-10 04:44:57 / December...10, 2016 @ 4:44 am. Exact location of earthquake ... ( read original story ...)


Japan investigates delay in reporting US Navy ship...
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Japan's coast guard is investigating why it took...nearly an hour for a deadly collision between a...U.S. Navy destroyer and a container ship to be...reported. A coast guard official said Monday they...are trying to find out what the crew of the...Philippine-flagged ... ( 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 ...)


Japan launches new index of well run, high-return ...
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Nikkei Jasdaq index, Japan's largest market for...start-ups, had a 21-day winning day streak until...Friday, the longest since early 2004. So far this...year, it has gained 11 percent, while the index of...another start-up market, Mothers, has jumped 14...percent. ( read original story ...)


Liverpool's best Halloween menus in restauran...
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Sapporo is known for its roaring flames, flying...food and theatrical performances. If that’s...not enough to embrace your inner spook fan, then...you can also find that bright orange symbol of...Halloween inside some of their dishes this...weekend. Sapporo has ... ( read original story ...)


Japan pushes for lower taxes on indoor farms
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the property tax levied on land used for indoor...farming averaged 12,000 yen ($107) per 10 ares for...the year through March 2016. That is more than 10...times the 1,000 yen rate for farmland. Industry...backers, including the Japan Chamber of Commerce...and ... ( read original story ...)


Asian shares rise despite cyberattack, North Korea...
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TOKYO - Shares were higher in early trading Monday...in Asia, despite worries of disruptions from the..."WannaCry" ransomware cyberattack over the...weekend. Yet another missile launch by North Korea...also appeared to have little impact, while upbeat...talk on ... ( read original story ...)


U.S. Navy destroyer, merchant vessel collide near ...
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It said the Fitzgerald was operating under its own...power, “although her propulsion is limited”....Kyodo news agency, citing the Japanese coast...guard, said seven U.S. crew members were missing....Reuters could not immediately reach the Japanese...coast guard ... ( read original story ...)


Tsunami hits Japan after strong earthquake
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A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan on...Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a...nuclear plant and generating a tsunami that hit...the same region devastated by a massive quake,...tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011. (Reuters)...See more of ... ( read original story ...)


China's Aramco pitch puts pressure on Tokyo&#...
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Riyadh is sensibly engaging with everyone. King...Salman visited both China and Japan in March to...talk up Aramco. Japan is still a contender; a...Breakingviews analysis of market characteristics...puts Tokyo in second place behind New York as a...foreign venue for ... ( read original story ...)