Japan is Looking to Upgrade Property Record Systems Using Blockchain

Japanese authorities are looking into using bitcoin’s blockchain technology to better manage their property and rela estate records. Since the Mt. Gox hacking incident, the Japanese government has carefully tried to properly regulate the bitcoin ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO -- A thin majority of the Japanese...electorate favors resolving the constitutionality...issue surrounding the Self-Defense Forces by...adding language recognizing them to the...war-renouncing charter, a recent survey shows. The...Nikkei Inc./TV Tokyo ... ( read original story ...)


6th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake
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For those who live in Japan, earthquakes are...almost part of their daily routine. A tremor...occurs in Japan at least every five minutes, and...each year there are up to 2,000 quakes that can be...felt by local residents. The average is between 4...and 5 magnitude ... ( read original story ...)


On this day: Japan overthrows its last shogun and ...
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On this day in 1868, the samurai of Japan ousted...the last shōgun, setting Japan on a course of...radical modernisation. In 1192, Minamoto Yoritomo...became the first shōgun of feudal Japan. The...appointment evolved into a hereditary military...dictatorship ... ( read original story ...)


Foreigners streaming into Japan at record pace
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TOKYO -- The net inflow of foreign residents into...Japan was the largest ever during the last...statistical year, as the government pushes...policies to attract foreign workers to lessen the...economic repercussions from a declining and...graying population. ( read original story ...)


Nikkei slips as stronger yen takes a toll, Takata ...
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TOKYO, June 22 Japan's Nikkei share average erased...early modest gains on Thursday and edged down, as...a stronger yen took its toll on market sentiment....The Nikkei was down 0.1 percent at 20,118.25 at...the end of morning trade, extending Wednesday's...decline ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Inc.'s goodwill climbs to record 29tn y...
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Japanese accounting standards require fixed-amount...amortization ... But this means the companies are shouldering the...risk of sizable write-downs down the line, if...acquired business' earnings slide significantly...."Companies rushing to mergers and ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s Car Makers Push Nikkei Higher As Yen Hits ...
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The Bank of Japan must be in a party mood this...morning. Donald Trump‘s surprise win has...pushed the Japanese yen about 10% lower since his...victory, something the BoJ has not been capable of...doing itself. And Federal Reserve‘s hawkish...dot plot overnight ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese banks dump government bonds
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The value of Japanese government bonds held by...domestic banks was 79.59 trillion yen ($693...billion) as of Jan. 31, the Bank of Japan said,...falling below 80 trillion yen for the first time...since 2003. The central bank introduced radical...easing steps in ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei touches lowest level since early December
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Safe-haven yen gains ahead of British PM May's...Brexit speech * Investors weigh Trump's promises...ahead of Friday's inauguration TOKYO Jan 17...Japan's Nikkei share average skidded to its lowest...levels since early December on Tuesday, undermined...by a resurgent ... ( 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 Could Place Its Entire Property Registry on a Blockchain

The Japanese government is reportedly planning to unify all property and land registries across urban, farmland and forested areas in a single ledger powered by blockchain technology/ Get exclusive analysis of bitcoin and learn from our trading tutorials. ( read original story ...)

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Japan's Abe cautions against Brexit regulatio...
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LONDON Japan's Shinzo Abe called on Prime Minister...Theresa May to ensure a smooth transition for...business as the United Kingdom leaves the European...Union, to avoid a cliff edge where rules and...regulations for firms change overnight. A day...after talks with ... ( read original story ...)


BRIEF-Macromill announces IPO on March 22
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Says its stock will begin trading on Tokyo Stock...Exchange on March 22, under the symbol "3978.T" *...The company will offer 487,800 new shares * Says...the nominal offering price as of filing date of...Registration Statement is 2,050 yen per share, for...about 1 ... ( 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 ...)


Exclusive – Tepco, investors discussing firs...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco ... when legal changes that let it give more...financial support to the utility are enacted, said...a person familiar with the government's thinking....But the company may have to hurry as gains in...financial markets ... ( read original story ...)


Suntory not considering listing U.S. unit Beam
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TOKYO Suntory Holdings Ltd [SUNTH.UL] said on...Thursday it was not considering an initial public...offering of Beam Suntory Inc [BSI.UL], denying a...media report that it was eying a listing of its...U.S. spirits unit on the New York Stock Exchange....The Mainichi ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo's First Female Governor Wants More Wome...
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Mar.07 -- The governor of Tokyo has scored several..."firsts." Yuriko Koike is the first woman to have...been Japan's defense minister and the first to...contest the leadership of Shinzo Abe's Liberal...Democratic Party. She's popular among voters, and...seen as a ... ( read original story ...)


Where will the next mega earthquake hit? Curvy fau...
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Embed Feed 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami:...Time-lapse aerial footage shows rebuilding efforts...five years on from disaster IBTimes UK Mega...earthquakes have been linked to how curvy the...fault is, with a flatter fault more likely to...produce magnitude 9 or ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo hostess bars: A little understood part of Ja...
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Amid the bright lights and the hustle and bustle...of Tokyo, foreign hostess bars are a major part of...Japan's nightlife. But they are little understood...by the outside world. Most men do nothing more...than sit, drink and chat — usually in...English — with ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese banking consortium continues push into fi...
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Central Bank Digital Currency Brings Wider Access:...Bank of Japan https://t.co/rWw2sfambN #fintech...pic.twitter.com/NRKWjZ6vcL Blockchain technologies...will allow these banks to develop more convenient...and low-cost processes for wiring money to a...society ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's PM sends offering to war shrine
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent an...offering to a controversial shrine to Japan's war...dead, a move likely to spark protest, Kyodo news...agency reports. The offering at the Yasukuni...Shrine spring festival came as Japan seeks greater...co-operation ... ( read original story ...)


Spend Your Time Like the Locals! 10 Rental Properties Convenient for Sightseeing in Osaka

This time we’ll be introducing some recommended properties from the property rental site STAY JAPAN that are convenient for sightseeing in Osaka, close to major tourist areas, and lets you spend your time just like a local. From here you have excellent ... ( read original story ...)

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Japan PM Abe seeks Saudi support for Aramco listin...
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Besides Tokyo, markets in New York, London, Hong...Kong, Singapore and Toronto, are vying for what...could be the world's largest IPO, potentially...raising as much as $100 billion. While the...Japanese government is keen to have Aramco shares...trade in Tokyo ... ( read original story ...)


Konnichiwa Amsterdam: Japanese Banks Seek New Home...
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MUFG, Japan’s biggest bank, sought to build its...Amsterdam offices even before Brexit became a...reality because it wanted the city to serve as a...hub for operations on the European continent....Three of the lender’s European offices started...reporting to ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo 2020 gymnastics arena bid doubles original e...
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News of the winning bid comes as experts warn that...the total 2020 Summer Games budget could hit an...eye-popping $30 billion - four times the initial...estimate and almost triple that of the 2012 London...Olympics. Tokyo metropolitan government officials ... ( read original story ...)


Saudi king visits Japan, seeks help on diversifyin...
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Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga...told reporters ... Earlier, he pledged $1 billion in development...finance for Indonesia and closer co-operation for...combating transnational crime such as human...trafficking, terrorism and the drugs trade. ( read original story ...)


Probe into safety of Fukushima nuclear power plant...
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A magnitude 6.3 quake has hit Japan’s Kanto...region, according to the Japanese Meteorological...Agency. The area borders the Tōhoku region,...where the Fukushima Power Plant had a devastating...meltdown in 2011 after a mega earthquake caused a...massive tsunami ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo's Nikkei index closes at fresh yearly h...
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Tokyo's benchmark stock index closed at a fresh...high for the year on Monday helped by the yen...weakening against the dollar ahead of an expected...US interest rate hike this week. The Nikkei 225...closed above the 19,000 level for the first time...this year ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's Nikkei Falls to 1-1/2-Week Low as Sof...
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Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a 1-1/2-week...low on Tuesday as financial stocks underperformed...after U.S. yields fell, while index-heavyweight...SoftBank tumbled. Continue Reading Below The...Nikkei dropped 0.3 percent to 19,455.88, the...lowest closing ... ( read original story ...)


This cafe in Tokyo won’t hire women who wear makeu...
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We totally dig the makeup-free movement, but after...hearing about a Tokyo cafe that won’t hire women...who wear makeup, we’re a little mystified. After...all, while it’s lovely to be natural and work...with what you’re given, makeup is also a lot of...fun. ( read original story ...)


GUNS N' ROSES Kicks Off Japanese Leg Of '...
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GUNS N' ROSES kicked off the Japanese leg of its..."Not In This Lifetime" tour Saturday night...(January 21) in Osaka, Japan. Fan-filmed video...footage of the show can be seen below. GUNS N'...ROSES has four more shows in Japan scheduled for...later this month ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's banks being forced to embrace fintech
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The bank hopes the system can help it to...drastically broaden its fee-paying customer base....For instance, were Rakuten, an online retail...emporium that is big in Japan, to become a client,...SMFG and Daon would suddenly have more than 100...million "users." ( read original story ...)


Conrad Hotels Welcomes Second Property in Japan

“The arrival of Conrad Osaka underscores Conrad Hotels & Resorts commitment to growing the brand’s presence in Japan, complementing its sister property Conrad Tokyo,” said Daniel Welk, vice president luxury operations, Asia Pacific, Hilton. ( read original story ...)

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Japan Is Finally Embracing Startups
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Japan has been dry ground for start-ups ... Of the current crop, only one in 10 will survive,...Yurimoto predicts, and only one in 1,000 will make...it to IPO, like Line and Mixi. ($1 = 117.3700...yen) ( read original story ...)


Japan's frugal households offer no respite fo...
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Japan's economy has sustained a modest recovery...cycle that ... A recent rebound in overseas demand has helped...boost exports and output, pushing up business...confidence to its highest in a year and a half,...with companies upbeat on their spending plans. ( read original story ...)


Real Madrid advances to Club World Cup final
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YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Real Madrid beat Mexican side...Club America 2-0 to reach the Club World Cup final...on Thursday and extend its unbeaten run to 36...games. Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo each...scored to help the European champions reach the...final on ... ( read original story ...)


YAHOO JAPAN CP (YAHOY) Upgraded to “Buy” at Deutsc...
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COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: “YAHOO JAPAN CP...(YAHOY) Upgraded to “Buy” at Deutsche Bank...AG” was published by Web Breaking News and is...owned by of Web Breaking News. If you are reading...this report on another website, it was illegally...stolen and ... ( read original story ...)


EDITORIAL: Beijing’s gas development in East China...
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TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A promise between...Japanese and Chinese leaders appears to have been...one-sidedly discarded similar to a mere scrap of...wastepaper, and this should not be overlooked. It...has been learnt that China has started operating...two gas ... ( read original story ...)


Japan doubles cost estimate for Fukushima clean up
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TOKYO - A Japanese government panel says an...estimate of the total costs to clean up the...wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has doubled to...nearly 22 trillion yen ($190 billion), with...decommissioning costs expected to continue to...rise. The estimate released ... ( read original story ...)


6.0 Earthquake Hits Southern Japan, No Tsunami Ris...
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Tokyo: 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 ... ( read original story ...)


Japan names and shames companies putting employees...
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In February, Japan’s government launched a...campaign urging employees to leave the office at...3pm – so much earlier than usual - on every last...Friday of the month Reuters Numerous cases of...people dying as a result of being overworked,...known in Japan as ... ( read original story ...)


Universal to open first Nintendo-centric theme par...
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The Nintendo-themed area of the Osaka-based park...will include rides, interactive areas, shops and...restaurants built around and featuring familiar...Nintendo characters and games. Nintendo's creative...mastermind Shigeru Miyamoto is working alongside...Universal ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese founder of Namco, which brought Pac-Man t...
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The Japanese games company Bandai Namco says...Masaya Nakamura, the "Father of Pac-Man" who...founded the Japanese video game company behind the...hit creature-gobbling game, has died at age 91....Nakamura, who died on Jan. 22, held an honorary...position at Bandai ... ( read original story ...)


TH Real Estate eyes Japan property on growth outlook

US pension giant TIAA is setting its sights on Japanese real estate, betting Abenomics has the economy well placed to grow in coming years. The near 100-year-old firm, known for offering retirement products to teachers, plans to invest about $1 billion in ... ( read original story ...)

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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 ...)


Ultra 94 GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama: Pla...
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For upcoming news and updates on the 2017 season ... to Daniel Morad (right), Driver Champion of the...2016 Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by...Yokohama series. Morad will extend his driving...experiences behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 on a...... ( read original story ...)


Large tourist hotel planned near Osaka’s Airin dis...
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Yoshiharu Hoshino, CEO of Hoshino Resorts,...explained the plan at a news conference on April...24 in Osaka. The new hotel will be built in front...of Shin-Imamiya Station of the JR Osaka Loop Line....“Shin-Imamiya has a very high potential when...seen from the ... ( read original story ...)


Asian stocks tick up as Wall Street steadies
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TOKYO - Shares were modestly higher Thursday in...Asia after Wall Street steadied overnight....Investors are awaiting a vote in the U.S. Congress...on health care legislation that is seen as a...bellwether for Donald Trump's administration to...deliver on campaign ... ( 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 ...)


Yellen provides cover for Draghi and Kuroda to red...
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Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank,...is facing huge pressure from Germany's powerful...Bundesbank, to start raising its key deposit rate...– which sits at an emergency low of minus 0.4...per cent. Similarly, Japanese banks and insurance...companies ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's vending machines tell you a lot about...
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Last weekend, I returned from a trip to Japan to...help Business Insider launch its latest...international edition, Business Insider Japan....After spending two weeks in Tokyo, one aspect of...the city continued to strike me after I returned:...the overwhelming ... ( read original story ...)


Financial Times in Talks on Acquisitions Year Afte...
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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 ...)


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 ...)


Nikkei rises on Wall Street gains, other Asian ind...
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TOKYO — Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday,...erasing initial gains. Tokyo’s benchmark rose,...cheered by gains on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE:...Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.8 per cent...to finish at 20,230.41. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200...edged ... ( read original story ...)


U.S. Pension Giant Eyes Japan Property in Economic ‘Sweet Spot’

U.S. pension giant TIAA is setting its sights on Japanese real estate, betting Abenomics has the economy well placed to grow in coming years. The near 100-year-old firm, known for offering retirement products to teachers, plans to invest about $1 billion ... ( read original story ...)

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Japanese scientists have discovered that a common...species of Asian tree frog may actually be two...separate species based on their genetic data. The...ongoing research project led by Ikuo Miura, PhD,...an Associate Professor in Amphibian Research...Center at ... ( read original story ...)


Embattled Osaka kindergarten chief apologizes for ...
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Osaka Gov. Ichiro Matsui urged the kindergarten to...refrain from using such derogatory language at a...regular news conference on Friday. “Even though...we have the right of free speech, we should not...use vulgar expressions,” Matsui said. The...kindergarten ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese Canadians in Regina display their culture...
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Koreto Yamauchi is bringing a taste of Japan to...Saskatchewan. The President of the Regina Japanese...Canadian Club is organizing a Japanese summer...festival called Matsuri at the University of...Regina this weekend to help people in the area...learn more about ... ( 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 ...)


Japanese banks join bitFlyer to test domestic mone...
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Three banking corporations in Japan have teamed up...with bitFlyer, a Japanese Bitcoin exchange to test...the viability of domestic money transfers over...blockchain technology. In a report by regional...publication Nikkei, the proof-of-concept...experiment lasted ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Corporate Sentiment Rises for 1st Time in Si...
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Confidence among Japan’s large manufacturers...improved for the first time since June last year...as the fall in the yen improved prospects for...company earnings. Key Points Sentiment among large...manufacturers rose to 10 from 6 three months ago...(est. ( read original story ...)


Nikkei slips below 20,000, Aussie stocks also fall...
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Underperformance has become the norm of late, with...Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average stalling just below...20,000, a level it hasn’t reached since December...2015, and Australian equities hit by concerns...about banks in the wake of a planned new tax on...the ... ( 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 ...)


ICICI Bank raises $88 million via Japanese `Pro-bo...
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MUMBAI: ICICI Bank, India's largest private...lender, has raised 10 billion Japanese yen ($88...million) by selling a new series of bonds known as...pro-bonds, the first issue of its kind by an...Indian company. The bank's committee of executive...directors, at its ... ( read original story ...)


The Latest: Japan earthquake revives 2011 tsunami ...
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TOKYO - The Latest on the earthquake that struck...off the coast of Japan (all times local): 10:30...a.m. A powerful earthquake off Japan has brought...back memories of the 2011 tsunami and nuclear...disaster. Kazuhiro Onuki (kah-zoo-hee-roh...oh-noo-kee) is a ... ( read original story ...)


Japan to tidy up scattered property records

TOKYO -- Japan intends to make its sprawling government real estate databases more useful by consolidating data to clarify ownership, particularly of the growing number of vacant homes and lots, and encourage sales and redevelopment. The justice and land ... ( read original story ...)

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“Social media is having a huge impact,” the...executive chairman of the Temple Emerging Markets...Group said in an interview during a visit to...Tokyo. “It’s creating confusion with a lot of...false news,” he said. “You’re getting a...situation where a ... ( read original story ...)


Sapporo Breweries names new US president
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just-drinks gives you the widest beverage market...coverage. Paid just-drinks members have unlimited...access to all our exclusive content - including 17...years of archives. I am so confident you will love...complete access to our content that today I can...offer ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's Aso says wants to discuss rules for f...
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TOKYO Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on...Friday he wants to use the U.S.-Japan economic...dialogue as a platform to discuss rules for free...trade and investment. Aso said the dialogue would...discuss economic policy, infrastructure and energy...... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo bets on lighter frigates, plans to double E....
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... ton class patrol ships a year instead of one...heavier 5,000-ton class destroyer which Tokyo...produces annually, three informed sources told...Taiwan-based Central News Agency. Japan’s...cabinet approves record $43.6bn military budget...amid tensions with ... ( read original story ...)


Asian stocks fall amid Trump trade policy fears
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TOKYO - Asian markets slipped in muted trading...Friday amid worries over U.S. trade policies that...may affect regional economies. A stronger yen...weighed on Japan's exporters. KEEPING SCORE:...Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged 0.2 per cent...lower to 19,339.56 ... ( read original story ...)


New Pentagon chief Mattis a hit in Japan, South Ko...
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... Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was effusive in his...endorsement as the two shook hands Friday before a...phalanx of Japanese and international news...reporters and cameras. "I was very encouraged,"...Abe said, "to see someone like you who has...substantial ... ( read original story ...)


Panda sex causes surge in Tokyo restaurant’s stock...
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When giant pandas Ri Ri and Shin Shin mated for...the first time in four years at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo...Monday, they gave hope to many that the panda...population would continue to increase. A nearby...restaurant, however, was excited for a completely...different reason. ( read original story ...)


Japan’s GPIF pension fund sues Toshiba audit...
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Toshiba has been on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's...supervision list since mid-March as it has failed...to clear up concerns about its internal controls...after the $1.3 billion accounting scandal. That...scandal preceded the crisis now engulfing Toshiba...over ... ( read original story ...)


Should You Buy Line Corp. (ADR) Below Its IPO Pric...
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But that silver lining didn't prevent the stock...from slipping below its IPO price of $32.84 ... Line News continues growing -- especially in its...four "key countries" of Japan, Taiwan, Thailand,...and Indonesia. Line stated that its combined MAUs...in those ... ( read original story ...)


Japan destroyer leaves port reportedly to escort U...
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TOKYO – Japan's navy has dispatched its largest...destroyer reportedly tasked with escorting U.S....military ships off the Japanese coast amid...heightened tension on the Korean Peninsula. The...helicopter carrier Izumo departed the Yokosuka...port near Tokyo ... ( read original story ...)