Japan technology helps stars shine brighter at Manila planetarium

MANILA – At a quaint property in the heart of Manila lies a state-owned planetarium that has been attracting a growing number of visitors thanks to more spectacular shows made possible by newly acquired projectors from Japan. Since February, thousands of ... ( read original story ...)

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Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing...as well as dispensing drugs and medicines. It is a...health profession that links health sciences with...chemical sciences and aims to ensure the safe and...effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. The scope...of ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei rises as Wall Street keeps climbing, but st...
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TOKYO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share...average rose on Thursday, fuelled by a further...rise on Wall Street, but a stronger yen kept gains...in check. The Nikkei finished the morning up 0.8...percent at 18,649.03 points, nearing last week's...11-month high. ( read original story ...)


Panasonic introduces robotic checkout at a grocery...
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The company is currently piloting the system at a...Lawson outlet in Osaka, Japan, where Panasonic is...headquartered. For now, shoppers using the robotic...baskets must manually scan their purchases. But by...February, Panasonic aims to fit each item in the...store ... ( read original story ...)


Finance bureau sells property for school far below...
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OSAKA--A Finance Ministry local bureau here sold a...state-owned parcel to a private school operator...connected to the wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...at a fraction of the price of an adjacent...similar-sized state-owned lot. Akie Abe will be...the honorary ... ( read original story ...)


Forget World Cup heroics, says Japan coach Jamie J...
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Japan coach Jamie Joseph wants to forget the...country's astonishing 2015 World Cup run as he...looks to create his own blueprint for the future....The former All Black had a baptism of fire after...taking over the 'Brave Blossoms' last November and...is under no ... ( read original story ...)


Japan crown prince vows to be devoted emperor like...
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Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito pledged Tuesday to...devote himself to the role of emperor, like his...father, when he assumes the Chrysanthemum Throne...."I will devote myself body and soul to every...single duty," Naruhito said. Japan's parliament...passed a ... ( read original story ...)


Bank J. Safra Sarasin expands Asia team
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... the firm from Deutsche Bank Private Wealth...Management, where he was director, Japan market....He has more than 20 years’ experience as a...private banker, joining the firm from Deutsche...Bank Private Wealth Management, where he was...director, Japan market. ( 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 ...)


Tokai Tokyo Financial : Grace Technology Raises US...
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source PDM Deals 2016 RE: The Interim Result of...the Treasury Share Repurchase 2016 RE: The Interim...Result of the Treasury Share Repurchase 2016 TOKAI...TOKYO FINANCIAL: Consolidated Financial Summary...(for the six months ended.. 2016 TOKAI TOKYO...FINANCIAL ... ( read original story ...)


The Japanese yen is whipping around after a powerf...
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a Tsunami three metres high may strike...Japan’s east coast. Residents in the region,...including the Fukushima prefecture, have been...advised to flee coastal areas. Here’s the...USD/JPY chart: Markets Insider Read the original...article on Business Insider ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese expats lure developers

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

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European and Japanese business groups warn of Brex...
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Overseas companies that invest in the UK issued a...flurry of warnings on Tuesday about the threat...Brexit poses to their businesses, signalling their...growing concern as the UK prepares to start the...formal process of leaving the EU. Forty European...business ... ( read original story ...)


Starhill Global Reit sells Japan property for $5.1...
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It only formed 0.1% of the company's portfolio by...asset value. According to OCBC investment...research, Starhill Global REIT (SGREIT) recently...divested its entire beneficial interests in the...Harajuku Secondo Property for a cash consideration...of JPY410.2m ($5 ... ( read original story ...)


NYSE executives to woo Aramco IPO in upcoming Saud...
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Saudi officials have said the IPO, planned for...2018, will be worth about $100 billion ... New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and...Toronto are all seeking pieces of the offering,...with Hong Kong currently the frontrunner among...bourses in Asia ... ( read original story ...)


Bank of Japan Nakaso warns of potential spike in d...
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TOKYO Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso...on Friday warned that the cost of U.S. dollar...funding could easily spike when there is a...divergence in the monetary policy direction of the...United States and Japan. But he said the BOJ saw...no serious ... ( read original story ...)


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


Japan hits back at Trump’s devaluation claims
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Japanese policy makers hit back at U.S. President...Donald Trump ... the BOJ adopted a massive asset-buying program in...2013 praised for boosting exporters’ profits...and brightening business sentiment through a weak...yen. The yen has fallen 20 per cent ... ( read original story ...)


Sompo Japan to refine quake insurance premiums
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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 ...)


US carrier heading for Korea trains with Japanese ...
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TOKYO - An American aircraft carrier heading...toward the Korean Peninsula began joint exercises...Sunday with Japanese naval ships in the Philippine...Sea. Two Japanese destroyers joined the USS Carl...Vinson and two other U.S. warships as they...continued their ... ( read original story ...)


Japan cool to inviting China into TPP
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Japan is cool to the notion of inviting China to...join a pan-Pacific trade pact abandoned by US...President Donald Trump, fearing such a step would...boost Beijing's clout and water down what was...meant to be the 'gold standard' for rules of...trade. Nor are ... ( 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 ...)


Conrad Hotels Opens Second Property in Japan

OSAKA, JAPAN—Conrad Osaka is now open here. It is the brand's second property the country. Located on the 33rd to 40th floors of the Nakanoshima Festival Complex between the Umeda and Namba districts, all 164-guestrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with ... ( read original story ...)

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Two years after buying the Financial Times, Nikkei...Inc. is using the salmon-colored broadsheet to...break into the education business of its former...owner, Pearson Plc, with a plan to market...FT-branded English courses in Japan. The FT...e-learning product ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s Asahi expands in Europe with AB InBev beer...
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Also reaching outside Japan, Sumitomo Corp agreed...last week to buy Ireland ... “The deal has become very expensive,”...said John Colley, a professor at Warwick Business...School, but he added AB InBev, known for its...frugal culture, could exceed its ... ( read original story ...)


BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd Lowers Position in Thor In...
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BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd reduced its stake in...shares of Thor Industries ... Industries during the second quarter valued at...approximately $126,000. Sandy Spring Bank...increased its stake in shares of Thor Industries...by 14.2% in the third quarter. ( read original story ...)


Yokohama Tires Wants You To Get Trucked Up with Po...
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You just read the reviews for the awesome new...Yokohama Geolandar M/T G003 tire, combining the...best of on- and off-road performance in a...revolutionary new mud-terrain tire that offers...great off-road grip and performance while also...delivering a civilized on ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Display still swimming in red ink after miss...
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TOKYO -- Japan Display's dismal fiscal 2016...earnings stood out in the sea of good results from...electronic-device makers, but the company has only...itself to blame for misreading a clear shift in...demand from its biggest customer -- Apple. The...major LCD panel ... ( read original story ...)


Japan mulls semi-nationalising Tosh (memory biz) –...
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The Japanese government is considering providing...state-backed aid to Toshiba’s memory business,...amounting to near partial nationalisation, to...prevent it falling into Chinese or South Korean...hands, according to a report. The article in...Nikkei Asian Review ... ( read original story ...)


8th Asian Winter Games opens in Sapporo
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The delegation of China march in during the...opening ceremony of the Asian Winter Games in...Sapporo, northern Japan, Feb. 19, 2017....(Xinhua/Yang Shiyao) SAPPORO, Japan, Feb. 18...(Xinhua) - The eighth Asian Winter Games raised...its curtain here at the Sapporo ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s ageing emperor can now abdicate
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Japan's parliament has passed a law allowing...Emperor Akihito to abdicate, clearing the way for...the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in...nearly two centuries and the accession of his son,...Crown Prince Naruhito, probably late next year....Akihito, 83, who ... ( read original story ...)


Mobius says low stock market volatility is tied to...
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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 ...)


Quake simulators draw foreign tourists to disaster...
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Earthquake simulators have become tourist draws at...disaster ... some 30 high school students from Australia...experienced a simulated level-7 quake — the...highest on the Japanese seismic intensity scale...— similar to the March 2011 one that devastated ... ( read original story ...)


Second Japan Property for Conrad Hotels & Resorts

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

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USS Fitzgerald crash: Sailors found dead after Jap...
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Sailors missing after the USS Fitzgerald collided...with a container ship off Japan have been found...dead, the US Navy and Japanese media says. Seven...sailors were left missing and three injured after...Saturday's collision, which the US Navy said...almost sank ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo zoo visitors flock to view mum-to-be panda
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Tokyo (AFP) - Japanese well-wishers flocked to a...Tokyo zoo Wednesday to get their last glimpse of a...possibly pregnant panda before she goes into...confinement. Eleven-year-old Shin Shin, who mated...with male Ri Ri February, appeared imperiously...unruffled by ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s Cheap Money Era May Be Ending
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The Bank of Japan’s (BOJ’s) war...against deflation is far from over, but analysts...are hopeful that 2017 may mark a turning point for...the world’s third-largest economy. Evidence...that two decades of deflation have yet to be fully...expunged came Friday ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese shipping giants plan merger
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Three of Japan's biggest shipping companies are...merging their container operations to become more...efficient. Nippon Yusen, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and...Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha said the joint venture would...see savings of more than $1bn (£820m) a...year. The move ... ( read original story ...)


RUBBER-Tokyo futures prices after evening session ...
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Following are prices for Tokyo rubber futures at...the end of the Tokyo market's evening session on...Nov 2016. Contract Day Volume Evening Volume * Nov...196.2 66 201.0 12 * Dec 194.1 33 195.6 3 * Jan...195.6 147 201.3 19 * Feb 196.0 271 202.0 138 * Mar...198.4 797 ... ( read original story ...)


Kenedix Realty Investment : Notice Concerning Acqu...
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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 ...)


Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Iwaki in Ja...
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A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has...occurred on Tuesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from...Iwaki in Japan. The temblor was reported at...22:36:07 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter). The...epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact...time and date of ... ( read original story ...)


Correction: Japan-Defense story
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In a story June 14 about Japanese military...equipment sales, The Associated Press omitted the...name of a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries official...quoted in the story. It was Shoji Sato. A...corrected version of the story is below: Japan...seeks to expand arms deals ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's industrial output falls 0.8% in Jan.,...
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Japan's industrial output fell 0.8 percent from...the previous ... 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 ...)


Kecmanovic opens with a win at Osaka Mayor’s Cup
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Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic got off to the...perfect start at the Osaka Mayor’s Cup on...Tuesday, winning his first round matches in both...singles and doubles, alongside Turkey’s Ergi...Kirkin. The Serb, who is the world No. 3 and top...seed in Osaka ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka ‘minpaku’ services see surge in complaints amid tourism boom

OSAKA – The city of Osaka has been struggling to respond ... The city is also trying to track down such service providers through property owners, but efforts have been blocked by privacy rules. “Having no means of investigation, we’re up against ... ( read original story ...)

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Fire hits Yokohama tire factory along NLEX
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A fire hit the Yokohama tire factory along the...North Luzon Expressway ... share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news,...download as early as 4am & share articles on...social media. Call 896 6000. ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Stocks Opened Higher With Exporters Lifted b...
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Tokyo stocks open higher, Takata suspended on...bankruptcy reports (Photo: AFP). Metrotvnews.com,...Tokyo: Tokyo stocks opened higher on Friday with...exporters lifted by a weak yen, while trading in...Takata shares was suspended after a media report...that the ... ( read original story ...)


Wales v Japan rugby match prompts Cardiff travel w...
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A sell-out crowd for Wales' autumn international...against Japan has prompted a travel warning for...Cardiff. Arriva Trains Wales said extra trains had...been put on to try and cope with demand, but it...still expected services to be very busy. Cardiff...council ... ( read original story ...)


UPDATE 1-Japan's Tepco to seek partners for n...
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TOKYO, May 11 Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Co...(Tepco) will seek partners for its nuclear...business with the goal of beginning cooperation in...the financial year starting April 2020, under a...plan submitted to the government for approval on...Thursday. ( read original story ...)


Suntory says not considering IPO of US unit
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Suntory Holdings is not planning to list its U.S....spirits unit Beam Suntory Inc on the New York...Stock Exchange, a top executive said on Thursday,...denying a Japanese media report. Suntory Holdings...Ltd's President and CEO Takeshi Niinami speaks...behind the ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo 2020 optimism doesn't mean people will ...
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TOKYO - An Edelman Japan study of 700 respondents...has found that 60 percent see staging the Tokyo...2020 games as a good thing for Japan, with 23...percent describing themselves as “very...positive” about it. Those in the senior age...bracket are the most ... ( read original story ...)


OECD says IPO underwriting fees ‘akin to tac...
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It quoted data showing the median underwriting fee...for IPOs in the United States is 7 percent of...total proceeds from the IPO and has risen to 8...percent in Japan and China, doubling in the case...of China within a couple of years. At the same...time ... ( read original story ...)


Japan actor in Scorsese's 'Silence'...
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His more recent works still depict violence,...though the Japanese director says the nature of...the violence has changed -- from whimsical..."cyberpunk" horror to horrifying reality. That's...why he identified so closely with Martin...Scorsese's grueling epic ... ( read original story ...)


U.S. Treasury yields subside, Asian stocks steady
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Japanese government bond yields also pulled back...from multi-month highs after the Bank of Japan...conducted a special fixed-rate bond buying...operation for the first time, firing a warning...shot against excessive yield moves. The dollar...index, which measures ... ( read original story ...)


Ovid seeks metamorphosis into public company with ...
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This follows on from a fairly quiet start to the...year in terms of public offerings from biotech,...although just this week Biohaven Pharmaceutical...filed to raise up to $100 million in its IPO...attempt to ... Ovid help out on the Osaka-based company’s ... ( read original story ...)


Ginza Land Prices Are Flashing a Warning Sign in Tokyo

Now some investors surveying Japan’s property market are anticipating price corrections. Satoshi Horino, president of Mori Trust Asset Management Co., said he is hearing stories about appraisers calculating returns based not just on purchase price and ... ( 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 ...)


Eye on Japanese real estate
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A recent news report by The Japan Times revealed...that Japan’s property market is luring more...Asian investors seeking high rental yields as well...as capital gains, which are not available back...home. “Money is flowing in mostly from Taiwan,...Hong Kong ... ( read original story ...)


Four things to know about the Cloudera IPO
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Osaka University and NTT Laboratories recently...created the first ... is still in the early phases,” Mass wrote in an...email. See also: MuleSoft’s post-IPO gains have...created a scary valuation Hortonworks had a market...capitalization of about $662 ... ( read original story ...)


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


Japan’s ultra-low jobless rate masks grim reality...
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... lowest level in more than two decades and the...labor market is tighter than it was during...Japan’s booming bubble economy years. This...should be great news for the world’s number...three economy, but analysts are warning not to pop...the champagne quite ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo braces for fence-mending role in U.S.-Philip...
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As Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte prepares...to make his first visit to Japan since taking...office in June, Tokyo is looking to play...peacemaker between Washington and Manila as the...tough-talking leader threatens to change the...geopolitical calculus in ... ( read original story ...)


Japan artist says latest sticker graffiti aimed at...
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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 ...)


Cherry blossom festival highlights tastes of Japan
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After the long and harsh winter, the bloom is off...to a late start this year says Johnson, but the...events that aren't blossom-dependent will Not soon...enough: Today marks the first day of spring "The...good news is ... This is a common Japanese condiment ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese PM Abe asks UK PM May for 'smooth Br...
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LONDON Japanese leader Shinzo Abe asked Prime...Minister Theresa May on Friday to ensure a smooth...Brexit to allow Japanese companies to continue to...operate as the United Kingdom exits the European...Union. The leader of the world's third largest...economy ... ( read original story ...)


Rowing federation against 2020 Tokyo Games venue c...
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TVC NEWS The proposed rowing venue for the 2020...Tokyo Games should not be changed as part of...cost-cutting measures as it is the only one that...meets Olympic standards, the International Rowing...Federation (FISA) said on Thursday. The...International Olympic ... ( read original story ...)


CapitaLand aims to double assets in Japan to S$5 billion

TOKYO -- CapitaLand, Southeast Asia's largest property company, is increasing its Japanese property acquisitions, mainly in Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo, in an effort to double assets under management there to 5 billion Singapore dollars ($3.6 billion ... ( read original story ...)

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Saudi officials have said the IPO, planned for...2018, will be worth about $100 billion ... New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and...Toronto are all seeking pieces of the offering,...with Hong Kong currently the frontrunner among...bourses in Asia ... ( read original story ...)


Japan government-led group tells Toshiba to fix ch...
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The group includes a state-backed fund, the...Innovation Network Corp of Japan (INCJ), the...Development Bank of Japan (DBJ), as well as U.S....private equity firm Bain Capital and South Korean...chipmaker SK Hynix Inc. Western Digital, which...jointly operates ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei rises as yen takes breather; financials fal...
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TOKYO, April 5 Japan's Nikkei share average rose...on Wednesday morning after the yen rally paused,...but financial stocks slipped on falling U.S....yields, while North Korea's launch of a ballistic...missile hurt the overall market sentiment....Investors kept to ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo panel shows cost and venue options for 2020 ...
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TOKYO -- A Tokyo metropolitan government panel...reviewing costly Olympic venues has proposed...downgrading the expensive rowing and canoeing site...for the Tokyo Games to temporary quality, or...moving the events to an existing site in northern...Japan. The city ... ( read original story ...)


Global markets gain on Japan data, as US-China mee...
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TOKYO -- Global markets were mostly higher Monday,...cheered by a positive report on the Japanese...economy, as players awaited talks between U.S....President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart...later in the week. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40...slipped 0.2 ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese family life is falling apart — and the re...
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Japan has seen trillions in lost GDP over the past...years, in combination with a population decline of...1 million people. Harvard sociologist Mary Brinton...puts it bluntly: "This is death to the family,"...she tells Business Insider. Japan's case isn't...just ... ( read original story ...)


JR firms hone earthquake-response systems for shin...
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But fate intervened. Still, it was the first...bullet train to derail since Japan started...high-speed railway services in 1964. Confronted...with major disasters such as the Great Hanshin...Earthquake in 1995 and the 2011 Great East Japan...Earthquake, Japan ... ( read original story ...)


BDO ties up with Japan’s Seven Bank
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MANILA, Philippines - Sy-led BDO Unibank Inc. has...partnered with another Japanese bank to further...cement its dominance in the international money...transfer business. The listed bank owned by retail...and banking magnate Henry Sy has partnered with...Seven Bank ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Warns against Protectionism
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14 de marzo de 2017, 09:11Tokyo, Mar 14 (Prensa...Latina) Finance Minister, Taro Aso, has expressed...his concern today over protectionism and stated...that the world economy should be kept open. These...statements were made in preparation for this...week's meeting ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka Gas : NNPC To Resume Oil Prospecting In Lake...
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04/27 OSAKA GAS: NNPC boss vows to fully recover...debts from oil firms 04/25 OSAKA GAS: NNPC vows to...fully recover $103m, N11bn from Ontario, Aiteo and...Tele.. 05/07 DJ Origin Energy to Sell Wind Farm,...Buy Farm's Power Output 05/01 DJ APA to Buy...Eastern ... ( read original story ...)