Airbnb-Style Rentals In Japan Are Disrupting Traditional Inns

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 ...)

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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 ...)


Pac-Man Rickshaw Gobbles Octopus Balls in Osaka Th...
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Bandai Namco Entertainment's Asobi Motto project...announced that its Pac-Man rickshaw will appear in...Osaka as the project's fourth part. The Pac-Man...rickshaw will be available to ride in the area...around Osaka's Tsūtenkaku tower on Saturday and...Sunday. ( read original story ...)


Japanese banking giant opens branch
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Tokyo-based Mizuho, one of largest banks in Japan,...is to open a branch in Cambodia in response to...rising investment from the world’s third-largest...economy in the kingdom. Mizuho received an...operating license from National Bank of Cambodia...(NBC) early ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s consumption uptick convincing no one
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TOKYO -- Japan's government has upgraded its...assessment of the economy for the first time in...six months in light of healthy consumer spending...-- though neither the cabinet, the business...community nor the public seems truly confident...that things are looking up. ( read original story ...)


Japan ruling bloc pushes through anti-conspiracy b...
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and the legislation has been compared to Japan's..."thought police", who before and during World War...Two had broad powers to investigate political...groups seen as a threat to public order. A Kyodo...news agency survey last month showed voters are...split over the ... ( read original story ...)


Japan: Land of the rising Sunwolves
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I had three things on my mind as we flew into...Tokyo. Why were the Warriors so useless ... However in the hotel when I opened up my lap-top...and checked the news from home I discovered fresh...horrors. Half the Warriors had been stood down for...going out ... ( read original story ...)


Japan wades into crowdfunding world
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TOKYO -- Fintech is changing the way companies...around the world finance operations and make...investments. In Japan, a growing number are...turning to the web to raise capital needed for...developing new products and services, with...crowdfunding in particular ... ( 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 ...)


Saudi king visits Japan, seeks help in diversifyin...
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Japan and Saudi Arabia agreed Monday to explore...ways to bolster Japanese investment and trade in...the Middle Eastern nation, possibly by setting up...special economic zones there. King Salman and...about a thousand businesspeople from Saudi Arabia...are in Japan ... ( read original story ...)


Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho Hotel Announced for November ...
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Tokyo-based commercial real estate developer...Pacifica Capital K.K. has signed a management...contract with Marriott International to open...Japan’s first location for Moxy Hotels in...November 2017. The property, to be known as...“Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho Hotel ... ( read original story ...)


Hong Kong lions Stephen and Stitt, Japanese looters and the legal battle to protect cultural property

Recent controversy regarding the decoration of the bronze lions outside the HSBC building brings to mind the near loss of these icons of Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation. It is 75 years since the fall of Hong Kong. Apart from the terrible human ... ( read original story ...)

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Japan primes missiles for Kim’s onslaught: ‘We abs...
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Kim Jong-un fired yet another missile into the Sea...of Japan as he continues his quest for a nuclear...ICBM capable of striking the US. Japanese...authorities blasted the latest launch as...“repeated provocation” from North Korea. Tokyo...defence forces are ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese Bank's MBS Suit Against JP Morgan Re...
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Your article was successfully shared with the...contacts you provided. A Japanese bank that filed...eight lawsuits against multiple investment banks...in 2013 over mortgage-backed securities saw one...court victory last week, when an appellate court...allowed its ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka cops: ‘JK’ parlor provided sex under guise o...
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Mutenka Musume allegedly employed school girls in...violating of the Child Welfare Act OSAKA (TR)...– Osaka Prefectural Police have busted a...business in which school girls provided customers...with illicit services that management considered...coaching ... ( read original story ...)


The Best New Hotels and Hostels in Tokyo 2017
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As Tokyo gears up for the 2020 Olympics, the...desperate need for rooms has seen a host of...buildings being converted into an exciting new...breed of boarding houses. The hipster crew behind...northeastern Tokyo guesthouses Toco. and Nui. are...at it again. ( read original story ...)


Japanese Banks Plan to Make Payments Using Ripple ...
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The Japan Bank Consortium to Central Provide...Domestic and Cross-Border Payment, which was...launched in October 2016 by leading Japanese...financial institutions, and the blockchain company...SBI Ripple Asia have announced that its 47 member...institutions plan to ... ( read original story ...)


New catalyst shown to be able to break down ‘...
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A research team at Japan’s Nagoya University has...developed a series of new catalysts can...hydrogenate ‘difficult substrates’, such as...amide bonds under much milder conditions than was...previously possible. The scientists recently...published a study ... ( 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 ...)


Japanese stocks eke out gains in holiday-thinned t...
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TOKYO, April 17 Japanese stocks eked out small...gains in thin and choppy trade on Monday, with...retail investors hunting for small-to-mid cap...stocks in the absence of foreign investors due to...the Easter holiday. The Nikkei 225 share average...opened lower and ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's top real estate firms notch record pr...
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TOKYO -- Mitsui Fudosan and two other top real...estate companies are expected to report...all-time-high pretax profits for the...April-December period, underpinned by a property...boom triggered by the central bank's negative...interest rate policy. Mitsui Fudosan ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei slips as yen edges up, but poised for weekl...
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Stronger yen offsets effect of record closes on...Wall Street * Nikkei heavy ahead of 20,000-point...level - strategist TOKYO May 26 Japan's Nikkei...share average remained solidly on track for a...winning week on Friday, underpinned by record...closing highs on ... ( read original story ...)


Citic Capital to accelerate UK, US and Japan property investment, despite capital flight curbs

Citic Capital, the Chinese state-owned asset management firm, is looking to accelerate its overseas investment in Britain, the United States and Japan to meet growing demand from clients, despite China stepping up its efforts at tightening capital outflows. ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba...Corporation’s (TOKYO:6502) Storage &...Electronic Devices Solutions Company today...announced the launch of a 1.3A output current CMOS...LDO regulator, TCR13AGADJ, for use in the power...supplies of mobile devices, housed in the ... ( read original story ...)


Japan boosts ties with Argentina
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to boost...trade and investment with Argentina during a state...visit Monday to the country with Latin America's...third-biggest economy. Argentina currently lags...behind its neighbors Brazil and Chile in doing...business ... ( read original story ...)


Japan business confidence rises again
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Confidence among Japan's biggest manufacturers has...risen for the second straight quarter, a key...central bank survey showed Monday, a welcome boost...for the world's third-largest economy. The report...comes after a batch of government data on Friday...showed ... ( read original story ...)


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


BRIEF-MCUBS MidCity Investment announces transacti...
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at 12.13 billion yen * Says it plans to sell trust...beneficial rights of a property located in Osaka...at 9 billion yen on March 27 Source text in...Japanese: goo.gl/lF6DzI Further company coverage:...(Beijing Headline News) Next In Financials ( 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 ...)


Koroki leads Urawa to 3-2 win over Sapporo in J-Le...
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SAITAMA, Japan — Shinzo Koroki scored his...J-League-leading seventh goal of the season on...Saturday as Urawa Reds beat Consadole Sapporo 3-2...to maintain first place in the standings. Rafael...Silva and Takahiro Sekine gave Urawa a 2-1 lead in...the first half ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei closes over 11-mth high on upbeat China dat...
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TOKYO Dec 8 Japan's Nikkei share average closed at...the highest level since last December on Thursday...as upbeat Chinese trade data boosted sentiment,...while Tepco shares soared on news Japan will...increase an interest-free loan related to its...Fukushima costs. ( read original story ...)


Defending Super Rugby champions the Wellington Hur...
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THE Wellington Hurricanes have pulverised Japan...Sunwolves in the opening match of their Super...Rugby defence, winning 83-17. Last year’s...champions battered the two-year-old side from...pillar to post in their first foray to Japan,...running in 13 tries to ... ( read original story ...)


Making it big in Osaka
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One of the most exciting celluloid happenings in...Japan, the 12th edition of the Osaka Asian Film...Festival wrapped last weekend after screening 58...films from all over Asia. Thai films were very...much in the spotlight this year as, in addition to...the ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese Giant Shinwa Group Flags in Thailand, Launching RUNESU THONGLOR 5

Shinwa Group, a large Japanese property firm, flags in Thailand, joining hands with Woraluk Property to establish W-Shinwa with the launch of "RUNESU THONGLOR 5" worth over 1.2 Billion Baht. The project is designed by IAO Takeda, a design champion for 5 ... ( read original story ...)

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Osaka cops: Man’s leg cut off by train after he fa...
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OSAKA (TR) – An intoxicated man in his 20s...fell from a train ... The man fell from the Midosuji Line platform,...which does not have railings, at Nagai Station at...around 7 a.m., Nippon News Network reports (Dec....31). The conductor of the train didn ... ( read original story ...)


Job switching hits 7-year high in Japan
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TOKYO -- More than 3 million Japanese workers...changed jobs in 2016 as a labor shortage and the...need for global expertise pushed employers to...scour the market for technical professionals and...veteran managers. The tally of 3.06 million, as...reported by Japan ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese worker finds, and reports, cash worth £30...
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An employee of a Japanese waste collection...facility has handed in Y42.5 million (£300,000)...in cash that he found in dumped rubbish,...bolstering the nation's reputation for honesty....The 63-year-old worker, who has not been...identified, found the cash in the ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Olympic medals to be made from recycled dona...
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"There's quite a limit on the resources of our...earth, and so recycling these things and giving...them a new use will make us all think about the...environment," Tokyo 2020 Sports Director Koji...Murofushi told a news conference. "Having a...project that allows all ... ( read original story ...)


Blooming cherry blossoms help Tokyo shake off wint...
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Well today's the day. The famous cherry blossom...trees are officially in full bloom in Tokyo....Analysis and speculation about the cherry blossoms...starts in Japan in January. At that time, it's...just a tantalising, mid-winter discussion, when we...all dream ... ( read original story ...)


Shigetomo triumphs in Osaka
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Overhauling early leader Misato Horie in the 35th...kilometre, Risa Shigetomo won the Osaka...Women’s Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road...Race, on Sunday (29), clocking 2:24:22. It was...second fastest performance of the...29-year-old’s career, less than a ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka school in hate speech scandal now accused of...
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OSAKA – Nationalist school operator Moritomo...Gakuen in Osaka hired a waste disposal service to...backfill waste found at the heavily discounted...construction site where it is building a new...elementary school, an employee of the disposal...firm says. The ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Fro's to move downtown after closing in...
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Tokyo Fro’s Rockin' Sushi closed at the end of...January on ... fencing off access to his property and...interfering with his ability to run his...business. ( read original story ...)


Japan enacts law allowing emperor to abdicate
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TOKYO - Japan's parliament has passed a law...allowing Emperor Akihito to become the first...monarch to abdicate in 200 years. The 83-year-old...emperor expressed his apparent wish to abdicate...last August, citing old age and health. Under the...law enacted Friday ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Prime Realty Investment : A new property was acquired. "FUNDES Suidobashi"

The property boasts excellent access, being located very near to the west exit of Suidobashi Station. It is the first property of 'Fundes,' a brand for urban compact retail facilities developed by Tokyo Tatemono, the sponsor of JPR. The concept of the ... ( read original story ...)

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NAGOYA – The Nagoya Municipal Government on...Friday took the unusual step of warning tourists...that they enter Nagoya Castle’s tower at...their own risk due to the building being in danger...of collapse in a strong earthquake. The city said...it installed the ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's 'fake food' more appetising...
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They may look good enough to eat, but Japan's...mouthwatering food replicas are only for show as...restaurateurs compete for the attention of hungry...customers. They're common sights in this...food-obsessed nation, with everything from sudsy...beers and perfectly ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei falls as British election, ECB put markets ...
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TOKYO, June 7 Japan's Nikkei share average fell on...Wednesday morning as investors continued to shun...riskier assets ahead of potentially market moving...global events this week. The Nikkei dropped 0.2...percent to 19,931.43 points by midmorning. It hit...a near ... ( read original story ...)


Japan PM Abe accused of giving cash for nationalis...
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TOKYO (AP) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...donated 1 million yen ... Abe has denied any influence in the sale last...year of state property to Kagoike at 134 million...yen ($1.2 million), one-seventh of its appraised...price. But Kagoike told parliament ... ( read original story ...)


Abe adviser: Japan should push back any US attack ...
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JAPAN should push back against any US suggestion...that it is suppressing the yen’s value for trade...advantage, an adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...said, in a bid to pre-empt criticism of Japan’s...currency policy. Koichi Hamada, Cabinet adviser...and ... ( read original story ...)


Valentine’s Day murder in Fuchu remains unsolved 1...
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Tokyo Metropolitan Police are seeking the help of...the public in locating the male suspect, reports...Nippon News Network (Feb. 12). On February 14,...2005, Hiroki Goto, a 39-year-old manager of what...is today Tama Shinkin Bank, was stabbed to death...by an ... ( read original story ...)


Putin makes him beg: Vladimir gets his dog to earn...
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In an attempt at dog diplomacy, Japan had planned...to give the Russian president ... to Putin four years ago as a thank you gift for...Russia's help after the 2011 earthquake and...tsunami. 'Unfortunately, we received a reply...yesterday that they will not ... ( read original story ...)


Japan emperor to meet abandoned Vietnam families o...
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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) " Japan's emperor and empress,...on a landmark visit to Vietnam, are expected to...express their sympathies when they meet with...Vietnamese women abandoned by their Japanese...soldier husbands after World War II. Hatsuhisa...Takashima ... ( read original story ...)


Mystery deepens over Moritomo land deal as recordi...
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... took a new turn this week when a recording...emerged of a meeting between the former head of...the Osaka nationalist school operator and a...Finance Ministry official. The recording is of a...March 2016 meeting where former head Yasunori...Kagoike and the ... ( read original story ...)


Population trends deliver boost for Japan's m...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Boutique advisers specialising...in micro-M&A for mostly family-run firms are...enjoying a boom in Japan, as an ageing, shrinking...population brings in the boundaries on the...country's small business landscape. There are no...industry-wide ... ( read original story ...)


BRIEF-Early Age to sell Japan-based property

Dec 22 Early Age Co Ltd : * Says it signed agreement to sell a property that located in Japan with undisclosed price Source text in Japanese: goo.gl/CSQ1Sw Further company Coverage: (Beijing Headline News) Next In Financials ( read original story ...)

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Tokyo stocks opened lower Thursday as investors...were left disappointed by the lack of details...about stimulus spending in US president-elect...Donald Trump's first official news briefing. Major...exporters including automakers Toyota and Nissan...were also hit by ... ( 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 ...)


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TOKYO -- Global shares rose Wednesday as gains in...the U.S. and Asian markets carried over into...European trading. The Tokyo benchmark jumped in...the opening day for 2017, helped by a weak yen....KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 edged up 0.2 per...cent to 4,910.99 ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's economy marks third-longest postwar r...
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TOKYO -- Japan's economic recovery has become its...third-longest since World War II, driven by higher...corporate profits and public works spending. Yet...weak wage growth has made improvements tepid and...hard to detect. The recovery likely continued...through ... ( read original story ...)


The Japanese manga comic helping Syrian refugee ch...
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Obada is a Syrian student in Tokyo who, by a...mixture of chance and determination, has become...the translator of Japanese manga comics into...Arabic. And by another twist of fate, many of...these Arab editions of football saga Captain...Tsubasa have been donated ... ( read original story ...)


Japan and Australia agree to strengthen defense ti...
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Abe said the increasingly uncertain geopolitical...landscape made the relationship between Japan and...Australia more important than ever. "It is...important to guard and increase the robustness of...the free, open and rules-based international...order," Abe said. ( 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 ...)


Shoko Chukin Bank raided over shady loans
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Government officials Wednesday raided the offices...of Shoko Chukin Bank, a state-linked lender for...small and medium-sized firms, over improper loans...issued under a state-backed program to help...crisis-hit companies. The Financial Services...Agency, the ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei tumbles to 4-month lows on Fed minutes
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TOKYO, April 6 Japan's Nikkei share average...tumbled to a four-month low on Thursday morning...after U.S. shares tumbled overnight on signs the...U.S. Federal Reserve may start cutting its...king-sized balance sheet earlier than expected....The Nikkei dropped 1.4 ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo residents are most honest in world
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In 2016, residents of Tokyo found over 3.67...million yen ($32.5 million) on the streets of the...city and handed money over to the police, BBC...reports. Police was able to track the owners of...2.7 billion yen found on the streets of Japan’s...capital city. ( read original story ...)