Toshiba stock knocked from top-tier listing as financial woes deepen

... brunt of its financial pain after delaying its full-year financial report for a sixth time. But the gloomier outlook is enough to trigger an automatic demotion to the second rung of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The move was not unexpected after the Tokyo ... ( read original story ...)

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Tsunami warning after 6.9 Japan earthquake
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A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit northeastern Japan...early Tuesday, the country's meteorological agency...said, issuing a tsunami warning for the region's...coast including Fukushima prefecture. A some three...metre tsunami could hit the northeastern coast ... ( read original story ...)


Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 41 km ESE of Namie, Japa...
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A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has...struck on Tuesday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from...Namie in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake...was roughly 33.85 km (21 miles) below the...earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not...been issued (Does not ... ( read original story ...)


Exclusive: Japan authorities fear rising condo loa...
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In fact, vacancy rates are climbing even in prime...markets like Tokyo as supply starts to outstrip...demand. The Bank of Japan and the Financial...Services Agency authorities don't see an immediate...crisis, such as the one that befell Japan's banks...in the 1990s ... ( read original story ...)


Continua: Telehealth Platform Saved Lives After Ja...
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February 21, 2017 - A four-year study of survivors...of the 2011 Japan earthquake has found that a...remote monitoring platform conforming to Continua...standards can reduce cardiac stress and improve...long-term patient monitoring. "Study authors...concluded that D ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo’s showy tuna auctions do not augur economic ...
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KIYOSHI KIMURA does not like to lose. For the past...six years he has outbid all comers for the first...bluefin tuna of the year sold by Tokyo’s...famed Tsukiji fish market. Last week Mr Kimura,...who owns a chain of sushi shops, paid ¥74.2m...($642,000 ... ( read original story ...)


USS Fitzgerald collision: Bodies of sailors found ...
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Japan's Kyodo News service says the Japanese coast...guard is investigating ... vessels sailing to and from Japan's two biggest...container ports in Tokyo and Yokohama. Japan's...public broadcaster NHK showed aerial footage of...the Fitzgerald, which had a large ... ( read original story ...)


New sushi bar and grill coming
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The Shakopee City Council approved a liquor...license Tuesday for Sapporo, a new sushi bar and...grill opening at 1114 Vierling Drive E., pending...city inspections. The police department conducted...a background investigation and found nothing...prohibiting the ... ( read original story ...)


Japan to let North Korea athletes attend Asian Win...
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TOKYO - Japan will allow North Korean athletes and...officials to take part in the Sapporo Asian Winter...Games this month despite sanctions against the...reclusive state that bar North Koreans from...entering the country, Kyodo news agency said....Japan has long ... ( read original story ...)


Hayao Miyazaki: Japan's godfather of animatio...
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It would be no exaggeration to describe Hayao...Miyazaki as the godfather of animation in Japan -...some might even say the world. Since his...directorial debut in 1979, his gentle and...whimsical children's movies have been hugely...popular and become key cultural ... ( read original story ...)


In Japan, 'Rocky' and 'Premium Frid...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - From the "Rocky" theme to cash...handouts and early "Premium Friday" finishes, a...small but growing number of companies in...workaholic Japan are getting creative with the...ways they're getting employees out the door early....The government ... ( read original story ...)


Bank of Japan April meeting minutes note asset purchases will fluctuate on market conditions

Bank of Japan policymakers agreed that the amount of government debt purchases will fluctuate under its quantitative easing program, minutes of the central bank's April 26-27 policy meeting showed on Wednesday. Members also said such fluctuations do not ... ( read original story ...)

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Nikkei up for 4th straight session, leading Asian ...
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Price increases for the currency and U.S. bonds...often hinder Japan stocks. Japan’s Nikkei NIK,...+0.31% rose 0.4%, setting the stage for its fourth...straight gain. Japan’s exports rose more than...expected in March at 12%, helping the rise. ( read original story ...)


Japan's Defense Chief Says US Alliance Will E...
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She noted that Japan is the only country in the...world to have experienced the horrors of nuclear...war. Inada spoke at a joint news conference...Wednesday with US Defense Secretary Ash Carter....The Pentagon chief noted that the meeting was...taking place on the ... ( read original story ...)


Australian family rescued after night on Japan mou...
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An Australian woman and her three sons have been...rescued after spending a freezing night on a...mountain in Japan. The four were reported missing...late on Monday after failing to return to the...popular Nozawa Onsen ski resort on Mount Kenashi....They were ... ( read original story ...)


India’s Reliance Nippon Life Asset Managemen...
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The company's two owners, Reliance Capital Ltd and...Japan's Nippon Life Insurance, will participate in...the IPO, he added. Sikka declined to give further...details but said the company would immediately...start the process of hiring banks to manage the...IPO. ( read original story ...)


Land acquisition is the biggest problem here: Kenj...
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The atmosphere for India-Japan business ties is...continuously improving, Japanese Ambassador to...India Kenji Hiramatsu said, although he does agree...that it is investment, not trade, that is...increasing at present. PM Abe will be visiting...India later this year ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Electric Power : Financial Assistance from t...
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On March 23, we received a funding grant of 187.6...billion yen from the Nuclear Damage Compensation...and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation...(hereinafter referred to as NDF) based on the...revision of the Special Business Plan which was...approved on ... ( read original story ...)


OCA President hails Sapporo partnership
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SAPPORO, Japan, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- The President...of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), Sheikh Ahmad...Al Fahad Al Sabah, hailed the "real partnership"...between the OCA and Sapporo city at the welcome...reception for the 8th Asian Winter Games on...Saturday ... ( read original story ...)


Japan disaster minister resigns over quake gaffe
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TOKYO: Japan's gaffe-prone disaster reconstruction...minister resigned Wednesday after remarking it was...lucky the catastrophic 2011 earthquake-tsunami had...hit a largely rural region rather than Tokyo....Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was forced to apologise...to ... ( read original story ...)


Bank of Japan Keeps Rates Ready for Something Bigg...
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This is the kind of news coverage and analysis you...can access exclusively as a WSJ Pro Member. ( read original story ...)


First flight to Hawaii by end-june
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The flight from KL-Osaka-Hawaii would take about...14 hours ... Australia and North Asia over the years. In terms...of its financial position, Benyamin said he is...confident that AirAsia X would post its first ever...profitability for last year after going ... ( read original story ...)


Japan eyes bigger bite of China’s rice market

TOKYO -- With Sino-Japanese relations showing signs of warming, Tokyo is working to persuade Beijing to accept more Japanese rice in hopes of giving domestic farmers greater access to a market hungry for high-quality imports. Toshihiro Nikai, secretary ... ( read original story ...)

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Tokyo sees first November snow in 54 years
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Tokyo experienced its first November snowfall in...54 years on Thursday. Residents of the Japanese...capital were taken by surprise, as the...temperatures around this time of the year usually...range from 10C to 17C. The snow was caused by an...unusual cold front ... ( read original story ...)


Japan would consider joining China-led AIIB if dou...
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Abe made the remark on a Japanese television...program following China’s hosting of a two-day...international forum on the “One Belt, One...Road” cross-continental infrastructure...development plan the AIIB is set to finance. Japan...and the United States ... ( read original story ...)


Sapporo set for more talks as Sleeman-Unibroue str...
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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 ...)


12-month Edaravone Clinical Study Data in ALS Pres...
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OSAKA, Japan, Dec. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --...Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (Head Office:...Osaka; President & Representative Director,...CEO: Dr. Masayuki Mitsuka) has presented data that...show patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...(ALS) given ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's Nomura targets younger generation as ...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nomura Holdings Inc ...aims to leverage its access to about 1.6 million...members of employee stock ownership plans to tap a...new generation of customers as its client base...grays. The country's largest brokerage is ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Inc warns of trade under Trump
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Corporate Japan is bracing for a rocky ride under...incoming US President Donald Trump, with a Reuters...poll showing well over a third of firms seeing a...contraction in global trade as concerns about a...rise in US protectionism threaten to shatter a...fragile ... ( read original story ...)


Toshiba to sell part of chip business, first step ...
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may seem like a natural buyer of a large stake in...the chip business, a sale might be difficult to...pull off before March as it would likely invite a...review by anti-trust regulators. Toshiba will hold...a news conference at 4.30 Tokyo time (0730...GMT). ( read original story ...)


Japan crown prince: Malaysia can be model for dive...
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as well as Malaysian students and Japanese...residents. Follow Mari Yamaguchi on Twitter at...https://www.twitter.com/mariyamaguchi Find her...work also at AP News...https://www.apnews.com/search/mari%20yamaguchi ( read original story ...)


Japanese trust banks to sue Toshiba over 2015 acco...
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The bank is a unit of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial...Group ... That is in addition to suits from 15 groups and...individuals in Japan that total 15.3 billion yen....The Tokyo Stock Exchange has placed Toshiba on its...watch list since September 2015, following ... ( read original story ...)


Exclusive: BOJ to offer brighter view on economy, ...
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TOKYO The Bank of Japan is set to upgrade its...economic assessment as early as next week to...signal its growing conviction the recovery is...gathering momentum, people familiar with its...thinking told Reuters, reinforcing expectations...its next move would be to ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei flat as dollar/yen steadies, on track for gains this week

TOKYO, June 23 Japan's Nikkei share average was flat on Friday morning as dollar-yen levels steadied after major economic events, while Nintendo hit new multi-year highs on ongoing hopes for a new title on Switch. The Nikkei was flat at 20,119.55 in ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO, Dec 26 Japan's Nikkei share average edged...down on Monday morning led by falls in banking and...exporter stocks with risk appetite sapped by a...pause in the yen's recent tendency to weaken. The...Nikkei dropped 0.2 percent to 19,395.99 in...midmorning trade ... ( read original story ...)


WWII hurt Manipur: Japan
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Japan has acknowledged that its wartime actions in...the 1940s caused grave human suffering in Manipur....A senior Japanese official posted in India said on...Monday that Tokyo is aware of the “aggression”...that its soldiers unleashed in Manipur during the ... ( read original story ...)


Japan to increase loan to Fukushima operator Tepco...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will increase an...interest-free loan to the operator of the wrecked...Fukushima nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power , by...more than a third to 14 trillion yen (97.30...billion pounds)a source familiar with the matter...said on ... ( read original story ...)


A Japanese Fix for American Savings: 1.25 Percent ...
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But it's now topped by an offer that just came out...from a just-launched, savings-only division of San...Francisco-based MUFG Union Bank. The new entity,...PurePoint Financial, offers a rate of 1.25 percent...on a savings deposit of at least $10,000, and 1.4 ... ( 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 ...)


'Tokyo Ghoul' Stage Play Adaptation: New...
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As the "Tokyo Ghoul" live action stage play makes...its debut in Japan soon, fans of the manga will...get to see characters like Ken Kaneki come to...life. Recently, the official website of the "Tokyo...Ghoul" stage play dropped a new visual for the...upcoming ... ( 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 ...)


Meet the robot dinosaurs a Japanese company wants ...
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Japanese firm On-Art Corp. unveiled human-operated...robotic models of raptors, an allosaurus and a...Tyrannosaurus rex, in a performance at a hotel...hall. At one point, the T. rex even appeared to...bite the head of a pretend caretaker. Around eight...metres high ... ( read original story ...)


China, Japan extract combustible ice from seafloor
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Japan first extracted some of the material in 2013...but ended ... In this May 16, 2017 photo released by China's...Xinhua News Agency, workers celebrate the...successful trial extraction of natural gas from...combustible ice trapped under the seafloor on a ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei inches down on stronger yen; SoftBank gains...
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TOKYO May 30 Japan's Nikkei share average inched...down on Tuesday as the market felt the weight of a...stronger yen, although a rise by index heavyweight...SoftBank helped curb the losses. The Nikkei ended...the day 0.02 percent lower at 19,677.85. It had...slipped ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s consumption uptick convincing no one

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 ...)

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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 ...)


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Perhaps it was the wild train heist in “Fast...Five,” or the entirety of “Tokyo Drift” or...the skyscraper-to-skyscraper jump from “Fast and...Furious 7.” Whatever it was, at some point in...the sixteen years someone decided more is really...more. ( read original story ...)


Dramatic moment Australian mother and her three so...
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Rescuers scoured the snowfields for the blonde...woman, in her 50s, and her sons, believed to be in...their 20s, after they did not return from the...mountain at Nozawa Onsen, near Japan's main...island, by 6pm on Monday. Japanese TV broadcast...pictures of the ... ( read original story ...)


Japan October consumer prices continue slide, yen ...
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TOKYO Japan's core consumer prices marked their...eighth straight month of annual declines in...October, illustrating the sheer scale of the...central bank's struggle to beat deflation and...stagnant growth with diminishing policy options....The data will keep ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s Nikkei snaps 4-day losing run on upb...
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TOKYO, June 1 Japan's Nikkei share average gained...on Thursday, snapping a four-day losing run,...lifted by upbeat domestic data and a weaker yen....The Nikkei rose 1.1 percent to 19,860.03....Indicators released on Thursday showed domestic...companies picked up ... ( read original story ...)


Why Japanese banks are chill about fintech
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Head of the fintech centre at the Bank of Japan,...Naoyuki Iwashita, said that Japanese institutions...fear this happening in their country. After the...law that prohibited fintech startups from owning...more than 5% of a technology company was abolished...... ( read original story ...)


Fifteen essential money tips for your business
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Offer customer perks: Give customers an incentive...to come back and spend more at your business, even...it if means losing a few dollars. For example,...Tokyo Smoke, a Toronto-based coffee, clothing and...cannabis company, offers a $20-a-week all-you-can...drink ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo stocks open lower on yen's strength aft...
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TOKYO, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks opened...lower Thursday on the yen's continued appreciation...against the U.S. dollar following U.S. President...Donald Trump warning that the dollar was getting...too strong. As of 9:15 a.m. here, the 225-issue...Nikkei ... ( read original story ...)


Chris Grayling to Japan: 'Some of our trains ...
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Transport minister urges counterparts from Japan...to buy trains made in Derby for their suburban...rolling stock Transport secretary Chris Grayling...is lobbying Japan, the country that pioneered...modern high-speed trains, to buy rolling stock...from Derby as part ... ( read original story ...)


Current Nagoya Mayor Kawamura, two others file can...
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NAGOYA – Incumbent Nagoya Mayor Takashi...Kawamura, 68, and two other people on Sunday filed...candidacies in the mayoral election set for April...23 in the city. The others are lawyer Masateru...Iwaki, 62, a former deputy mayor, and former...corporate employee ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei ends lower as stronger yen takes a toll, Takata shares plummet

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 ended 0.1 percent lower at 20,110.51, extending Wednesday's 0.5 percent decline and moving ... ( 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 ...)


CEO of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ to step down f...
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TOKYO The head of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ...(BTMU), the core business of Japan's biggest..."megabank," has decided to step down for health...reasons barely a year into the job, sources told...Reuters on Tuesday. President and CEO Takashi...Oyamada's ... ( read original story ...)


US objects to Japan's state-mandated drug pri...
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TOKYO -- The U.S. demanded this week that Japan...reassess its system of government-set drug prices,...complaining about price cuts often forced on new...expensive drugs, a sign that Washington is...prepared to intercede on behalf of specific...American industries. ( read original story ...)


The Bank of Japan leaves policy unchanged
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YOKOHAMA, JAPAN – JUNE 11: Shinji Okazaki #9 of...Japan celebrates scoring a goal with team mate...Takashi Usami #11 during the international...friendly match between Japan and Iraq at Nissan...Stadium on June 11, 2015 in Yokohama, Japan....(Photo by Chris McGrath ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese government planning to build 45 new coal ...
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Audio: Japan plans 45 new high-energy,...low-emissions HELE coal fired power plants. (ABC...News) The power plants will utilise high energy,...low emissions (HELE) technology that use...high-quality black coal. Japan is the largest...overseas market for Australian ... ( read original story ...)


How a high school dropout built a bus empire in Ja...
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Kimi Takura plans to list Heisei on the Tokyo...Stock Exchange in a ¥10 billion IPO to ensure...the company will continue even after he retires...Subscribe to our newsletter. Heisei, set up in...1992, now operates a fleet of 400 buses for...sightseeing, overnight ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei hits 17-month high after Macron wins French...
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TOKYO, May 8 Japan's Nikkei share average hit a...level not seen in nearly 17 months on Monday...morning as the yen stayed weak after Emmanuel...Macron was elected president of France, as a...business-friendly vision of European integration...helped boost investor ... ( read original story ...)


Tempura from Osaka
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My favourite tempura bar, Tenshin at Regent...Singapore hotel, just got itself some competition....Ippoh Tempura Bar by Osaka's Ginza Ippoh opened...earlier this month at Como Dempsey. The family-...owned Ippoh brand dates back to 1850 and is said...to be the oldest ... ( read original story ...)


Qatar Airways to deploy A350 on Tokyo Haneda route
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Starting July 1, Qatar Airways will be replacing...its B787-8 Dreamliner with its A350-900 on its...direct Doha-Tokyo Haneda service. Business...Traveller Asia-Pacific was alerted to the change...by industry website airlineroute.net and confirmed...on the carrier ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's Big Banks Struggle to Make Money From...
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The average interest rate on new loans slid to a...near-record low of 0.703 percent in August,...according to the Bank of Japan. Following a policy...review in September, BOJ Governor Kuroda pledged...to keep 10-year government bond yields around...zero, a move that ... ( read original story ...)


Exploding airbag scandal pushes Japanese auto supplier Takata towards bankruptcy

It is now worth less than a quarter of its value from just a week ago when a report by Japan’s leading Nikkei business daily said it would seek bankruptcy protection and sell its assets to a US company. At Thursday’s close, the embattled stock had ... ( read original story ...)

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Japan's trucking sector nailing down delivery...
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Shipping rates between Tokyo and Osaka now come to...around 2,200 yen to 2,800 yen ($20 to $25) per...100kg -- almost 10% more than four years ago...."Higher rates are necessary for the business to...continue," Fukuyama Transporting President...Shigehiro Komaru said. ( read original story ...)


Tokyo taxi drop fare eases to ¥410 in bid to boost...
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The taxi drop fare was lowered to ¥410 from...the current ¥730 mainly in central Tokyo on...Monday, with the aim of promoting taxi use,...including by overseas visitors. The new fare is...for the first 1.052 km, while the current one...covers 2 km. The new fare ... ( read original story ...)


Okinawa, Osaka governors at odds over police offic...
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Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga told a news conference...that Osaka Gov. Ichiro Matsui “lacked...consideration for the Okinawan people,”...after Matsui expressed appreciation for the work...of his police officers on Wednesday, a day after...one of them called the ... ( read original story ...)


7 signs Japan has become a 'demographic time ...
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Japan is dealing with what economists call a..."demographic time bomb." Through a vicious cycle...of low fertility and low consumer spending, the...country's economy has gradually shrunk over the...last 25 years. People are living longer, and...they're heaping ... ( 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 ...)


Continua: Telehealth Platform Saved Lives After Ja...
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February 21, 2017 - A four-year study of survivors...of the 2011 Japan earthquake has found that a...remote monitoring platform conforming to Continua...standards can reduce cardiac stress and improve...long-term patient monitoring. "Study authors...concluded that D ... ( read original story ...)


How a high school dropout built a bus empire in Ja...
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Kimi Takura plans to list Heisei on the Tokyo...Stock Exchange in a ¥10 billion IPO to ensure...the company will continue even after he retires...Subscribe to our newsletter. Heisei, set up in...1992, now operates a fleet of 400 buses for...sightseeing, overnight ... ( read original story ...)


Royston Tan wins award at Sapporo International Sh...
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SINGAPORE - Homegrown film-maker Royston Tan won...the Best Asian Short Film prize at the Sapporo...International Short Film Festival on Saturday...night (Oct 15). The win was for Bunga Sayang,...about a young boy who strikes up a friendship with...an old Malay ... ( read original story ...)


Is Nikkei Ready To Rise Again?
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After successful tests of its broken multi-decade...downtrend, Japan’s Nikkei 225 has a chance...to commence a new up leg... We’ve been pointing out the thinning nature...of the stock market rally of late. In fact, as...recently as yesterday we noted that just ... ( read original story ...)


Thrice spared death, Osaka zoo rooster draws crowd...
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OSAKA – A rooster raised by Osaka’s...Tennoji Zoo as food for other animals has now...become an attraction himself, after thrice...managing to avoid the gallows and a grim fate as...fare for his fellows. It seems a belief has taken...hold among some visitors ... ( read original story ...)