From negative policy rates to yield curve control – what’s next?

The Bank of Japan did it again: just when market participants had become familiar with quantitative easing and negative interest rates, it surprised with its latest monetary experiment: ‘yield curve control’. A powerful answer to those claiming that ... ( read original story ...)

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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 ...)


Kyoto’s Most Luxurious Hotel Is Finally Open
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You can ride in from Tokyo, which takes just over...two hours. The closest airport, Osaka...International, is about an hour by car. (Nightly...rates start at about $950, fourseasons.com) More...From Robbreport.com Kyoto’s Most Luxurious...Hotel Is Finally Open ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo to shoulder all costs for Olympics temp faci...
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Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said Thursday the...metropolitan government will in principle bear all...the costs of temporary facilities for the 2020...Olympic and Paralympic Games to be built outside...the capital. Following a meeting with Prime...Minister Shinzo Abe ... ( read original story ...)


Japan aims to boost yen’s status with direct...
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TOKYO -- To encourage more businesses to use the...yen and other Asian currencies, Japan's Finance...Ministry announced a comprehensive plan Monday to...launch direct currency trading with other regional...players. The ministry will first enter talks with...Thailand. ( read original story ...)


‘Tokyo Ghoul’ Latest News & Update: Manga Seri...
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There are lots of talks surrounding the hit manga...and anime series "Tokyo Ghoul". There is an...upcoming live-action film which is currently on...production and a season 3 that is subject to...numerous rumors. The manga version of the...franchise is steadily ... ( read original story ...)


Earthquake risk MAPPED: Holiday destinations that ...
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Studies have found a 60 per cent chance of a...magnitude 7.0 earthquake or higher in Istanbul by...2030. One of the most at-risk areas for future...earthquakes is Japan. As the name ominously...suggests, the country is perched on the Pacific...‘Ring of Fire’. ( read original story ...)


Philippine, Japanese leaders sign military, econom...
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TOKYO — The leaders of Japan and the...Philippines agreed Wednesday to co-operate in...promoting regional peace and stability and...endorsed Japan's provision of patrol boats and...military training aircraft to bolster Philippine...maritime security, without ... ( read original story ...)


Japan to lend to sanctioned Russian bank to push i...
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TOKYO: State-backed Japan Bank for International...Cooperation will lend about 4 billion yen (US$39...million) to Russia's Sberbank, which is subject to...Western sanctions, in the hope of advancing talks...on a territorial dispute, the Nikkei business...daily said ... ( read original story ...)


Japan, ASEAN countries mull ways to counter financ...
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YOKOHAMA, Japan – Top financial leaders of the...Association of Southeast ... At the gathering in Yokohama on the sidelines of...the Asian Development Bank's annual meeting the...finance ministers and central bank governors...discussed revisions to the Chiang ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Century to partner Lippo in Indonesia online...
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TOKYO -- Japan's leasing business Tokyo Century...plans to launch an online lending platform in...Indonesia with local partners as early as next...year. As smartphone-use quickly spreads among...Indonesian consumers, the business sees an...opportunity in online ... ( read original story ...)


Japan central bank opts for modest stimulus expansion – connecticut post data recovery flash drive

Japan central bank opts for modest stimulus expansion – connecticut post data recovery flash drive In this July 23, 2016, photo, a man looks at clothing on sale at a shop in Tokyo. Database transaction Japan’s central bank has opted for a modest ... ( read original story ...)

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Tokyo temple offers graves for same-sex couples
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A Buddhist temple in Tokyo has devised a grave...that can be shared by sexual minorities and their...partners. The temple, Shodaiji in Edogawa Ward, is...receiving an increasing number of inquiries about...the grave for lesbian, gay, bisexual and...transgender (LGBT ... ( read original story ...)


New Study by Morinaga Milk, Using Cutting Edge Tec...
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TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Morinaga Milk Industry...Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:2264), a leading dairy product...company in Japan, today announced the results of a...new study that show how gut microbiota composition...in a healthy human population changes with...age. ( read original story ...)


Asia tracks French election rally; weak yen lifts ...
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WALL STREET: U.S. shares were buoyed by the news...from France and also strong earnings reports. The...Standard & Poor's 500 index jumped 1.1 percent to...2,374.15. The Dow Jones industrial average also...rose 1.1 percent, to 20,763.89. The Nasdaq...composite gained ... ( read original story ...)


Japan offers Russia common digital currency on Kur...
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The package of proposals, including tourism and...fisheries, as well as a common electronic...currency, will be presented during the...Russia-Japan consultations on March 18 in Tokyo....According to NHK, the new regional currency could...be used instead of the ... ( read original story ...)


Toyota’s hybrid boat will begin testing in the Por...
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Toyota has developed the first leisure craft in...Japan powered by a parallel hybrid system. The...hybrid boats will be studied in Tokyo’s...waterways from July 2018 to March 2021. It should...come as no surprise that the carmaker is...experimenting with new ... ( read original story ...)


Vietnam values contributions of Japanese investors
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Chairman of the Japan Business Federation...(Keidanren) in Japan on April 12. Keidanren, the...biggest business organisation in Japan, consists...of more than 1,000 enterprises and 100...associations. At the meeting, Minister Dung said...his ongoing visit to Japan ... ( read original story ...)


Halep Edges Osaka Again in Miami Opener
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MIAMI, FL, USA-- Taken to the brink for the second...time in this matchup, No.3 seed Simona Halep again...emerged victorious over rising Japanese teenager...Naomi Osaka in the second round of the Miami Open...on Friday, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. "It's really important...that I ... ( read original story ...)


U.S. wants trade to dominate economic talks with J...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States is pushing for...trade to be a key issue in top-level economic...talks with Japan, a person involved in the talks...told Reuters on Thursday, an unwelcome development...for Tokyo, which is seeking to fend off U.S....pressure to ... ( read original story ...)


Japan May exports jump 14.9 pct year/year – ...
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TOKYO, June 19 (Reuters) - Japan's exports surged...14.9 percent in May from a year earlier due to...higher shipments of cars and steel, in a sign of...robust global demand, Ministry of Finance data...showed on Monday. The rise compares with a 16.1...percent jump ... ( read original story ...)


IOC: All options on table in cost-cutting for Toky...
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TOKYO - All options remain on the table —...including moving the rowing venue to a site...hundreds of miles (kilometres) outside of Tokyo...— after a working group set up to review...costs of the 2020 Olympics met for the first time,...a top IOC official said ... ( read original story ...)


Making the AEC work will take better banking for all

As an industry player, Chartsiri Sophonpanich, president of Bangkok Bank, said he has seen some positive changes ... starting even before the AEC took form. "Through Japanese investments from companies such as Toyota and Honda, Thailand was able to ... ( read original story ...)

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Japan and an Anti-Crime Bill
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Re “Anti-Conspiracy Bill Advances in Japan”...(news article, May 24): Concluding the United...Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized...Crime, or Untoc, is a pressing issue for Japan, as...we prepare to play host to major events,...particularly the ... ( read original story ...)


Japan factory activity rises by most in a year
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A private gauge of Japan's manufacturing sector...has shown that factory activity in the world's...third-largest economy expanded at its fastest pace...in 12 months in December. The manufacturing...purchasing managers' index (PMI), compiled by...Nikkei and IHS ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's SMFG posts smaller third-quarter prof...
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Weak economic growth has stifled demand for...corporate loans in Japan for years, and lenders...were dealt another blow in early 2016 when the...central bank turned to negative rates - a move...that has so far failed to encourage new borrowing....Profits for top ... ( read original story ...)


10 Largest IPO Valuations in History
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You can also find which the 20 biggest IPOs in US...history were. Most of the largest IPO valuations...in history in our list consist of Japanese,...Chinese and American names only. This makes sense...as these countries are the three biggest economies...in the world ... ( read original story ...)


Finnair Nagoya 1Q17 service changes
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Finnair in winter 2016/17 season is temporary...reducing service on Helsinki – Nagoya route,...as the oneWorld member operates ... content offering in 2010 and continues to provide...breaking news on new routes and schedule changes...to the network development ... ( read original story ...)


IHG announces the opening of Holiday Inn Osaka Nam...
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OSAKA, Japan, 2016-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/...— InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®),...one of the world’s leading hotel companies,...today announced the opening of Holiday Inn Osaka...Namba. This is the fifth Holiday Inn hotel in the...brand family in ... ( read original story ...)


Morgan Stanley gets more i-bank fee than Goldman i...
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Morgan Stanley’s mergers advisory business...in Asia outside Japan pulled in record fees last...year and the firm gained market share in equities,...helping partially shield it from an...investment-banking contraction that prompted...competitors like Goldman Sachs ... ( read original story ...)


Japan to provide $7.73 billion in aid to Myanmar, ...
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and drive it forward," Abe told a joint news...conference in Tokyo with Myanmar leader Aung San...Suu Kyi. The rest of the aid would be spent on...areas such as airports and electricity projects,...Japanese officials said. Suu Kyi is visiting Japan...to court ... ( read original story ...)


Explore the sights of Tokyo while in an 8K virtual...
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At the South by Southwest 2017 (SXSW) festival,...Japanese media and entertainment companies NHK...Enterprises and NHK Media Technology will allow...people to view the sights and sounds of Tokyo in a...virtual reality motion ride with 8K quality...visuals. ( read original story ...)


‘We will not rest’: Pence reassures Japan as U.S. ...
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TOKYO—The U.S. will not relent until it achieves...its objective of ensuring the Korean Peninsula is...free of nuclear weapons, U.S. Vice-President Mike...Pence said Tuesday while visiting Japan. After...meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other...leaders ... ( read original story ...)


Kyoto’s Most Luxurious Hotel Is Finally Open

You can ride in from Tokyo, which takes just over two hours. The closest airport, Osaka International, is about an hour by car. (Nightly rates start at about $950, fourseasons.com) More From Robbreport.com Kyoto’s Most Luxurious Hotel Is Finally Open ... ( read original story ...)

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Osaka Gas buys into two US IPP projects
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Japan’s Osaka Gas Co. has acquired significant...stakes in two independent power producer (IPP)...projects in the US as part of efforts to treble...generation capacity by March 2031. The two IPP...projects are the 1,050-MW Fairview gas-fired...combined cycle power ... ( read original story ...)


Malaysia issues arrest warrant for airline employe...
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Kim Jong-nam reportedly fell out of favor with his...father, the late Kim Jong-il, in 2001, when he was...caught trying to enter Japan on a false passport...to visit Tokyo Disneyland. ( read original story ...)


Osaka Prefecture relaxed school-approval system ru...
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In April 2012, a few months after Matsui became...Osaka’s governor, the prefecture relaxed...regulations. Nearly six months earlier in...September 2011, Moritomo Gakuen head Yasunori...Kagoike, who wanted to build an elementary school...despite financial ... ( read original story ...)


Yokohama offices celebrate Premier League triumph
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The club's fifth Premier League title was extra...special for Yokohama, their first with the club...since their logo started adorning our shirts in...2015. Kazu Sekiguchi, taskforce manager of...Yokohama Chelsea, said: 'Our colleagues around the...world were very ... ( read original story ...)


PM assures support for Japanese enterprises
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As Japan’s major economic and industrial region,...Kansai is home to 10 prefectures including three...big cities of Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe with strength...in manufacturing industry. The Kansai economic...region is worth nearly 931 billion USD, focusing...on garment ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's online banks go bricks-and-mortar to ...
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Deposits at six leading online banks topped 11.4...trillion yen at the end of March 2016 -- a...substantial figure, but a mere 1.42% of the total...for all Japanese banks. The industry has reached a...turning point: The Bank of Japan's...negative-interest-rate ... ( 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 ...)


The cost of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has already ne...
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TOKYO (AP) — Taxpayers beware: The cost of...hosting an Olympics is likely to be far more than...advertised. The price tag on the 2020 Tokyo...Olympics has ballooned to nearly twice the initial...estimate, even after a major cost-cutting effort....A major reason ... ( read original story ...)


Agency: Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku member died from ab...
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Rina Matsuno died after being rushed to a Tokyo...hospital on February 8 Rina Matsuno of Shiritsu...Ebisu Chugaku died last week due to an abnormal...heart rhythm (Fuji News Network) TOKYO (TR) – An...abnormal heart rhythm was the cause of death of...Rina Matsuno ... ( read original story ...)


The ultimate hotel for trainspotters: Inside the l...
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Finnair flies from London Heathrow, Manchester and...Edinburgh to Tokyo Narita, via Helsinki, with...fares from £675 in economy class and £2,500 in...business class return. To book go to...www.finnair.com or call +44 208 001 01 01 for more...information. ( read original story ...)


Japan's Central Bank Writes Tokyo A Blank Check

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 ...)

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Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)...wants the Indian finance ministry to scrap the...countervailing duty on imports for projects...implemented by it, a senior finance ministry...official told BloombergQuint. This, the agency...hopes, will keep the cost ... ( read original story ...)


Lost Japanese logging camp in North Vancouver back...
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Deep in the Seymour River Valley, in an area...almost totally reclaimed by the forest, there...rests the remnants of a mostly forgotten outpost...of early Japanese settlers. On April 1, the 75th...anniversary of internment of 20,000...Japanese-Canadians during the ... ( 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 ...)


EDITORIAL: Relentless effort needed to clear up Mo...
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The Osaka District Public Prosecutors Office...searched the offices ... These cases came to light after Moritomo...Gakuen’s purchase of government-owned land for a...song. The Finance Ministry sold the property for...134 million yen ($1.2 million)--about 10 ... ( read original story ...)


Japan to send largest warship to South China Sea i...
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Japan does not have any claim to the waters ... another of the sources said. Asked during a news...conference about his view on the warship visit,...Duterte said, without elaborating, “I have...invited all of them.” He added: “It is...international passage ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Steel keeps product prices unchanged for Mar...
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"We have decided to maintain prices for March so...that local market prices would come in line with...our revised prices," Tokyo Steel's managing...director Kiyoshi Imamura told a news conference on...Monday. "Export demand is improving as China...reduces its ... ( read original story ...)


First glimpse of Japan's whale slaughter in d...
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Just as Malcolm Turnbull smiled and shook hands...with Japan's Shinzo Abe in Sydney at the weekend,...Japanese whalers were caught carrying out a bloody...slaughter in the icy waters off Antarctica. A...dramatic high-seas chase has captured the first...images of ... ( read original story ...)


Huawei courses through Japan's power conditio...
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TOKYO -- Sales of Huawei Technologies' power...conditioners for photovoltaic power plants are...surging in Japan, with the company plugging the...low initial investment and maintenance costs of...its distributed power generation system. Shipments...in 2016 are ... ( read original story ...)


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 ...)


Tokyo: Stocks open higher
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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened higher Tuesday, taking...a positive lead from European and US markets as...they shrugged off an Italian referendum outcome...that led to the resignation of the prime minister....The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 1.01 per cent,...or 185 ... ( read original story ...)


Bank of Japan keeps upbeat economic view, some regions see spending slow

TOKYO The Bank of Japan maintained its optimistic economic view on most of the country's nine regions in a quarterly report out on Monday, signaling its confidence a tightening job market will gradually push up wages and underpin a steady economic recovery. ( read original story ...)

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Robotics startup ZMP partners with Tokyo taxi firm...
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It hopes to test autonomous cars without a driver...this year. Taniguchi declined to comment on ZMP's...IPO plans. He had said in February that ZMP hoped...to list in Tokyo in the coming months, after a...delay last year due to client information being...leaked on ... ( read original story ...)


Japan February exports seen rising at fastest pace...
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The finance ministry will release the trade data...at 8:50 a.m. JST on Wednesday (2350 GMT Tuesday.)...Japan's trade surplus with the United States has...been declining. But if it starts rising again, it...could become a flashpoint after President Donald...Trump ... ( read original story ...)


Japan sends biggest warship to protect US supply v...
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The 249m-long Izumo can carry up to nine...helicopters, and resembles US amphibious assault...carriers, reported The Japan Times. Kyodo news...agency said it was leaving its base in Yokosuka...south of Tokyo to join the US supply ship, and...accompany it to Shikoku ... ( read original story ...)


Japan urges wary firms to invest in Russia
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Japan's government is lobbying its firms to invest...in Russian projects to help secure a breakthrough...in a festering territorial row with Moscow when...President Vladimir Putin visits Japan in December,...sources told Reuters. Japan's Prime Minister...Shinzo Abe ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's Abe: Trump shares view that monetary ...
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Trump has questioned the small number of U.S. auto...exports to Japan, raising concerns he could pursue...protectionist trade policies to lower the U.S....trade deficit. Separately, Bank of Japan Governor...Haruhiko Kuroda said the central bank stood ready...to cut ... ( read original story ...)


Helicopter crash in central Japanese mountains kil...
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TOKYO - Japanese authorities confirmed Monday that...all nine people aboard a rescue helicopter that...crashed in snow-covered mountains in central Japan...have been pronounced dead. The Fire and Disaster...Management Agency said in a statement that the...nine men ... ( read original story ...)


Market Scramble: Static Japan Post stock spurs spe...
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Japan Post went public in November 2015 along with...its banking ... Still, many are worried about how the second sale...will impact the market. The benchmark Nikkei Stock...Average has hovered below 20,000 and remains...susceptible to external factors. ( read original story ...)


Japanese ship Nisshin Maru found in Australia wate...
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Sea Shepherd says it has caught Japanese whalers...in Australian waters with a slaughtered whale on...board. The group has released pictures showing a...dead protected minke whale on board the Japanese...whaling ship Nisshin Maru, allegedly in Australian...waters. ( read original story ...)


Japan's REITs Market Losing Steam
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Mar.06 -- Neil Slater, Japan chief executive...officer at Standard Life Investments, discusses...the Japanese REIT market, the impact of the BOJ's...REIT purchases on markets and his outlook for the...economy. He speaks to Bloomberg's Shery Ahn on..."Bloomberg ... ( read original story ...)


Canada's top climbers converge on Edmonton fo...
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Now, that's changed. If Sethna keeps climbing the...way she has been, she could very well find herself...back in Japan, where the sport will be introduced...in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "Climbing is...very much a mental sport, especially at this...level," she ... ( read original story ...)


Negative Sentiment On Japanese Banking Sector Likely To Continue

The Bank of Japan’s negative interest rate policy is straining bank profitability. To control for this, the BOJ announced in September that it will undertake a policy of “yield curve control” to use its power to steepen the yield curve. With all the ... ( read original story ...)

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Will pay as much as 12 billion yen to terminate...partnership Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc....will hire about 20 private bankers from Barclays...Plc in Japan as the two companies end a six-year...alliance and the U.K. bank scales back its...wealth-management ... ( read original story ...)


Bosch Japan uses internship program in Vietnam to ...
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According to a survey on major Japanese companies'...recruiting plans for spring 2018 conducted by The...Nikkei in April, expectations to hire new science...graduates jumped 14.0% from the previous year,...much higher than a 5.6% increase for liberal arts...graduates. ( read original story ...)


Japanese students feared dead after avalanche; at ...
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An avalanche at a ski resort in Japan hit several...high school students on Monday morning, leaving...several injured or feared dead, according to ABC...News partner NHK. About 66 students and teachers...were in Tochigi Prefecture, north of Tokyo, Japan...when the ... ( read original story ...)


Global shares advance; Japan's Nikkei rises o...
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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 ...)


Japanese PM to propose plan for creating 700,000 U...
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TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...intends to propose during a meeting with United...States President Donald Trump on Feb. 10 a...bilateral economic co-operation plan, including...the creation of a $450 billion US market through...railways and other ... ( read original story ...)


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


Asian stocks slip as Fed’s decision day makes inve...
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West Texas Intermediate crude was up 1.4 per cent...at $48.40 a barrel. Policy decisions at the Bank...of England and the Japanese central bank along...side a Dutch election vote within the next 36...hours were further reasons for investors’...caution. Despite the ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo hit by first November snow in 54 years
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[TOKYO] The Japanese capital of Tokyo on Thursday...was hit by its first November snow in 54 years,...slowing rush hour trains as residents slogged to...work wearing heavy coats and boots in a city far...more accustomed to earthquakes than to snow. The...last time ... ( read original story ...)


Bank of Japan gets serious on yield-curve control
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The Bank of Japan has put its "yield-curve...control" plan into practice. On Nov. 17 the...central bank offered to buy shorter-dated bonds in...unlimited amounts, the first time it has wielded...the tools it introduced two months ago. This...episode hasn't cost the ... ( 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 ...)