Fiat Chrysler denies report it has decided to pull Chrysler brand from Japan

"Although FCA Japan has already announced its intention to concentrate its resources on the Jeep brand ahead, no decisions have been made regarding (the) Chrysler brand," the automaker said in a statement on Monday. The Nikkei business daily reported that ... ( read original story ...)

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Yokohama school officials admit Fukushima boy who ...
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Okada held the news conference after the...student’s lawyer on Monday submitted a letter by...the boy to Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi...requesting a meeting with her. “Why does the...Yokohama Board of Education see only part of (the...incident) and not the ... ( read original story ...)


New restaurant opening in Pruno site in Childwall
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Liverpool chef Vincent Margiotta is opening up a...family restaurant celebrating his family recipes....Vincent, who previously worked at Il Forno and...Sapporo on Duke Street, launched his own...restaurant in Dubai, and is now looking forward to...opening up a new ... ( read original story ...)


Italian bank worries leak into second week
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European share prices were a touch lower [.EU],...led by a half-percent fall in banking shares as...worries over recapitalizations ... the broad MSCI index of Asia-Pacific shares...outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS dipping 0.2 percent....Japan's Nikkei .N225 edged ... ( read original story ...)


Nobel Peace Prize Winner Prof. Yunus Praises Ajino...
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TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Takaaki Nishii, CEO of...Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (Ajinomoto)(TOKYO:2802) met...with Prof. Yunus, a Nobel Peace Prize winner in...2006 and a founder of Grameen Bank, and discussed...about Ajinomoto’s nutrition improvement project...in Ghana ... ( read original story ...)


Nintendo and Universal Studios break ground on Sup...
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Nintendo Co. Ltd. and partner Universal Studios...Japan Co. Ltd. took a big step this week in the...journey toward the long-awaited Nintendo theme...park, Super Nintendo World, by breaking ground on...a site in Osaka, Japan. Wearing red Mario hats and...white gloves ... ( read original story ...)


BRIEF-Snow Peak sets up JV Snow Peak Business Solu...
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Nov 11 Snow Peak Inc : * Says it set up...66.7-percent-owned JV Snow Peak Business...Solutions, Inc. in Nagoya on July 1 * Says the JV...is capitalized at 30 million yen Source text in...Japanese:goo.gl/EXdBXh Further company coverage:...(Beijing Headline News ... ( read original story ...)


How Japan's Newly Launched Sattelite Will Stu...
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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has...successfully launched a new satellite that will...study the Earth's inner magnetosphere by passing...through the Van Allen radiation belts. Dubbed as..."Arase," the new Exploration of Energizing and...Radiation in ... ( read original story ...)


Hotel JAL City Nagoya Nishiki Announced for 2019
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Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd., a...subsidiary of Hotel Okura Co., Ltd., announced...today that it will open Hotel JAL City Nagoya...Nishiki, the Okura Nikko Hotel’s first property...in Nagoya, Japan. The company signed a contract...with Enuwan LLC to ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese banks top project financing rankings
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In 2010, the list was led by State Bank of India....The highest Japanese bank was Mitsubishi UFJ, in...ninth position. Sumitomo Mitsui and Mizuho were...placed 17th and 21st, respectively. But what has...happened in the past six years is not so much the...Japanese ... ( read original story ...)


Top 3 ETFs to Track the Nikkei in 2017 (JPNH, HJPX...
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Among exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that seek to...provide exposure to Japanese markets, ETFs that...track the Nikkei are fairly rare. Many ETFs that...track the Japanese market track the MSCI Japan...Index, the Nasdaq AlphaDEX Japan Index, or the...FTSE Japan 100% ... ( read original story ...)


Japan PM to reshuffle cabinet as ratings slump: media

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will likely reshuffle his cabinet to try to bolster ratings battered by suspicions that he helped a friend get favored treatment for his business, media reported on Monday. The Nikkei business daily, citing ... ( read original story ...)

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Property inventory value reduced
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and Parkview Tower and Osaka Complex projects in...Hoàng Mai District. Meanwhile, HCM City had...1,330 transactions on its municipal property...market in November, a month-on-month increase of...8.6 per cent. Successful transactions were focused...on mid- and high ... ( read original story ...)


Financial Services & Insurance Research News
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This report studies the global Shadow Banking...market, analyzes and researches the Shadow Banking...development status and forecast in United States,...EU, Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia....Research Beam has added a report, titled,...“Global Shadow ... ( read original story ...)


iRobot Acquires Japanese Distribution Business fro...
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BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --...iRobot Corp. (IRBT), a leader in consumer home...robotics products, today announced that it has...signed a definitive agreement to acquire the...iRobot-related distribution business of...privately-held Sales On Demand ... ( 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 stocks open flat in thin holiday trade, many...
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TOKYO: Tokyo stocks opened flat on Monday in quiet...holiday trading following a three-day weekend, as...investors cashed in on recent rallies....Tokyo’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index, which...closed on Friday for a national holiday, fell 0.09...percent, or 16.89 ... ( read original story ...)


BOJ's Sato calls for raising yield targets fl...
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TOKUSHIMA, Japan Dissenting Bank of Japan board...member Takehiro Sato said the central bank should...be open to the idea of raising its bond yield...targets before inflation hits its 2 percent goal,...if improvements in the economy drive up long-term...interest rates. ( read original story ...)


Japan is sending its largest warship into the Sout...
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A helicopter lands on the Izumo, Japan Maritime...Self Defense Force's (JMSDF) helicopter carrier,...at JMSDF Yokosuka base in Yokosuka, south of...Tokyo, Japan, December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Kim...Kyung-Hoon/File Photo TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan...plans to dispatch its ... ( read original story ...)


USJ’s Osaka theme park to get ‘Dragon Quest’ attra...
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Details about the new attraction will be announced...later, according to USJ. The Osaka-based amusement...park is also planning to open a Nintendo-themed...area that will feature characters from...Nintendo’s games, including “Super...Mario,” by 2020. ( read original story ...)


Nagoya restaurant’s guiltless, gluten-free cake fi...
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A new vegetable dish invented by a restaurant in...Nagoya is whipping up a media frenzy overseas ... In the United States, Moriyasu has been asked to...appear on ABC News and Fox News posted an article...about the cakes on its website. “You would...think ... ( read original story ...)


Insanity defense at heart of Nagoya University stu...
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NAGOYA – The lawyers for a 21-year-old woman...on trial for strangling an elderly woman in 2014...and attempting to kill two high school students in...2012 said she should not be found guilty because...she lacks the ability “to tell right from...wrong.” “I h ... ( read original story ...)


The Latest: Japan coast guard leads search for Navy sailors

The Navy says the Japanese coast guard is leading the search for seven sailors missing after their U.S. destroyer collided with a container ship early Saturday. The USS Fitzgerald was damaged both above and below the water line. A search of some parts of ... ( read original story ...)

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Japanese zoo kills 57 'impure' monkeys
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A Japanese zoo has culled 57 of its 164 monkeys...after finding they carried "invasive alien" genes,...a local official says. The monkeys, which were...originally believed to be pure Japanese macaques,...were killed by lethal injection at Takagoyama...Nature Zoo ... ( read original story ...)


Japan wakes up to global 'ransomware' cy...
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The global "ransomware" cyberattack hit computers...at 600 locations in Japan, but appeared to cause...no major problems as people in the country started...their workday Monday, even as the attack caused...chaos elsewhere. 'We haven't fully dodged this...bullet ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei flat ahead of BOJ policy outcome; weak yen ...
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TOKYO, Dec 20 Japan's Nikkei share average was...flat in choppy trade on Tuesday morning as the...market awaited the Bank Of Japan's policy decision...and the safe-haven yen paused its recent weak...trend. The Nikkei was flat at 19,388.28 in...midmorning trade after ... ( read original story ...)


Japan scrambles fighter jets to head off six Russi...
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Six Russian aircraft seen close to Japanese...airspace forced fighter jets to be scrambled...today, according to reports in Tokyo. Japanese...defence forces first reacted after two Tu-95 Bear...strategic bombers were seen close to the Pacific...Ocean. Soon ... ( read original story ...)


China finance minister skips summit with Japan, Ko...
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YOKOHAMA, Japan Chinese Finance Minister Xiao Jie...skipped a trilateral conference with his Japanese...and South Korean counterparts on Friday to attend...an emergency domestic meeting, a senior Japanese...finance ministry official said. The Japanese...official ... ( 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 Inc seeks free and open investment climate i...
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Japanese business leaders and investors on Friday...said India is an attractive manufacturing base and...market that has a huge potential for business but...sought more “free and open” investment...climate and relaxation of land acquisition...policies. ( read original story ...)


Mitsubishi UFJ: The Quintessential Megabank At A G...
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Mitsubishi UFJ is the biggest Japanese retail and...corporate bank with an important international...corporate banking organization particularly strong...in East Asia and the US. In terms of price...earnings, Mitsubishi, as the rest of Japanese...banks, is ... ( read original story ...)


Toshiba chooses US-Japan bidder for memory chip bi...
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Money-losing Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday that it...has chosen a U.S.-Japan consortium as the...preferred bidder in the sale of its lucrative...memory chip business, but hurdles remain as an...American joint-venture partner is opposing the...move. Toshiba sorely ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s Priests Turn to Property Development
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Shinto elders at the centuries-old Unesco World...Heritage Site of Shimogamo Shrine upset some...neighbors when they bulldozed a swath of old Kyoto...forest to build an apartment complex with units...selling for more than $2 million apiece. “They...should call it ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese on board for EEC, 4.0 push

The Japanese business community has pledged to support the much-touted Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) and Thailand 4.0 initiative, two large projects focussed on innovation and technology to foster a value-based economy. Japan's Chamber of Commerce is ... ( read original story ...)

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Tokyo organizers promise cost-cutting for 2020 Oly...
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TOKYO — Hoping to avoid last-minute...financial pressures, Japanese officials said...Wednesday they are determined to keep total costs...of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games below 2 trillion...yen ($18 billion) after a three-day debriefing...from organizers of the Rio ... ( read original story ...)


Longer-dated JGBs gain on central bank debt-buying...
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TOKYO May 19 Longer-dated Japanese government bond...prices gained on Friday, supported by a regular...Bank of Japan debt-buying operation that helped...flatten the yield curve. The benchmark 10-year JGB...yield was flat at 0.040 percent after rising to as...high as ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Inc’s silence over Toshiba sends chill acros...
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head of fund manager WisdomTree Japan, pointing to...the diminishing grip of the “keiretsu” — the...business groupings whose closeness and mutual...support underpinned Japan’s postwar economic...growth. “Given that Toshiba is at the core of...the Mitsui ... ( read original story ...)


Favoring Osaka, Macau billionaire says Tokyo doesn...
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Lawrence Ho, the billionaire owner of Melco...Resorts & Entertainment, said he favors building a...casino in Osaka rather than Tokyo because there...are more opportunities to develop the smaller city...as an entertainment destination. Ho is among...industry ... ( read original story ...)


Bringing Japanese-style online trading to Malaysia
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The Japanese version of the mobile app has over...1.5 million downloads. The online brokerage...business in Japan began in 1999 following the full...deregulation of stock brokerage commission rates....Rakuten Securities Inc president Yuji Kusunoki...said this was ... ( read original story ...)


Settle in for a snooze followed by a coffee at Tok...
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In Tokyo’s land of themed cafés where vampires,...kawaii (cute) monsters, mayonnaise, cats and even...goats are celebrated, a new pop-up has opened up...centred around sleep. If you order at least one...item from the menu at the converted Nescafe...Harajukuand ... ( read original story ...)


Panel to issue report supporting Emperor abdicatio...
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TOKYO - A Japanese government panel studying a...possible abdication of Emperor Akihito is set to...release Monday an interim report that supports...enacting special legislation that is applicable...only to him. The six-member panel is looking at...how to ... ( read original story ...)


BRIEF-Japan Securities Finance completes 635,800 s...
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March 23 Japan Securities Finance Co Ltd : * Says...it completes repurchase of 635,800 shares in total...for about 297.7 million yen, as result of 2...million shares' buy-back plan disclosed on May 12,...2016 Source text in Japanese: goo.gl/9gucuQ...Further company ... ( read original story ...)


Definitions of 'comfort women' reveal Ja...
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TOKYO – "Comfort women," used by the...Japanese military used for sex, were present...wherever the army invaded and occupied Asia...countries from the early 1930s through the end of...World War II. That aspect of wartime history was...kept quiet until the early ... ( read original story ...)


China trims 2017 growth target, warns against trad...
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“We must be fully alert to the buildup of risks...related to non-performing assets, bond defaults,...shadow banking and Internet finance,” said Li....Banking and securities regulators already have...said their priority this year is reducing risk and...watching ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Stocks Opened Higher With Exporters Lifted by A Weak Yen

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 ...)

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A business that claims to help socially withdrawn...people is being sued by a mother and daughter for...allegedly taking the daughter from home by force...and holding her against her will under the threat...of violence. According to the suit filed with the...Tokyo ... ( read original story ...)


Japan eyes trilateral talks with China, South Kore...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has approached China and...South Korea about holding a trilateral summit in...Tokyo in February aimed at deepening cooperation...on such issues as a free trade deal, the...environment and counter-terrorism, Kyodo news...agency reported on ... ( 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 ...)


Japanese banks grapple with ultra-low interest rat...
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BANKS the world over are wrestling with low...interest rates. Nowhere have they grappled for...longer than in Japan. Although the Bank of Japan...(BoJ) introduced negative rates only in January,...almost 20 months after the European Central Bank,...its rates have ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s Nikkei tops 20,000 level, highest si...
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TOKYO, June 2 Japan's Nikkei share average rose...above the psychologically important 20,000-point...level to the highest since August 2015 on Friday...as strong U.S. stocks and the rising dollar lifted...investors' risk appetite. The Nikkei rose 1.0...percent to ... ( read original story ...)


Birds of Tokyo ‘can’t wait’ for ...
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Send any news tips to anna.hartley@qt.com.au BIRDS...of Tokyo's Glenn Sarangapany can't wait to share...the band's heavier new sound with their Ipswich...fans. He's also excited to try a classic Ipswich..."pub parmie” on Friday when the band visits the...city as ... ( read original story ...)


Nagoya University Develops Highly Efficient CRISPR...
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While some vectors for CRISPR-Cas9 in plants have...been reported, there are still issues on low...efficiency.Hiroki Tsutsui and Tetsuya Higashiyama...of Nagoya University in Japan developed a highly...efficient CRISPR-Cas9 vector for Arabidopsis...thaliana ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo cruise offers a step back in time
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A new Tokyo Bay samurai-themed cruise ship...fashioned after those used by feudal lords back in...the Edo Period (1603-1868) promises tourists...visiting the nation’s capital an interesting...contrast between modernity and tradition. The...Atakemaru, which is 49.7 ... ( read original story ...)


Bank of Japan updates on bond buying
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The Bank of Japan plans to keep its bond buying...activity at unchanged levels in June. The central...bank is expected to accumulate ¥7.85T of notes...next month based on the purchase ranges of various...maturity dates. The BOJ lowered its projection for...Treasury ... ( read original story ...)


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


Japan Inc’s silence over Toshiba sends chill across Tokyo

head of fund manager WisdomTree Japan, pointing to the diminishing grip of the “keiretsu” — the business groupings whose closeness and mutual support underpinned Japan’s postwar economic growth. “Given that Toshiba is at the core of the Mitsui ... ( read original story ...)

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Hong Kong and New York battle for IPO dominance
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Tokyo and Copenhagen rounded out the top with...$9.6bn and $ ... Hopes for improvement rest heavily on the tech...sector. Heading the 2017 IPO list is Snap, the...messaging app readying for a New York listing as...soon as March. Bankers will be seeking a repeat ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei falls to more than 1-week low as stronger y...
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TOKYO Feb 2 Japan's Nikkei share average fell on...Thursday to its lowest in more than a week after a...stronger yen soured sentiment. Toyota Motor Corp...underperformed after posting weak monthly sales in...the United States. Eyes were also on Japanese...domestic ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese all-girls band under fire for Nazi-like o...
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TOKYO -- A popular teenage all-girls band in Japan...is under fire for performing in outfits resembling...Nazi-era German military uniforms. The members of...Keyakizaka46 appeared recently in black...knee-length dresses that look like military...overcoats ... ( read original story ...)


Toshiba’s sale of memory-chip business hits snag a...
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Toshiba Corp.’s plans to sell its memory-chip...business to raise much-needed cash hit a snag as ... Toshiba shares fell as much as 3.1 per cent in...Tokyo trading. They have dropped 22 per cent this...year before today. The U.S. company, one of the...largest ... ( read original story ...)


NORAD responds after Russian bombers zoom around J...
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News of this latest Russian provocation came...shortly after the Pentagon announced that new...Defense Secretary James Mattis would make his...first visit overseas to Japan and South Korea...early next month. A third Russian Tu-95 bomber...took off from a base in ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Moves to Allow Casino Gambling at 'Inte...
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Japan's parliament is about to approve a law on..."integrated resorts" that is the first major...hurdle in allowing casinos to set up shop in the...wealthy nation. The upper house of the Diet...approved the bill on Wednesday after it was pushed...through the lower ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo stocks lose ground in morning tracking losse...
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Tokyo stocks declined Friday morning as Wall...Street’s overnight losses created a dour market...mood, while some investors opted for profits and...to square away positions ahead of the weekend....stocks The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average lost...27.22 points, or 0 ... ( read original story ...)


OSAKA ORGANIC CHEMICAL IND. LTD. : ex-dividend day...
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2016 OSAKA ORGANIC CHEMICAL IND: Patent Issued for...Hydrophilic Coating Agent (USPTO .. 2016 OSAKA...ORGANIC CHEMICAL IND. LTD.: ex-dividend day for...interim dividend 2015 OSAKA ORGANIC CHEMICAL IND....LTD.: ex-dividend day for final dividend 2015...OSAKA ORGANIC ... ( read original story ...)


Japan, Peru pledge to step up effort for early TPP...
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LIMA (Reuters) - Japanese and Peruvian leaders...said on Friday they will work harder to put into...force a Pacific rim trade pact as early as...possible, pledging support for the 12-nation...accord with an uncertain future. "The two leaders...have committed ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese, Singaporean banks finance controversial ...
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The financial close for the Tanjung Jati B...coal-fired power plant expansion was announced on...Feb. 27 by the Japan Bank for International...Cooperation. Funding will be provided by eight...Japanese and Singaporean banks. The $3.36 billion...loan will finance the ... ( read original story ...)


Excellent Spanish Olive Oil Researcher, First Visit to Japan for OLIVE OIL KANSAI 2017

OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Japanese olive oil business showcase, OLIVE OIL KANSAI which was inaugurated in 2016 and was delivered in a favorable reputation, will be staged again in October, 2017 at the largest exhibition venue in the west Japan ... ( read original story ...)

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Museum in old Osaka warehouse offers chance to vie...
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KOBE – A red brick warehouse in Osaka that...is nearly a century old has become a mecca for...enthusiasts of vintage and classic cars in Japan,...enabling visitors to get up close to pieces of...motoring history. Glion Museum in the port of...Osaka displays more ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's Idemitsu to buy 33 percent of Showa S...
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TOKYO Japanese refiner Idemitsu Kosan Co (5019.T)...will acquire one-third of Showa Shell (5002.T) by...the end of the year, and the anti-monopoly...watchdog is expected to approve their merger...proposal as early as next week, the Nikkei...business daily said on ... ( read original story ...)


Japan firm drops Mexico plant plan over Trump warn...
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The decision by Nikkei 225-listed Nisshinbo...Holdings marked the first time a Japanese company...has publicly abandoned a Mexico facility in...response to Trump’s protectionist outbursts, the...Nikkei business daily said Thursday. The...announcement comes as ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Briefly Halts Subway Trains After North Kore...
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Tokyo Metro Co. Ltd. stopped services shortly...after 6 a.m. as part of measures adopted this...month under which services are halted after...reports of a North Korean missile launch until...confirming that it’s safe to operate, Kyodo News...said, citing the operator. ( read original story ...)


Japan business activity growth accelerates to 10-m...
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Business activity in the Japanese service sector...rose at the most marked rate since January midway...through the final quarter of 2016. This was driven...by a solid increase in new orders, which rose at a...rate little-changed from October’s...eight-month high. ( read original story ...)


Trump to choose Hagerty as the next U.S. ambassado...
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Japan's Nikkei news service reported that Trump...would soon announce the choice of Hagerty, the...director of presidential appointments in his...transition team. The adviser who spoke to Reuters...confirmed the Nikkei report on condition of...anonymity. Hagerty is ... ( read original story ...)


Japan lays groundwork for free education policy to...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is laying the groundwork...for a free education programme for some households...that will cover a student's costs from pre-school...to college to ensure the country maintains a...highly-skilled workforce. The programme, still in...its early ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Gas sales drop in February
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Japan’s biggest city gas supplier, Tokyo Gas...said its natural gas sales during February 2017...dropped 1.5 percent compared to the corresponding...month a year before. The total gas sales for the...month of February reached 1.45 billion cubic...meters ... ( read original story ...)


Astro Japan invests ¥10B in shopping mall
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Astro Japan Property Group Ltd (ASX:AJA) has...signed contracts to invest in a large shopping...mall, near Tokyo in Japan, for ¥10 billion. This...works out to be AU$117.6 million at today’s...exchange rate, and this shopping mall will be the...third largest in ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo’s history of third-party injuries in train s...
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According to Nippon News Network (Jan. 9), a third...party being injured as a result of a person taking...their own life in such a manner is not...unprecedented in the Tokyo metropolitan area...— with the latest case possibly spurring a...preventative action. ( read original story ...)