Brazilian President seeks foreign investment, access to Japan’s markets

TOKYO Brazilian President Michel Temer told a top Japanese business lobby in Tokyo on Wednesday he would like to open up Brazil's markets and promote international investment there. Temer, making the first visit to Japan by a Brazilian head of state in 11 ...http://japanbizz.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=38&action=trash&_wpnonce=3778aa113e ( read original story ...)

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A spate of data out of Japan, after a recent...upbeat economic assessment by the country’s...central bank, highlights this week’s...calendar. Also, a peek at home sales in the U.S....for November will offer early clues on how the...rise in interest rates is ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO, April 18 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei stock...index took its cue from a rebound in U.S. shares...and a weaker yen on Tuesday, pulling away from its...recent five-month lows. The Nikkei was up 0.2...percent at midday at 18,398.24. The dollar added...0.1 percent ... ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


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TOKYO — Japan's core consumer price index...climbed to a two-year high in April of 0.3 per...cent, as costs for energy rose. Economists said...the increase reported Friday was not likely to...persist and that prices for imported consumer...goods actually fell. ( read original story ...)


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If there is one thing fashionistas wear or carry...that this Italian luxury brand would never sell,...it is uchiwa, a common Japanese fan traditionally...made of paper and bamboo. Right? Wrong. Gucci does...offer its own uchiwa, with its name splashed on...one side. ( read original story ...)


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Tokyo Metropolitan Police said on Wednesday. In...January, Motoru Nakamura, 38, allegedly threatened...the man at an apartment building in Katsushika...Ward and stole the cash, Nippon News Network...reports (Feb. 15). Nakamura, who told the stranger...he ... ( read original story ...)


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In February 2015, bankers working on Japan's...biggest IPO in three decades woke to news that...left them shaken. Their client had just closed a...multi-billion dollar deal - but had kept them...firmly out of the loop. Just months ahead of its...listing, state-owned ... ( read original story ...)


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Mizuho Bank, one of Japan’s largest financial...institutions, will join Cambodia’s crowded...banking sector by opening its first branch in the...Kingdom next month, a bank executive said...yesterday. The Japanese lender, which established...a representative ... ( read original story ...)


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A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes...33 kilometers (21 miles) from Namie in Japan on...Sunday. Event id: us10007cqd. Ids that are...associated to the earthquake: us10007cqd. Exact...location, longitude 141.3438° East, latitude...37.3555° North, depth ... ( read original story ...)


Japan investors in dilemma over US bonds as hedging costs bite

Japanese investors may soon be forced out of their U.S. debt investments as currency hedging costs soar on the prospect of higher interest rates and tougher U.S. money market regulations. With returns on U.S. Treasuries falling to around zero percent after ... ( read original story ...)

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Naomi Osaka is yet to win a major tournament. With...the new deals coming her way, there could be...happier times ahead for the half-Haitian Japanese...in 2018. The latest Nico Rosberg news is that...Mercedes F1 Non-executive Chairman Niki Lauda...claims that there ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan-based companies are among the largest and...most technologically sophisticated sources of...foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United...States. While automobile manufacturers are perhaps...the most well-known among Japanese companies...investing in the ... ( read original story ...)


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Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank,...is facing huge pressure from Germany's powerful...Bundesbank, to start raising its key deposit rate...– which sits at an emergency low of minus 0.4...per cent. Similarly, Japanese banks and insurance...companies ... ( read original story ...)


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A Japanese city is keeping track of elderly...dementia sufferers ... simply by scanning the code. An official told the...AFP news agency that this new method was a "great...advantage". "There are already ID stickers for...clothes or shoes but dementia patients ... ( read original story ...)


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Air New Zealand will split its Tokyo services...between Haneda and Narita Airports from July next...year, offering customers two points of entry into...Japan's capital city. The airline currently...operates daily flights to Narita International...Airport increasing ... ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


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TOKYO — Asian markets were mixed Friday as...investors awaited a meeting of finance and...economic ministers of the Group of 20 industrial...countries. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei...225 edged down 0.4 per cent to 19,521.47....Australia's S&P/ASX 200 ... ( read original story ...)


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After two tries to find a team-mate in the box...merely bounced right back to him, Kazushi...Mitsuhira took matters into his own hands to give...Oita Trinita a late lead against Yokohama. With...the scores tied at 1-1 heading into the final 10...minutes, the 29-year ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO, May 24 (Reuters) - Mitsubishi UFJ Financial...Group Inc on Wednesday said Takashi Oyamada,...chief executive of core banking unit Bank of...Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU), would step down on...June 14. Japan's largest lender by assets named...BTMU ... ( read original story ...)


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In Japan, a dye job can do you in. According to a...new survey published by Tokyo news outlet The...Asahi Shimbun, 57% of public high schools in the...city require students to prove that their hair...color is natural. The measure is designed to...uphold strict ... ( read original story ...)


Business tops Abe’s talks with Brazil’s Temer

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However, weak macroeconomic data in Japan weighed...on stocks there, despite a weaker yen that would...make the country’s exports more competitive....The Nikkei Stock Average NIK, +0.03% was about...flat, suffering from the lingering effects of...Tuesday’s ... ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


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The men's national team recently placed third in...their division at the Asian Winter Games in...Sapporo, Japan — Montano plays on that team as a...forward — and the women's team is going to its...first international tournament in Thailand....Montano says ... ( read original story ...)


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Noah Smith is a Bloomberg View columnist. He was...an assistant professor of finance at Stony Brook...University, and he blogs at Noahpinion. The same...problems come up again and again in discussions of...what Japan needs to do to revive its economy. The...first is ... ( read original story ...)


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* Says it sold a Tokyo-based building at an...undisclosed price, on May 15 Source text in...Japanese: goo.gl/Fngq46 Further company coverage:...(Beijing Headline News) Our Standards: The Thomson...Reuters Trust Principles Next In Financials ( read original story ...)


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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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OSAKA – As a Liberal Democratic Party team...tasked with recommending ... who faces a tough re-election campaign this...summer against a candidate opposed to casinos,...said at a Wednesday news conference that it would...be very difficult to formulate detailed ... ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


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Kanto Bus Co. and transport company Ryobi Holdings...said Wednesday they will introduce a luxury...overnight bus, the Dream Sleeper, to link Tokyo...and Osaka on Jan. 18, offering secluded...compartments for each passenger. The one-way fare...will be ¥20,000 for an ... ( read original story ...)


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THE IOC added 3-on-3 basketball to the 2020 Tokyo...Olympic program on Friday in an effort to give ... “Today’s announcement by the IOC to include...3-on-3 basketball in the 2020 Olympics is great...news and continues to signify the growing...popularity ... ( read original story ...)


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an associate professor at Osaka University, told...Design News that prior to their research,...self-healing polymers have been categorized into...two types: physical approach and chemical...approach. The physical mechanism often relies on...polyrotaxane, a ... ( read original story ...)


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THE Benjamini Mkapa Foundation and the Government...of Japan have signed a grant agreement worth US...dollars 126,726 approximately 268m/- to support...the construction of operating theatre at Nkoma...Health Centre in Itimila District in Simiyu...Region. ( read original story ...)


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Japanese low-cost carrier Peach from September...2017 plans to expand operations at Sapporo New...Chitose ... Routesonline content offering in 2010 and...continues to provide breaking news on new routes...and schedule changes to the network development...community. ( read original story ...)


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Tsukamoto kindergarten, in Osaka, introduced the...rescript 15 years ago, although school officials...say it is not intended to fuel nationalism....“What we’re aiming to foster in...education is patriotism or...‘Japanese-ism,’ expanding...Japan’s spirit all ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO -- Lending to Japan's real estate sector...climbed 15.2% to a record in 2016, supported by...brisk property investment amid rising land prices...and the central bank's negative interest policy....While this investment boom has yet to result in an...asset ... ( read original story ...)


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A 31-year-old Iranian man, who has been detained...for about six months, told a Kyodo News reporter...at the facility that he will continue the hunger...strike until death if necessary as nothing has...changed despite repeated pleas. An official of the...Nagoya ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO Jan 10 Japan's Nikkei share average was...little changed on Tuesday, trimming earlier losses...amid hopes that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump...would provide stimulus-supportive hints at an...upcoming news conference. The Nikkei initially...slipped as much ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan is considering legal changes to allow...Emperor Akihito to abdicate at the end of 2018,...say local media reports citing government sources....Crown Prince Naruhito could then ascend the throne...on 1 January 2019, according to the reports....Akihito, 83 ... ( read original story ...)


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


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So, Tokyo business hotel chain visitors will have...plenty of opportunity to explore inside the area....The temple is dedicated to Reptile Goodness Our...god Shiva. In case you are dealing with the same...situation, we now have discussed some superb spots...felt by ... ( read original story ...)


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HONOLULU -- The families of nine people killed...when a U.S. Navy submarine rammed into a Japanese...fishing ship off Hawaii 16 years ago were set to...remember their loved ones. The families were...expected to attend a ceremony Thursday on a...Honolulu hill ... ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


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Men and women could be competing against each...other in up to three Olympic shooting events at...Tokyo in 2020, if a plan goes ahead to help...achieve the IOC's goal of 50 percent female...participation in the Games. Following a two-year...evaluation process ... ( read original story ...)


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In response, Toyota said it would invest $10bn in...the US over the next five years. But analysts say...the tough talk on cars won't end until Tokyo...offers up some major concessions elsewhere, in...particular on agriculture. To protect its farmers,...Japan places ... ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


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Former world record-holder Wilson Kipsang will...face nine other men with sub-2:07 PBs at the Tokyo...Marathon when he lines up for the IAAF Gold Label...Road Race on 26 February. Now in its 11th year,...the Tokyo Marathon course has been adapted by...eliminating ... ( read original story ...)


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Citing two well-placed sources who spoke on...condition of anonymity, Reuters and the Kyodo news...agency said several destroyers from Japan’s...maritime self-defence forces would join the USS...Carl Vinson and its battle group as it enters the...East China Sea. ( read original story ...)


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Announcement of Establishment of the "Tokyo Gas...Real Estate Holdings++" Today, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd....(President: Mr. Michiaki Hirose, "Tokyo Gas") has...determined to establish the holdings company,..."Tokyo Gas Real Estate Holdings Co., Ltd., (here...in after "TG ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government plans an...initial budget of a record 97.45 trillion yen...(665.70 billion pounds)for fiscal 2017, while...keeping new debt issuance just below this year's...level, a draft of the budget seen by Reuters...showed. The planned ... ( read original story ...)


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The Japanese embassy in Colombo said the dialogue...was aimed at ensuring that the Indian Ocean...remains open, stable and governed by the rule of...law. "The dialogue has become a wonderful step for...developing such cooperation," the embassy told the...Nikkei ... ( read original story ...)


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JAPAN MACHINERY ORDERS UP: Orders of "core...machinery" that exclude ships and utilities rose...6.7 per cent in December from the month before,...suggesting relative strength in business...investment, though economists cautioned against...reading too much into such ... ( read original story ...)


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


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Last weekend, I returned from a trip to Japan to...help Business Insider launch its latest...international edition, Business Insider Japan....After spending two weeks in Tokyo, one aspect of...the city continued to strike me after I returned:...the overwhelming ... ( read original story ...)


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OTSKY), which raised $2.4bn in Tokyo back in 2010....It is more than its size that makes this deal far...from a typical listing. The IPO was not a step on...the corporate development path, or a source of...capital for a growing company. Instead it was an...exit for ... ( read original story ...)


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New Zealand’s currency jumped and crude oil...attempted a rebound. Nikkei 225 Stock Average...futures slipped 0.2 percent in Osaka, with...contracts on the S&P 500 Index also edging...lower following an energy stock-driven pullback in...the U.S. benchmark. ( read original story ...)


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Osaka Gas is actively pursuing investment...opportunities consistent with its long-term "Field...of Dreams 2020" business plan. As a part of the...vision, Osaka Gas plans to deploy $4.4 billion by...2020 in energy assets internationally. ( read original story ...)


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Yokohama Tire Corporation earns Platinum Supplier...Award from Caterpillar. For the fifth year in a...row, Yokohama has earned Caterpillar’s premier...supplier award: the Platinum Level Recertification...in its Supplier Quality Excellence Process. The...award went ... ( read original story ...)


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NAGATO, Japan - Russian President Vladimir Putin...arrived in Japan on Thursday for a two-day summit...that marks his first official visit to a G-7...country since Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea....His Rossiya Airlines plane touched down at 4:50...p.m. at ... ( read original story ...)


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Quasi-public NHK TV reported the news late Tuesday...and the Imperial Household Agency confirmed the...report to Japanese media who belong to an...exclusive “press club” system. But the agency...declined comment to The Associated Press. The man...who won the ... ( read original story ...)


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The Indonesian star is set to leave Consadole...Sapporo after spending less than one year at the...J-League club. Irfan Bachdim announced on his...Instagram account that he will part ways with...J-League club Consadole Sapporo. "After two great...seasons with ... ( read original story ...)


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Work to build a line for magnetically levitated...bullet trains has kicked off 10 years before its...scheduled 2027 launch as Japan looks to shorten...the trip from Tokyo to Nagoya to just 40 minutes....Construction of a tunnel under the Minami Alps,...believed to ... ( read original story ...)