Slow earthquakes could reveal how tsunamis start

The researchers found a series of slow slip events on the plate interface seaward of recurring magnitude 8 earthquake areas east of Japan. These slow earthquakes lasted days to weeks, some triggered by other unconnected earthquakes in the area and some ... ( read original story ...)

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Japan's Tepco set to announce revised busines...
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TOKYO Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) (9501.T)...will announce the main points of a revised...business restructuring plan on Wednesday, Japanese...media reported, as it looks to speed reforms and...boost earnings to meet the costs of the Fukushima...nuclear disaster. ( read original story ...)


Tokyo drift: Japanese capital sees first November ...
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Tokyo residents woke up Thursday to the first...November snowfall in more than 50 years. An...unusually cold air mass brought wet snow to...Japan's capital. Above-freezing temperatures kept...the snow from sticking in most places, though it...did accumulate on ... ( read original story ...)


Japan reportedly setting up package for Trump to c...
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Japan, which has a consistent trade surplus with...the U.S., is putting the finishing touches on a...package that it claims will create 700,000 jobs in...the U.S. and help create a $450-billion market,...Reuters reported, citing government sources...familiar with ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's Nikkei Underperforms Amid Mounting Po...
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Japan's main stock index underperformed Thursday...ahead of meetings between Prime Minister Shinzo...Abe and President Donald Trump. Other worries,...such as renewed concerns over Greece, kept a lid...on markets elsewhere. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe,...Britain's FTSE ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese businessman Toshiaki Ogawara who ‘discove...
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He provided the institute with $1 million in...funding and the aim was to pave the way for...medium-rise developments in Nerang’s rail...station precinct and in the business district. Mr...Ogasawara, one-time owner of the English-language...newspaper The Japan ... ( read original story ...)


Johanna Konta impresses opponent Naomi Osaka durin...
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Johanna Konta uses big words, according to Naomi...Osaka, but the British number one had bigger shots...too in her straight-sets win over the Japanese at...the Australian Open. Osaka is widely considered a...future star of the women's game, with her booming...serve ... ( read original story ...)


I tried 'forest bathing' — the Jap...
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Even though I did not dress for rain and my feet...blistered, I felt unusually calm. The Japanese...practice of forest bathing — basically, just...being among trees — is starting to catch on...in the Bay Area, where stressed-out locals seek...natural ... ( read original story ...)


Olympic bosses announce mixed-gender relays for To...
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Olympic organisers have announced a major shake-up...for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, adding a...series of new mixed-gender events. The...International Olympic Committee (IOC) revealed on...Friday the next Summer Games, to be held in the...Japanese capital ... ( read original story ...)


Japan farms to put up 'help wanted' sign
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TOKYO -- Japan is set to allow some foreigners to...work on farms in certain special strategic zones....The move would pave the way for agricultural...production corporations to directly hire...foreigners. The government is set to submit a...revised national ... ( read original story ...)


Stress in Japanese corporate bonds seen as a sign ...
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TOKYO Yields are rising in Japan's tiny corporate...bond market as traders pre-emptively brace for the...Bank of Japan to stop being buyer of last resort,...making this market a microcosm of wider fears over...the end of Japan's four-year-long stimulus...policy. ( read original story ...)


Slow-slip earthquakes, like those in NZ, can relieve pressure on dangerous faults

The Nankai Trough is where the Philippine Sea Plate dives beneath the Eurasian Plate on which Japan sits. The fault beneath the seafloor that underlies the trough has been the source of devastating earthquakes and tsunamis. The last big quake on the ... ( read original story ...)

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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 ...)


Tokyo follows Wall Street down as Toshiba stocks p...
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Tokyo followed Wall Street lower Thursday and US...crude oil edged down from recent highs as...Toshiba's stock plunged for the third straight...day. The troubled conglomerate's stock ended...another torrid day 17 percent down, following the...company's warning of a ... ( read original story ...)


In Hanoi, Abe says Japan will provide Vietnam patr...
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"The two countries will further strengthen...security and defense cooperation and this time...Japan has decided to provide (Vietnam with) newly...built patrol vessels at Vietnam's request," Abe...said at a news conference in Hanoi with his...Vietnamese counterpart ... ( read original story ...)


Vice President highlights fruitful parliamentary t...
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Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh expressed her...delight at the close and fruitful cooperation...between the Vietnamese and Japanese parliaments...while meeting President of the House of...Councillors of Japan Date Chuichi in Tokyo on May...12., Government news, ( read original story ...)


Xoom Expands Reach in Asia with Fast Bank Deposit ...
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SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Xoom, a leading...digital money transfer provider, today announced...it will be expanding its service in Asia, making...it easier for people in the United States to...quickly and securely send money to Japan. With...Xoom, people get ... ( read original story ...)


Yokohama to Introduce New OTR Tire
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The MYX S01 will be part of the company’s range...of OTR and commercial tire offerings at ConExpo....Yokohama will be rolling out a new off-the-road...(OTR) radial all-weather tire – the MYX S01 –...at ConExpo in Las Vegas, March 7-11. In total, the...company ... ( read original story ...)


Exclusive: U.S., Japanese firms collaborating on n...
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As nuclear-armed Pyongyang builds ever more...advanced missiles with the ability to strike...anywhere in Japan, Tokyo is likely to fund a...ground version of the ship-based Aegis defense...system deployed on warships in the Sea of Japan,...other sources had said ... ( read original story ...)


Most Japan firms favor cautious approach to any To...
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But the Tokyo Stock Exchange has so far shown...little sign of taking an immediate hard-line...stance against Toshiba as the company and the...authorities grapple with the fallout from huge...cost overruns at now bankrupt U.S. nuclear unit...Westinghouse. ( read original story ...)


Olympic organizers in Tokyo disclose total cost es...
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TOKYO (AP) -- Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics...estimate the total cost to host the 2020 Games...will be between 1.6 and 1.8 trillion yen ($13-$15...billion). The official cost estimate announced...Wednesday was slightly below the promised 2...trillion ($17 billion ... ( 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 ...)


‘Earthquake-proof’ building anchored by a giant curtain of cables

(CNN)Located on the most active earthquake belt in the world, the island nation of Japan is constantly shaking, or bracing itself for the next big quake. Six years ago a 9.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the country, killing over 20,000, and shifting the ... ( read original story ...)

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Japan emperor celebrates birthday, thanks public o...
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TOKYO - Japan's Emperor Akihito marked his 83rd...birthday Friday, thanking the people for their...concern and effort to accommodate his apparent...abdication wish. "I am profoundly grateful that...many people have lent an ear to my words and are...giving sincere ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo stocks up on weaker yen by break
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Tokyo stocks rose Monday morning to a 10-month...high as the ... with Sony up 1.48 percent at 3,283.0 yen and...Hitachi also gaining 2.28 percent at 608 yen. The...finance ministry announced just before markets...opened that Japan posted a second successive ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's 'King Kazu' extends record ...
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Miura, who scored 55 goals in 89 appearances for...Japan prior to his international retirement in...2000, lasted 65 minutes at Yokohama's Mitsuzawa...Stadium before being replaced by Tomohiro Tsuda,...Kyodo news agency reported. Yokohama won the match...1-0 via ... ( read original story ...)


Off-Off Broadway: Tommy Tune in Japan
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And I said, 'Name one.' And she said,...'Minneapolis!'" Or the capital of Japan -- Tokyo...-- where Tune certainly stands out in a crowd. He...was in Japan in the 1990s while touring in "My One...and Only" when he was asked by the Takarazuka...Revue, a 100-year-old ... ( read original story ...)


Japan to Send Largest Warship to South China Sea: ...
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TOKYO — Japan plans to dispatch its largest...warship on a three-month tour through the South...China Sea beginning in May, Reuters cited three...sources as saying on Monday. NBC News was not...immediately able to verify the report but if...confirmed it would be ... ( read original story ...)


BANK OF JAPAN : Japan's annual consumer price...
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Shinzo Abe’s mission to lift Japan out of...the deflationary spiral that has plagued its...economy for two decades suffered another setback...on Friday after data showed annual consumer prices...had fallen for the first time in four years. The...data will add to ... ( read original story ...)


Japan manufacturing PMI down to 52.4 in March
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TOKYO -- The Nikkei Japan Manufacturing Purchasing...Managers' Index, or PMI, dropped to 52.4 in March...from 53.3 in February. A reading above 50 signals...an improvement, while one below 50 points to a...contraction in activity. March's PMI recorded the...above-50 ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese tourism promoted in Vietnam
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HCM City (VNA) – Japanese destinations were...introduced to Vietnamese visitors at a tourism...workshop and tourism fair held by the Bureau of...Tourism , Culture & Exchange of Nagoya city,...Japan’s Aichi prefecture in Ho Chi Minh City...on October 27. ( read original story ...)


Nikkei slips as U.S. turmoil unnerves investors, T...
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TOKYO May 19 Japan's Nikkei share average dipped...on Friday with investors unsettled by White House...turmoil, although Takata Corp shares rose after...four carmakers settled claims over the company's...airbag inflators. The Nikkei was down 0.25 percent...at 19,507.52. ( read original story ...)


IOC approves venues for 5 new sports in 2020 Tokyo...
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Yokohama Stadium will...host the baseball and softball competition at the...2020 Tokyo Olympics. Yokohama was among the venues...approved Wednesday by the IOC executive board for...the five new sports on the Tokyo program, along...with ... ( read original story ...)


Japan court clears way for nuclear reactor restarts

Dozens more in the country still remain offline. Japan shut down all of its atomic reactors after a powerful earthquake in March 2011 spawned a huge tsunami that led to meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear plant. It was the world's worst nuclear accident ... ( read original story ...)

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A Japanese radical has been arrested more than 45...years on the run following the killing of a police...officer. Masaaki Osaka, 67, allegedly clubbed...21-year-old officer Tsuneo Nakamura with a metal...pipe and set him fire with Molotov cocktail during...violent ... ( read original story ...)


US defence chief Mattis heads to South Korea and J...
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While campaigning, Donald Trump accused South...Korea and Japan of not paying enough for US...military support. He also suggested they could be...allowed to arm themselves with nuclear weapons....Both Japan and South Korea rejected this idea. The...Pentagon said the ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Display to receive $640 million in state-fun...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Display Inc's ...state-backed main investor has agreed to provide...75 billion yen (517.13 million pounds) in aid to...the struggling display maker, in a publicly funded...bailout to help it reduce its dependence on Apple...Inc ( read original story ...)


BRIEF-Saudi Arabia favors New York for Aramco IPO-...
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Saudi Arabia favors New York for Aramco IPO; also...said to be considering London, Toronto - WSJ,...citing sources * Saudi officials also have talked...to exchanges in Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and...Shanghai but are unlikely to pursue listing in...those places ... ( read original story ...)


All-New Animated Series Tokyo Ghoul Is Coming In T...
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"Tokyo Ghoul" will to try and raise its rating and...get viewers back. March 18 will be last time One...Piece airs on Toonami. (Photo : Youtube/Squaller)...Toonami recently made a surprising announcement on...Facebook on Friday that it will end its airing of...the ... ( read original story ...)


Sensex gets off to a positive start, recovers 53 p...
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Brokers said mood turned buoyant, bolstered by a...flurry of buying. They said, however, a weak trend...in Asian shares ahead of Bank of Japan's last...policy meeting for this year restricted the rise....Hong Kong's Hang Seng was down 0.18 per cent and...Japan's ... ( read original story ...)


Kumamoto couple have hard time parting with son lo...
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KUMAMOTO – Shinobu Yamato, 49, still can’t...wash a pair of socks that her son, Hikaru, had...left lying around before he was killed in the...earthquakes that rocked Kumamoto Prefecture and...its vicinity last April. “I feel like I can...still feel my son ... ( read original story ...)


Sapporo set for talks amid Sleeman Breweries strik...
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Sapporo's Canadian beer unit, Sleeman Breweries,...has said it is seeking a quick end to a factory...dispute after 80 workers went on strike....Production staff at the Sleeman-Unibroue plant in...Chambly, Québec, set up picket lines last week...after negotiations ... ( read original story ...)


“Nagoya Animation Project” Documentary...
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The second part of the Nagoya Animation Project is...entitled Nagoya Anime Trend News. This program...will focus on conveying the latest information on...Nagoya-based anime productions, including...interviews with creators, voice actors, and...anisong performers. ( read original story ...)


Finding Marine Ecosystem Balance After The 2011 Ja...
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It’s impossible to forget the 2011...Tōhoku earthquake and devastating tsunami in...Japan. The 9.0–9.1 magnitude undersea...megathrust earthquake struck off the Pacific coast...of Tōhoku on Friday March 11, 2011. It was...the most powerful earthquake ever ... ( read original story ...)


Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Miyako in Japan

A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Miyako in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.6373 East, latitude 40.2374 North, depth = 14.54 km. Event id: us20009llz. Ids that are associated ... ( read original story ...)

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The session will be held at 3 pm (0600 GMT) at...Japan's Finance Ministry. Tokyo: Japan's...government and its central bank will hold crisis...talks Wednesday on the market convulsions sparked...by Donald Trump's strong showing in the US...presidential election ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's carmakers take solace in home market
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TOKYO -- Japanese automakers are savoring signs of...an apparent recovery in a domestic market that...nevertheless has a murky outlook beyond next...March. Meanwhile, they are left with uncertainty...in a U.S. market now under the rhetorical siege of...President ... ( read original story ...)


Japan to urge businesses to share big data
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TOKYO -- Japan will encourage companies to share...big data they collect, so that businesses can...better cooperate on developing new products and...services in the age of the "internet of things"...instead of keeping all the information to...themselves. An advisory ... ( read original story ...)


Aichi cops: Woman’s nude corpse found in Nagoya lo...
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AICHI (TR) – Aichi Prefectural Police on...Wednesday launched an investigation following the...discovery of a woman’s corpse inside a love...hotel in Nagoya. Police received ... to her” at around 1 p.m., Fuji News Network...reported (Mar. 8). ( read original story ...)


Japan’s Nikkei hits 17-mth high on sagging y...
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TOKYO May 16 Japan's Nikkei share average rose to...a 17-month high on Tuesday, drawing support from a...sagging yen and Wall Street hitting record highs...overnight. The Nikkei was up 0.3 percent at...19,925.20, having come off an early high of...19,998.49, its ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's Shinzo Abe holds talks with Donald Tr...
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Japan's prime minister has voiced confidence in...Donald Trump's leadership after becoming the first...foreign leader to meet the US president-elect....Thursday's meeting at the Trump Tower in New York...City came amid nervousness among Japan's leaders...about the ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo to build English-language immersion facility...
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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government said Thursday it...will open a language immersion facility in Koto...Ward in September 2018 to raise the English...proficiency of children ahead of the 2020...Olympics. According to an outline released...Thursday, the envisaged ... ( read original story ...)


CORRECTING and REPLACING Panasonic to Unveil ̶...
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MILAN & OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Second...paragraph, second sentence of release should read:...This outdoor exhibition features an installation...where Panasonic’s projectors, speakers, and...lighting create not only an inspiring space for...visitors but ... ( read original story ...)


Japan logs 1% growth in 2016
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Japan's economy expanded at a steadily slowing...pace in 2016, though a modest recovery in exports...helped offset sluggish spending by households and...businesses. The 1.0 per cent annual pace of...expansion for the year compared with 1.2 per cent...growth in 2015 ... ( read original story ...)


Yokohama Geolandar tyres for Mazda CX-5
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Yokohama Rubber said its Geolandar G98 tyre has...been adopted ... company profiles and extended news coverage -...just for premium members. Today I can offer you 30...days access for $1 - and that includes just-auto...plus. ( read original story ...)


Quake simulators draw foreign tourists to disaster learning sites

Earthquake simulators have become tourist draws at disaster ... some 30 high school students from Australia experienced a simulated level-7 quake — the highest on the Japanese seismic intensity scale — similar to the March 2011 one that devastated ... ( read original story ...)

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Sports has the power to change the world, and...Tokyo should use its role as host city of the 2020...... Bragging seemed impolite," Qualtrough said in an...interview with Kyodo News. "But one of the things...we did going into 2010 (Vancouver Winter Games)...was ... ( read original story ...)


Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Iwaki in Ja...
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A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has...occurred on Tuesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from...Iwaki in Japan. The temblor was reported at...22:36:07 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter). The...epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact...time and date of ... ( read original story ...)


3 giant pandas return to China from Japan under ag...
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Three giant pandas born and raised in Japan have...been returned to China under a standard ... wild pandas as well as sanctuaries and breeding...centers. The official Xinhua News Agency were...traveling Tuesday to the Chengdu Research Base of...Giant Panda ... ( read original story ...)


Japan PM asks business leaders for wage hikes in 2...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo...Abe asked business leaders on Thursday to support...a sustainable economic recovery by raising...employee wages in the new year, in keeping with...their policy of the last few years. "I thank you...for the high-level ... ( read original story ...)


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


S.Korea's Netmarble eyes $4.4 bln war chest f...
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South Korea'sNetmarble Games Corp said on Tuesday...it expects to have a war chest of some $4.4...billion for acquisitions after an imminent IPO,...and plans to roll out its new blockbuster game to...Japan and China this year. While little known in...the West ... ( read original story ...)


Strong dollar lifts Japan shares, crimps commoditi...
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The strength of the U.S. currency pressured...commodity prices and helped drag oil off an...18-month top, but gave Japan's exporter-heavy...stock market a fillip. The Nikkei <.n225> climbed...2.1 percent, recovering from two sessions of...losses as domestic data ... ( read original story ...)


Japan April exports rise again, trade surplus with...
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Exports rose 7.5 percent in April from a year ago,...below the median estimate of 7.8 percent annual...growth, finance ministry data showed on Monday. It...followed a 12.0 percent rise in March. Japan's...exports rose in April to mark their fifth straight...month of ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo seniors gamble time away in Vegas-style care...
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An elderly daycare centre in the Japanese capital...of Tokyo, Day Service Las Vegas, has adopted a...winning formula to keep its residents entertained...with casino-style games, such as poker and...pachinko slot machines. "This place is the best....They have games. ( read original story ...)


BOJ Kuroda hopes Japan's economy can capitali...
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TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko...Kuroda said Monday the world economy has entered a..."new phase" after overcoming the 2008 global...financial crisis, adding the BOJ's new policy...framework is designed to capitalize on global...growth. ( read original story ...)


New evidence reveals source of 1586 Sanriku, Japan tsunami

A team of researchers re-examined historical evidence around the Pacific and discovered the origin of the tsunami that hit Sanriku, Japan in 1586 -- a mega-earthquake from the Aleutian Islands that broadly impacted the north Pacific. Until now, this was ... ( read original story ...)

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Has Japan finally overcome the trauma of its two...lost decades? The stock market seems to think so....In February, the Nikkei Jasdaq Index, the Japanese...equivalent of America's Nasdaq, hit an all-time...high in U.S. dollar terms. This may not seem like...a big ... ( read original story ...)


Strong Quake in Western Japan Knocks out Power, In...
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A powerful earthquake in western Japan knocked...loose roof tiles, toppled store shelves and caused...power outages Friday afternoon, but apparently...caused no widespread damage. At least seven people...were injured, one seriously. The Japan...Meteorological Agency ... ( read original story ...)


Earthquake Smarts
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We’re practicing disaster vocabulary midway...through an English-language workshop on earthquake...preparedness. After some repetition and a lively...game of karuta (a Japanese card game) to reinforce...the vocab, even the non-Japanese speakers among us...are able ... ( read original story ...)


Japan to promote direct Asian currency exchanges
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TOKYO -- Japan's Ministry of Finance seeks to...create a market enabling direct exchanges of the...yen and other Asian currencies without using the...dollar as an intermediary, an idea that could...reduce funding costs for financial institutions...and businesses. ( read original story ...)


Inflation returns to Japan
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TOKYO—Japan’s consumer prices rose for the...first time in more than a year in January as...rising global oil prices gave Prime Minister...Shinzo Abe and the Bank of Japan a helping hand in...their campaign to overcome deflation. The...fractional increase in ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s radical experiment in monetary policy not ...
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The Federal Reserve has raised US interest rates,...and the European Central Bank is considering...easing its stimulus. Japan remains definitively...stuck, despite a long and aggressive experiment...with ultralow rates. A quarter-century after its...property bubble ... ( read original story ...)


Coca-Cola remains top drink maker in Japan, but no...
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EBINA, JAPAN—Coca-Cola has been the No. 1...beverage maker in Japan for half a century, but...it’s not thanks to the popularity of Coke....Instead, the American soft-drink brand has adapted...to the quirky ways this society quenches its...thirst. Coca-Cola’s ... ( read original story ...)


Naomi Osaka Update: Rising Tennis Star Signs Two B...
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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 ...)


Nikkei tumbles as safe-haven yen surges on Trump h...
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TOKYO, March 27 Japan's Nikkei share average...skidded 1.4 percent on Monday, wallowing at a...six-week low and deepening last week's 1.3 percent...loss, on pressure from a resurgent yen. The dollar...fell to its weakest level since November against...the safe-haven ... ( read original story ...)


R29's Ultimate Guide To Osaka — In 60 S...
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Aside from the financial investment, it also...requires you to have a decent ... we can spare you the endless hours you may spend...planning your trip from scratch. Say hello to...Osaka, Japan's third largest city, which boasts a...burgeoning nightlife and ... ( read original story ...)