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

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

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YOKOHAMA, Japan — There's something changing in...the Japanese economy, according to the country's...top central banker. Speaking with CNBC on the...sidelines of the 2017 Asian Development Bank...meeting in Japan, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko...Kuroda explained ... ( read original story ...)


S. Koreans condemn right-wing Japanese hotel disto...
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South Korean news organizations, the majority of...them focusing on the scandal that resulted in the...impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, put their...spotlight on right-leaning responses from Japanese...netizens. Yonhap news agency reported that a...majority of ... ( read original story ...)


Fukushima 'safe' for Tokyo 2020 Olympics...
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Fukushima, site of one of the world's worst...nuclear disasters, poses no threat to players if...baseball games are held there at the Tokyo 2020...Olympics, the sport's top official said Friday....Tokyo organisers want to hold part of baseball's...preliminary rounds ... ( read original story ...)


Campaigning for Tokyo polls kicks off
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Official campaigning kicked off yesterday for the...Tokyo metropolitan assembly election, seen as a...bellwether for national trends. A total of 259...candidates will be vying for 127 seats in the...election on July 2, which will pit the ruling...Liberal Democratic ... ( read original story ...)


Japan minister agrees to share Toshiba case inform...
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Westinghouse Electric Co., Japan's Kyodo news...agency reported. Toshiba Corp said on Tuesday it...was 'actively considering' a sale and other...strategic options for Westinghouse, as it expanded...a probe into problems there that caused the parent...group to miss ... ( read original story ...)


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


Russia-Japan territorial talks overshadowed by US ...
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TOKYO -- Japan's security alliance with the U.S....could prove a major stumbling block for the...upcoming bilateral negotiations between Japan and...Russia over the southernmost Kuril Islands, which...Tokyo refers to as the Northern Territories. While...Moscow ... ( read original story ...)


Japan provides 268m/- to health centre in Simiyu
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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 ...)


Sapporo licenses Thai firm to produce cassava-base...
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Japanese brewer Sapporo Holding has licensed...Thailand-based fuel retailer PTG Energy to...manufacture cassava-based bioethanol. The Nikkei...Asian Review quoted Sapporo, when it said that...“this will mark the world's first attempt at...commercial production of ... ( read original story ...)


Japan kindergarten apologises after possible hate-...
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TOKYO, Feb 21 (Reuters) - A Japanese kindergarten...that has ties to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife,...Akie, has apologised over online comments that...domestic media described as possible hate speech...against Koreans and Chinese people. The private...Tsukamoto ... ( read original story ...)


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

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

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Release date- 12062017 - SANTA ANA, CA. - Yokohama...Tire Corporation fortified its partnership with...the high-energy Nitro Circus organization by...becoming an official partner of the Nitro World...Games, June 24 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake...City ... ( read original story ...)


The $2,500 answer to Amazon’s Echo could mak...
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Japan has a sex problem. The country's birthrate...is shrinking year after year, to the point where...deaths are outpacing births. Simply put, Japan's...population is decreasing. But let's be clear:...Population change is a complicated subject...affected by many ... ( read original story ...)


Japan inflation ticks up in April as oil prices re...
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Japan's core consumer price index climbed to a...two-year high in April of 0.3 percent, 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....Inflation has ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo shares tumble on growing concerns following ...
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TOKYO, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo shares tumbled...Monday on growing market concerns over U.S....President Donald Trump's stance on free trade...signaled in his inauguration speech. The 225-issue...Nikkei Stock Average ended down 246.88 points, or...1.29 percent ... ( read original story ...)


Japan approves record $1.1 trillion budget
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet has...approved a ... promoting reform of medical and elderly care,"...Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news...conference. A total of 5.98 trillion yen is...earmarked for public and other works, such as ... ( 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 ...)


Snow falls in November in Tokyo for first time in ...
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A man stands near the gate in the snow at Kanda...Myojin shrine in Tokyo, Thursday.Tokyo residents...have woken up to the first November snowfall in...more than 50 years. (AP Photo) The Japanese...capital of Tokyo on Thursday was hit by its first...November snow in ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Unleashes Its Inner Slacker: Leave Work Earl...
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TOKYO—Friday was a strange day for the head of...Japan’s most important business group. Sadayuki...Sakakibara, chairman of the Japan Business...Federation, left the office at two in the...afternoon, donned a plum-colored sport jacket and...headed out to a ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo IT firm taps 3-D technology to offer perfect...
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CHIBA – It’s every shoe lover’s dream:...Footwear perfectly made for their feet....Tokyo-based information technology firm Flickfit...Inc. is developing just that — a service that...virtually fits shoes to a person’s feet using...3-D scans. The service ... ( read original story ...)


Japan animation auteur Hosoda sees beasts in child...
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"A child growing up is fascinating and stunning, a...true wonder of the world," the burly but friendly...Japanese animation director said recently in an...interview at his suburban Tokyo Chizu Studio...."There is struggle in growth and change, between...that wolf ... ( read original story ...)


Japan eyes bigger bite of China’s rice market

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

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Japan's Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the...government's plan to relocate a US airbase to a...remote part of the island of Okinawa. The island's...governor wanted the base moved off Okinawa...altogether and built in another part of Japan. The...US has about ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Earthquake May Be Aftershock from Massive 20...
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A man walks past the debris on June 12, 2011 in...Iwate, Japan, after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake...struck the region. Credit: Kiyoshi Ota/Getty...Images A magnitude-6.9 earthquake rumbled through...Japan yesterday near where the enormous 2011...Tohoku quake ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's Princess Mako set to marry: reports
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Japanese Princess Mako delivers a speech after...being given the key to the city by the Honduran...capital's Mayor Nasry Asfura (out of frame) in...Tegucigalpa, on December 9, 2015. TOKYO --...Princess Mako, the granddaughter of Japan's...emperor, is ready to become ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo stocks, dollar hit as Asia stumbles on Trump...
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Tokyo tumbled more than one percent Thursday,...while the dollar sank as investors were left...deflated by a lack of economic detail from Donald...Trump at his first post-election press conference....Traders had hoped the real estate tycoon would...flesh out some of ... ( 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 ...)


Japan in Rage Free Zone: Why?
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Consumers like falling prices. Despite decades of...Japanese central bank madness, Japanese consumers...are actually happy. There is no conundrum. It is...the ruling class wealthy and politicians that...suffer from lack of inflation. Since Plender...believes ... ( read original story ...)


BRIEF-EyeGene receives Japan patent
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* Says it received Japan patent on June 19, for...pharmaceutical composition for treating...vascular-related diseases comprising peptide *...Patent number is 2015-151258 Source text in...Korean: goo.gl/q6tTFH Further company coverage:...(Beijing Headline News) ( read original story ...)


World Touring Car Championship reveals Vila Real j...
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Get unlimited news Full access to our news and...in-depth Autosport Plus ... of punctures in last weekend's Nurburgring...Nordschleife round, as blaming supplier Yokohama...is "too easy". 1496562181 WTCC Yokohama defends...tyres after Nordschleife Yokohama has ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's Abe hopes for reform of pacifist char...
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Acquiring such weapons would likely anger China,...where bitter memories of Japan's wartime...aggression run deep. A separate survey released by...Kyodo News on Saturday showed 49 percent of...respondents said Article Nine needed to be...revised, against 47 percent ... ( read original story ...)


Final Japan Nikkei Manufacturing PMI Hits 12-Month...
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Japan’s manufacturing sector expanded for a...fourth consecutive month in December, a sign...factory output was stabilizing amid uneven...international demand. The Markit/Nikkei final...manufacturing purchasing managers’ index...(PMI) came in at 52.4 in December ... ( read original story ...)


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

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

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Astro Japan Property Group (ASX:AJA) has completed...its purchase of a ¥10 billion shopping mall in...Japan. In Australian currency, that works out to...be $121 million. The property which the company...acquired is the FKD Shopping Plaza in Utsonomiya...City ... ( read original story ...)


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


Bank of Japan Holds the Accommodative Line While I...
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The Japanese Yen has been on somewhat of a...rollercoaster ever since Presidential Elections in...the United States. After a rather consistent run...of weakness against the Greenback in the month and...a half after the start of the ‘Trump Bump’,...USD/JPY ... ( read original story ...)


Hyatt Place Tokyo Bay Hotel Announced for 2019
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Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today...that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a...management agreement with Tokyo Bay Resort...Development Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Sogo...Development Co., Ltd. for a Hyatt Place hotel near...Tokyo Disney Resort in ... ( read original story ...)


Confusion over Tokyo Olympics 2020 golf venue date...
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Problems surrounding the venue for the 2020 Tokyo...Olympics golf events, which does not allow full...membership for women, stem from documents prepared...for the original bid, a Japanese media report said...on Wednesday. Calls have arisen to move the...tournament ... ( read original story ...)


Man gets 8 years in Internet banking deception cas...
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A court has sentenced a man to eight years in...prison for illegally obtaining the internet...banking passwords and account details of other...people and using the information to illegally...remit money, but was found not guilty of "free...riding" his neighbor's Wi ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese high-school students are sometimes requir...
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A Japanese student in a classroom from in Ofunato...city ... "They try to follow the rules for everything,"...Fujimkai tells Business Insider. In order to prove...that a student's hair is natural, schools will...often ask parents to submit childhood photos ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo cops seek help in finding man who pulled kni...
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Tokyo Metropolitan Police police are seeking the...help of the public in locating the man suspected...in the crime, reports Nippon News Network (Oct....20). On Thursday, police released a dash cam...footage showing the man who demanded 50,000 yen...from the driver ... ( read original story ...)


UK Sport rejects Tokyo 2020 funding appeals from s...
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We are operating in a tight financial envelope,...and have responsibilities to both develop the...system underpinning our best athletes as well as...the sports and athletes themselves, and sadly our...investment won't stretch to these sports for the...Tokyo 2020 cycle.' ( read original story ...)


Trump, Japan's Abe Agree to Keep Unity on Nor...
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime...Minister Shinzo Abe agreed that the ... after many civilians including women and children...were harmed, according to Kyodo news service....Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg...Terminal. ( read original story ...)


Japan’s consumption uptick convincing no one

TOKYO -- Japan's government has upgraded its assessment of the economy for the first time in six months in light of healthy consumer spending -- though neither the cabinet, the business community nor the public seems truly confident that things are looking up. ( read original story ...)

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Tokyo stocks plunged after choppy trading...Wednesday morning ... To have fuller access to the Kyodo News website,...it is necessary to subscribe. We offer a broad...range of subscription options depending on your...needs. Learn more. ( read original story ...)


Soccer: Consadole welcomes Thailand’s 1st J-...
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Chanathip Songkrasin had a light workout on...Wednesday, a day after he arrived in Sapporo to...join J-League first-division side Consadole. The...23-year-old Thai international, the first from his...nation to join a J-League team, is on loan from...Thai club ... ( read original story ...)


Real estate | Company lures locals to Japanese, Th...
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foreign investors have flocked to Japanese...properties in droves. As a result, Hong Kong based...real estate company TY-Property is eyeing Macau...investors to purchase units in the land of the...rising sun. During the weekend, the company held a...two-day ... ( read original story ...)


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who put Astroscale’s headquarters in...start-up-friendly Singapore but is building its...spacecraft in his native Japan, where he found...more engineers. “My breakthrough is figuring...out how to make this into a business.”...Scientists say there could be tens ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo woman accused of stabbing husband to death c...
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Tokyo Metropolitan Police arrested Yukie Shimura...on suspicion of stabbing her 39-year-old husband...Kenichi in his side with a fruit knife at their...residence in Koto Ward at around 5:30 a.m., Fuji...News Network reports (Jan. 11). Kenichi was found...lying in ... ( read original story ...)


Japan to address complex beer taxes
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TOKYO -- The Japanese government plans to unify...tax rates for different beer categories over the...next decade, responding to complaints of a...byzantine system that has created needless price...competition among domestic brewers. Suntory...Holdings President ... ( read original story ...)


Microsoft to bring enterprise cloud services to Ja...
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TOKYO -- Microsoft Japan will launch a large-scale...cloud service in Japan this year that will enable...major corporations to run their enterprise systems...on the cloud. The software giant will introduce...the cloud service it rolled out in May in the U.S ... ( read original story ...)


Asian stocks firm as upbeat U.S., European data bo...
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MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares...outside Japan ticked up 0.1 per cent, while...Japan’s Nikkei gained 1 per cent to top the...psychologically important 20,000-point level for...the first time since August 2015. “Market...sentiment is very good. ( read original story ...)


Tokyo futures steady, set for weekly gain
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TOKYO, March 17 (Reuters) - Benchmark TOCOM rubber...futures held ... For the top stories in the rubber market and...other news, click or MARKET NEWS * The U.S. dollar...was quoted around 113.28 yen, compared with around...113.42 yen on Thursday afternoon. ( read original story ...)


North Korea’s team gets pass for Asian Winter Game...
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North Korean athletes and officials will be...allowed to participate in the 2017 Sapporo Asian...Winter Games later this month as an exception to...the entry ban on North Korean citizens, government...sources said. The punitive measure was put in...place as part of ... ( read original story ...)


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

TOKYO, June 22 Japan's Nikkei share average erased early modest gains on Thursday and edged down, as a stronger yen took its toll on market sentiment. The Nikkei ended 0.1 percent lower at 20,110.51, extending Wednesday's 0.5 percent decline and moving ... ( read original story ...)

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Tokyo may be the style capital of Asia, but with...South Korea and China snapping at its heels and...Japan's most iconic brands rooted in Europe, the...city is being urged to haul its fashion week into...the big leagues. Tokyo Fashion Week kicked off its...spring ... ( read original story ...)


Fire engulfs 140 houses on Japan's west coast
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A fire engulfed about 140 houses, shops and other...buildings in a Japanese coastal city northwest of...Tokyo on Thursday, with early reports of just two...people suffering injuries. The military was called...in to help battle the blaze which started...mid-morning ... ( read original story ...)


Koike announces plan to re-crown Tokyo as Asia’s f...
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Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike on Friday announced her...plan to revitalize the nation’s capital and...reaffirm it as a top financial center, a move...aimed at boosting the country’s economic...growth in line with Prime Minister Shinzo...Abe’s ¥600 trillion GDP ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's PM meets Trump, says confident can bu...
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NEW YORK: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...described Donald Trump as a "trustworthy leader"...after meeting the US president-elect on Thursday...to get clarity on statements Trump had made while...campaigning that had caused concern about the...alliance. ( read original story ...)


Japan households' inflation expectations hit ...
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TOKYO Japanese households' sentiment worsened in...the three months to December and their...expectations of inflation hit a four-year low, a...central bank survey showed, underscoring the...challenges of eradicating the country's sticky...deflationary mindset. ( read original story ...)


Nikkei rises above 20,000 to hit nearly 2-year hig...
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TOKYO, June 2 Japan's Nikkei share average broke...through the 20,000-point barrier for the first...time since December 2015 on Friday after a batch...of strong U.S. economic data lifted Wall Street...and the U.S. currency against the yen. The Nikkei...swept through ... ( read original story ...)


Japan 'make-up etiquette' video sparks b...
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TOKYO: Japanese railway operator Tokyu Corp has...released a "make-up etiquette" video aimed at...discouraging commuters from applying make-up while...on their trains. The 30-second video was released...last month according to the Japan Times, and has...since ... ( read original story ...)


Bank of Japan raises economic forecasts, while kee...
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The Bank of Japan stood pat on monetary policy...when it announced its meeting outcome on Thursday....The BOJ raised its economic assessment, increasing...its GDP growth forecast for the currency fiscal...year, but it lowered its core CPI forecast...slightly. ( read original story ...)


EuroBiotech Report: Astellas-Ogeda, Verona IPO, Ca...
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We start this week with two deals between European...biotechs and larger Japanese companies....Belgium’s Ogeda struck ... Verona Pharma filed for an $86 million Nasdaq IPO...to fund mid-phase trials in chronic obstructive...pulmonary disease and cystic fibrosis. ( read original story ...)


Japan's Dai-ichi Life eyes Cambodia, U.S. in ...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Dai-ichi Life Holdings...Inc plans to start a life insurance business in...Cambodia in 2018 and expand its U.S. presence, its...president said, in line with the firm's strategy...to boost overseas growth as investment returns ... ( read original story ...)


Exploding airbag scandal pushes Japanese auto supplier Takata towards bankruptcy

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

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OTSU, Japan Bank of Japan board member Makoto...Sakurai said the central bank will continue to buy...massive amounts of government bonds even under a...new policy framework targeting interest rates,...shrugging off the view that its bond-buying...programme was ... ( read original story ...)


Thieves grab $3.5 million in cash in brazen Japan ...
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TOKYO: Three masked robbers snatched a suitcase...stuffed with millions of dollars in cash from a...businessman who had just withdrawn the money from...a bank in western Japan on Thursday, police said....In the audacious daylight mugging, assailants set...upon the ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei drops to more than 1-week low on U.S. elect...
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TOKYO, Nov 2 Japan's Nikkei share average dropped...to more than a week low on Wednesday as worries...over the U.S. presidential election prompted a...recoil in global markets, with a stronger yen...adding to the cautious mood. The Nikkei fell 1.0...percent to ... ( read original story ...)


In Pearl Harbor Visit, a Symbol of Reconciliation ...
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Some Japanese news media suggested that the Pearl...Harbor trip could even lift Mr. Abe’s...approval ratings and give him the confidence to...call an election in January. The Japanese public...is also aware of the importance of a symbolic...visit to Pearl Harbor ... ( read original story ...)


Japan March exports seen up for fourth month, impo...
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Demand for electronics components from Asian...nations likely continued to bolster Japan's...exports, analysts said. The finance ministry will...publish the trade data at 8:50 a.m. Japan time on...Thursday (2350 GMT Wednesday). Japan and the...United States will ... ( 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 ...)


Russia-Japan territorial talks overshadowed by US ...
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TOKYO -- Japan's security alliance with the U.S....could prove a major stumbling block for the...upcoming bilateral negotiations between Japan and...Russia over the southernmost Kuril Islands, which...Tokyo refers to as the Northern Territories. While...Moscow ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Traders End Wild Week With Shift to Post-Ele...
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“Japanese stocks rose to their highest level...since April in the morning, and we saw profit...taking before heading into the weekend,”...said Masayuki Otani, chief market strategist at...Securities Japan Inc. in Tokyo. “There might...be more references to ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's love of tiny cars sore spot as Trump,...
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TOKYO/DETROIT (Reuters) - When Japanese Prime...Minister Shinzo Abe meets on Friday with U.S....President Donald Trump, Japan's bulging automotive...trade surplus will be a sore spot, but the path to...balancing auto exports and imports will be no...easier than it ... ( read original story ...)


Abe: Japan planning for refugees in event of Korea...
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On Friday, the NSC members discussed how to deal...with a possibility that armed North Korean...soldiers pretending to be refugees may try to...enter Japan, Kyodo News reported. According to one...scenario, a U.S. military action sends a massive...number of North ... ( read original story ...)