Women’s canoe added to 2020 Olympics, opening doors for female athletes

When the International Olympic Committee announced last week that women's canoe events will be added to the 2020 Games, it was news Hannah MacIntosh had been ... C-1 200-metre and C-2 500-metre races at the Tokyo Games. Until now, those Olympic events ... ( read original story ...)

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Another bank’s logo on notice
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Sathapana Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of...Maruhan Japan Group, obtained its commercial...banking licence in March 2016 following the...successful merger of Maruhan Japan Bank Plc and...local microlender Sathapana Ltd. The bank operates...a network of 161 ... ( read original story ...)


Toshiba Earns Largest Share in Chinese A3 MFP Mark...
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TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Tec Corporation...(TOKYO:6588) today announced that it is the 2016...A3 multi-functional peripheral (MFP) market leader...in China with a 16.4 percent share. This marks the...17th consecutive year Toshiba has held the top...position ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo 42 Released
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Tokyo 42 is now available on Steam, offering an...open-world isometric shooter that lives up to...their description by looking "hyper-stylish." If...you want to see if you agree, you can check out...this launch trailer. Here's the pitch: Tokyo 42 is...a hyper ... ( read original story ...)


Upbeat Financial Markets May Further Boost Tokyo O...
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Global real estate consultant CBRE expects Tokyo...Grade A office rents to peak in Q3 2017 before...entering a period of gradual correction. CBRE also...reports companies looking to relocate have become...more cautious since mid-2016 because of concerns...about ... ( read original story ...)


RUBBER-Tokyo futures prices after evening session ...
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Following are prices for Tokyo rubber futures at...the end of the Tokyo market's evening session on...Feb 2017. Contract Day Volume Evening Volume...17-Feb 331.0 5 - - 17-Mar 319.4 46 314.5 8 17-Apr...311.4 99 307.3 32 17-May 305.6 266 301.2 94 17-Jun...298.3 1034 ... ( 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 ...)


Japan should take leadership role in UNSC reform p...
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"Japan would have to take a lead and make a real...concerted private, as well as public, effort to...engage early and strongly and kind of become the...spokesman for the expansion group," Shirin...Tahir-Kheli told Kyodo News in a recent interview...at her ... ( 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 ...)


Osaka City ‘A+/A-1’ Ratings Affirmed On Very Stron...
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Our ratings on Osaka reflect its very strong...economy and budgetary performance and its...exceptional liquidity position. Japan's very...predictable and well-balanced institutional...framework also supports the ratings, as does the...city's strong financial management. ( read original story ...)


Comfortable yet budget friendly! 15 Recommended Bu...
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There are 26 spaces in their tower parking lot, so...it’s extremely recommended for both business...and sightseeing. From the largest bath, you can...spend a leisurely time gazing out at Tokyo Skytree...and at pleasure cruises floating along the Sumida...River. ( read original story ...)


Tokyo, Japan: Three rules to see the secret side of the city

Peace and quiet in Tokyo? A lost cause? Holidaying Australians go elsewhere to relax. In Tokyo, which we’re visiting in increasing numbers, we chase excitement. We want to experience the famed hustle-and-bustle of a capital where innovative architecture ... ( read original story ...)

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The word prediction brings in a feeling of fear...and excitement at the same time. Frank Hoogerbeets...a self-proclaimed earthquake predictor or "quake...mystic" as he is popularly known, has forecasted...that the world will be experiencing massive...earthquake from ... ( read original story ...)


Kinki finance staff met with Osaka officials five ...
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OSAKA – The Osaka Prefectural Government...announced Thursday that staff from the Finance...Ministry’s Kinki Local Finance Bureau met with...its officials five times over 16 months to discuss...scandal-plagued Moritomo Gakuen’s application to...open a new ... ( read original story ...)


US Osprey aircraft crashes off Okinawa coast in Ja...
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The US maintains two Osprey squadrons in Japan,...according to Reuters ... it could have fallen on where we are living,"...local resident Yuri Soma told Kyodo news agency....Local anger against the US military has...intensified in recent months after a civilian ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Warns against Protectionism
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14 de marzo de 2017, 09:11Tokyo, Mar 14 (Prensa...Latina) Finance Minister, Taro Aso, has expressed...his concern today over protectionism and stated...that the world economy should be kept open. These...statements were made in preparation for this...week's meeting ... ( read original story ...)


Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 41 km ESE of Namie, Japa...
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A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has...struck on Tuesday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from...Namie in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake...was roughly 33.85 km (21 miles) below the...earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not...been issued (Does not ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo’s Stock Investors Add France’s Le Pen to Lis...
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(Bloomberg) -- Just as stock investors in Tokyo...were starting to factor in the outlook for global...trade under U.S. President Donald Trump, comments...from France’s far-right leader have pushed down...Japanese shares. The Topix index declined, with...exporters ... ( read original story ...)


Welcome, Business Insider Japan!
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Business Insider launched a Japanese edition...Monday. Readers in Japan will automatically be...redirected to the Japanese site. BI Japan...publishes in Japanese and is headquartered in...Tokyo. It is published by Mediagene, a digital...media company that has ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei faces negative week with investors wary of ...
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TOKYO, Feb 17 Japan's Nikkei share average dropped...on Friday morning with the market wary of a...stronger yen and financials weakened as U.S. bond...yields fell after comments by a senior U.S....Federal Reserve official were viewed as relatively...dovish. ( read original story ...)


Watching the inauguration in the divided states of...
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Adam Walsh is a reporter for the St. John's...Morning Show, currently working in Tokyo on a...partnership with the Japanese public broadcaster...NHK. The noose of security is gradually tightening...as the week progresses. Everywhere you look, there...are police ... ( read original story ...)


Japan approves contentious bill against planning c...
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The law applies to organized criminal groups of...two or more people that have engaged in specific...preparations for a crime, such as scouting a...location, according to Japan's Kyodo News service....A sizeable crowd protested outside parliament as...upper house ... ( read original story ...)


Scandal clouds outlook for Japan’s Abe, Tokyo poll may give clues

TOKYO Just a few months ago, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looked ... "Chief Cabinet Secretary (Yoshihide) Suga's haughty attitude at his news conference and his attack on the former official personally were a mistake," said one Liberal Democratic Party ... ( read original story ...)

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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 ...)


Tokyo lost and found included ¥3.7 billion in cash...
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In addition to keys and eyeglasses and other...commonly lost objects, millions of dollars worth...of cash reaches the Tokyo police’s lost and...found department every year. In fact, last year...people handed over a record ¥3.67 billion ($32...million) in lost ... ( read original story ...)


Rule change could make Abe longest-serving leader ...
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TOKYO -- Japan's ruling party is expected to...approve a change in party rules Sunday that could...pave the way for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to...become the country's longest-serving leader in the...post-Second World War era. It is a remarkable...turnaround for Abe ... ( read original story ...)


Japan, Short on Babies, Reaches a Worrisome Milest...
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In a speech to business leaders this week, Prime...Minister Shinzo Abe called for a “national...movement” to address Japan’s demographic...challenges. The government has taken steps to keep...older workers in their jobs longer, and to...encourage staff-hungry ... ( read original story ...)


Bank of Japan delays inflation goal in blow to �...
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TOKYO: Japan's central bank on Tuesday (Nov 1)...again pushed back the timeline for hitting its...inflation goal, the latest policy change that has...raised questions about attempts to revive the...deflation-plagued economy. The Bank of Japan has...for the past ... ( read original story ...)


BANK OF JAPAN : Japan's key bond yield ends l...
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The yield on the benchmark 10-year Japanese...government bond ended lower Tuesday as investors...bought the debt amid increased demand following...the Bank of Japan's bond-buying operation. The...yield on the No. 346, 0.1 percent issue, the main...yardstick of long ... ( read original story ...)


Far-left activist charged with police slaying afte...
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The man, arrested by Osaka police on May 18 for a...separate offense, has not given his name but was...identified by the police as Masaaki Osaka, 67, on...Tuesday through multiple DNA tests. Osaka is...suspected of killing police officer Tsuneo...Nakamura ... ( read original story ...)


Milos Degenek confirms move from TSV 1860 Munich t...
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SOCCEROO Milos Degenek has confirmed he is leaving...TSV 1860 Munich to join J-League club Yokohama...Marinos. The 22-year-old posted a photo on...Instagram with a caption saying he...“can’t wait to get started tomorrow...and prove everyone it’s the right ... ( read original story ...)


Japan tsunami warning after earthquake
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This breaking news story is being updated and more...details will be published shortly. Please refresh...the page for the fullest version. If you want to...receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a...smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App then...details on ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Olympic medals to be made from recycled dona...
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"There's quite a limit on the resources of our...earth, and so recycling these things and giving...them a new use will make us all think about the...environment," Tokyo 2020 Sports Director Koji...Murofushi told a news conference. "Having a...project that allows all ... ( read original story ...)


Campaigning for Tokyo polls kicks off

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 ...)

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"The trip will underscore the commitment of the...United States to our enduring alliances with Japan...and the Republic of Korea ... islands have raised alarms in neighboring...countries. ABC News takes a look at some of the...security issues in the region. ( read original story ...)


Bank of Japan's Sato says labour reform must ...
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TOKYO Bank of Japan board member Takehiro Sato...said labour market reform and other measures to...boost Japan's growth potential must accompany...monetary easing to raise the country's low...long-term inflation expectations. Prolonged...economic stagnation has ... ( read original story ...)


Cameco at risk of losing multi-year contract to su...
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SASKATOON - Canada's largest uranium company says...Tokyo Electric Power Co. is seeking to terminate a...multi-year supply contract that would be worth...about $1.3 billion of revenue through 2028. Cameco...(TSX:CCO) says the Japanese power company has...cited ... ( read original story ...)


‘Tokyo Ghoul’ Season 3 Air Date, Spoil...
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Some hardcore fans believe that "Tokyo Ghoul"...Season 3 is not happening despite the report from...Anime Maru. Whether or not the series is arriving...in winter 2016 remains to be seen but a report...from Anime News Network agrees on the 2016 release...window. ( read original story ...)


ALEX BRUMMER: Why the plight of Japan and the coll...
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There is a tendency to regard Japan as a benign...owner of British assets. Unlike China it is not...intent on shoplifting intellectual property and it...is a stable Western-style democracy. It also has...been a good investor in the UK, from Nissan in...Sunderland ... ( read original story ...)


Top Tokyo properties for sale – live the expat dre...
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According a cost of living survey conducted by the...HR consultancy Mercer, Tokyo is the world’s most...expensive city. Here, we look at the top 5...properties for rent in the world’s priciest...expat city! At £1,424,668.10, this 2-bed, 2-bath...property isn ... ( read original story ...)


Nagoya group looks to spread jump rope ‘culture’ t...
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Japan Jump Rope Project (JJRP), a nonprofit...organization based in Nagoya’s Moriyama Ward,...has applied to designate July 8 as Rope Day. It...has also donated jump ropes to schools overseas...and to disaster-hit regions. In mid-March, the...organization held the ... ( read original story ...)


Life in the Tokyo rat race: A look at Japanese new...
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Behind me there's a semicircle of my Japanese...coworkers. Each wants input on parts of the...breaking news story we're trying to get to air....Some words, they say, are too strong, so we...rephrase. At one point there are multiple hands...reaching in front of me ... ( read original story ...)


Real Madrid advances to Club World Cup final
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YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Real Madrid beat Mexican side...Club America 2-0 to reach the Club World Cup final...on Thursday and extend its unbeaten run to 36...games. Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo each...scored to help the European champions reach the...final on ... ( read original story ...)


The Bank of Japan Chief’s Perspective
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Monetary policy can stymie or enhance free trade...and global economic growth. And one of the biggest...influencers of monetary policy in the world is the...Bank of Japan. Gerard Baker, editor in chief of...The Wall Street Journal, sat down with the...bank’s ... ( read original story ...)


From Bronx to Tokyo, Darvish vs Tanaka creates buzz

By the time Tanaka bounded out to the mound and warmed up to the peppy music of Japanese girl band Momoiro Clover Z, it was 8:47 p.m. for the first pitch — that was 9:47 a.m. Saturday in Tokyo for the national telecast back in his homeland. "Breakfast at ... ( read original story ...)

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Japanese people with the "spirits" of foreigners...were also ... Mr Abe's poll numbers continue to slide, with...Kyodo news agency reporting a six-point drop to...55.7% in the last month, and almost three-quarters...of respondents calling for Mr Kagoike to answer ... ( read original story ...)


The Latest: Putin Visits Judo Center in Downtown T...
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Putin said Friday at a news conference in Tokyo...that the negotiations would take place in Astana,...the capital of Kazakhstan. It wasn't immediately...clear if the western-backed Syrian opposition...would accept the location for peace talks with...Syrian President ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Is Finally Embracing Startups
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Japan has been dry ground for start-ups ... Of the current crop, only one in 10 will survive,...Yurimoto predicts, and only one in 1,000 will make...it to IPO, like Line and Mixi. ($1 = 117.3700...yen) ( read original story ...)


Japan to urge US to lead free trade after Trump in...
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Japan will continue to push the United States to...join it in taking the lead in advancing free trade...globally, officials and lawmakers said Saturday,...after Donald Trump announced the country will...begin withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific...Partnership ... ( read original story ...)


Russian sailor acquitted of gun charge in ‘illegal...
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“I am overjoyed that I can say I am no longer a...criminal,” said Andrei Novosyolov, 47, at a news...conference held after his acquittal at the Sapporo...District Court on March 7. “It took a very long...time,” he said, recalling the two decades since...his ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo benchmark jumps in first trading of year but...
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TOKYO - Asian shares were mixed Wednesday, as the...Tokyo benchmark jumped in the first trading of...2017, helped by a weak yen. Other indexes lost...some gains from earlier this week. KEEPING SCORE:...Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 2.4 per cent to...19,580.21 ... ( read original story ...)


Forget the turkey: When it comes to Christmas, �...
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There are moms, dads, a kid or two and young...couples, all waiting to pick up their Christmas...meals. In Japan, the Christmas tradition isn't...turkey — it's chicken. And to be specific,...it's the Kentucky fried variety. It started back...in the early '70s. ( read original story ...)


Konnichiwa Amsterdam: Japan Banks Seek New Home Af...
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MUFG, Japan’s biggest bank, sought to build its...Amsterdam offices even before Brexit became a...reality because it wanted the city to serve as a...hub for operations on the European continent....Three of the lender’s European offices started...reporting to ... ( read original story ...)


U.S. carrier heading for Korea trains with Japanes...
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TOKYO -- An American aircraft carrier heading...toward the Korean Peninsula began joint exercises...Sunday with Japanese naval ships in the Philippine...Sea. Two Japanese destroyers joined the USS Carl...Vinson and two other U.S. warships as they...continued their ... ( read original story ...)


Toshiba will do utmost to avoid Tokyo delisting, s...
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Japan’s Toshiba will make every effort to avoid...being delisted by the Tokyo Stock Exchange ... with billions of dollars in losses from its...Westinghouse Electric nuclear business. It...reported earnings for the third quarter after...missing two previous ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo zoo announces baby panda’s sex

Tokyo: A baby panda recently born in Japan is a girl, a Tokyo zoo said, adding that the little cub appeared to be in good health. Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo celebrated the first birth of a baby panda in five years on June 12, prompting rolling television reports ... ( read original story ...)

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Man GLG's Harker: Japan's banking sector...
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Man GLG's Harker (pictured) has increased his...exposure to companies where valuations appear...attractive to value investors such as himself....This includes banking and iron & steel names,...which have underperformed for long periods of...time. The manager said ... ( read original story ...)


Japan panel urges government to impose delayed sal...
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TOKYO Japan must not delay a sales tax hike...scheduled for October 2019 as the revenue is...needed to cover bulging social security costs and...achieve the target of balancing the budget in four...years, an advisory panel to Finance Minister Taro...Aso said on ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo shares open lower on Trump surge
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Tokyo shares opened lower on Wednesday, following...global sell-offs sparked by a new poll that put...Republican candidate Donald Trump slightly ahead...of his Democratic rival in the US presidential...race. "The Trump risk is in revival," said Chihiro...Ohta, a ... ( read original story ...)


Japan braces for tough trade talks with old US han...
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WASHINGTON -- The man expected to become America's...next chief trade negotiator indicated Tuesday that...the new U.S. administration will put heavy...pressure on Japan to make concessions in...agriculture imports on the way toward a bilateral...free trade agreement. ( read original story ...)


Erdogan Critics Beware: Turkey Probably is Watchin...
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The Investigative Project on Terrorism kindly...allows Modern Tokyo Times to publish their...articles. This important think tank provides...essential information in the area of...terrorism. ( read original story ...)


Cameco shares sink as Tokyo Electric cancels $1.3-...
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Canadian uranium producer Cameco Corp said on...Wednesday that Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) , the...operator of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima...nuclear plant, had scrapped its uranium supply...contract with the company. Shares of Cameco slid...12.2 per cent to $14.55 ... ( read original story ...)


Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Miyako in ...
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A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was...reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Miyako in...Japan on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in...UTC/GMT: 10/12/16 / 2016-12-10 04:44:57 / December...10, 2016 @ 4:44 am. Exact location of earthquake ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei hits 1-wk closing high; exporters, financia...
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TOKYO May 24 Japan's Nikkei share average rose on...Wednesday to a one-week closing high helped by...exporters after the dollar gained against the yen,...while financials outperformed thanks to a rise in...U.S. Treasury yields. The Nikkei ended 0.7 percent...higher ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese businesses to choose Vietnam in the China...
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Recently, a delegation of 30 businesses from the...Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) attended the...2015 Vietnam-Japan trade and investment promotion...forum which was held in HCM City to explore the...investment and business environment. ( read original story ...)


Japan's 1st private rocket nearly ready to fl...
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TOKYO -- A startup founded by maverick Japanese...entrepreneur Takafumi Horie is poised to launch a...test rocket as early as January. If the trial...succeeds, it will be Japan's first private rocket...to reach an altitude of 100km. Interstellar...Technologies ... ( read original story ...)


Budget cuts threaten rollout of earthquake early warning system

Now, those plans, and the lives it could save, could be in jeopardy. In an earthquake zone every second counts. Early warning systems are already operational in Mexico and Japan. Prior to a massive 9.0 quake in 2011 people in Tokyo got a quake warning of ... ( read original story ...)

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Japan Arrests Longest-Sought Fugitive After Nearly...
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The authorities this week confirmed the identity...of the fugitive, Masaaki Osaka, 67, who was...arrested last month in Hiroshima on a separate...charge and refused to give his name, according to...Kyodo, the Japanese news agency. The police said...they identified ... ( read original story ...)


Eyeing India, Japan and US: China holds exercise w...
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In July, a television news programme showed...General Fan Changlong ... which is what the Chinese military calls the...series of islands that stretch from Japan in the...north to Taiwan and the Philippines to the south,...the Daily report said. ( read original story ...)


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


Toshiba to sell part of chip business, first step ...
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may seem like a natural buyer of a large stake in...the chip business, a sale might be difficult to...pull off before March as it would likely invite a...review by anti-trust regulators. Toshiba will hold...a news conference at 4.30 Tokyo time (0730...GMT). ( read original story ...)


‘Furniture town’ gets 1,350-piece cache of chairs ...
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After he went independent to set up his own...advertising office in Osaka in the 1980s, Oda made...frequent trips ... for preserving daily commodities with great...designs as common property while there were design...museums in many developed countries overseas. ( read original story ...)


Gamba Osaka v Johor Darul Ta'zim Preview: Can...
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After finally getting past the first qualifier,...JDT faces a more uphill task in needing to beat...Gamba Osaka to qualify for the Asian Champions...League It will be an experience to savour for...Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT), their fans and fans of...Malaysian football ... ( read original story ...)


Judo: Tokyo Grand Slam wraps up 2016 season in sty...
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Serbian judoka Aleksandar Kukolj celebrated his...second consecutive Grand Slam victory after...winning the men’s -90 kilo title on the...third and final day in Tokyo – the last...event of the 2016 season. Like in the final of the...Abu Dhabi Grand Slam ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo 2020 medals to be made of recycled metals
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Tokyo : Medals for the Tokyo Olympics will be made...from old smartphones and other electronic...products, organisers said Wednesday, as they look...to give the Games an environmentally friendly hue...."Medals made with recycled metals from discarded...mobile phones ... ( 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 ...)


US, Japan search for 7 Navy sailors, puzzle over s...
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the destroyer USS Dewey joined other American and...Japanese vessels and aircraft in the search for...the missing sailors. At least three other Navy...sailors were injured in the collision. Family...members were frantically seeking news, appealing...via social media ... ( read original story ...)