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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TOKYO, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks opened...mixed on Thursday as robust economic data from the...U.S. motivated early buying for some while a...comparatively firm yen against the U.S. dollar...inhibited others. As of 9:15 a.m., the 225-issue...Nikkei Stock ... ( read original story ...)


Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul vow to combat financial inst...
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TOKYO: East Asia’s three biggest economies vowed...Friday to work together to help prevent market...instability as tensions run high over...Pyongyang’s weapons program. North Korea’s...efforts to develop an arsenal of nuclear-armed...missiles have fueled ... ( read original story ...)


Sports trends 2017: why you'll be surfing you...
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This past August it was announced that for the...first time ever surfing would be classed as an...Olympic sport after being added to the Tokyo 2020...sports program. The news was celebrated by many...surfers around the world who were thrilled that...their favorite ... ( read original story ...)


Beer maker Sapporo to open nursery in Tokyo HQ
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Sapporo Holdings Ltd. plans to open a nursery at...its headquarters building in central Tokyo on...April 1 next year, an official of the company...said. The move is designed to help female...employees on child care leave return to work by...providing them with a ... ( read original story ...)


Japan to provide $7.73 billion in aid to Myanmar, ...
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and drive it forward," Abe told a joint news...conference in Tokyo with Myanmar leader Aung San...Suu Kyi. The rest of the aid would be spent on...areas such as airports and electricity projects,...Japanese officials said. Suu Kyi is visiting Japan...to court ... ( read original story ...)


Bank of Japan delays inflation timeline again
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Japan's central bank on Tuesday pushed back its...timeline for reaching a high-profile inflation...target, in the latest acknowledgement that Tokyo's...war on deflation is falling way below...expectations. After a policy meeting, the Bank of...Japan said it now ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Weighs Plans for S. Korea Evacuation over Nu...
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Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga...told a news conference Friday that the government...was always collecting and analyzing information...about North Korea's moves but refrained from...commenting on details. "At present, we are in...close contact with ... ( read original story ...)


World stocks rise as Bank of Japan’s lax pol...
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World stocks are mostly higher Friday after...Japan's central bank kept its ultra-lax monetary...stance intact, lifting Asian sentiment and...propping up the dollar. News of another Greek...bailout shored up European shares. KEEPING SCORE:...European shares rose in ... ( read original story ...)


Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Hosts Mt. Fuji Art Exhibiti...
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This Smart News Release features multimedia ... art forms and were collected by Itchiku on his...travels along the Silk Road. The Keio Plaza Hotel...Tokyo hosts a wide variety of cultural events on a...seasonal basis as part of a wide range of...hospitality ... ( read original story ...)


Toshiba chairman steps down over huge nuclear busi...
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TOKYO - Japanese electronics and energy giant...Toshiba Corp. said Tuesday that its chairman is...resigning to take responsibility for problems that...will result in a 713 billion yen ($6.3 billion)...loss in its nuclear business. Toshiba warned,...however ... ( read original story ...)


Japan zoo releases gender of star panda

TOKYO - The baby panda, who has become an overnight celebrity in Japan, is a girl. Tokyo's Ueno Zoo said Friday the panda, born June 12, was ruled a female by examining experts. The still nameless cub has been doing well, drinking mother ShinShin's milk. ( read original story ...)

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Japan's environment minister sees business ri...
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TOKYO Chugoku Electric Power Co and JFE Steel may...need to rethink ... coal-fired power plant, flagged a business risk...and suggested the companies should consider all...options including scrapping the plan. JFE Steel is...a unit of JFE Holdings Inc. "It is ... ( read original story ...)


Japan minister: Economic ties will foster trust wi...
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TOKYO – Japan's trade minister says his...country's economic relations with Russia have...grown more smoothly than political ties, with...about 30 joint projects ready to be signed...regardless of a breakthrough in territorial...issues. Trade minister Hiroshige ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo property market to slow this year: Expert
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Tokyo's real estate market is expected to see new...supply, which will push down rental growth, says...David Paine from Standard Life Investments. ( read original story ...)


Tokyo stocks end morning down on strong yen
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Tokyo shares fell Monday morning as automakers and...other exporters were hit by a stronger yen, while...the pound tumbled on reports Britain may be headed...for a clean break with the EU. The benchmark...Nikkei index fell 0.91 percent, or 175.38 points,...to 19,111 ... ( read original story ...)


India, Japan likely to ink civil nuke deal during ...
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NEW DELHI: India and Japan could ink Civil nuclear...Agreement that was initialed in Dec 2015 when...Narendra Modi travels to Tokyo mid-November for...annual Summit with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. The MoU...on civil nuclear cooperation announced at the...annual summit ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo cops: Man blackmailed for ¥3 million for tak...
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A man was blackmailed for some three million after...being caught taking upskirt photos of a high...school girl in Tokyo (Nippon News Network) TOKYO...(TR) – Two men blackmailed a man for more...than three million after they caught him taking...illicit photos of a ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo governor takes on old-boy network
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TOKYO: Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike (pic) is...challenging the old-boy network in the capital,...where she thrashed a ruling party rival to win her...post and now aims to lead reform-minded candidates...to victory in a city-wide July election. A popular...former TV ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Slams China For Flying Fighter Jets & Bo...
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As World War 3 news decline to subside, Japan has...recently reprimanded China over a scramble of...military flying war machines over disputed...territories in the midst of a debate concerning...islands in the East China Sea. According to...reports, China sent a ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka business group to help lure firms to Japan-b...
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YANGON, MYANMAR – The Osaka Chamber of Commerce...and Industry has agreed to help attract small and...medium-size companies to the Japanese-backed...Thilawa Special Economic Zone near Yangon by...establishing small rental factory spaces, the...zone’s operator ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese PM urges companies to deliver 'tweet...
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US President Donald Trump will play a round of...golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in...Florida this week Reuters Japan’s prime minister...Shinzo Abe has called on companies and investors...in his country to gather “tweetable” figures...of their US ... ( read original story ...)


Rear admiral to investigate fatal Navy collision off Japan

A rear admiral has been named to head the U.S. Navy's investigation into a collision off Japan that took the lives of seven sailors aboard the USS Fitzgerald. The Japan-based 7th Fleet said Friday that Brian Fort would lead the probe into the crash with a ... ( read original story ...)

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Japan's leader Abe heads to New York to meet ...
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TOKYO — Japan's leader will likely seek...reassurances that President-elect Donald Trump...remains committed to the U.S.-Japan security...alliance when the two meet in New York on...Thursday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to meet...the incoming president in what ... ( 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 ...)


Osaka building with distinctive wind sculptures ha...
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OSAKA – The Wind Kaleidoscope — that’s what...people named the large geometric panels slowly...moving in the breeze atop a building framed by...vivid yellow metal. Walking along the Okawa River,...a major waterway that runs through the city of...Osaka ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese Bank's MBS Suit Against JP Morgan Re...
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Your article was successfully shared with the...contacts you provided. A Japanese bank that filed...eight lawsuits against multiple investment banks...in 2013 over mortgage-backed securities saw one...court victory last week, when an appellate court...allowed its ... ( read original story ...)


Japan conducts simulation drill for North Korea at...
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Disaster management agencies in Japan's Tottori...Prefecture and Tokyo's self-defense forces...conducted the drills, while simulating a North...Korean ballistic missile drop on land, Kyodo news...agency reported. North Korea has launched a dozen...missiles in 2017 ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka restaurant to sell noodle dish model of Tsut...
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In celebration of the 60th anniversary of...Tsutenkaku, a beloved landmark in Osaka, a nearby...restaurant has come up with a special menu item --...a curry udon noodle dish that is a one-500th model...of the 100-meter tower. The special wheat flour...noodle dish is ... ( read original story ...)


Central bank's rate focus hides urge to taper
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TOKYO -- The Bank of Japan's interest rate-based...monetary policy seems in part to be aimed at...trimming bond purchases without angering easing...hardliners or endangering progress toward...inflation. Surging U.S. long-term interest rates...in the wake of the ... ( read original story ...)


Vietnam values contributions of Japanese investors
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Chairman of the Japan Business Federation...(Keidanren) in Japan on April 12. Keidanren, the...biggest business organisation in Japan, consists...of more than 1,000 enterprises and 100...associations. At the meeting, Minister Dung said...his ongoing visit to Japan ... ( read original story ...)


Businesses fear big losses with Tokyo Big Sight sh...
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Two main halls at Tokyo Big Sight in the Odaiba...waterfront district will ... It’s by far our most important business...opportunity,” he said, adding that about 70...percent of his company’s sales are generated...by clients established at the exhibitions. ( read original story ...)


Case of Japan painting theft to be concluded by ea...
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The case of a senior Commerce Ministry official...who allegedly stole three paintings from a hotel...in Japan could be finalised by early ... deputy director-general of the Department of...Intellectual Property, wants five days to submit...evidence and clarify ... ( 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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Hotel New Otani Tokyo, The Main
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The Bar - Located on the Tower building's 40th...floor, with view of Tokyo Tower. Serves drinks ... You'll be asked to pay the following charges at...the property: A tax is imposed by the city: JPY...200 per person, per night We have included all...charges ... ( read original story ...)


Officials in Yokohama discuss how to stop bullying...
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YOKOHAMA – Top officials from the education...ministry and the city of Yokohama met Monday to...discuss how to better prevent school bullying in...the wake of the harassment of a transfer student...from Fukushima. Hiroyuki Yoshiie, senior vice...education minister ... ( read original story ...)


Gangsters, Grandmothers and Gold: Japan’s New Crim...
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An old-fashioned crime is experiencing a...resurgence in Japan: gold smuggling. The...authorities say they are contending with a...startling rise in the amount of gold being brought...illegally into the country. The smugglers — an...array of professional criminals ... ( read original story ...)


Snow Miku 2017 Sapporo Streetcar Preview available...
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After that, the streetcar will begin its regular...operation schedule from November 21st until March...26th. Watch for the news of the reveal on November...20th! Below is a video report on the Snow Miku...2016 streetcar from the last Snow Miku Sapporo...event. ( read original story ...)


Japan skating rink shuts over frozen fish controve...
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A theme park in Japan has closed a skating rink...featuring frozen fish after ... General manager Toshimi Takeda told the AFP news...agency said the theme park would now hold a...memorial ceremony for the fish. Pictures posted on...the park's Facebook page ... ( read original story ...)


U.S. Defense Sec'y to Visit Japan and South K...
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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 ...)


BRIEF-Renewable Japan Energy Infrastructure Fund a...
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March 27 Renewable Japan Energy Infrastructure...Fund Inc : * Says its stock will begin trading on...the Tokyo Stock Exchange on March 29, 2017, under...the symbol "9283" * The company will offer a total...of 39,140 shares * Says the nominal offering price...as of ... ( read original story ...)


Yokohama has previously seen Real Madrid become wo...
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The Whites lifted the 2002 Intercontinental Cup in...Yokohama. Real Madrid boast previous experience of...winning silverware in Yokohama after lifting the...Intercontinental Cup there in 2002, as they ran...out 2-0 winners against Paraguay's Olimpia de...Asunción. ( read original story ...)


X Japan's Yoshiki: Music saved my life
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X Japan are one of Japan's most famous heavy metal...rock bands. In the 1980s they helped pioneer the..."visual kei" movement associated with brightly...coloured hair and flamboyant costumes. But the...band's history has been marked with tragedy,...including the ... ( read original story ...)


Daicel, Toyoda Gosei plan capital tie-up to expand...
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Osaka-based Daicel supplies inflators to Takata ... Daicel, Toyoda Gosei plan capital tie-up to...expand airbag businesses Aston Martin said to...consider London IPO as soon as next year Read Next...Aston Martin said to consider London IPO as soon...as next ... ( read original story ...)


Yokohama Rubber : TIRE CORPORATION REVS-UP NEW OFF-ROAD PARTNERSHIP WITH HORSEPOWER ADVENTURES

Release date- 22062017 - SANTA ANA, CA. - Yokohama Tire Corporation's off-road connection grew stronger as the tire maker announced a new partnership with Horsepower Adventures (HPA), a specialized off-road driving experience company, operating on Mexico's ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO -- Armed with growing war chests amid a...construction boom, Japan's general contractors are...expanding their horizons to ensure growth even...after building demand slows following the 2020...Olympics here. Kajima is allocating 20 billion yen...($179 million ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei eases as nervous investors push yen higher
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A stronger yen weighed on Japanese shares Tuesday,...setting a cautious tone for trading in the...Asia-Pacific region, though markets pared early...declines by late morning. The Nikkei Stock Average...NIK, +0.04% had been down as much as 0.6% after...the yen ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese finance bureau charged over Moritomo Gaku...
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According to local media reports, Municipal...Assembly member Makoto Kimura from Toyonaka City,...Osaka, where the land is located, and local...residents, filed the charges against the finance...bureau. The bureau was in charge of negotiating...the contentious deal. ( read original story ...)


China ships sail near disputed isles after Mattis ...
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TOKYO: Japan said Chinese coast guard vessels...sailed Monday (Feb 6) into its territorial waters...around disputed islands in the East China Sea,...days after the new US defence chief vowed to...defend Tokyo's control of them. Three ships...entered the waters ... ( read original story ...)


Asian stocks higher with Nikkei headed for best cl...
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Asian stock markets were broadly up early...Thursday, with Japan’s Nikkei on track for...its highest close this year, after major...oil-producing nations signed a deal to cut...crude-oil output. The Nikkei Stock Average NIK,...+1.12% gained 1.1% to 18,513.2 in ... ( read original story ...)


Sapporo snow festival features Trump sculpture amo...
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TOKYO - The annual Sapporo Snow Festival began on...Monday in the Hokkaido capital, featuring 200...sculptures made from snow and ice, including one...of new US President Donald Trump. Over 2 million...people are expected to visit the weeklong 68th...Sapporo Snow ... ( read original story ...)


Brits, Czechs claim world's most powerful �...
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There are two behemoths of this kind -- the...one-petawatt Texas Petawatt Laser in Austin and...the two-petawatt Laser for Fast Ignition...Experiments (LFEX) in Osaka, Japan. One petawatt...equals one million billion watts Those lasers..."have a very high peak power ... ( read original story ...)


Japan issues guide on how to survive nuclear-missi...
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Though Japan would have virtually no defense...against a surprise nuclear attack, experts...contacted by Business Insider maintain that a...first strike from North Korea seems incredibly...unlikely, as the Kim regime would face quick...retaliation from a much more ... ( read original story ...)


CITIC Tokyo International Comment on Asset Managem...
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Stuart Poulson, Head of Corporate Trading at CITIC...Tokyo International was surprised Osborne will...retain his standing as a Member of Parliament...while simultaneously working with BlackRock...part-time as an investment consultant. Stuart...Poulson noted ... ( read original story ...)


Japan, Russia bolster cooperation, urge NKorean re...
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Japan and Russia agreed Monday to step up work...toward resolving a longstanding territorial...dispute through cooperation in a range of areas....Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his...Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, also joined...in urging North ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese slow earthquakes could shed light on tsunami generation

Understanding slow-slip earthquakes in subduction zone areas may help researchers understand large earthquakes and the creation of tsunamis, according to researchers who used data from instruments placed on the seafloor and in boreholes east of the ... ( read original story ...)

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Japan, South Korea reaffirm alliance with U.S. ahe...
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the U.S.-Japan alliance is the axis of Japanese...diplomacy," Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio...Kishida told reporters on Tuesday, according to...NHK and Kyodo news agency. Kishida also said that...he had heard it is a "tight race" and that he will...be "paying ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's Tepco to Seek Partners for Nuclear Bu...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Co...said on Thursday it will seek partners for its...nuclear business as part of a recovery plan after...the Fukushima disaster of six years ago brought...the utility to its knees and put it under state...control. ( read original story ...)


Japan Finance Minister Aso, U.S. Treasury Secretar...
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TOKYO Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso and U.S....Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will hold a...bilateral meeting on Thursday on the sidelines of...the Group of 20 finance leaders' gathering in...Washington D.C., Japan's Ministry of Finance said...on Monday. ( 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 ...)


The future of nuclear energy in Japan, nearly six ...
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Japan has been pursuing a dream of nuclear energy...since the 1960s. The country's first nuclear...reactor was completed in 1965 and between then and...2011, Japan invested hundreds of billions of...dollars into the industry. ABC reporter Mark...Willacy, who ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei 225 Technical Analysis: Pennant Setup May M...
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The Nikkei 225 has lost puff since scaling the...peaks of early January Numerous attempts to retake...them have ended in failure However the downside...hasn’t been tested too much either, which is an...encouraging sign Japan’s Nikkei 225 equity...benchmark has ... ( read original story ...)


Japan, Russia sign economic development pacts; sta...
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Joint economic development "would help foster...trust toward a peace treaty," Russian President...Vladimir Putin said at a news conference with...Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after meetings...in Japan over two days. Asked about developments...in Syria ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Inc. warily welcomes new economic dialogue w...
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The automobile trade imbalance is mainly behind...the U.S. trade deficit with Japan. At a news...conference after the first meeting of the...dialogue, held in Tokyo on Tuesday, U.S. Vice...President Mike Pence said that the dialogue may...result in free trade ... ( read original story ...)


Fukuoka’s Own Ippudo Ramen Chain to List on Tokyo ...
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The ramen chain Ippudo is to go public on the...Tokyo Stock Exchange as early as March this year,...with an expected IPO of ¥30billion ($259...million). The IPO will give greater flexibility...for fundraising, allowing the chain operator to...accelerate expansion ... ( read original story ...)


Japan technology helps stars shine brighter at Man...
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MANILA – At a quaint property in the heart of...Manila lies a state-owned planetarium that has...been attracting a growing number of visitors...thanks to more spectacular shows made possible by...newly acquired projectors from Japan. Since...February, thousands of ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s earthquakes and tectonic setting

Japan has more measurable earthquakes than any other country and has over 100 active volcanoes. These both result from Japan being wedged among four major tectonic plates. The tectonics are complicated, but in this animation, IRIS attempted to look at the ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO, May 15 Japanese stocks edged down on Monday...morning, pressured by a stronger yen, a widespread...cyber attack, and North Korea's missile test over...the weekend. The Nikkei share average fell 0.2...percent to 19,853.71 points in midmorning...trade. ( read original story ...)


Furniture billionaire weighs buying his way into a...
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Tokyo/Osaka: Nitori Holdings Co is considering...buying an apparel ... "It's hard to imagine Nitori entering the apparel...business with fashion or street wear," said...Masafumi Shoda, a Tokyo-based analyst at Nomura...Securities Co. "Casual home wear and ... ( read original story ...)


The Latest: Japan’s leader sends sympathy me...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a...sympathy message to President Donald Trump over...the fatal collision involving a U.S. Navy...destroyer. Seven U.S. sailors went missing after...the USS Fitzgerald collided with a...Philippine-flagged container ship ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese government planning to build 45 new coal ...
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Audio: Japan plans 45 new high-energy,...low-emissions HELE coal fired power plants. (ABC...News) The power plants will utilise high energy,...low emissions (HELE) technology that use...high-quality black coal. Japan is the largest...overseas market for Australian ... ( 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 ...)


Nikkei falls on strong yen; Trump's protectio...
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TOKYO, Jan 24 Japan's Nikkei share average fell on...Tuesday morning after the dollar weakened to a...seven-week low against the yen overnight, while...concerns about the impact of U.S. President Donald...Trump's protectionist views continued to weigh on...sentiment. ( read original story ...)


Shitaye to take on top Japanese talent in Osaka
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Bahrain’s Shitaye Eshete will be looking to...break up the Japanese dominance of the Osaka...Women’s Marathon when she competes at the...IAAF Silver Label Road Race on January 29. The...26-year-old may not have the fastest PB of the...field, but Eshete’s ... ( read original story ...)


Ovid seeks metamorphosis into public company with ...
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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 ...)


U.S. identifies sailors who died in ship crash off...
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Among the seven U.S. Navy sailors who died in the...Saturday collision between the USS Fitzgerald and...a Philippine-flagged container ship off Japan were...an Ohioan expecting to retire soon, a Maryland man...his father called his best friend, and a...Connecticut ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's property lending tops charts amid inv...
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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 ...)