Toshiba chooses US-Japan bidder for memory chip biz sale

Money-losing Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday that it has chosen a U.S.-Japan consortium as the preferred bidder in the sale of its lucrative memory chip business, but hurdles remain as an American joint-venture partner is opposing the move. Toshiba sorely ... ( read original story ...)

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Japanese Banks to Test Blockchain Money Transfers ...
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A number of Japanese banks are reportedly set to...test domestic fund transfers using digital...currencies over a blockchain as a low-cost...alternative to traditional money transfers....According to a Thursday report by Nikkei,...Japan’s most prominent financial ... ( read original story ...)


Adelaide United fight back to claim 3-3 Asian Cham...
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The Reds drew 3-3 with Gamba Osaka at the Suita...City Stadium on Tuesday after a last gasp goal...from Baba Diawara gave United a lifeline to making...the knockout stage of the intercontinental...tournament. But Adelaide must now rely on Chinese...giant Jiangsu ... ( read original story ...)


Japan govt to shoulder part of security costs for ...
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Photo: The Japan News/ANN However, based on the...basic security strategy ... and this also will drastically reduce the...financial burden of the organising committee and...the Tokyo metropolitan government. In December,...the organising committee estimated ... ( read original story ...)


Sushi Totto brings Japanese specialty foods, cultu...
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With two restaurants already open in Layton and...Tooele, chef Yong Cho, owner of Osaka Sushi and...Izakaya, decided to open his new restaurant, Sushi...Totto, a little closer to his home in South Ogden....“We realized that there is a need for...Japanese food in ... ( read original story ...)


China warns Tokyo to ‘act cautiously’ amid reports...
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Tokyo has expressed its concern in recent weeks...over North ... after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with US...President Donald Trump at a summit in the US,...Kyodo news agency reported at the time. North...Korea has conducted dozens of missile launches and...... ( read original story ...)


Hokkaido cops: Body of elderly woman found in Sapp...
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HOKKAIDO (TR) – Hokkaido Prefectural Police...have launched a murder investigation following the...discovery of he body of an elderly woman inside...her residence in Sapporo, reports TBS News (Nov....10). At around 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, the husband...of Ryoko Naya ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's PM says will keep seeking Trump'...
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TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on...Monday he believed U.S. President Donald Trump...understood the value of free trade and that he...would keep pitching a multinational trade pact...that Trump's administration has vowed to exit. "I...believe ... ( read original story ...)


Andaz Tokyo
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The story of Andaz Tokyo is one of reunions,...shared memories, and a vision that looks forward...to the future by connecting to the past. The...property of Andaz Tokyo of a collaboration of a...team comprised of Mori Building, Hyatt hotels and...tonychi each of ... ( read original story ...)


Japan panel endorses Emperor Akihito's abdica...
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TOKYO - A Japanese government panel has endorsed...Emperor Akihito's apparent desire to abdicate but...avoided a key question of succession amid a...declining royal population. The six-member...advisory panel in its final report Friday proposed...Akihito abdicate ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Oct consumer prices continue slide, yen fall...
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The data will keep policymakers under pressure to...do more to stimulate the economy, with fiscal...spending likely the more preferred option as three...years of aggressive easing by the Bank of Japan...failed to accelerate inflation to its 2 percent...target. ( read original story ...)


Canadian horses mistreated en route to slaughter in Japan, activist says

An animal rights group alleges that horses destined for slaughter were mistreated during transportation from Edmonton International Airport to Japan earlier this month. Karin Nelson from “Voice for Animals,” a non-profit organization dedicated to ... ( read original story ...)

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Why women rule banking in Thailand
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Japan is at the bottom of the list ... chief executive officer at the Thai Institute of...Directors and a former deputy governor of the Bank...of Thailand. Norway and Sweden, like other...countries in Europe and elsewhere, have enacted...laws requiring companies ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's tourism industry braces for fallout f...
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The furor over a major Japanese hotel chain's...decision to place a book denying ... 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 ...)


Woman set on fire in Japan restaurant
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TOKYO: A man set a woman on fire following an...argument in a ... The man and woman had been advised by police to...stay away from each following a dispute involving...their child, Kyodo News reported. ( read original story ...)


Frozen Fish Gimmick of Japan Skating Rink Angers P...
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Japanese theme park Space World received public...criticism after freezing 5,000 marine creatures...into the ice rink, forcing it to hold off all its...operations last Sunday. The amusement park located...on the southwestern island of Kyushu which opened...early ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo temple offers graves for same-sex couples
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A Buddhist temple in Tokyo has devised a grave...that can be shared by sexual minorities and their...partners. The temple, Shodaiji in Edogawa Ward, is...receiving an increasing number of inquiries about...the grave for lesbian, gay, bisexual and...transgender (LGBT ... ( read original story ...)


5 workers exposed to radiation at Japan nuke lab
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Japan's Atomic Energy Agency says five workers at...a nuclear facility that handles plutonium have...been exposed to high levels of radiation after a...bag containing highly radioactive material broke...during equipment inspection. The state-run agency...says the ... ( read original story ...)


Japan manufacturers' mood improves to hit to ...
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Companies also maintained their upbeat spending...plans, the Bank of Japan's "tankan" quarterly...survey showed on Wednesday, reinforcing market...expectations that the Bank of Japan will hold off...on expanding stimulus measures in the coming...months. But service ... ( read original story ...)


Eye on Japanese real estate
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A recent news report by The Japan Times revealed...that Japan’s property market is luring more...Asian investors seeking high rental yields as well...as capital gains, which are not available back...home. “Money is flowing in mostly from Taiwan,...Hong Kong ... ( read original story ...)


Japan empress 'shocked' at headlines of ...
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Japanese use extremely formal language to refer to...the imperial family, and the phrase used for...Akihito's stepping down is literally "abdicate...while alive." Hailed as a Cinderella figure when...news of her engagement broke, the most enduring...image of the ... ( read original story ...)


Convenience store openings slow in Japan
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TOKYO -- Major convenience store operators in...Japan are putting the brakes on store openings...following rapid expansion, turning their focus to...profitability. The three major operators --...Seven-Eleven Japan, FamilyMart and Lawson-- plan a...net increase of ... ( read original story ...)


Soccer: Consadole welcomes Thailand’s 1st J-Leaguer

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 ...)

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Panasonic introduces robotic checkout at a grocery...
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The company is currently piloting the system at a...Lawson outlet in Osaka, Japan, where Panasonic is...headquartered. For now, shoppers using the robotic...baskets must manually scan their purchases. But by...February, Panasonic aims to fit each item in the...store ... ( read original story ...)


TMX Group Ltd taking ‘Team Canada approach’ as it ...
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Aramco has yet to make a final decision on the...venue for the IPO, and challenges are coming from...larger international ... Aramco executives have also mentioned the...possibility of listing in London, New York, Tokyo...or Toronto. Aramco plans to sell shares ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's bid to launch world's smallest s...
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Japan's space agency on Sunday aborted the launch...of the ... 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 ...)


Tokyo panel head says 2020 organizers not co-opera...
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Ueyama also criticized the lack of financial...accountability in the way the organizing committee...was put together, comparing it to a company with...no CEO or CFO. While Ueyama said there are leaders...in similar roles within the organizing committee,...the Tokyo ... ( read original story ...)


Who will win the world's biggest IPO?
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"Our model shows that because of market liquidity...needs and keeping (President Donald) Trump happy,...they are going to list the biggest IPO in the...U.S.," Kant said in an email to CNBC. Tokyo, Kant...added, would likely be deemed too risky for the...Saudis ... ( read original story ...)


Perfect day for Kenya as Kipsang wins Tokyo Marath...
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Tokyo (AFP) - Kenya's Wilson Kipsang stormed to...victory in the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday in the...fastest race ever run in Japan. The former world...record holder clocked 2hr 3min 58sec over a...flatter course than in previous years as he added...the Tokyo title to ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo cops: Teen strangled girlfriend before setti...
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TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have...arrested an 18 ... However, he gradually admitted involvement in the...crime as questioning continued, according to TBS...News (May 14). ( read original story ...)


Japan's exports, imports surge in sign of ren...
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Japan's exports rose at a faster-than-expected 12...percent pace in March, while imports jumped nearly...16 percent from a year earlier, the government...said Thursday. The data suggest relatively strong...foreign demand could lift growth for the world's...No. 3 ... ( read original story ...)


Nintendo Switch game console to launch in March
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TOKYO - The Nintendo Switch video game console...will sell for 29,980 yen (about $260) in Japan,...starting March 3, the same date as its global...rollout in the U.S. and Europe. The Japanese...company promises the device will be packed with...fun features of all ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo: Shares open higher on weak yen
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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened higher on Thursday...with investor sentiment boosted by the yen's drop...to seven-month lows against the US dollar. The...benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.99 per cent, or...179.95 points, to 18,342.89 in the first few...minutes of ... ( read original story ...)


Sapporo set for more talks as Sleeman-Unibroue strike continues in Canada

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Japan's annual sticky New Year's mochi r...
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Every year, Japan’s national police and...emergency response services issue public warnings...to be careful when eating mochi rice cakes, the...sticky, sweet traditional delicacy served to...celebrate the new year. And every year people die...anyway. This year ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s May exports rise fastest in over two years...
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Japan’s exports surged in May by the fastest in...more than two years on higher shipments of cars...and steel, an encouraging sign that robust global...demand will help keep the country’s modest...economic recovery on track. The 14.9 per cent...annual increase ... ( read original story ...)


Mazda Dresses Up Two MX-5s for Tokyo Auto Salon
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Mazda will be displaying two unique MX-5s at the...upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon, showing off some new...custom parts and paints. The first model is the RF...Custom Style, based on the new fastback model...which was revealed earlier this year. To give it...some fresh ... ( read original story ...)


Corporate Japan to power Saudi economic overhaul
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Private-sector companies including top Japanese...banks are set to reach 20 or so cooperation and...investment agreements Tuesday. Nikkei staff writer...Hidemitsu Kibe in Riyadh contributed to this...report. ( read original story ...)


BRIEF-Lixil Viva announces IPO on Tokyo Stock Exch...
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April 9 Lixil Viva Corp: * Says its stock will...begin trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on April...12, 2017, under the symbol "3564" * In its initial...public offering, the company will offer a total of...19,623,800 common shares, comprised of newly...issued ... ( read original story ...)


Nissan CEO to become chairman of Mitsubishi Motors...
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TOKYO - Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Japan's Nissan Motor,...was due to hold a news conference Thursday amid...reports he will become chairman of Mitsubishi...Motors, presiding over efforts to turn the...troubled automaker around. The Brazilian-born...Frenchman, who already ... ( read original story ...)


Casino bill clears Japan Diet panel after rapid de...
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A bill to legalize forms of casino gambling in...Japan passed a lower house committee Friday ... 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. ( read original story ...)


Japan's tourism industry braces for fallout f...
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The furor over a major Japanese hotel chain's...decision to place a book denying ... 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 ...)


Definitions of 'comfort women' reveal Ja...
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TOKYO – "Comfort women," used by the...Japanese military used for sex, were present...wherever the army invaded and occupied Asia...countries from the early 1930s through the end of...World War II. That aspect of wartime history was...kept quiet until the early ... ( read original story ...)


Trump adviser calls US-Japan alliance critical for...
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Michael Flynn was in Tokyo to meet Japanese...politicians. During an interview with the Nikkei...Asian Review, he said he was specifically here to...talk about cybersecurity. Trump is of big interest...to Asian leaders, who are somewhat in the dark...about what kind ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka university partners with firms to sell goods made with discarded tuna skin

OSAKA – Kindai University, which pioneered the artificial farming of bluefin tuna — a pricy delicacy served as sushi — is giving new life to the discarded skin of the precious fish by utilizing it for leather and cosmetics products. The Osaka ... ( read original story ...)

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BluEarth' is Yokohama's environmentally-human and...socially-friendly global tyre brand, which...realises excellent environmental performance while...reducing the burden on drivers, passengers and the...surrounding environment. The new BluEarth-Es tyre...is designed ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei drops on US election uncertainty but shippi...
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TOKYO Oct 31 Japan's Nikkei fell on Monday as...heightened uncertainty over the U.S. presidential...election kept investors on edge, but shares of...major shipping firms jumped after news that they...will merge their container shipping businesses....Trading was ... ( read original story ...)


USS Fitzgerald crash: Seven navy crew missing off ...
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Japan's coastguard is co-ordinating the search...with US teams ... One of the most advanced warships in the world -...Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, BBC News, Tokyo The area...where the collision took place is extremely busy,...with shipping heading in and out of Tokyo ... ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


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 ...)


Osaka Gas : NNPC to resume oil search in Lake Chad
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05/05 CERTAIN ACTIVATED CARBON FROM THE PE:...Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty A.. 04/27...OSAKA GAS: NNPC boss vows to fully recover debts...from oil firms 04/25 OSAKA GAS: NNPC vows to fully...recover $103m, N11bn from Ontario, Aiteo and...Tele.. ( read original story ...)


Things are looking up for Tokyo property
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Sigrid Zialcita, Cushman & Wakefield, says low...mortgage rates and a weak Japanese yen make the...housing market in Japan attractive. Valuations are...high. Here's what you can do ( 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 ...)


Why Can’t All Japanese Banks Be Like Suruga?
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If only all Japanese banks could be like this one,...the Bank of Japan would have less to worry about....As Japan’s largest banks languish under...negative interest rates, with deteriorating...profitability and wilting loan demand, a clear...winner has emerged ... ( read original story ...)


Most Japan firms favour cautious approach to any T...
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TOKYO Most Japanese firms believe the Tokyo bourse...should be cautious in its approach to any...delisting of embattled Toshiba Corp (6502.T),...concerned about the potential impact on its...clients, subcontractors and financial markets, a...Reuters poll showed. The ... ( read original story ...)


Yokohama Is Giving Away a Ram Truck in Facebook Sweepstakes

The grand prize in Yokohama Tire Corp.’s “Get Trucked Up Giveaway” is a custom-built 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon crew cab 4x4 featuring the company’s new Geolandar M/T G003 mud-terrain tires. The contest runs through Oct. 15. Yokohama is presenting ... ( read original story ...)

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


Re-live Asian Champions League: Adelaide United v ...
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JAPANESE football side Gamba Osaka proved too...strong for Adelaide United running out 3-0 winners...in the opening match of Group H in the Asian...Champions League at Coopers Stadium on Wednesday...night. Against the club which they lost the 2008...Champions League ... ( read original story ...)


Ex-Tokyo Gov. Ishihara urges early relocation of f...
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The 84-year-old politician and writer will be...summoned as a sworn witness on March 20 to a...committee at the Tokyo metropolitan assembly...looking into the relocation. To have fuller access...to the Kyodo News website, it is necessary to...subscribe. We offer a ... ( read original story ...)


Japan department stores log record duty-free sales...
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Japanese department stores posted a record ¥21.7...billion in sales of duty-free goods to foreign...visitors in January, industry data showed Tuesday....Sales of such items rose 24.8 percent from a year...before on a same-store basis, the Japan Department...Stores ... ( read original story ...)


Ex-Nagoya University student sentenced to life for...
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NAGOYA – A 21-year-old former Nagoya University...student was sentenced Friday to life in prison for...the 2014 murder of an elderly woman and attempts...to kill a boy and girl while she was in high...school. In handing down the ruling sought by...prosecutors, the ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s buckling health care system at a crossroad...
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The inauguration last month of Donald Trump as...U.S. president and his plan to repeal the 2010...Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare,” has...left many people here wondering: How does Japan...compare? In Japan, health care has long been...likened to air and ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo 2020 organisers approve baseball-softball in...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Fukushima Prefecture...could play a part in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after...organisers on Wednesday approved a plan to hold...part of the baseball-softball competition in the...disaster-hit region. The prefecture was devastated...by the ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese zoo kills 57 'impure' monkeys
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A Japanese zoo has culled 57 of its 164 monkeys...after finding they carried "invasive alien" genes,...a local official says. The monkeys, which were...originally believed to be pure Japanese macaques,...were killed by lethal injection at Takagoyama...Nature Zoo ... ( read original story ...)


Japan, EU set 2017 as the new deadline for free tr...
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as early as possible at the beginning of next...year,” Petriccione said at a news conference...in Tokyo. Both sides were aiming to broadly agree...on the bilateral free trade deal by year-end....Japan is keen to advance its trade talks with the...European Union ... ( read original story ...)


Lack of clarity on Toshiba earnings audit is a pro...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro...Aso said on Wednesday that a lack of clarity on...why auditors did not sign off on Toshiba Corp's...(6502.T) earnings is problematic for shareholders...and financial markets. Aso, who is also head of...the country's ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s south hit by 5.0 quake, no tsunami

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 has hit southern Japan but is not likely to cause a tsunami, Japan Meteorological Agency says. The 11:31 pm (0031 AEST) quake was centred in the Bungo strait connecting the southern main islands of Kyushu ... ( read original story ...)

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Atsushi Kamimura, manager for demand generation...and marketing department at Tokyo Metro Co. Ltd....said pursuing a plan to build a subway that would...link the business centers of Makati, Pasay and...Taguig would help decongest roads in Metro...Manila. ( read original story ...)


EDITORIAL: Beijing’s gas development in East China...
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TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A promise between...Japanese and Chinese leaders appears to have been...one-sidedly discarded similar to a mere scrap of...wastepaper, and this should not be overlooked. It...has been learnt that China has started operating...two gas ... ( read original story ...)


Hubs eyed for large cruise ships
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Japan's tourism ministry will develop six domestic...ports, including Yokohama, as "international...cruise hubs" in a bid to respond to the rapid...increase in foreign tourists arriving by cruise...ship. The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and...Tourism Ministry ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s growing concern over China’s n...
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The pride of Japan's naval defence, the JS Izumo,...is making an unprecedented journey through Asian...waters over the next three months. The Izumo is...the largest vessel built by Japan since the end of...World War Two - and she looks very much like an...aircraft ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Post Bank returning to U.S. bonds after post...
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Japan Post Bank is slowly returning to the U.S....bond market after yields spiked following the U.S....election, although the bank sees yields rising...further later this year, its chief investment...officer said. The Japanese bank is starting to...rebuild its ... ( read original story ...)


Japan and Australia agree to strengthen defense ti...
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Abe said the increasingly uncertain geopolitical...landscape made the relationship between Japan and...Australia more important than ever. "It is...important to guard and increase the robustness of...the free, open and rules-based international...order," Abe said. ( read original story ...)


HKEx CEO: Saudi Aramco IPO on our exchange would b...
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Launching the Saudi Aramco initial public offering...(IPO) on Hong Kong stock exchange would be a..."match ... New York, Toronto, London and Tokyo — as...potential locations for the listing. But HKEx's Li...said his exchange offered a "unique" value for the...... ( read original story ...)


Japan tests innovative magnetic tether for slowing...
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Japan has launched a cargo ship which will use a...half mile- (700m)-long tether to remove some of...the vast amount of debris from Earth's orbit. The...tether, made of aluminium strands and steel wire,...is designed to slow the debris, pulling it out of...orbit ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese insurance firm replaces 34 staff with AI
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Science fiction has long imagined a future in...which humans are ousted from their jobs by...machines. For 34 staff at a Japanese insurance...firm, that vision just became a reality. Fukoku...Mutual Life Insurance is laying off the employees...and replacing them ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo stocks fall after NKorea missile launch
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Tokyo shares finished lower Monday as the yen...jumped in response to North Korea's firing of four...ballistic missiles, three of which landed in...Japanese-controlled waters. Japanese Prime...Minister Shinzo Abe said the missiles were...launched "almost ... ( read original story ...)