Osaka tour bus driver filmed playing Pokemon Go

transport services firm apologized after one of its bus drivers was filmed playing Pokemon Go behind the wheel (TBS News) Riyoubi Holdings ... after dropping off passengers at Itami Airport in Osaka early last month and said he “did something very ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO: Japan's Nikkei share average closed at the...highest level since last December on Thursday as...upbeat Chinese trade data boosted sentiment, while...Tepco shares soared on news Japan will increase an...interest-free loan related to its Fukushima...costs. ( read original story ...)


Japan’s planes, trains, ships harnessing big data...
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Japan Airlines in December launched a system that...analyzes engine temperature pressure on components...in order to predict instrument anomalies. This...program was developed with IBM Japan. Before the...launch, the airline would schedule regular checks...and ... ( read original story ...)


Why Japanese Banks Lack Deal Mojo
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Struggling to make profits grow in their domestic...lending businesses, Japan’s banks have...languished. Add to their pain negative interest...rates and meaty cost structures, and the future is...visibly bleak. Yet, not much has been done about...it. Bank stocks ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo cops nab sushi chef in molestation of 8-year...
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Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a sushi...chef in the molestation of a young girl in Edogawa...Ward last month, reports TBS News (Apr. 12). On...the afternoon of March 7, Noritatsu Kino, 51,...stopped the girl, 8, as she commuted home on a...road in the ward ... ( read original story ...)


Japan PM Abe to visit US, meet with Trump
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Washington (CNN)Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...accepted an invitation Saturday to visit President...Donald Trump at the White House next month. White...House press secretary Sean Spicer confirmed the...news on Twitter shortly after the two leaders had...their ... ( read original story ...)


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


Japan cabinet approves Emperor Akihito abdication ...
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But current Japanese law has no provision for...abdication ... a problem thrust back into the limelight this...week with news that Akihito's eldest granddaughter...will marry a commoner, after which she must leave...the royal family. There are only four heirs ... ( read original story ...)


Japan holds Nigerian asylum seeker in solitary con...
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"I want to help people. Give me the right to help...people - don't put me in here," Ms Obueza told...Reuters news agency. The crackdown on asylum...seekers comes as Japan faces a impending labour...shortage due to its the ageing population. ( read original story ...)


Bank of Japan Nakaso warns of potential spike in d...
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TOKYO Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso...on Friday warned that the cost of U.S. dollar...funding could easily spike when there is a...divergence in the monetary policy direction of the...United States and Japan. But he said the BOJ saw...no serious ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's top real estate firms notch record pr...
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TOKYO -- Mitsui Fudosan and two other top real...estate companies are expected to report...all-time-high pretax profits for the...April-December period, underpinned by a property...boom triggered by the central bank's negative...interest rate policy. Mitsui Fudosan ... ( read original story ...)


Sapporo sees Int'l sales fall 10% in YTD

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A granddaughter of Japan's Emperor Akihito is not...feeling well and missing school for more than a...month. Palace officials said Wednesday the...14-year-old Princess Aiko has been staying home...since Sept. 26, after complaining of stomach...problems and dizziness ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei edges up as yen's rise stalls; glass s...
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TOKYO Feb 8 Japan's Nikkei share average edged up...on Wednesday, swinging away from earlier losses as...the yen's recent rise against the dollar stalled...and upbeat earnings helped shore up market...sentiment. The Nikkei closed 0.5 percent higher at...19,007.60. ( read original story ...)


Japan business outlook brightens, though improveme...
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TOKYO — Encouraged by stronger export orders,...Japanese manufacturers are feeling a bit more...upbeat than they were late last year, according to...a quarterly survey by the Bank of Japan released...Monday. The central bank's "tankan" report put...sentiment among ... ( read original story ...)


Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Iiyama...
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A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has...struck on Friday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from...Iiyama in Japan. Exact location of earthquake,...longitude 138.6341 East, latitude 36.8923 North,...depth = 1.91 km. Event id: us10008hk5. Ids that...are associated to ... ( read original story ...)


I forgot one thing on my trip to Japan — and now I...
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Ten days ago, I traveled to Tokyo to help Business...Insider launch its latest international edition....On Monday, Mediagene, our Japanese partner...company, arranged a packed day of press...conferences and parties to celebrate the website's...official launch. ( read original story ...)


Japan lawmakers' group visits Yasukuni shrine...
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seen in China and the two Koreas as a symbol of...Japan's past militarism. Kyodo news agency said...about 80 lawmakers visited the shrine. Health,...Labour and Welfare Minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki sent...an aide to represent him, an official at...Shiozaki's office said. ( 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 ...)


Homeowners in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire blight...
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HOMEOWNERS in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire...blighted by Japanese knotweed spreading to their...property from public land are being assured that...help is at hand. Network Rail was last week...ordered to pay compensation for damage caused to...homes by the invasive ... ( read original story ...)


Asian stocks move higher despite pullback from Wal...
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TOKYO - Asian shares were mostly higher on Tuesday...with little major news to drive trading. Japan's...benchmark edged lower, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng...index rose as China's finance minister expressed...confidence over the government's ability to handle...... ( read original story ...)


On your marks: competition for Tokyo Olympics masc...
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"We are praying for the birth of a mascot that...will be loved and praised by the world," Ryohei...Miyata, a member of the organizing committee, said...at a news conference. Japanese residents can...submit their designs on the Tokyo 2020 official...website during a ... ( read original story ...)


Is China Repeating Japan’s Missteps?

China and Japan may seem to inhabit alternative economic universes. After more than two decades of stagnation, Japan is a fading global power that can’t seem to revive its fortunes no matter what unorthodox gimmicks it tries. By contrast, China’s ... ( read original story ...)

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Toshiba said late on Tuesday that cost overruns at...a U.S. nuclear business it bought from Chicago...Bridge & Iron ... falling 20 per cent to hit the Tokyo...exchange’s daily downward limit. That...follows a 12 per cent drop on Monday after initial...warnings ... ( read original story ...)


BRIEF-Property Agent to sell mansion in Yokohama
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* Says it will sell mansion in Yokohama in April 1...to Sep. 30 Source text in Japanese: goo.gl/bGKfAP...Further company coverage: (Beijing Headline News)...Next In Financials ( read original story ...)


Ronaldo hat trick leads Real Madrid to Club World ...
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YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat...trick on Sunday as European champion Real Madrid...claimed its second Club World Cup title by beating...Japanese side Kashima Antlers 4-2 after extra...time. "This has been an unbelievable year for me...and for the ... ( read original story ...)


Yokohama plant in Salem to lay off 50 employees
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Yokohama plant in Salem to lay off 50 employees By...Tiffany ... Local 1023 and make up about 8 percent of the...union workforce at the plant, according to a news...release from the company. All 50 employees had a...tenure of five years or less, according to ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Considers Bill to Allow Casinos
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Dec.05 -- Japan could take a step closer to...legalizing casinos as parliament considers a...controversial bill. Bloomberg's Isabel Reynolds...reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." ( read original story ...)


Five Bright Spots for Japan Banks Burdened by Nega...
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That’s all welcome news for the Tokyo-based...banks, which this week reported lending income...fell for a fifth straight quarter as interest...margins continued to shrink under the Bank of...Japan’s negative-rate policy. Prime Minister...Shinzo Abe met with the ... ( read original story ...)


Japan, Russia hope to announce economic pact amid ...
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TOKYO - Russia and Japan aren't likely to resolve...a long-running territorial dispute, but they hope...to announce an economic co-operation agreement...after their leaders finish talks in Tokyo on...Friday. The two countries have been negotiating...the agreement ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka becomes the first Japanese city to recognize...
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OSAKA – The city of Osaka has officially...recognized a same-sex couple as foster parents,...becoming the first municipality in the nation to...do so, local and central government officials said...Wednesday. The city government formally recognized...two men, one ... ( 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 ...)


Business Since Birth: Trump’s Children and the Tan...
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Japanese news reports often refer to her as Mr....Trump’s ... Like many other Trump family endeavors, the...jewelry business was a licensing deal. Rings and...necklaces in the Ivanka Trump line came through a...partnership with a diamond wholesaler based ... ( read original story ...)


'Tokyo Ghoul' Season 3 Air Date, Spoilers, News & Update: Ken Kaneki Loses Badly in Battle With Arima; Touka Kirishima Attends Kamii?

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Dollar basks in yield glow, Nikkei at one-year pea...
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The U.S. dollar held near 14-year peaks on...Wednesday as global yield spreads moved inexorably...in its favor, while a falling yen lifted Japanese...shares to a one-year top. The Nikkei added 0.3...percent in thin trade, while Australia’s...main index climbed 0.6 ... ( read original story ...)


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Tokyo stocks opened lower Friday as investors...turned cautious ahead of the inauguration of US...President-elect Donald Trump. Takata shares were...untraded with sell orders overwhelming buying bids...as investors sought to dump the stock after...Thursday's 17 ... ( read original story ...)


Hooray for anime! Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, Naruto...
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Nonetheless, the news has caused waves among anime...fans worldwide, with many asking the Tokyo...committee to add more characters to its list. How...the characters will play a role during the games...remains a mystery, but one thing's for sure -...die-hard anime ... ( read original story ...)


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YOKOHAMA – Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi on...Wednesday apologized to a 13-year-old boy for the...municipal government’s failure to act swiftly...when he was bullied at a local elementary school...after evacuating from Fukushima due to the 2011...nuclear ... ( 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 ...)


BRIEF-Property Agent to sell mansion in Yokohama
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* Says it will sell mansion in Yokohama in April 1...to Sep. 30 Source text in Japanese: goo.gl/bGKfAP...Further company coverage: (Beijing Headline News)...Next In Financials ( read original story ...)


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March 21 Japan Rental Housing Investments Inc : *...Says it completes sale of property at 293.5...million yen * Previous plan was disclosed on March...15 Source text in Japanese: goo.gl/Ytr1gz Further...company coverage: (Beijing Headline News) ( read original story ...)


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The leaders of Australia and Japan agreed on...Saturday to boost cooperation between their...militaries, as Japan tries to shore up security...ties throughout the Asia-Pacific region amid...concern over China's growing military might....Japanese Prime Minister ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan has provided incentives for all parties to...cooperate ... order with the [Burmese] military everywhere...dominating people's lives," Jolliffe told the...Nikkei Asian Review. "At the moment, it is unclear...if the Tatmadaw, or Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, are ... ( read original story ...)


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MANILA, Philippines - Sy-led BDO Unibank Inc. has...partnered with another Japanese bank to further...cement its dominance in the international money...transfer business. The listed bank owned by retail...and banking magnate Henry Sy has partnered with...Seven Bank ... ( read original story ...)


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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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Poll results released Monday show that about half...of Japan's population supports a constitutional...revision that would clarify the legality of the...country's military, a new approach Prime Minister...Shinzo Abe is proposing as his party struggles to...gain ... ( read original story ...)


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We flew in from Osaka, so we already had our...boarding passes ... located opposite to the entrance to the JAL First...Class Lounge & Sakura Lounge. (Flying Business...Class gave us access to Sakura Lounge). Boarding...started at 7:20pm. Two lines were formed ... ( read original story ...)


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A former Tokyo deputy governor has denied...allegations that he falsely ... for negotiations on its relocation after July...2001. Hamauzu said he will hold a news conference...next Monday to counter the allegations and tell...“all that I know regarding the ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese ambassador visits Manchester to discuss t...
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The visit from Koji Tsuruoka aims to celebrate the...region’s relationship with Japan, whilst...showcasing Greater Manchester as an investment and...business destination for Japanese investors,...especially in the areas of science, innovation,...infrastructure and ... ( read original story ...)


Japan firm drops Mexico plant plan over Trump warn...
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The decision by Nikkei 225-listed Nisshinbo...Holdings marked the first time a Japanese company...has publicly abandoned a Mexico facility in...response to Trump’s protectionist outbursts, the...Nikkei business daily said Thursday. The...announcement comes as ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's defense minister visits controversial...
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Japan's Kyodo News service reported that Abe, who...was golfing outside Tokyo, refused comment when...asked about Inada's visit. The defense minister...doffed her shoes on her way into the shrine, and...afterward told waiting journalists, "Regardless of...... ( read original story ...)


Japan's go AI program shows progress despite ...
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The players faced off in a round robin at the...Japanese go organization Nihon Ki-in's Osaka...headquarters on March 21-23, with the cooperation...of Nikkei Inc. South Korea's Park Jeong-hwan came...out the winner, prevailing in all three matches...."The toughest ... ( 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 ...)


Japan's single mothers face poverty trap

On monthly pay of about $1,200 -- less than half Japan's national average -- the Tokyo resident shops for groceries using an array of loyalty cards to try to get as many discounts as possible. "I never forget to use the cards," she said. Yamada ... ( read original story ...)

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MADISON, Wis., March 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —...Cellectar Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:CLRB) (the...“company”), an oncology-focused, clinical...stage biotechnology company, today announces the...Japanese Patent Office has granted a composition...of matter ... ( read original story ...)


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For now, BOJ’s Governor Kuroda looks like...the luckiest central banker in the world. The...triumph of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president...and the possible Trumponomics lead to an...appreciation of the U.S. dollar and an increase in...interest rate. ( read original story ...)


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But current Japanese law has no provision for...abdication ... a problem thrust back into the limelight this...week with news that Akihito's eldest granddaughter...will marry a commoner, after which she must leave...the royal family. There are only four heirs ... ( read original story ...)


Annual Tokyo Rainbow Pride event embraces ‘change’...
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Thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual and...transgender people paraded through Tokyo’s...Shibuya district on Sunday, demonstrating their...hopes Japan will further embrace gender equality...and diversity. The parade was held as the finale...of the annual Tokyo ... ( read original story ...)


Medtechs Flock To London As 2016 Sees Biggest IPO ...
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OTSKY), which raised $2.4bn in Tokyo back in 2010....It is more than its size that makes this deal far...from a typical listing. The IPO was not a step on...the corporate development path, or a source of...capital for a growing company. Instead it was an...exit for ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo cops: Skeletal remains found in Taito reside...
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Skeletal remains have been found in a residence in...Taito Ward (TBS News) TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo...Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation...following the discovery of a corpse in a residence...in Taito Ward on Friday, reports TBS News (May...19). ( read original story ...)


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 ...)


Japan government names and shames 'black'...
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TOKYO The Japanese government for the first time...released a nationwide list of over 300 companies...that have violated labour laws, hoping this...name-and-shame tactic would help eliminate abuses...and prevent "karoshi," or death by overwork. In...the list ... ( read original story ...)


Japan factors foreigner safety into its disaster p...
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TOKYO Japan is beefing up its anti-terrorism...measures with a special focus on protecting...foreign residents and visitors during the 2019...Rugby World Cup and 2020 Tokyo Olympics and...Paralympics. The Cabinet Secretariat recently held...a counterterrorism drill ... ( read original story ...)


Japan: Hope you like ramen, too
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But in Japan, ramen isn't just for eating: there...are entire museums devoted to it. Yokohama, a...short train ride from Tokyo, has one museum for...instant ramen and another for handmade ramen, and...both offer samples to taste or take home. At the...Shin-Yokohama ... ( read original story ...)


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Toshiba said late on Tuesday that cost overruns at...a U.S. nuclear business it bought from Chicago...Bridge & Iron ... falling 20 per cent to hit the Tokyo...exchange’s daily downward limit. That...follows a 12 per cent drop on Monday after initial...warnings ... ( read original story ...)


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YOKOHAMA, Japan Japan and China will hold their...first bilateral financial dialogue in two years on...Saturday to discuss risks to Asia's economic...outlook, such as the protectionist policies...advocated by U.S. President Donald Trump and...tension over North ... ( read original story ...)


Japan, Russia agree on economic ties; stalemate on...
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TOKYO (AP) -- Russia and Japan agreed Friday to...hold talks on joint economic development of four...islands at the center of a decades-old territorial...dispute between the countries. It was a small step...forward that fell far short of breaking the...stalemate in ... ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


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A private gauge of Japanese manufacturing activity...weakened unexpectedly this month, but remained...firmly in positive territory as output, new orders...and exports rose. The Markit/Nikkei flash...manufacturing purchasing managers’ index...(PMI) came in at 51.1 ... ( read original story ...)


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including the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami...off Japan. Forty-metre waves devastated the coast...and roared up to 10 kilometres inland, wrecking a...nuclear-power facility. Almost 16,000 people...died. ( read original story ...)


Japan says preparing for all possible U.S. trade c...
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"It is true that we are preparing to be able to...respond to any possible situation," Suga told a...news conference. He refrained from commenting on...U.S. trade policy until it becomes clear. "The...alliance and the economy between Japan and the...U.S. is very ... ( read original story ...)


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Tokyo residents woke up Thursday to the first...November snowfall in more than 50 years. And the...Japan Meteorological Agency said it was the first...time fallen snow on the ground was observed in...November since such records started to be taken in...1875. An ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks opened...lower Thursday on the yen's continued appreciation...against the U.S. dollar following U.S. President...Donald Trump warning that the dollar was getting...too strong. As of 9:15 a.m. here, the 225-issue...Nikkei ... ( read original story ...)


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Italy’s 2013 world silver medallist Valeria...Straneo did not start the race, while both Monica...Jepoech and Reia Iwade dropped out of the race...after 15km. This year’s Nagoya Women’s...Marathon had 137 elite runners and 21,564...non-elite runners. ( read original story ...)