Japan Slams China For Flying Fighter Jets & Bombers Over Japanese Islands

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 ...)

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Flight SQ661 from Sapporo, capital city of...Hokkaido, was originally scheduled to depart on...Friday at 8.55am local time with 192 passengers...and 12 crew but it was delayed because of poor...weather. It was rescheduled to leave the next day...but was further ... ( read original story ...)


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Tokyo: Tokyo stocks opened flat Wednesday despite...a rally in ... "But the upward trend is limited amid...uncertainties over the Trump administration," he...told Bloomberg News, referring to US President...Donald Trump's ability to pursue his economic...reform ... ( read original story ...)


Bank of Japan lifts view of economic outlook
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The Bank of Japan on Tuesday improved its view of...the world's number-three economy, providing some...relief to the government's stuttering growth...drive, as exports pick up on the back of a steep...slide in the yen. Policymakers held fire on...further stimulus ... ( read original story ...)


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 expresses condolences for WWII attack on Aus...
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At the memorial service to mark 75 years since...Japan first attacked Western Australia, the...country’s deputy mission has expressed his...country’s remorse for the first time. Takashi...Katae told the crowd at Broome’s Bedford Park...that he was honoured to ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Political Pulse: Is another economic 'b...
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As a reporter for the Nikkei Shimbun's securities...section, Nagano reported in depth on the economy...and on the incidents that occurred during Japan's...economic "bubble" years from the late 1980s to the...early 1990s, gaining a reputation for skillful...reporting. ( read original story ...)


Continua: Telehealth Platform Saved Lives After Ja...
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February 21, 2017 - A four-year study of survivors...of the 2011 Japan earthquake has found that a...remote monitoring platform conforming to Continua...standards can reduce cardiac stress and improve...long-term patient monitoring. "Study authors...concluded that D ... ( read original story ...)


‘Tokyo Ghoul’ Season 3 Updates: Fate o...
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However, with no news on whether there will bee a..."Tokyo Ghoul" season 3 or not, and when it will...arrive if it is really happening, fans can only...wonder if Ken Kaneki will, indeed, be known as...Haise Sasaki in the next season of the anime...series. ( read original story ...)


'No Way!'; Trump slams Toyota for planne...
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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) TOKYO — Toyota...Motor Corp. stock fell 2% in early Friday morning...trading after President-elect Donald Trump said on...Twitter that the Japanese automaker faces a...“big border tax” if it goes ahead with...plans on a new Mexico ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese monkey tries to mate with deer
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A male Japanese monkey has been filmed trying to...mount and mate with a Sika deer. Researchers saw...the primate attempting to mate with at least two...deer in November 2015, during the macaque breeding...season. The macaques regularly bathe in hot...springs in ... ( read original story ...)


Rugby: Tributes paid as former Japan captain Hirao dies at 53

He will be greatly missed." Former Japan international and member of the World Rugby Hall of Fame Yoshihiro Sakata said, "It is very sad news. He was such an important person and was so young." Japan Rugby Football Union chairman Noriyuki Sakamoto said ... ( read original story ...)

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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 ...)


Exclusive: ANZ's sale of insurance unit attra...
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which has been valued at $3.33 billion by the...bank, is attracting interest from Japan’s...Meiji Yasuda and Hong Kong-based AIA Group...(1299.HK), according to people familiar with the...situation. Meiji Yasuda, Japan's third-largest...private sector insurer by ... ( read original story ...)


Tsunami hits Japan after strong quake near Fukushi...
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Tohoku Electric Power Co said there was no damage...to its Onagawa nuclear plant, while the Kyodo news...agency reported there were no irregularities at...the Tokai Daini nuclear plant in Ibaraki...prefecture. Japanese Minister for Disaster...Management Jun ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka students set Guinness record with burial mou...
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Some 600 students, teachers and others at a high...school in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, set a Guinness...World Record on Saturday by creating a...10.48-sq.-meter mosaic made of incense sticks, a...local signature item. The mosaic, which depicts an...ancient Japanese ... ( read original story ...)


Toshiba prepares to unveil nuclear hole, other per...
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including through the sale of a stake in its...flagship memory chips business. "The question for...Toshiba is how is it going to move forward," said...Masahiko Ishino, analyst at Tokai Tokyo Research...Center. He added Toshiba would need to show how it...could stay ... ( 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 ...)


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 ...)


Surprisingly long lifetime of high adhesion proper...
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Osaka University. (2017, April 12). Surprisingly...long lifetime of high adhesion property of...plasma-treated Polytetrafluoroethylene....ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 12, 2017 from...www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170412120213.htm...Osaka University. ( read original story ...)


Japan’s manufacturing growth picks up to thr...
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But the survey also suggested the companies...continued to have trouble passing on higher input...costs to buyers of their goods, squeezing profit...margins and disappointing news for the Bank of...Japan as inflation remains stalled well below its...elusive 2 ... ( read original story ...)


Sanzigen Studio Establishes New Studio in Nagoya
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SANZIGEN Animation Studio announced on its...official website on Wednesday that it will open a...new studio in Nagoya in April. The new studio will...be the company's fourth, following its studios in...Tokyo, Kyoto, and Fukuoka. SANZIGEN's stated goal...with the ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese Yaskawa to build robot factory in Slovenia: PM

State news agency STA reported that the investment was likely to ... Consumer electronics producer Panasonic [6752.T] is another Japanese company which might increase its investment in Slovenia. Last month it completed due diligence on Slovenian household ... ( read original story ...)

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NEW YORK – Tokyo and Kyoto have been picked...as the world’s best and second-best cities...outside the United States, the U.S. travel...magazine Conde Nast Traveler said Tuesday. Its...readers cast more than 100,000 votes in the 2016...poll. Japan’s current ... ( read original story ...)


SEE IT: Domino's Japan straps pizza to back o...
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With the help of the Research Center of Hokkaido,...Domino's Japan is training Santa's preferred...method of ... until it forced reindeer to transport cheesy...bread. According to CBS News, cheese-loving...customers will be able to track the progress of...the ... ( read original story ...)


BREAKING: Japan double blasts kills at least one a...
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three have been injured, according to the local...fire department. The twin explosions occurred in a...park in Utsunomiya, around 60 miles (100...kilometres) north of Tokyo. Authorities are unsure...what caused the blasts. ( read original story ...)


Japan Post considers multi-billion dollar Toll Gro...
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Those failings, say brokers, have been reflected...in Japan Post Holdings’ share price — trading...6 per cent below its IPO price of ¥1,400 per...share. The 2015 IPO was the first of an estimated...three tranches of government sales of shares in...Japan Post ... ( read original story ...)


Japan decides to scrap trouble-plagued Monju proto...
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The Japanese government formally decided Wednesday...to decommission ... 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 ...)


U.S. inflation path since 2012 is worrisome, polic...
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In slides prepared for delivery in Tokyo on...Friday, the U.S. central banker said U.S. prices...are now 4.6 percent below the price level path...established from 1995 to 2012, when inflation was...growing near the Fed's target of 2 percent each...year. "This is not ... ( read original story ...)


Heavy snow leaves SIA passengers stranded in Sappo...
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Today I set off on a trip to Tokyo to see the...Tokyo DisneySea 15th Anniversary & Tokyo...Disney Resort Christmas festivities. My day...started with a pre-dawn wake up call and drive to...LAX. After parking and a shuttle ride we arrived...at Delta One check-in ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals to be made of garbage
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TOKYO’S started collecting electronic waste to...help produce the gold, silver and bronze medals...needed for the 2020 Olympics. Tokyo authorities...are accepting nine types of small digital devices,...including smartphones, digital cameras and...portable music ... ( read original story ...)


China trims 2017 growth target, warns against trad...
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“We must be fully alert to the buildup of risks...related to non-performing assets, bond defaults,...shadow banking and Internet finance,” said Li....Banking and securities regulators already have...said their priority this year is reducing risk and...watching ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese Officer Engagement Program strengthens US, Japan interoperability

Japan Aviation Self-Defense Force cadets with the 12th Flight Training Wing, visited Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, as part of the Japanese Officer Engagement Program Oct. 19, 2016. Held multiple times throughout the year, the engagement program ... ( read original story ...)

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... down with Mizuho Financial Group falling 0.27...percent to 219.5 yen and brokerage Nomura off 0.92...percent to end at 749.4 yen. But Hitachi rose 1.02...percent to 642.2 yen after the Nikkei business...daily reported that Tokyo may arrange an aid...package ... ( read original story ...)


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TAX HIKE UNDER WAY On domestic policy, Aso, who is...also Japan's finance minister, said budding signs...of recovery in the economy and private consumption...are paving the way for Japan to proceed with a...twice-delayed sales tax hike now scheduled for...October 2019. ( read original story ...)


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The average interest rate on new loans slid to a...near-record low of 0.703 percent in August,...according to the Bank of Japan. Following a policy...review in September, BOJ Governor Kuroda pledged...to keep 10-year government bond yields around...zero, a move that ... ( read original story ...)


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The Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for...Industry and Trade (VietinBank) has agreed to...provide a number of financial services for...corporate customers operating in Vietnam of...several Japanese banks. The bank struck a...trilateral cooperation agreement on ... ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


Tokyo drift: Japanese capital sees first November ...
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Tokyo residents woke up Thursday to the first...November snowfall in more than 50 years. An...unusually cold air mass brought wet snow to...Japan's capital. Above-freezing temperatures kept...the snow from sticking in most places, though it...did accumulate on ... ( read original story ...)


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She noted that Japan is the only country in the...world to have experienced the horrors of nuclear...war. Inada spoke at a joint news conference...Wednesday with US Defense Secretary Ash Carter....The Pentagon chief noted that the meeting was...taking place on the ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO -- Retail investors here are fleeing their...traditional ... according to information website IPO Japan. These...strong performers include Temona, an information...technology support company that listed April 6 and...achieved more than triple its offer ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan offered its...most optimistic view of the country's regional...economies in nearly a decade, even as some firms...warned that uncertainty over U.S. President Donald...Trump's trade policies could affect their capital...expenditure ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO, March 7 Japan's Nikkei share average edged...down on Tuesday morning, following Wall Street's...lead, with investors deterred by geopolitical...tensions after the North Korean missile tests,...though the dollar-yen stayed in a well-worn range....The Nikkei ... ( read original story ...)


Nissan CEO to become chairman of Mitsubishi Motors: reports

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 ...)

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TOKUSHIMA, Japan Dissenting Bank of Japan board...member Takehiro Sato said the central bank should...be open to the idea of raising its bond yield...targets before inflation hits its 2 percent goal,...if improvements in the economy drive up long-term...interest rates. ( read original story ...)


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That has made Japan a more interesting place for...German companies to do business. Suddenly, they're...working together "Japan in some sectors makes more...foreign direct investments than does China or...Korea," Schürmann said from his perch in a...glass-fronted ... ( read original story ...)


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He has described the sprawling Mar-a-Lago property...as the Winter White House and also spent another...weekend there this month. The estate has become a...magnet for anti-Trump protesters and the subject...of an ethics debate over his invitation to...Japanese Prime ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei Predicts Nintendo Switch Will be Under $250
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The Nikkei is estimating the Switch will be under...$250 at launch in Japan, and has been fairly...accurate with its predictions in the past. This is...a very attractive price for the Switch, but may...have fans worried about the power and quality of...the console's ... ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


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TOKYO – It was not business as usual for some...workers in Japan on Friday. As the clock reached 3...p.m., about 100 office workers raised champagne...glasses in a cafe in the middle of Tokyo’s...central business district to toast “Premium...Friday,” a new ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka kindergarten teaches prewar ideals, Imperial...
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Tsukamoto kindergarten, in Osaka, introduced the...rescript 15 years ago, although school officials...say it is not intended to fuel nationalism....“What we’re aiming to foster in...education is patriotism or...‘Japanese-ism,’ expanding...Japan’s spirit all ... ( read original story ...)


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Tokyo, which recently celebrated its sixth decade...of U.N. membership, is not represented as much as...its bountiful financial contributions to the...international body would justify. At the job fair...in Tokyo, students raised their hands in...succession to ask ... ( read original story ...)


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A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has...struck on Saturday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from...Shizukuishi in Japan. Id of earthquake:...us10007vxv. Event ids that are associated:...us10007vxv. The temblor was reported at 22:40:29 /...10:40 pm (local time ... ( read original story ...)


Forget Paris, focus on Tokyo, Japan fashion told

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

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese manufacturers' morale...rose for a fifth straight month in January to a...2-1/2 year high and the service sector's mood...jumped to its highest levels since mid-2015, a...Reuters poll showed, thanks to a weak yen and...buoyant share prices. ( read original story ...)


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The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department is...weighing charges of negligent driving resulting in...death for a 71-year-old male driver who struck...Tadamitsu Ishizaka, 61, who was walking across a...crossing at an intersection on Monday, TBS News...reports (Nov. 17). ( read original story ...)


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YOKOHAMA, Japan -- The top executive overseeing...connected vehicles at Nissan and Renault believes...the benefits of developing a common technology for...connectivity within the Japanese and French auto...partnership outweigh the risks of sustaining huge...damage ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO - A Japanese government panel studying a...possible abdication of Emperor Akihito is set to...release Monday an interim report that supports...enacting special legislation that is applicable...only to him. The six-member panel is looking at...how to ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO, Nov 28 Japan's Nikkei share average fell on...Monday morning, snapping a seven-day winning...streak as investors took profits from its recent...gains after the yen strengthened against the...dollar. The Nikkei dropped 0.8 percent to...18,243.33 in midmorning ... ( read original story ...)


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Comcast-owned Universal Parks & Resorts plans...to open themed areas based on Nintendo video games...at its parks in Orlando, Hollywood and Osaka,...Japan. ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO, May 26 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks closed...lower Friday as investors initially opted to take...profits while a firm yen later on saw exporters...offloaded, with the market mood soured by OPEC...agreeing to extend supply cuts which saw...energy-related issues ... ( read original story ...)


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"We have decided to maintain prices for March so...that local market prices would come in line with...our revised prices," Tokyo Steel's managing...director Kiyoshi Imamura told a news conference on...Monday. "Export demand is improving as China...reduces its ... ( read original story ...)


Nissan CEO to become chairman of Mitsubishi Motors

TOKYO - Carlos Ghosn, CEO and chairman of Japan's Nissan Motor ... we will give our absolute commitment to support Mitsubishi Motors," Ghosn said at a joint news conference by the two companies. "We are sending a clear message we believe in the underlying ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO — The leaders of Japan and the...Philippines agreed Wednesday to co-operate in...promoting regional peace and stability and...endorsed Japan's provision of patrol boats and...military training aircraft to bolster Philippine...maritime security, without ... ( read original story ...)


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A startup backed by the Japanese automaker has...developed a test model that engineers hope will...eventually develop into a tiny car with a driver...who’ll be able to light the Olympic torch in the...2020 Tokyo games. For now, however, the project is...a ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO Japan will not make concessions on issues...such as farm tariffs in two-way trade talks with...the United States as it did for the Trans-Pacific...Partnership (TPP), Japanese Finance Minister Taro...Aso told the Nikkei business daily in an...interview. ( read original story ...)


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Osaka is the centre of the region, a vast...metropolitan area second only to Tokyo in scale....Kansai was one of six areas designated on May 2014...by the Abe administration as Japan's national...strategic special zones equipped with...business-friendly conditions ... ( read original story ...)


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Tokyo-based commercial real estate developer...Pacifica Capital K.K. has signed a management...contract with Marriott International to open...Japan’s first location for Moxy Hotels in...November 2017. The property, to be known as...“Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho Hotel ... ( read original story ...)


Pence says US stands by ally Japan on North Korea ...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence assured Japanese...Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday that the...United States stands "100 percent" behind its...anchor ally in Asia in working to defuse risks...from North Korea's nuclear program. Pence struck a...stern tone as he ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO -- Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co....reported Monday that its profit fell 15 per cent...in the July-September quarter. Strong sales in...North America and China failed to make up for...sluggish demand in Japan and a stronger yen....Profit in the last ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo jeweler offers gold Darth Vader masks for $1...
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TOKYO (AP) — Star Wars fans with deep pockets...might consider it a golden opportunity. A Tokyo...jewelry store is offering life-size Darth Vader...masks made of 24-karat gold at a hefty price of...154 million yen ($1.4 million) to mark the 40th...anniversary of ... ( read original story ...)


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The Tokyo government's main negotiator for the...purchase of land ... 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 ...)


Japan Post Bank returning to U.S. bonds after post...
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TOKYO Japan Post Bank (7182.T) 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 on Thursday. The...Japanese bank is ... ( read original story ...)