Toshiba stock knocked from top-tier listing as financial woes deepen

... brunt of its financial pain after delaying its full-year financial report for a sixth time. But the gloomier outlook is enough to trigger an automatic demotion to the second rung of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The move was not unexpected after the Tokyo ... ( read original story ...)

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A South Korean Buddhist monk has died days after...he set himself on fire to protest the country's...deal with Japan on former Korean sex slaves, a...Seoul hospital said Tuesday. The monk, 64, set...himself ablaze Saturday during rallies against...impeached ... ( read original story ...)


Ex-Osaka mayor Hashimoto to retire as policy advis...
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OSAKA – Former Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto will...step down Wednesday as a policy adviser for the...opposition Nippon Ishin no Kai as he seeks to...maintain political neutrality, sources said...Tuesday. Hashimoto, who ended his career as a...politician in 2015, has ... ( read original story ...)


Sapporo bid for Winter Olympics worth a shot
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SAPPORO, Japan, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- With the Asian...Winter Games winding down without a glitch in...Sapporo, it is time for the three-time host of the...continental event to seriously consider a bid for...the Winter Olympics. Sapporo was the first Asian...city to ... ( read original story ...)


Australian family rescued after night on Japan mou...
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An Australian woman and her three sons have been...rescued after spending a freezing night on a...mountain in Japan. The four were reported missing...late on Monday after failing to return to the...popular Nozawa Onsen ski resort on Mount Kenashi....They were ... ( read original story ...)


Roving vans in Japan provide mobile banking, food ...
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OIZUMI, Japan Japan's nearly 200,000-strong...Brazilian immigrant community live in pockets...scattered across the middle of the country,...clustered around auto parts factories or...warehouses where they have jobs. To reach them,...Brazilian companies have adopted ... ( read original story ...)


Why Is Japan Prone To Earthquakes And Tsunamis?
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Japan is extremely vulnerable to earthquakes and...tsunamis due to its location in the Pacific Ring...of Fire. The “ring” is a horse-shoe shaped...basin along the Pacific Ocean. About 90 percent of...all seismic activity in the world takes place in...this region. ( read original story ...)


Goldman-Backed Games Startup Aims for Vietnam̵...
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Minh did not disclose the timing or size of...VNG’s IPO. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc ... Its chat app Zalo has more than 70 million users...in Vietnam and countries including Myanmar, Japan,...South Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan. “It’s a very...good ... ( read original story ...)


Exports prop up Japan fourth quarter GDP growth, U...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's economy grew for a...fourth straight quarter in the final three months...of last year as a weaker yen supported exports,...but tepid private consumption and the risks of...rising U.S. protectionism cast doubts over a...sustainable recovery. ( read original story ...)


Japan's Nikkei Falls to 1-1/2-Week Low as Sof...
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Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a 1-1/2-week...low on Tuesday as financial stocks underperformed...after U.S. yields fell, while index-heavyweight...SoftBank tumbled. Continue Reading Below The...Nikkei dropped 0.3 percent to 19,455.88, the...lowest closing ... ( read original story ...)


Time to look at Japanese equities
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In an interview with Gulf News, Villamin said the...Japanese economy is performing a little better...than expected, and that economic activity is...translating into corporate earnings. “Right now,...underweights in Japan are actually quite large....Combining that ... ( read original story ...)


Bank of Japan April meeting minutes note asset purchases will fluctuate on market conditions

Bank of Japan policymakers agreed that the amount of government debt purchases will fluctuate under its quantitative easing program, minutes of the central bank's April 26-27 policy meeting showed on Wednesday. Members also said such fluctuations do not ... ( read original story ...)

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Japan had a trade surplus of 152.5 billion yen...($1.3 billion) in November. The seasonally...adjusted trade balance was a surplus of 536.1...billion yen. The results were released as the Bank...of Japan begins a two-day monetary policy board...meeting. The yen has ... ( read original story ...)


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While fans are still waiting for "Tokyo Ghoul"...Season 3, they are also anticipating the release...of a live-action movie adaptation of the anime....While the film is in the works, teasers are being...released including a new logo and images for the...movie. ( read original story ...)


Stocks mixed as China tightens market oversight
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TOKYO - Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday after...record highs on Wall Street overnight. Chinese...markets lost ground on news of further tightening...of market oversight by regulators. KEEPING SCORE:...Japan's Nikkei 225 index edged 0.1 per cent lower...to ... ( read original story ...)


Japan to send largest warship to South China Sea i...
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Japan does not have any claim to the waters ... another of the sources said. Asked during a news...conference about his view on the warship visit,...Duterte said, without elaborating, “I have...invited all of them.” He added: “It is...international passage ... ( read original story ...)


Japan earthquake was an aftershock of 2011 quake, ...
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TOKYO - Coastal residents fled to higher ground as...a powerful earthquake sent a series of moderate...tsunamis toward Japan's northeastern shore Tuesday...and fuelled concerns about the Fukushima nuclear...power plant destroyed by a much larger tsunami...five year ago. ( read original story ...)


Tokyo gets November snow for first time in 54 year...
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Tokyo woke up Thursday to its first November...snowfall in more than half a century, leaving...commuters to grapple with train disruptions and...slick streets. Snow began falling before dawn with...the mercury approaching zero as a cold weather...system moved south ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's lesson from earthquakes: Spend before...
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The one-day event on Monday – organized by...the Japanese and B.C. governments –...attracted about 100 provincial, local government,...emergency, academic, business, engineering and aid...representatives. The forum was held as the B.C....government is attempting ... ( read original story ...)


The Latest: Pence visits USS Ronald Reagan carrier...
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TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Vice President...Mike Pence's trip to Asia (all times local): 9:30...a.m. Wednesday U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is...on board an American aircraft carrier stationed in...Japan amid heightened tension on the Korean...Peninsula. ( read original story ...)


Osaka Gas : NNPC to generate 4000MW in next 10yrs ...
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THE Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)...said it plans to generate about 4, 000 megawatts...(MW) in the next 10 years to boost electricity...supply in the country. He said NNPC would require...$15billion to achieve the aspirations of the...Autonomous ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese man rescued after night at sea on surfboa...
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A Japanese surfer who spent a night at sea...clinging to his surfboard has been rescued by the...crew of a container ship off the east coast of...Australia. The 37-year-old told police a current...had pulled him out to sea off Bulli Beach, 80km...(50 miles ... ( read original story ...)


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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Kiran Patel, global CIO of Savills Investment...Management, says he's bullish on the Tokyo and...Osaka property markets. The Wall Street...Journal. ( read original story ...)


Enjoying The Wonders Of Nature In Sapporo, Japan
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SAPPORO (Bernama) -- The biting sub-zero...temperatures of Hokkaido did little to subdue the...sheer excitement I felt as I travelled to its...capital city of Sapporo. It was, after all, my...first winter experience, and I looked forward to...enjoying it in Japan's ... ( read original story ...)


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The Hotel dekat universal studio osaka specific...location of some of them is undoubtedly ... I started to notice that lots of the...accommodation organizations have been in need of...small business and presented some great Las Vegas...hotel special offers. ( read original story ...)


Cameco ‘surprised’ after Tepco cancels $1.3-billio...
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Tim Gitzel said Tokyo Electric Power Co. sent a...notice on Jan. 24 saying it wanted to terminate...the long-term contract signed in 2009 and would...not accept delivery of a shipment due Wednesday....He said Tepco confirmed the notice on Tuesday...despite Cameco ... ( read original story ...)


New Nissan Z-car Coming Out In Tokyo Motor Show? N...
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The new Nissan Z-car is reportedly coming out in...the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show to be held in...October. (Photo : Mark Renders/Getty Images)...Nissan is gearing up to launch a new Z-car that is...reportedly aiming to prove its superiority in the...range of powertrains. ( read original story ...)


Japan's finance watchdog urges banks to lend ...
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TOKYO Banks in Japan should focus more on a...company's potential rather than whether it has a...solid track record when deciding whether to lend...money, draft guidelines from the county's...financial regulator showed. The guidelines are a...part of Japan's ... ( read original story ...)


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in charge of IT & Management System Planning...Div., President of Yokohama Motorsports...International Co. Ltd.) Osamu Mikami Member of the...Board and Senior Managing Officer, President of...Tire Business, Head of Japan Replacement Tire...Sales & Marketing Div. ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO — Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics...estimate the total cost of hosting the 2020 Games...will be between 1.6 and 1.8 trillion yen ($13 to...$15 billion). The official cost estimate announced...Dec. 21 was below the promised 2 trillion ($17...billion) cap ... ( read original story ...)


Sapporo mayor interested in hosting 2026 Winter Ol...
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Last week, Sapporo staged the Asian Winter Games...for the third time, and by most accounts it was a...success, bringing in more athletes, coaches and...officials than the city’s landmark 1972...Olympics. Akimoto recently told Kyodo News about...the decision to ... ( read original story ...)


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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Japan...Engineering District (JED) is providing a...PRE-SOLICITATION notice for an upcoming Invitation...for Bid (IFB) entitled: Yokohama North Dock...Maintenance Dredging, Yokohama, Japan. The subject...requirement will only be ... ( 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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BOGOR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia and Japan...have agreed to step up maritime security and start...discussions on a major railway project to link the...Southeast Asian nation's capital and...second-biggest city, the leaders of both countries...said on Sunday. ( read original story ...)


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It is now worth less than a quarter of its value...from just a week ago when a report by Japan’s...leading Nikkei business daily said it would seek...bankruptcy protection and sell its assets to a US...company. At Thursday’s close, the embattled...stock had ... ( read original story ...)


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The property boasts excellent access, being...located very near to the west exit of Suidobashi...Station. It is the first property of 'Fundes,' a...brand for urban compact retail facilities...developed by Tokyo Tatemono, the sponsor of JPR....The concept of the ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO -- Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike is determined to...make the Japanese capital a "global financial...city." According to a blueprint obtained by the...Nikkei, the plan is to slash taxes and dismantle...regulatory hurdles, aiming to draw in 40 foreign...fintech or ... ( read original story ...)


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"Asia Pacific is a significant growth market for...Raspberry Pi, and this new 'Made in Japan' element...means that we are now geared up for this growth."...All versions of the Raspberry Pi will be available...to order at sg.rs-online.com. Driven by the...powerful on ... ( read original story ...)


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Japanese youngster Ritsu Doan was always likely to...be earmarked for greatness when he made his debut...for Gamba Osaka at the tender age of 16 in both...the AFC Champions League and J.League. The...talented youngster, now 18 years old, had a...productive April for ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan's property market has made substantial gains...in recent times and buying real estate here can be...a wise choice. As such, a growing number of...investors from Singapore are showing interest in...Japan's real estate. According to data from the...Japan Real ... ( read original story ...)


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announcing the plan at a Jan. 4 news conference,...said the organizing committee will be set up...around February to finalize contractual details....“It is a fun event that gives hope to young...people,” Onishi said of the Tokyo Girls...Collection. ( read original story ...)


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At the same time, people need to be aware that...more websites these days — whether Japanese or...English — present news content right next to...paid advertisements, she says. “We need more...initiatives to increase the number of people who...can filter out ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in...the US to discuss job creation and Japanese...investment with President Donald Trump. Mr Trump...has previously taken issue with the US trade...deficit with Japan, as well as threatened to...impose a tariff on ... ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


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Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average NIK, -0.16% was...down 0.1% and the Shanghai Composite Index SHCOMP,...+0.40% was 1% lower. Meanwhile, Korea’s...Kospi SEU, +0.09% was up 0.01% and Taiwan’s...stock exchange was 0.2% higher. Markets in...Australia ... ( read original story ...)


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Hotels.com said three cities in Japan -- Tokyo,...Osaka and Sapporo -- were in the top 10...most-visited destinations by Thais last year....Tokyo ranked first, Osaka fourth and Sapporo...eighth. It was the first year that Sapporo, home...of seasonal Hokkaido cuisine ... ( read original story ...)


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A team of researchers re-examined historical...evidence around the Pacific and discovered the...origin of the tsunami that hit Sanriku, Japan in...1586 -- a mega-earthquake from the Aleutian...Islands that broadly impacted the north Pacific....Until now, this was ... ( read original story ...)


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Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics now say...¥43.8 billion will be needed to build and remodel...11 facilities outside the capital, plus about ¥50...billion to turn the athletes’ village into...condominiums after the games, the sources said....Although the ... ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


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TOKYO, May 11 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks were mixed...Thursday morning, as buying prompted by the yen's...depreciation against the U.S. dollar was...counteracted by investors opting to sell to secure...gains made following the market's recent closing...highs. The 225 ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei ends lower as stronger yen takes a toll, Takata shares plummet

TOKYO, June 22 Japan's Nikkei share average erased early modest gains on Thursday and edged down, as a stronger yen took its toll on market sentiment. The Nikkei ended 0.1 percent lower at 20,110.51, extending Wednesday's 0.5 percent decline and moving ... ( read original story ...)

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Japan, under its postwar constitution ... Follow Mari Yamaguchi on Twitter at...https://www.twitter.com/mariyamaguchi Find her...work at AP News...https://www.apnews.com/search/mari%20yamaguchi ( read original story ...)


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Although the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are almost four...years off, the station master at the city’s...train station already seems to be running his own...kind of marathon every day. Seth Doane has sent us...a Postcard From Japan: It’s home to...Japan’s super-sleek ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan's prime minister has voiced confidence in...Donald Trump's leadership after becoming the first...foreign leader to meet the US president-elect....Thursday's meeting at the Trump Tower in New York...City came amid nervousness among Japan's leaders...about the ... ( read original story ...)


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The Japanese government decided on Friday to grant...extensions ... 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 ...)


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Mr. Abe announced this month that he would visit...Pearl Harbor. Japan’s Foreign Ministry, in...news briefings, indicated at the time that he...would be the first sitting Japanese prime minister...to visit Pearl Harbor, the site of the surprise...attack on a ... ( read original story ...)


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You can also find which the 20 biggest IPOs in US...history were. Most of the largest IPO valuations...in history in our list consist of Japanese,...Chinese and American names only. This makes sense...as these countries are the three biggest economies...in the world ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo unveils $16.8 billion budget, to seek more s...
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Tokyo won hosting rights largely on its reputation...for efficiency Tokyo 2020 organisers unveiled on...Wednesday a budget of $16.8 billion for hosting...the next Summer Games and vowed to seek further...savings in co-operation with the International...Olympic ... ( read original story ...)


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Tattoos may have become a big part of mainstream...culture, but not every culture shares the same...view of body art. In Japan, our love of tattoos...could actually get us banned from certain places,...including the hugely popular onsens — the...Japanese hot ... ( read original story ...)


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Aksys Games announced Tokyo Xanadu will release...for PS Vita both physically and digitally this...summer in North America and Europe. An enhanced...version of the base game, called Tokyo Xanadu EX+,...releases this fall on PS4 and PC. Tokyo Xanadu,...just like its ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said...on Monday the global economy seems to be entering...a new phase and finally putting behind the...negative legacy of the global financial crisis....The BOJ's new policy framework aimed at keeping...long-term ... ( read original story ...)


Exploding airbag scandal pushes Japanese auto supplier Takata towards bankruptcy

It is now worth less than a quarter of its value from just a week ago when a report by Japan’s leading Nikkei business daily said it would seek bankruptcy protection and sell its assets to a US company. At Thursday’s close, the embattled stock had ... ( read original story ...)

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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 ...)


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The wake behind this JAMSTEC research vessel is...caused by the seismic sensors being towed behind...the boat. The sensors allow researchers to create...detailed images of the bedrock and structures...under the ocean's bottom. Credit: JAMSTEC The 11...March 2011 ... ( read original story ...)


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NewsPicks is a Japan-oriented financial news...website focused on new technologies and IT, using...corporate reporters to target young, tech-savvy...readers. This is according to the company’s...reporters themselves, who are newly recruited from...the “old media ... ( read original story ...)


Japan primes missiles for Kim’s onslaught: ‘We abs...
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Kim Jong-un fired yet another missile into the Sea...of Japan as he continues his quest for a nuclear...ICBM capable of striking the US. Japanese...authorities blasted the latest launch as...“repeated provocation” from North Korea. Tokyo...defence forces are ... ( 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 ...)


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* Says it received Japan patent on June 19, for...pharmaceutical composition for treating...vascular-related diseases comprising peptide *...Patent number is 2015-151258 Source text in...Korean: goo.gl/q6tTFH Further company coverage:...(Beijing Headline News) ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO, Dec 12 Japan's Nikkei share average rose to...a fresh one-year high on Monday morning helped by...strong Wall Street performance and a weak yen,...while investors picked up defensive stocks that...were lagging behind in the recent rally. By...mid-morning ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO Jan 19 Japan's Nikkei share average...rebounded from a six-week low on Thursday, with...financial stocks cheered by the rise in U.S. bond...yields after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen...signalled a solid pace of interest rate hikes. The...Nikkei rose 0.9 ... ( 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 ...)


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Banking stocks across the bloc also gained around...0.5 per cent ... MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares...outside Japan rose 0.3 per cent and were on track...to end the week with a 3.5 per cent gain, its...biggest increase since July. ( read original story ...)