Asia’s financial safety net is a work in progress

a port city south of Tokyo. Finance ministers and central bankers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, China, Japan and South Korea met on the sidelines of the event, but two men were conspicuously -- and tellingly -- absent: Chinese Finance ... ( read original story ...)

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Dolphins escape from Taiji facility in Japan
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A pod of dolphins has escaped from a recreational...facility in the Japanese town of Taiji, known for...its annual controversial hunts. Staffers from the...DolphinBase centre discovered nets dividing the...pools from the ocean had been slashed, allowing...four ... ( read original story ...)


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"I believe that will all work out very well for...everybody, China, Japan, the United States and...everybody in the region," Trump said at a joint...news conference with Abe. Stepping carefully into...Japan's long-standing territorial dispute with...China over ... ( read original story ...)


Should You Buy Line Corp. (ADR) Below Its IPO Pric...
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But that silver lining didn't prevent the stock...from slipping below its IPO price of $32.84 ... Line News continues growing -- especially in its...four "key countries" of Japan, Taiwan, Thailand,...and Indonesia. Line stated that its combined MAUs...in those ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO -- Deeply ingrained industry practices that...turn off foreign asset managers could hamper the...Japanese capital's transformation into an...international financial hub as envisioned by Tokyo...Gov. Yuriko Koike. The Tokyo Metropolitan...Government has been ... ( read original story ...)


Japan central bank seen upbeat on growth, gloomy o...
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TOKYO Brightening global growth prospects will...allow Japan's central bank to keep monetary policy...steady this week and invest time solving the...puzzle of why inflation remains stubbornly low...despite a tightening job market and robust...economic recovery. ( read original story ...)


Inside Tokyo’s incredibly weird owl cafes
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AS A lover of all things odd, unusual and...downright weird — Tokyo is my mecca. But...sometimes, things that sound like fun (think:...“Moomin Pub” or “Cuddle...Corner”) can be downright disturbing, like a...trip to one of the city’s owl cafes ... ( read original story ...)


Yokohama Celebrates a Century
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New Logo commemorates 100th Anniversary. Yokohama...has unveiled a new logo that will be used during...2017, as the company celebrates the 100th...anniversary of its founding. Yokohama Rubber was...established in Yokohama, Japan on October 13,...1917, as a domestic ... ( read original story ...)


'Fintech' poses challenges for banking-s...
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Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on...Monday. Financial authorities regulate the banking...sector by imposing constraints on the balance...sheets of commercial banks, including setting...capital requirements and liquidity standards. But...Kuroda told a ... ( read original story ...)


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Kanto Bus Co. and transport company Ryobi Holdings...said Wednesday they will introduce a luxury...overnight bus, the Dream Sleeper, to link Tokyo...and Osaka on Jan. 18, offering secluded...compartments for each passenger. The one-way fare...will be ¥20,000 for an ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei slips as stronger yen takes a toll, Takata shares plummet

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Graphic: Japan Inc braces for employee-friendly...labor reform - tmsnrt.rs/2pIv0Xj Prime Minister...Shinzo Abe's government last month endorsed an...action plan for sweeping reforms of employment...practices, including caps on overtime and better...pay for part-time ... ( read original story ...)


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Confidence among Japan's biggest manufacturers has...risen for the second straight quarter, a key...central bank survey showed Monday, a welcome boost...for the world's third-largest economy. The report...comes after a batch of government data on Friday...showed ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO, March 28 (Reuters) - Benchmark TOCOM rubber...futures for new September delivery traded near a...four-month low on Tuesday, despite getting support...from a weaker yen against the dollar, which makes...yen-denominated commodities cheaper for holders of...... ( read original story ...)


Saskatoon swimmer finds freedom in quest for gold
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Saskatoon's Shelby Newkirk is at the top of her...game, swimming and competing internationally with...her sights set clearly on the 2020 Paralympic...Games in Tokyo. Newkirk just returned from a swim...meet in Denmark. "Believe in yourself and don't...let anything ... ( read original story ...)


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Sign Up for GamenGuide's Newsletter and never miss...out on our most popular stories. A new rivalry is...seen in the coming "Tokyo Ghoul: re" Chapter 99....(Photo: YouTube/AniSins) "Tokyo Ghoul: re" Chapter...99 release is highly anticipated by fans of the...series ... ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


Spain's king, queen to visit Japan April 4-7
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It will be the king's first visit to Japan since...ascending the throne in 2014. The Spanish royal...couple will also meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...during the visit, Chief Cabinet Secretary...Yoshihide Suga said. To have fuller access to the...Kyodo News website ... ( read original story ...)


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Jeju United recorded a 2-0 home victory over Gamba...Osaka in the AFC Champions League on Monday, with...a strike from Il-Soo Hwang the individual...highlight. With the away side failing to take...advantage of a corner, Jeju clear the ball upfield...before ... ( read original story ...)


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The government's bold plans for the Eastern...Economic Corridor have opened up opportunities for...property developers and investors, with Sri Racha...in Chon Buri province being the brightest spot....Japanese nationals are the largest group of...expatriates in ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO, April 17 Japanese stocks eked out small...gains in thin and choppy trade on Monday, with...retail investors hunting for small-to-mid cap...stocks in the absence of foreign investors due to...the Easter holiday. The Nikkei 225 share average...opened lower and ... ( read original story ...)


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Tokyo's benchmark stock index rose 1.35 per cent...at the start today after pro-European centrist...Emmanuel Macron swept his far-right rival Marine...Le Pen in the French presidential election....Tokyo's benchmark stock index rose 1.35 per cent...at the start today ... ( 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 ...)


Hotel New Otani Tokyo, The Main
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The Bar - Located on the Tower building's 40th...floor, with view of Tokyo Tower. Serves drinks ... You'll be asked to pay the following charges at...the property: A tax is imposed by the city: JPY...200 per person, per night We have included all...charges ... ( read original story ...)


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Central banks must stay abreast of developments in...payments technology if they are to avoid...constraining the economy, Bank of Japan deputy...governor Hiroshi Nakaso said today (November 18)....Addressing... ( read original story ...)


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A costume of Colonel Mustang used for a...live-action feature film adaptation of the title...was put on display at Warner Bros. Japan LLC’s...booth at AnimeJapan 2017 expo held in March....Faithfully reproducing the design from the...original manga, the costume ... ( read original story ...)


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KIYOSHI KIMURA does not like to lose. For the past...six years he has outbid all comers for the first...bluefin tuna of the year sold by Tokyo’s...famed Tsukiji fish market. Last week Mr Kimura,...who owns a chain of sushi shops, paid ¥74.2m...($642,000 ... ( read original story ...)


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14 de marzo de 2017, 09:11Tokyo, Mar 14 (Prensa...Latina) Finance Minister, Taro Aso, has expressed...his concern today over protectionism and stated...that the world economy should be kept open. These...statements were made in preparation for this...week's meeting ... ( 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 ...)


Japanese exec resigning after overworked worker�...
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President Tadashi Ishii said at a Tokyo news...conference he will tender his resignation at a...board meeting in January although he will stay...through March as a courtesy to shareholders....Earlier Wednesday, government authorities filed...papers demanding ... ( read original story ...)


No sign of Japan-related radiation found in Alaska...
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More than 16,000 people were killed in 2011 after...Japan's 9.1-magnitude earthquake, which led to...nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear...power plant. Since then, U.S. and international...agencies have been conducting tests to determine...the health ... ( read original story ...)


EDITORIAL: Relentless effort needed to clear up Moritomo land scandal

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Japan's demographic "time-bomb" has been widely...documented in recent years: as we discussed most...recently in February, as troubling as Japan's...deflationary economic quagmire is, the biggest...threat facing Japan has little to do with its...balance sheet and ... ( read original story ...)


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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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The Netherlands came in second at 79 per cent,...while in the US and Japan, online banking was...comparatively lower at 58 per cent and 57 per cent...respectively. Visiting a branch was the third most...preferred way to bank in Australia, Brazil, the...Netherlands ... ( read original story ...)


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


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TOKYO - Japan and India are set to sign a...controversial civil nuclear deal this week,...reports said on Sunday, as the two Asian allies...look to boost economic and security ties to...counter an assertive China. India's Prime Minister...Narendra Modi and his ... ( read original story ...)


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Central banks must stay abreast of developments in...payments technology if they are to avoid...constraining the economy, Bank of Japan deputy...governor Hiroshi Nakaso said today (November 18)....Addressing... ( read original story ...)


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The Winnipeg museum was was given the Gold Award...by the International Association of Universal...Design at a ceremony in Nagoya, Japan ... ethnicity or other factors," a news release says...."We committed to a 'design-for-all' approach at...the earliest stages ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO -- Slush Tokyo, a sister expo to the larger...annual startup conference in Finland, has grown...into an event capable of lifting next-generation...Japanese enterprises onto the global stage. The...two-day show kicked off Wednesday with a record...500 ventures ... ( read original story ...)


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that you get in Japan," she said. She said despite...provincial measures, survivors are going to have...be to be responsible for taking care of themselves...in the first days following the earthquake, as...help may not be able to get to them depending on...the damage. ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


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TOKYO, March 24 Japan's Nikkei share average...gained on Friday as the yen took a breather from...its recent strength, but the Nikkei was still...poised for a weekly loss. The Nikkei was up 1...percent at 19,275.18 at the end of morning trade,...shrugging off early ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte,...speaking in a country that hosts 50,000 U.S....troops, said Wednesday that he wants his country...to be free of foreign troops, possibly within two...years. "I want to be friends to China," he told an...audience of ... ( read original story ...)


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OSAKA, Japan, 2016-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/...— InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®),...one of the world’s leading hotel companies,...today announced the opening of Holiday Inn Osaka...Namba. This is the fifth Holiday Inn hotel in the...brand family in ... ( read original story ...)


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U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence and Japanese...leaders began talks Tuesday expected to focus...largely on trade with America's anchor ally in the...region, though tensions with North Korea loomed...large. Pence reassured Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...that the U.S ... ( read original story ...)


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There were Super Mario characters in the streets...of Roppongi earlier in the day. But when Prime...Minister Shinzo Abe descended on Tokyo’s...entertainment district for the opening ceremony of...the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival he did...not repeat his ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's industrial output...stalled in September in a worrying sign that the...economy, already struggling to mount a sure-footed...recovery, may be losing some momentum due to weak...consumer spending and exports. Separate data...showed retail ... ( read original story ...)


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London's East End has seen its fair share of...fights. But Japanese wrestler Kota Ibushi took his...brawling to the next level, setting himself alight...with a firework and backflipping off a car. The...scenes of mayhem took place at his tag team...wrestling match ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan and China. Using PetroRabigh, S-Oil and...Showa Shell Sekiyu as a combined benchmark to...calculate the valuation of Aramco’s downstream...business yields about $33 billion. Within Aramco...today, the IPO of PetroRabigh is seen as a sore...chapter ... ( read original story ...)


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Okinawa hosts the bulk of U.S. military facilities...in Japan. At his first hearing at the district...court Friday, Yamashiro admitted to the charge of...destroying property by cutting barbed wire. But he...pleaded not guilty to two other charges: the...forcible ... ( read original story ...)


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KOCHI, Japan - Bank of Japan Deputy Governor...Hiroshi Nakaso to meet with business leaders....WELLINGTON - Reserve Bank of New Zealand monetary...policy statement and official cash rate (OCR)....CHICAGO - Chicago Fed President Charles Evans...speaks on the economic ... ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


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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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Japan has seen trillions in lost GDP over the past...years, in combination with a population decline of...1 million people. Harvard sociologist Mary Brinton...puts it bluntly: "This is death to the family,"...she tells Business Insider. Japan's case isn't...just ... ( read original story ...)


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said that earnings from affiliates in the most...recent financial quarter totaled 12 billion yen,...most of which came from Pokemon-related...businesses. "Pokemon GO got a bigger reception...than we had expected," Kimishima said at a news...briefing in Osaka after ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO: Japan's gaffe-prone disaster reconstruction...minister resigned Wednesday after remarking it was...lucky the catastrophic 2011 earthquake-tsunami had...hit a largely rural region rather than Tokyo....Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was forced to apologise...to ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO: Tokyo stocks opened lower Wednesday,...tracking a fall on US and European markets after...British Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap...election. In a surprise announcement, May called...for an early general election on June 8 as Britain...prepares for ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO Dec 20 Japan's Nikkei share average rose on...Tuesday afternoon after the market digested the...Bank of Japan's decision to maintain current...monetary policy, while the yen's fall versus the...dollar lifted overall sentiment. The Nikkei gained...0.6 percent ... ( read original story ...)


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After finally getting past the first qualifier,...JDT faces a more uphill task in needing to beat...Gamba Osaka to qualify for the Asian Champions...League It will be an experience to savour for...Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT), their fans and fans of...Malaysian football ... ( read original story ...)


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In an effort to become a travel destination...instead of a mere transit point, Nagoya is asking...the public to help create a slogan or catchphrase...the city can use for tourism posters and websites...to improve its appeal. The Nagoya Municipal...Government is ... ( read original story ...)


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Tokyo police are searching for a woman (Fuji News...Network) TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police...are seeking the help of the public in locating a...woman suspected in the swindling of an elderly...person in Kita Ward out of nearly one million yen...earlier ... ( read original story ...)


Conrad Osaka Hotel Opens in Japan
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The Conrad Hotels & Resorts brand celebrates...further expansion in Japan with the opening of...Conrad Osaka. Situated on the 33rd to 40th floors...of the Nakanoshima Festival Complex, and located...on the prime stretch between the Umeda and Namba...districts ... ( read original story ...)


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Svetlana Kuznetsova will be in action on Friday....Svetlana Kuznetsova will take on Naomi Osaka in...the quarterfinals of the 2016 WTA Tianjin. The...match will be played on Friday, October 14. These...two ladies will square off in the third fixture of...the day at ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Motors and Stanbic launch Auto Finance promo
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Ghana’s automobile Industry has been boosted...with the launch of an Auto financing promo by...Japan Motors Trading Company Limited (JMTC) in...collaboration with Stanbic bank. Christened, O...percent deposit, the new Promo will now allow...customers to purchase ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo to get Japan's first Moxy in November
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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 debut Moxy hotel in November. The...205-guestroom Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho Hotel will be...close to Kinshicho, ... ( read original story ...)


Sendai-based upstart taking on big Osaka appliance...
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OSAKA – Iris Ohyama, based in Sendai, is taking...on Osaka Prefecture’s more established home...appliance makers, including Panasonic and Sharp,...in the battle for consumers’ hearts and wallets....Iris joined the home appliance market in 2009 and...its ... ( read original story ...)


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"This is not a matter of Japan giving money to...Russia. These are all projects that will provide...business chances for Japanese firms," Trade...Minister Hiroshige Seko, now in charge of economic...cooperation with Russia, told Reuters. "These...projects ( read original story ...)