Japan central bank opts for modest stimulus expansion – connecticut post data recovery flash drive

Japan central bank opts for modest stimulus expansion – connecticut post data recovery flash drive In this July 23, 2016, photo, a man looks at clothing on sale at a shop in Tokyo. Database transaction Japan’s central bank has opted for a modest ... ( read original story ...)

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A visitor looks at Fujifilm's digital cameras at...the Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2013 in Yokohama,...south of Tokyo January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya...Shino/Files TOKYO: Fujifilm Holding's Corp's...shares fell more than 4 percent on Friday after a...media report ... ( read original story ...)


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Fan-favorite manga "Tokyo Ghoul" is getting its...first live-action adaptation, and the first...30-second trailer for the movie has just been...dropped. Since its debut in 2011, the manga has...been one of the most popular among manga and anime...fans. No wonder, it ... ( read original story ...)


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Japanese financial institutions with huge...government bond holdings face large appraisal...losses if yields rise, a Finance Ministry estimate...showed Monday. If yields of outstanding bonds...climb 1 percent across the board, the value of...outstanding government ... ( read original story ...)


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The MYX S01 will be part of the company’s range...of OTR and commercial tire offerings at ConExpo....Yokohama will be rolling out a new off-the-road...(OTR) radial all-weather tire – the MYX S01 –...at ConExpo in Las Vegas, March 7-11. In total, the...company ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's Foreign Minister, Putin Meet Ahead of...
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In Moscow, a deputy Russian foreign minister in an...interview with the RIA Novosti news agency sought...to dispel Japan's expectations that Russia would...be willing to give up one or two islands to secure...Japan's agreement to the peace treaty. "Our...position at ... ( read original story ...)


Tennis: Osaka through to 2nd round of Australian O...
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Osaka's tenacity surfaced in the next two sets as...the hard-hitting Japanese teenager, born to a...Haitian father and Japanese mother, managed to...reach the second round for the second straight...year. To have fuller access to the Kyodo News...website, it is ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Airlines to add flights to Australia, Hawaii
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TOKYO -- Japan Airlines will launch additional...flights serving Australia and Hawaii as early as...September, revamping its international routes for...the first time since undergoing bankruptcy...reorganization in 2010. In addition to an existing...route between ... ( read original story ...)


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HANYU, Japan --They’re kooky, cuddly –...and for some – a little creepy. In Japan,...mascots aren’t warm-up acts. They’re...the main event, reports CBS News correspondent...Adriana Diaz. It’s been dubbed the capital...of cute, and at the World Character ... ( read original story ...)


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The 34-year-old was looking to better compatriot...Dennis Kimetto's mark of 2:02.57 and wrest back...the world record he lost in 2014 but was unable to...take sufficient advantage of a new course design...."Today I was really feeling good and the course...was very ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan's ruling party urged the government Thursday...to consider arming the country with more advanced...and offensive military capabilities, such as...striking enemy targets with cruise missiles,...further loosening the self-defense-only posture...Japan has ... ( read original story ...)


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An elderly daycare centre in the Japanese capital...of Tokyo, Day Service Las Vegas, has adopted a...winning formula to keep its residents entertained...with casino-style games, such as poker and...pachinko slot machines. "This place is the best....They have games. ( read original story ...)


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A large earthquake has struck off the coast of...Japan’s troubled Fukushima prefecture....Registered at a magnitude of 7.3 by the Japan...Meteorological Agency (JMA), a tsunami warning has...been issued for Fukushima prefecture, with the JMA...urging residents to ... ( read original story ...)


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foreign investors have flocked to Japanese...properties in droves. As a result, Hong Kong based...real estate company TY-Property is eyeing Macau...investors to purchase units in the land of the...rising sun. During the weekend, the company held a...two-day ... ( read original story ...)


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


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(CNN)A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's...Honshu island on Tuesday, triggering tsunami waves...and bringing back traumatic memories for locals of...the devastating 2011 Fukushima disaster. Residents...in Fukushima Prefecture braced for the worst after...a ... ( read original story ...)


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NHK WORLD TV, Japan’s sole public English...language channel, is proud to announce its...partnership with Maryland Public Television (MPT)...based in Owings Mills, Maryland. MPT covers...Maryland plus portions of contiguous states and...Washington, DC. It joins ... ( read original story ...)


Japan-Saudi ties strengthen after King Salman’s vi...
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offering such encouragement as that the TSE is one...of the highly probable IPO venues to sell shares...in Aramco. Only six foreign companies are...currently listed on the TSE, a drop from more than...100 during Japan’s late-1980s asset-inflated...economic growth ... ( read original story ...)


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Mitsubishi UFJ is the biggest Japanese retail and...corporate bank with an important international...corporate banking organization particularly strong...in East Asia and the US. In terms of price...earnings, Mitsubishi, as the rest of Japanese...banks, is ... ( read original story ...)


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Central Bank Digital Currency Brings Wider Access:...Bank of Japan https://t.co/rWw2sfambN #fintech...pic.twitter.com/NRKWjZ6vcL Blockchain technologies...will allow these banks to develop more convenient...and low-cost processes for wiring money to a...society ... ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


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As an industry player, Chartsiri Sophonpanich, president of Bangkok Bank, said he has seen some positive changes ... starting even before the AEC took form. "Through Japanese investments from companies such as Toyota and Honda, Thailand was able to ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC), one of...the main lenders to Toshiba Corp (6502.T), will...provide as much support as possible to the...troubled Japanese firm, the bank's chief executive...said. The TVs-to-nuclear conglomerate is...scrambling for cash to ... ( 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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But it also faces another fate: becoming the most...high-profile member of Japan's corporate living...dead, also known as zombie firms. Toshiba admitted...this week that its survival is at risk and that...the firm could be delisted from the Tokyo stock...exchange ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan, which has a consistent trade surplus with...the U.S., is putting the finishing touches on a...package that it claims will create 700,000 jobs in...the U.S. and help create a $450-billion market,...Reuters reported, citing government sources...familiar with ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO, May 25 Japanese stocks edged up on Thursday...as investors bought ... a near two-week high of 8,894 yen and contributed...to a hefty 31 positive points to the Nikkei after...Bloomberg reported that the company had built a $4...billion stake in Nvidia. ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO -- The Japanese economy appears likely to...expand by roughly 1% this year, but foreign risks...such as a protectionist shift in Western nations...and a stronger dollar threaten to undermine the...growth potential. The global economy is trending...upward. ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO Central banks' battle with the global...financial crisis showed they could exert a..."considerable" impact on long-term interest rates...even under today's highly developed financial...markets, a senior Bank of Japan official said on...Wednesday. But more ... ( read original story ...)


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Players can check out the Joy Billiards booth for...more details on these giveaways. Joy Billiards...will also be making an appearance in Osaka Japan...this November when the International Chinese Eight...Ball Association (ICEA) and JPBA host the Joy Cup...Chinese 8 ... ( read original story ...)


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A fire engulfed about 140 houses, shops and other...buildings in a Japanese coastal city northwest of...Tokyo on Thursday, with early reports of just two...people suffering injuries. The military was called...in to help battle the blaze which started...mid-morning ... ( read original story ...)


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This is the first in a six-part New Year’s...series examining how Japan is preparing for the...2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. On Dec. 21,...the organizers of the Tokyo Summer Games announced...that the 2020 sports extravaganza will cost no...more than ¥1.8 ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO -- Japan is set to allow some foreigners to...work on farms in certain special strategic zones....The move would pave the way for agricultural...production corporations to directly hire...foreigners. The government is set to submit a...revised national ... ( read original story ...)


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That means there is “no short term catalyst for...U.S. equity to go up,” said Kyoya Okazawa, head...of global markets for BNP Paribas in Japan, and...less support for equities elsewhere. The Nikkei...Stock Average NIK, -1.40% hit a four-month low...Thursday ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO — Toshiba Corp. has chosen a U.S.-Japan...consortium as the preferred bidder in the sale of...its lucrative memory chip business. The troubled...Japanese electronics giant has had deep recent...losses and has been selling pieces of its...operations to ensure ... ( read original story ...)


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From Osaka it took us a little over an hour to get...to Tsutsui station ... We also visited Daihozoin which is on the same...property and housed many national treasures. Next...to Horyuji is Chuguji. It was believed that...Horyuji was originally built as a ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO May 2 Japan's Nikkei share average rose to...six-week highs on Tuesday in a holiday-shortened...week, getting a lift from robust earnings and...gains on Wall Street. The Nikkei was up 0.6...percent in morning trade at 19,434.01. Wall Street...climbed on Monday ... ( read original story ...)


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When the International Olympic Committee announced...last week that women's canoe events will be added...to the 2020 Games, it was news Hannah MacIntosh...had been ... C-1 200-metre and C-2 500-metre races at the...Tokyo Games. Until now, those Olympic events ... ( read original story ...)


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Overall bank lending in Japan was up 2.6 percent...on year in December, the Bank of Japan said on...Thursday, coming in at 509.555 trillion yen. That...beat forecasts for an increase of 2.5 percent and...was up from 2.4 percent in November. Excluding...trusts, bank ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO -- The Nikkei Japan Services Purchasing...Managers' Index, or PMI, edged up to a 19-month...high of 52.9 in March from February's 51.3. A...reading above 50 indicates economic expansion,...while one below 50 points toward a contraction. In...March, the growth ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO -- Fewer Japanese are taking their own lives...... "I believe the change in environment has made it...easier for the needy to seek help." Before the...good news, however, came bad news. The number of...suicides in Japan jumped sharply in 1998 to more ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO The bankruptcy of Westinghouse Electric Co...may be a blow to Toshiba Corp's (6502.T)...international nuclear ambitions, but the Japanese...conglomerate still has a profitable business at...home. Toshiba, whose businesses range from memory...chips to rail ... ( read original story ...)


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Tokyo's real estate market is expected to see new...supply, which will push down rental growth, says...David Paine from Standard Life Investments. ( read original story ...)


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Price increases for the currency and U.S. bonds...often hinder Japan stocks. Japan’s Nikkei NIK,...+0.31% rose 0.4%, setting the stage for its fourth...straight gain. Japan’s exports rose more than...expected in March at 12%, helping the rise. ( read original story ...)


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YAMAZAKI, JAPAN—A dim storage room surrounded by...bamboo groves and ... who manages Nikka’s international business....Nikka Whisky From the Barrel, packaged in a sleek...bottle, is doing especially well in Europe, she...says. Sukhinder Singh, owner of London ... ( read original story ...)


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Melbourne: Thailand's Luksika Kumkhum was edged...out by Japanese Naomi Osaka in three thrilling...sets in the first round of the Australian Open...yesterday. The nineteen-year-old Japanese overcame...losing the first-set to beat Luksika 6-7 (2), 6-4,...7-5. ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose Monday with sentiment...lifted by upbeat ... The shortfall is linked to a special loss of...around 600 billion yen at Toshiba's US nuclear...unit, the Nikkei business daily said on Sunday....Airbag maker Takata, at the centre of the ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan's Supreme Court has rejected a man's demand...that news search results of his arrest on sex...charges be deleted from Google, ruling that to do...so would violate freedom of expression. Japanese...media said it was the first decision by the...nation's top ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO >> The Tokyo metropolitan government has...requested that Japan’s central government cover...the costs of about 20 categories in the 2020 Tokyo...Olympics and Paralympics, The Yomiuri Shimbun has...learned. However, the central government was...expected to ... ( read original story ...)


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OSAKA, Japan & SAN DIEGO &...SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Takeda Pharmaceutical...Company Limited (“Takeda”)...(TOKYO:4502) and PvP Biologics, Inc....(“PvP”) today announced a global...agreement for the development of KumaMax, a novel...enzyme designed to break ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO A continuously falling yen is not a benefit...to the Japanese economy, because a weak currency...has some negative side effects, Bank of Japan...Deputy Governor Kikuo Iwata said on Tuesday. Iwata...also said the BOJ is not relying on a weak yen to...meet its 2 ... ( read original story ...)


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"The Mommy penalty is big," Rosenbluth tells...Business Insider. In response, women have begun...choosing their careers over children. Men, in...turn, have receded from the dating scene, too....Japan's work-heavy culture developed in the...aftermath of World War II ... ( 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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Muses of Japanese Cinema' will feature Sakura...Ando, Yu Aoi, Hikari Mitsushima and Aoi Miyazaki...in the fest's 30th edition. The Tokyo...International Film Festival (TIFF) will showcase...films starring local actresses Sakura Ando, Yu...Aoi, Hikari Mitsushima and ... ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


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TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 29, 2017) -...Tokyo Smoke is excited to announce a new Toronto...flagship store arriving on Queen Street West in...early summer 2017, just two years after opening...its first retail and coffee shop on Adelaide...Street, followed by ... ( read original story ...)