Japan is Looking to Upgrade Property Record Systems Using Blockchain

Japanese authorities are looking into using bitcoin’s blockchain technology to better manage their property and rela estate records. Since the Mt. Gox hacking incident, the Japanese government has carefully tried to properly regulate the bitcoin ... ( read original story ...)

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


Japan’s Korean community has high hopes for improv...
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“The Abe administration needs to consider the...people of South Korea as well and the effect on...Japan’s relations with South Korea by pumping up...such fears.” In a statement to Kyodo News, the...pro-Seoul Korean Residents Union in Japan (Mindan)...said that ... ( read original story ...)


'Tokyo Ghoul' season 3 updates: Anime un...
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After Viz Media's sales and marketing senior...director Kevin Hamric's interview became...inadvertently controversial, there is still no...certainty as to when "Tokyo Ghoul" season 3 will...arrive. Many "Tokyo Ghoul" fans jubilated when...Hamric said in an interview ... ( read original story ...)


Bank of Tokyo wants to lend more in Australia
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The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Japan's largest...and most outward-looking bank, considers Australia...a key growth market and wants to lend more, grow...its customer numbers and provide new warehousing...facilities for local mortgage lenders. Randy ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Traders End Wild Week With Shift to Post-Ele...
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“Japanese stocks rose to their highest level...since April in the morning, and we saw profit...taking before heading into the weekend,”...said Masayuki Otani, chief market strategist at...Securities Japan Inc. in Tokyo. “There might...be more references to ... ( read original story ...)


Business tops Abe’s talks with Brazil’s Temer
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Earlier Wednesday, Temer also met with officials...from Keidanren, otherwise known as the Japan...Business Federation, a powerful Japanese business...lobby, to seek investments. Brazil’s once...rapidly-growing economy took a hit amid slowing in...other emerging ... ( read original story ...)


Japan seeks to win Thai air defense radar contract...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is seeking to win a...contract to supply Thailand with an air defense...radar system built by Mitsubishi Electric Corp, as...it looks to counter growing Chinese influence in...the Southeast Asian nation, according to four...Japanese ... ( read original story ...)


US warship in west Pacific for Japan navy drills: ...
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Tokyo (AFP) - The US supercarrier Carl Vinson will...start joint exercises with Japan's navy on Sunday,...Tokyo's defence ministry said, as the warship...passes through the western Pacific after days of...contention over its whereabouts. The strike group...is in the ... ( read original story ...)


Japan minister resigns over remark about 2011 tsun...
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Imamura resigned over his remark that "it was...good" that the March 2011 quake and tsunami had...hit northern Japan instead of areas closer to...Tokyo. Abe accepted Imamura's resignation....(Toshiyuki Matsumoto/Kyodo News via AP) "It was...good that (the disaster ... ( read original story ...)


Japan kicks off Pacific whaling campaign
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Tokyo (AFP) - Japan on Wednesday kicked off a...whaling campaign in the northwestern Pacific, in a...move sure to anger animal rights activists and...others calling for an end to the hunts. Three...ships are leaving port on a three-month mission to...catch 43 minke ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Could Place Its Entire Property Registry on a Blockchain

The Japanese government is reportedly planning to unify all property and land registries across urban, farmland and forested areas in a single ledger powered by blockchain technology/ Get exclusive analysis of bitcoin and learn from our trading tutorials. ( read original story ...)

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Following are prices for Tokyo rubber futures at...the end of the Tokyo market's evening session on...Nov 2016. Contract Day Volume Evening Volume * Nov...230.0 137 - - * Dec 230.9 300 - - * Jan 231.8 530...- - * Feb 234.3 768 234.9 270 * Mar 236.8 4679...237.2 1543 ... ( read original story ...)


Anti-base Okinawa activist released after five mon...
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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 ...)


Japan envoy recalled over statue flap to return to...
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Japan said Monday that it is sending back its...ambassador to ... Follow Mari Yamaguchi on Twitter at...https://www.twitter.com/mariyamaguchi Find her...work on AP News at...https://www.apnews.com/search/mari%20yamaguchi ( read original story ...)


Recording of ex-Moritomo Gakuen chief and Finance ...
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The site of an elementary school Moritomo Gakuen...had planned to open in April 2017 is seen in...Toyonaka, Osaka Prefecture. (Mainichi) A Finance...Ministry senior official acknowledged on May 8...that an audio recording from 2016 of a meeting...between Yasunori ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s Bank Lending 2.6% vs. 2.4% forecast
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Investing.com - Japan’s bank lending rose...unexpectedly in the last quarter, official data...showed on Wednesday. In a report, Bank of Japan...said that Japan’s Bank Lending rose to a...seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.6%, from 2.4%...in the preceding quarter. ( read original story ...)


SOTI Joins Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister Bra...
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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario & TOKYO--(BUSINESS...WIRE)-- Mississauga, Ontario-based SOTI Inc....joined The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of...Ontario; and The Honourable Brad Duguid, Minister...of Economic Development and Growth, on the...Premier’s first business ... ( read original story ...)


Sapporo : Filing of Complaint Requesting Cancellat...
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Sapporo Breweries Ltd. ("Sapporo Breweries"), a...consolidated subsidiary of Sapporo Holdings Ltd....(the "Company"), voluntarily filed amended tax...returns, reclassifying the tax rate classification...of "Sapporo Goku ZERO ((1) Effervescent alcoholic...beverage ... ( read original story ...)


Philippine, Japanese leaders sign military, econom...
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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 ...)


One killed, two injured in Japan park blasts
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TOKYO - One person was killed and at least two...injured by two near-simultaneous blasts in a...Japanese park on Sunday, the local fire department...said. The explosions occurred at a park in...Utsunomiya, some 100 kilometres north of Tokyo,...shortly after 11.30am ... ( read original story ...)


Sony boss promises profitability but quiet on spec...
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TOKYO -- Sony’s leader promised a comeback for...the Japanese electronics and entertainment company...having its best profitability in two decades....“We are a company that moves people,” said...Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai, as he outlined the...strategy for ... ( read original story ...)


Spend Your Time Like the Locals! 10 Rental Properties Convenient for Sightseeing in Osaka

This time we’ll be introducing some recommended properties from the property rental site STAY JAPAN that are convenient for sightseeing in Osaka, close to major tourist areas, and lets you spend your time just like a local. From here you have excellent ... ( read original story ...)

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MOSCOW, April 9. /TASS/. Russia’s state nuclear...corporation Rosatom is negotiating with Japanese...companies possible cooperation on joint nuclear...projects in third countries, Rosatom’s CEO...Alexei Likhachev said on Sunday. "An important...subject that was ... ( read original story ...)


Small Japanese banks offered lending lifeline
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The Japanese export credit agency, the Japan Bank...for International Co-operation (JBIC), has...kick-started a programme that will help smaller...banks finance power projects overseas. Through the...scheme, JBIC will place loans (the volume or value...of which are ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo cops nab elderly man in stabbing of woman in...
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Tokyo police arrested a man, 74, for allegedly...stabbing a woman in a restaurant in Asakusa on...Monday (TBS News) At 3:30 p.m., police received a...tip from an employee at the restaurant, located...near Asakusa Station on the Tsukuba Express Line,...about a female ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s buckling health care system at a crossroad...
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The inauguration last month of Donald Trump as...U.S. president and his plan to repeal the 2010...Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare,” has...left many people here wondering: How does Japan...compare? In Japan, health care has long been...likened to air and ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese PM says North Korea may be capable of fir...
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TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned that...North Korea may be capable of firing a missile...loaded with sarin nerve gas toward Japan. Abe's...comments Thursday to a parliamentary panel on...national security and diplomacy come amid looming...concern about ... ( read original story ...)


Looking to Japan: The warning to Kiwis of an incom...
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Why is our Civil Defence still not up to scratch?...* As it happened: Japan's 7.4 quake If you live...near the sea and you feel a long strong...earthquake, you should head for the hills...immediately. Not many people did this. The...warnings about tsunamis after ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo governor won't decide on Tsukiji reloca...
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Koike said in a recent interview with Kyodo News....“The problem is very likely to be protracted.”...The relocation issue will be a major focus of the...Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election as it is...unclear who decided to build the new market at the...site ... ( read original story ...)


Ex-Nagoya University student sentenced to life for...
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NAGOYA – A 21-year-old former Nagoya University...student was sentenced Friday to life in prison for...the 2014 murder of an elderly woman and attempts...to kill a boy and girl while she was in high...school. In handing down the ruling sought by...prosecutors, the ... ( read original story ...)


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


Japan's Abe pushes Pacific trade deal in Aust...
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Japan and Australia will work together to ensure...the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal...comes into force, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said...on Saturday, making no mention of strong US...opposition. After talks with Australian Prime...Minister Malcolm ... ( read original story ...)


Conrad Hotels Welcomes Second Property in Japan

“The arrival of Conrad Osaka underscores Conrad Hotels & Resorts commitment to growing the brand’s presence in Japan, complementing its sister property Conrad Tokyo,” said Daniel Welk, vice president luxury operations, Asia Pacific, Hilton. ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO -- Japan's new strategy to stoke growth in...key industries includes case-by-case regulatory...exemptions to spur innovation, but the...government's piecemeal proposals lack the...fundamental changes needed to re-energize the...overall economy. Prime Minister ... ( 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, Russia set to agree on $2.5bn deal
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Discussions of project details are now in the...final stages. Among the projects is the joint...provision of around 1 billion euros ($1.04...billion) in loans by the Japan Bank for...International Cooperation (JBIC) and a financial...institution in Europe for ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka Gas : NNPC to resume oil search in Lake Chad
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05/05 CERTAIN ACTIVATED CARBON FROM THE PE:...Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty A.. 04/27...OSAKA GAS: NNPC boss vows to fully recover debts...from oil firms 04/25 OSAKA GAS: NNPC vows to fully...recover $103m, N11bn from Ontario, Aiteo and...Tele.. ( read original story ...)


Japan business mood up, points to better BOJ tanka...
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TOKYO Confidence among Japanese manufacturers...bounced in June to match a decade-high level...recorded in April and is expected to rise for...several months, a Reuters survey found, providing...more evidence of economic recovery. Service-sector...mood rose to a two ... ( read original story ...)


Japan panel endorses Emperor Akihito's abdica...
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TOKYO - A Japanese government panel has endorsed...Emperor Akihito's apparent desire to abdicate but...avoided a key question of succession amid a...declining royal population. The six-member...advisory panel in its final report Friday proposed...Akihito abdicate ... ( read original story ...)


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If you’re visiting Japan on a business trip but...fancy a spot of sightseeing around Tokyo, this is...a good place to be based. The hotel has a...long-running bakery which serves free breakfast...including salads and other healthy options. They...also offer free ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo organizers reach agreement on allocation of ...
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TOKYO -- Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics reached...a broad agreement Wednesday on the allocation of...costs for the 2020 Games with the metropolitan,...national and local governments of the seven...prefectures and four other cities hosting events....Governments ... ( read original story ...)


Trump accuses Japan, China of currency devaluation
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday lambasted...Japan and China for devaluing their currencies ... The yen also strengthened on a news report that...Trump's trade adviser slammed Germany for using a..."grossly undervalued" euro to gain an unfair...advantage ... ( read original story ...)


Halloween attraction angers Japan doll makers
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... Doll Association has written to Universal Studios...Japan saying its haunted house makes the dolls...seem "cursed or scary", and will damage the...business of manufacturers and retailers, the Kyodo...news agency reports. "Japanese dolls are excellent...works of art. ( read original story ...)


TH Real Estate eyes Japan property on growth outlook

US pension giant TIAA is setting its sights on Japanese real estate, betting Abenomics has the economy well placed to grow in coming years. The near 100-year-old firm, known for offering retirement products to teachers, plans to invest about $1 billion in ... ( read original story ...)

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But since the election result, the yen has fallen...against the dollar. That makes Japanese goods...cheaper abroad, which is good news for the...country's exporters. The latest official data...showed the world's third-largest economy expanded...by 0.5% compared with ... ( read original story ...)


Toshiba says Westinghouse files for bankruptcy pro...
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TOKYO -- Japan's embattled Toshiba Corp. said...Wednesday that its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse...Electric Co. has filed for bankruptcy protection,...marking a key step in its struggles to stop the...flow of massive red ink. Toshiba said in a...statement that it ... ( read original story ...)


N'Dam defeats Murata in split decision
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TOKYO (AP) — WBA middleweight interim champion...Hassan N'Dam survived a fourth-round knockdown on...Saturday and went on to a split-decision win over...Japan's Ryota Murata. The crowd at Ariake Coliseum...in Tokyo jeered after the decision making N'Dam...the ... ( read original story ...)


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It now operates in 10 Asian cities, namely,...Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hong Kong,...Taipei, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo and...Seoul. In Singapore, the group has a market share...of 20.5 per cent, according to Frost &...Sullivan. ( read original story ...)


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PETALING JAYA: YHI (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, the local...distributor of Yokohama tyres, has launched the...new BluEarth-ES ES32 tyre which promises reduced...fuel consumption and longer service life with the...benefits of improved dry and wet handling. The new...tyre is ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO, April 25, 2017 /CNW/ -- Cognizant (NASDAQ:...CTSH) today announced that it has been selected by...Mizuho Financial Group (NYSE: MFG, TYO: 8411), one...of the largest financial institutions in the...world, to develop a distributed ledger solution to...make ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Nov exports beat expectations as yen tumbles...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's export performance...improved strongly in November as rapid decline in...the yen and a recovery in overseas demand boosted...shipments from the trade sector, handily beating...economists' expectations. Ministry of Finance (MOF...... ( read original story ...)


Government will scrutinize foreign bids for Toshib...
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The government wants Toshiba to consider these...issues carefully when it decides whether the...memory chip business should be sold to a...non-Japanese buyer, Seko said. Toshiba, a...financially strapped electronics and machinery...giant, is looking at the sale to ... ( read original story ...)


Donald Trump: 'Great meeting' with Aliba...
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Since its 2014 IPO, e-commerce industry observers...have been waiting for ... Arnault is looking at sites in North Carolina and...Trump said he is also considering a location in...the Midwest. Japanese tech giant Softbank also...reiterated a commitment to create ... ( read original story ...)


Report: Tokyo doctors accused in multiple gang rap...
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A separate report from Nippon News Network (Feb....19) reveals that the door of the ... He is suspected of raping seven women in Tokyo...and Kanagawa and Saitama prefectures between April...and October of 2016. He allegedly filmed the...sexual assaults with ... ( read original story ...)


U.S. Pension Giant Eyes Japan Property in Economic ‘Sweet Spot’

U.S. pension giant TIAA is setting its sights on Japanese real estate, betting Abenomics has the economy well placed to grow in coming years. The near 100-year-old firm, known for offering retirement products to teachers, plans to invest about $1 billion ... ( read original story ...)

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Japan’s biggest exploration and production...company, Inpex, will consider bidding in the...tender to develop Iran’s Azadegan oil field, in...which the Japanese corporation had been operator...of the project before pulling out in 2010 over the...tightened ... ( read original story ...)


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aka the central bank of central banks, noted on...Friday that over the last 16 years, debts of...governments, households and corporations has gone...up…everywhere. In the U.S., debt is up 63%. The...Eurozone, Japan, U.K., Canada and Australia...average around 52%. ( read original story ...)


Japanese PM visits Pearl Harbor memorial, says �...
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Under a warm Oahu sun, with the tranquil, teal...waters of Pearl Harbor behind them, former enemies...came together Tuesday to acknowledge the...tremendous loss caused by the Japanese attack on...U.S. military installations in Hawaii 75 years...ago. Japanese Prime ... ( read original story ...)


Inflation returns to Japan
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TOKYO—Japan’s consumer prices rose for the...first time in more than a year in January as...rising global oil prices gave Prime Minister...Shinzo Abe and the Bank of Japan a helping hand in...their campaign to overcome deflation. The...fractional increase in ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan is one of the most cash-dependent countries...in the world, according to a recent Bank of Japan...report. The report, based on Bank for...International Settlements data for 2015, said the...ratio of cash in circulation to nominal gross...domestic product was ... ( read original story ...)


Tsunami warning after 6.9 Japan earthquake
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A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit northeastern Japan...early Tuesday, the country's meteorological agency...said, issuing a tsunami warning for the region's...coast including Fukushima prefecture. A some three...metre tsunami could hit the northeastern coast ... ( read original story ...)


Top Tokyo properties for sale – live the expat dre...
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According a cost of living survey conducted by the...HR consultancy Mercer, Tokyo is the world’s most...expensive city. Here, we look at the top 5...properties for rent in the world’s priciest...expat city! At £1,424,668.10, this 2-bed, 2-bath...property isn ... ( read original story ...)


Japan empress 'shocked' at headlines of ...
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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 ...)


Nikkei shoots above 20,000 mark as Asian markets s...
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An electronic board shows gains by Japan's Nikkei...average Friday in Tokyo. Japan’s benchmark index...zoomed above 20,000 points on Friday, the first...time in 18 months, leading broad equity gains...across the region following another record close...on Wall ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese baseball star Otani to be out 6 weeks wit...
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TOKYO - Japanese baseball player Shohei Otani will...be sidelined for about six weeks because of a...left-thigh muscle strain, his team said on Sunday....Otani, who is expected to move to Major League...Baseball in 2018, hurt his left leg trying to beat...out an ... ( read original story ...)


Japan to tidy up scattered property records

TOKYO -- Japan intends to make its sprawling government real estate databases more useful by consolidating data to clarify ownership, particularly of the growing number of vacant homes and lots, and encourage sales and redevelopment. The justice and land ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp will make...every effort to avoid being delisted by the Tokyo...Stock Exchange (TSE), the company's CEO said on...Tuesday, after releasing delayed third-quarter...results with a disclaimer from its auditor. "The...decision on ... ( read original story ...)


From Osaka to Frankfurt, listless wages remain G-7...
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From York, U.K. to Montreal, and Osaka to Seattle,...it’s a pretty good time to be ... the last year of expansion before the financial...crisis. “I hate to say it but we may be in a new...normal for wage growth,” said Omair Sharif,...senior U.S. economist ... ( read original story ...)


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The pride of Japan's naval defence, the JS Izumo,...is making an unprecedented journey through Asian...waters over the next three months. The Izumo is...the largest vessel built by Japan since the end of...World War Two - and she looks very much like an...aircraft ... ( read original story ...)


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just-drinks gives you the widest beverage market...coverage. Paid just-drinks members have unlimited...access to all our exclusive content - including 17...years of archives. I am so confident you will love...complete access to our content that today I can...offer ... ( read original story ...)


Microsoft to bring enterprise cloud services to Ja...
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TOKYO -- Microsoft Japan will launch a large-scale...cloud service in Japan this year that will enable...major corporations to run their enterprise systems...on the cloud. The software giant will introduce...the cloud service it rolled out in May in the U.S ... ( read original story ...)


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Pence developed ties with Japanese business and...political leaders as governor of Indiana, a state...that is home to Subaru , Honda and Toyota ...plants, and about 260 Japanese companies in total...employing about 60,000 residents. ( read original story ...)


SAWEA business mission visits Japan for water and ...
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The training center was built by Osaka Municipal...Water Works Bureau for transferring ... and FO (Forward Osmosis) membrane and future...business in Saudi Arabia. Following a lecture from...Toyobo, they had a good chance to look about the...manufacturing process ... ( read original story ...)


Australian tourist cheered on by 20,000 NYE revell...
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Thousands of Japanese revellers flooded Osaka's...the banks of famous canals to ring in the New Year...despite chilly temperatures. But the highlight of...the night was a young Australian tourist skolling...a beer before leaping from a bridge into the...freezing ... ( read original story ...)


Japan woos Saudi Arabia for world’s largest IPO
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Japan has offered to share its expertise in supply...chain management, healthcare and renewable energy...with Saudi Arabia, as the kingdom seeks to wean...its economic dependency on crude oil. Saudi King...Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud, the first monarch from...the ... ( read original story ...)


Nintendo cuts profit forecast as strong yen overwh...
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OSAKA, Japan (Reuters) - Japanese videogames maker...Nintendo Co cut its annual profit outlook by a...third on Wednesday as a strong yen erodes income...earned overseas and overwhelms an earnings bounce...from its surprise hit smartphone game Pokemon GO....But the ... ( read original story ...)