Toshiba chooses US-Japan bidder for memory chip biz sale

Money-losing Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday that it has chosen a U.S.-Japan consortium as the preferred bidder in the sale of its lucrative memory chip business, but hurdles remain as an American joint-venture partner is opposing the move. Toshiba sorely ... ( read original story ...)

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Pokemon Go’s first official real-world event...
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Niantic says it intends to host additional...real-life events globally over the next couple of...months, including a "Pikachu Outbreak" event in...Yokohama, Japan. If you'd like to attend the...Chicago event, tickets will go on sale June 19 at...10 a.m. PT at this ... ( read original story ...)


Big names return to WTS women's field for Yok...
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In the third stop of the 2017 World Triathlon...Series the elites head to Japan to return to the...familiar event of the 2017 ITU World Triathlon...Yokohama. Last year Yokohama played the home to...the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic qualifying event...for many nations ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo cops raid yakuza HQ in Nagoya over ¥3 millio...
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Tokyo police on Tuesday raided the headquarters of...the Kodo-kai as a part of an investigation into...the extortion of an elderly man out of nearly...three million yen (Fuji News Network ... located in Nagoya’s Nakamura Ward, in search of...evidence connected ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's Princess Mako set to marry: reports
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Japanese Princess Mako delivers a speech after...being given the key to the city by the Honduran...capital's Mayor Nasry Asfura (out of frame) in...Tegucigalpa, on December 9, 2015. TOKYO --...Princess Mako, the granddaughter of Japan's...emperor, is ready to become ... ( read original story ...)


Japan to break 17-year drought with 2017 America&#...
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Japan will campaign for the America’s Cup for...the first time in 17 years in May. Team Japan...general manager, Kazuhiko Sofuku, said the race in...Bermuda was an important opportunity to showcase...his nation's sailing legacy. "It is a great...challenge to show ... ( read original story ...)


Ivanka Trump’s Presence at Meeting With Japan’s Le...
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Trump and his family’s business ventures...emerged again Thursday evening, when a photograph...was distributed that showed his daughter Ivanka at...a meeting between Mr. Trump and the Prime Minister...of Japan. News media were not allowed to attend...the session ... ( read original story ...)


Sharp to produce smartphone camera parts at Kameya...
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OSAKA -- Sharp will start producing parts for...smartphone cameras ... in a push to reinforce its high-profitability...electronic parts business. The Kameyama complex in...Mie Prefecture is Sharp's principal manufacturing...base for liquid crystal display panels. ( read original story ...)


Saudi king visits Japan, seeks help on diversifyin...
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Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga...told reporters ... Earlier, he pledged $1 billion in development...finance for Indonesia and closer co-operation for...combating transnational crime such as human...trafficking, terrorism and the drugs trade. ( read original story ...)


Yokohama defends WTCC tyres after Nurburgring Nord...
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Yokohama has defended its World Touring Car...Championship tyres ... More in WTCCCatsburg into WTCC lead with...Nordschle... More WTCC News Catsburg into WTCC lead with...Nordschleife win Polestar Volvo's Nicky Catsburg...surged into the World Touring Car ... ( read original story ...)


Paytm launches niche payments bank in India, offer...
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The company, which has funding from China's...Alibaba and Japan's SoftBank Corp, is third firm...after Bharti Airtel and India Posts to have...launched payments banks Paytm on Tuesday launched...niche payments bank, offering 4% interest rate and...cashbacks on ... ( read original story ...)


Canadian horses mistreated en route to slaughter in Japan, activist says

An animal rights group alleges that horses destined for slaughter were mistreated during transportation from Edmonton International Airport to Japan earlier this month. Karin Nelson from “Voice for Animals,” a non-profit organization dedicated to ... ( read original story ...)

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Kenedix Realty Investment : Notice Concerning Acqu...
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Area The Property is located in Gotanda area ... The investment ratio of office buildings in the...portfolio will be 92.2%, and the investment ratio...of the Tokyo Metropolitan Area (Note) in the...portfolio will be 80.8% (The figures are based on...acquisition ... ( read original story ...)


Liverpool's best Halloween menus in restauran...
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Sapporo is known for its roaring flames, flying...food and theatrical performances. If that’s...not enough to embrace your inner spook fan, then...you can also find that bright orange symbol of...Halloween inside some of their dishes this...weekend. Sapporo has ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Display considers deeper restructuring to ca...
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TOKYO Japan Display Inc is considering...restructuring beyond cutting jobs and...consolidating production, a person familiar with...the matter said on Wednesday, as its late entry...into OLED technology caused loss of business with...Apple Inc. Earlier in the day ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's Nikkei Underperforms Amid Mounting Po...
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Japan's main stock index underperformed Thursday...ahead of meetings between Prime Minister Shinzo...Abe and President Donald Trump. Other worries,...such as renewed concerns over Greece, kept a lid...on markets elsewhere. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe,...Britain's FTSE ... ( read original story ...)


Why Mizuho Believes Bitcoin Still Has a Future in ...
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Japanese banking giant Mizuho Financial Group is...nearing completion of a pilot project that...utilizes the bitcoin blockchain for securities...transfer. First announced last year as a...proof-of-concept (PoC) built with bitcoin's open...asset protocol ... ( read original story ...)


Strong quake hits southern Japan
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A strong earthquake hit southern Japan on Tuesday,...though there was no tsunami warning nor immediate...reports of damage or injuries. Tokyo: A strong...earthquake hit southern Japan on Tuesday, though...there was no tsunami warning nor immediate reports...of ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka called to further cooperation with Vietnam
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Politburo member and Secretary of the Party...Central Committee Pham Minh Chinh has suggested...authorities of Japan’s Osaka prefecture...further expand cooperation with localities, and...key economic zones of Vietnam in the coming time....Secretary of the Party ... ( read original story ...)


She loves being pam-pawed! Adorable video shows Ch...
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Chima the Chihuahua from Nagoya, Japan, wouldn't...take no for an answer as she asked for more and...more pats and strokes from her doting owner. In...the clip, Chima sits on a tile floor next to her...owner. She reaches forward with her front right...paw and ... ( read original story ...)


Japan consumer prices, household spending slump in...
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TOKYO (Reuters) -- Japan's core consumer prices...marked the ninth straight month of annual declines...in November, data showed on Tuesday, suggesting...that the economy still lacks enough momentum to...jump-start inflation toward the central bank's...ambitious 2 ... ( read original story ...)


Japan zoo releases gender of star panda
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TOKYO - The baby panda, who has become an...overnight celebrity in Japan, is a girl. Tokyo's...Ueno Zoo said Friday the panda, born June 12, was...ruled a female by examining experts. The still...nameless cub has been doing well, drinking mother...ShinShin's milk. ( read original story ...)


Soccer: Consadole welcomes Thailand’s 1st J-Leaguer

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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Japanese organizers to disclose total cost estimat...
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Tokyo Olympic organizers will present their first...official cost estimate for the 2020 Games at a...level slightly below their promised 2 trillion...($17 billion) cap, Japanese media said Wednesday....Organizers are expected to present an estimated...total of 1.6 ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's Mr Yen says dollar could fall below 1...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's former currency czar...Eisuke Sakakibara said the dollar could fall below...100 yen by year-end on U.S. President Donald...Trump's perceived support for a weak dollar, but...cautioned that any yen-selling intervention by...Tokyo might be ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s Nikkei tops 20,000 level, highest si...
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TOKYO, June 2 Japan's Nikkei share average rose...above the psychologically important 20,000-point...level to the highest since August 2015 on Friday...as strong U.S. stocks and the rising dollar lifted...investors' risk appetite. The Nikkei rose 1.0...percent to ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Electric Power : Tepco denies it plans to sc...
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Tokyo Electric Power Co Holdings on Friday denied...a media report that it was set to decommission a...nuclear reactor that suffered only minor damage...compared with the nearby Fukushima Daiichi plant...that was wrecked after a massive quake in 2011....The Mainichi ... ( read original story ...)


Office tower planned for downtown Vancouver inspir...
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With a design inspired by a Japanese lamp, a new...highrise planned for 400 West Georgia Street could...become a bright spot on Vancouver's often maligned...architectural design scene. According to Westbank...Development president Ian Gillespie, the 24 storey...... ( read original story ...)


Japan and China discuss economic ties and cooperat...
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YOKOHAMA -- Japan and China held high-level talks...on the sidelines of the Asian Development Bank's...annual meeting on Saturday to discuss the bad loan...situation in China and bilateral cooperation in...Asia. Taro Aso, Japan's deputy prime minister and...finance ... ( read original story ...)


Astro Japan Property : Dividend/Distribution-AJA
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2A.7 Are any of the below approvals required for...the dividend/distribution before business day 0 of...the timetable? 2A.9 Total dividend/distribution...payment amount per +security (in primary currency)...for all dividends/distributions notified in this...form AUD ... ( read original story ...)


Bawling babies face off in Japan’s ‘crying sumo’...
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TOKYO: More than 100 Japanese babies faced off...Sunday in a traditional “crying sumo” ring, an...annual ceremony believed to bring infants good...health. In the sumo ring at the precinct of the...Kamegaike Hachimangu shrine in Sagamihara west of...Tokyo, two ... ( read original story ...)


‘Tokyo Ghoul’ Season 3 Updates: 2017 R...
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"Tokyo Ghoul" season 3 release this is year...unlikely because of the lack of material from the...manga. Materials from the manga are still not...enough to make another anime adaptation....Meanwhile, the cast for the live action adaptation...has been revealed, with ... ( read original story ...)


3 dead in heavy snowfall as coldest day this winte...
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Airlines including All Nippon Airways and Japan...Airlines cancelled at least 130 flights, while...services on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen lines...saw delays. To have fuller access to the Kyodo...News website, it is necessary to subscribe. We...offer a broad ... ( read original story ...)


Sapporo set for more talks as Sleeman-Unibroue strike continues in Canada

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Japanese skittish on EEC outlays
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Jetro Bangkok conducts a survey every six months...on the business sentiment of Japanese investors in...Thailand as well as potential investors. "Over 50%...of survey respondents said they will expand their...investment in Thailand," said Mr Mitsumata...referring to ... ( read original story ...)


Japan government to divest additional Japan Post s...
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TOKYO -- Japan's Ministry of Finance will sell...part of its stake in Japan Post Holdings in the...coming months. The maximum total value of the sale...will be some 4 trillion yen ($35 billion) and...could happen as early as this summer. The ministry...will hold a ... ( read original story ...)


Yokohama Rubber : TIRE CORPORATION ANNOUNCES NEW 1...
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Release date- 26102016 - SANTA ANA, CA. - Yokohama...Tire Corporation has added four new sizes to its...104ZR urban/regional all-position/steer tire...line-up: 225/70R19.5, 245/70R19.5, 265/70R19.5 and...285/70R19.5. 'The 104ZR is a true workhorse that's...designed ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo’s unique shopfronts are captured in this ser...
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One Polish artist has immortalised Tokyo’s...disappearing shopfronts in a series of...watercolours. The Tokyo shopfronts series are...capturing the old buildings of the city. Image by...Mateusz Urbanowicz When Mateusz Urbanowicz moved...to Tokyo in 2013 to begin ... ( read original story ...)


Japan carrier leaves port ‘to escort US warships’...
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A JAPANESE naval destroyer has left port on a...reported mission of escorting US military ships...off the coast as Japan tries to increase its...military role amid heightened tension on the...Korean Peninsula. The helicopter destroyer Izumo...departed from the ... ( read original story ...)


Japan says no deals with Russia that undermine san...
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The two leaders will meet in Japan to discuss...economic cooperation and a decades-old territorial...dispute. "We will never hurt G7 solidarity over...the Ukraine issue. That's a prerequisite," Seko...told a news conference. "We are making sure each...item in the ... ( read original story ...)


Japan PM urges NKorea to stop missiles
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has urged North...Korea to refrain from taking further provocative...actions, comply with UN resolutions and abandon...its nuclear missile development. Tensions on the...Korean peninsula have escalated as US President...Donald ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s investments in India getting diverse
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Investments from Japan are getting diverse and...sectors that have received FDI during 2016-17...period include retail, textile, consumer durables,...food & beverages and banking (credit card...services), persons familiar with the Indo-Japan...economic ties told ET. ( read original story ...)


Settle in for a snooze followed by a coffee at Tok...
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In Tokyo’s land of themed cafés where vampires,...kawaii (cute) monsters, mayonnaise, cats and even...goats are celebrated, a new pop-up has opened up...centred around sleep. If you order at least one...item from the menu at the converted Nescafe...Harajukuand ... ( read original story ...)


Night rescue: Sailor plucked from Tokyo Express of...
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Neri, who has been flying Cormorants since 2010,...joined another aircraft commander and two search...and rescue technicians to locate the Tokyo Express...around midnight ... at the right time," Neri told CBC News. The...timing has to be precise. ( read original story ...)


Osaka university partners with firms to sell goods made with discarded tuna skin

OSAKA – Kindai University, which pioneered the artificial farming of bluefin tuna — a pricy delicacy served as sushi — is giving new life to the discarded skin of the precious fish by utilizing it for leather and cosmetics products. The Osaka ... ( read original story ...)

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Toyota, Suzuki near technology partnership agreeme...
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Japan's Toyota Motor Corp and Suzuki Motor Corp...are nearing a partnership agreement to develop...technology, including self-driving, the Nikkei...business daily reported on Saturday. The two...Japanese automakers could announce a deal as soon...as Monday ... ( read original story ...)


Rowing, canoe sprint, swimming to remain at Tokyo ...
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TOKYO -- Olympic organizers agreed Tuesday to keep...the rowing, canoe sprint and swimming venues at...their planned sites in Tokyo for the 2020 Games,...while postponing a decision until Christmas on a...possible switch for volleyball. Representatives of...the ... ( read original story ...)


Cultivating cool: Branding lessons for Canada from...
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York University’s Schulich School of...Business The Economist magazine recently singled...Canada out as an example to the world. The...magazine focused on our liberalism and tolerance,...but can we be “cool” too? Japan has...done it with its Cool Japan Fund. ( read original story ...)


Government to help finance building of hotels amid...
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only provides financial support for the...construction of facilities such as schools,...libraries, hospitals and nursing homes, and only...in areas outside Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. The...government will revise the rules to enable it to...finance — from next month ... ( read original story ...)


Six years after Japan tsunami, trauma to lives, ec...
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TOKYO -- Six years ago, more than 18,000 people...died or went missing as a tsunami triggered by a...massive quake engulfed coastal areas of...northeastern Japan. Tens of thousands more...people's lives were unraveled when they lost...family members, friends ... ( read original story ...)


Japan, China, South Korea pledge to resist protect...
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YOKOHAMA, Japan Finance leaders of Japan, China...and South Korea agreed to resist all forms of...protectionism in a trilateral meeting on Friday,...taking a stronger stand than G20 major economies...against the protectionist policies advocated by...U.S. President ... ( read original story ...)


North Korea fires missile 800 kilometres, challeng...
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The launch, which Tokyo said could be a new type...of missile ... meaning it could have a far longer range than it...actually flew. Japan's Kyodo News said the missile...may be capable of covering a range as far as 4,000...kilometres if launched at a normal ... ( read original story ...)


CORRECTING and REPLACING Panasonic to Unveil ̶...
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MILAN & OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Second...paragraph, second sentence of release should read:...This outdoor exhibition features an installation...where Panasonic’s projectors, speakers, and...lighting create not only an inspiring space for...visitors but ... ( read original story ...)


Immigration detainees wage hunger strike at Nagoya...
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A 31-year-old Iranian man, who has been detained...for about six months, told a Kyodo News reporter...at the facility that he will continue the hunger...strike until death if necessary as nothing has...changed despite repeated pleas. An official of the...Nagoya ... ( read original story ...)


Japan protests as Chinese ships sail into disputed...
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Tokyo: Japan protested to China on Sunday after...Chinese coast guard ships sailed into territorial...waters of disputed islands in the East China Sea,...Tokyo said. Four Chinese vessels entered the...waters surrounding the islets, called the Senkaku...in Japan and ... ( read original story ...)


Yokohama Is Giving Away a Ram Truck in Facebook Sweepstakes

The grand prize in Yokohama Tire Corp.’s “Get Trucked Up Giveaway” is a custom-built 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon crew cab 4x4 featuring the company’s new Geolandar M/T G003 mud-terrain tires. The contest runs through Oct. 15. Yokohama is presenting ... ( read original story ...)

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Tight Japanese labor market constricting growth
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TOKYO -- Despite a tightening job market that is...putting upward pressure on wages, growth in Japan...remains stubbornly slow as a labor shortage...constrains business activity while part-timers and...temps hesitate to loosen their purse strings. The...unemployment ... ( read original story ...)


Japan tops China as largest holder of US Treasury ...
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WASHINGTON — Japan surpassed China in...October as the largest foreign owner of U.S....Treasury securities, the first time the countries...have swapped places in nearly two years. Total...foreign holdings fell for a fourth month. The...Treasury Department says ... ( read original story ...)


China, US and Japan top borrowers as global offici...
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S&P projects a rise to US$44.3 trillion at...projected market exchange rates. The United States...at US$2.2 trillion and Japan at over US$1.8...trillion, will again be the most prolific...borrowers this year, accounting for 60 per cent of...the total, followed by ... ( read original story ...)


Cherry blossom festival highlights tastes of Japan
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After the long and harsh winter, the bloom is off...to a late start this year says Johnson, but the...events that aren't blossom-dependent will Not soon...enough: Today marks the first day of spring "The...good news is ... This is a common Japanese condiment ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's forestry industry thin on workers: su...
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TOKYO -- Japan's forestry sector is vastly...understaffed, leaving lumber resources planted...decades ago in danger of going to waste, according...to a survey by The Nikkei. Some 93% of the forest...owners' cooperatives polled reported being...short-staffed ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s shortage of hotel rooms offers US$100m win...
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“Japan has a large number of repeat travellers...from greater ... double the size of a normal hotel room. Property...prices in Tokyo largely haven’t changed in 30...years, even though they have rebounded over the...past two years. The market is still much ... ( read original story ...)


2016 Yokohama Hot-Rod and Custom Show
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Each December at the annual Yokohama Hot Rod &...Custom Show. That it’s in Yokohama not Yorba...Linda perhaps should not be surprising. For when...Japanese wax nostalgic their imaginations often...head out on a desert highway, into a mythical land...they first ... ( read original story ...)


TABLE-Japan business mood up as yen weakens –...
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(Click on for main story) TOKYO, Dec 7 (Reuters) -...Japanese manufacturers' confidence rose for a...fourth straight month to a 16-month high in...December and the service's sector mood also rose,...a Reuters poll showed, with a weaker yen...brightening prospects ... ( read original story ...)


Baby panda rally: Zoo’s new arrival boosts T...
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Decorations appeared on Tokyo streets as the two...giant pandas were welcomed with ... According to one estimate cited by business...publication Nikkei, the economic impact of the...baby panda could be as much as 26.7 billion yen...($243 million). ( read original story ...)


Japan hopes to school tourists in the art of the n...
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TOKYO — Japan is turning to those hooded...samurai-era acrobatic spies known as ninja to woo...tourism. The Japan Ninja Council, a...government-backed organization of scholars,...tourism groups and businesses, said Wednesday that...it's starting a Ninja Academy to ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s south hit by 5.0 quake, no tsunami

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 has hit southern Japan but is not likely to cause a tsunami, Japan Meteorological Agency says. The 11:31 pm (0031 AEST) quake was centred in the Bungo strait connecting the southern main islands of Kyushu ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude...of 6.6 shook western Japan on Friday, the Japan...Meteorological ... Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a...news conference. The epicenter of the earthquake...was in Tottori prefecture at a depth of ... ( read original story ...)


Around the world with Manu Feildel: Episode five &...
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Here I am more than halfway into my trip and Tokyo...greets me with bright lights and people...everywhere. It's crazier than Hong Kong in very...many ways and I loved discovering the weird and...wonderful in this city. Visiting the Tsukiji fish...markets and seeing ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei stays in a narrow range, on track for weekl...
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Yen moves off this week's highs, underpinning...Japanese equities TOKYO Jan 20 Japan's Nikkei...share average wobbled in a small range on Friday,...on track for a weekly loss, as investors braced...for a change of power in the United States with...the inauguration ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo’s Stock Investors Add France’s Le Pen to Lis...
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(Bloomberg) -- Just as stock investors in Tokyo...were starting to factor in the outlook for global...trade under U.S. President Donald Trump, comments...from France’s far-right leader have pushed down...Japanese shares. The Topix index declined, with...exporters ... ( read original story ...)


Real Estate Trends Spell Trouble For Japan's ...
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Commercial property lending generally allows for a...loan-to-value ratio ... making it more attractive to turn izakaya...properties into retail or office space. Retail...rents in Tokyo’s main wards were running at...¥25,625 per tsubo mid-year, up 16% from ... ( read original story ...)


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


Engel’s food gauge hit 29-year high in 2016, signa...
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Engel’s coefficient, or the portion of household...income spent on food, hit a 29-year high in Japan...last year, partly reflecting changes in the...nation’s social structure, an internal affairs...ministry survey revealed. Before setting the...record ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo’s female governor takes on Japan’...
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For now, the former defense minister says her...sights are set firmly on a July 2 Tokyo...metropolitan assembly poll, where she's targeting...a majority for her fledgling "Tokyo Citizens...First" party and its allies. Koike, in an...interview with Reuters ... ( read original story ...)


Japan eyes U.S. nuclear pact that renews automatic...
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Japan will seek a nuclear pact with the United...States that renews automatically while it...continues reprocessing spent fuel and enriching...uranium, rather than a long-term pact similar to...one set to expire next year, government sources...said Tuesday. Ahead of ... ( read original story ...)


Bank of Japan Trims Inflation Forecasts
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TOKYO—The Bank of Japan revised down its...inflation forecasts Tuesday following a raft of...poor data, but held off expanding stimulus in a...sign that Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda has set the bar...much higher for taking action. At the end of a...two-day meeting, the ... ( read original story ...)