Women’s canoe added to 2020 Olympics, opening doors for female athletes

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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Sinkhole takes bite out of Japanese city
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Parts of a main street collapsed in the heart of...Fukuoka in southern Japan on Tuesday, creating a...massive sinkhole and cutting off power, water and...gas supplies to parts of the city. Stoplights and...sidewalks tumbled more than 10 metres as the earth...... ( read original story ...)


Germany's Merkel and Japan's Abe urge fr...
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Both called for a free trade deal to be reached...quickly between Japan and the European Union, in...comments made after G20 finance ministers and...central bankers dropped a long-standing mention of...open trade in their final communique after a...two-day meeting ... ( read original story ...)


BRIEF-AEON REIT Investment buys property in Osaka ...
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Feb 3 AEON REIT Investment Corp : * Says it...completes acquisition of property located in Osaka...for 9.87 billion yen Source text in Japanese:...goo.gl/K5VUUl Further company coverage: (Beijing...Headline News) Next In Financials ( read original story ...)


Japan seeks to increase its U.N. staffers to match...
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Tokyo, which recently celebrated its sixth decade...of U.N. membership, is not represented as much as...its bountiful financial contributions to the...international body would justify. At the job fair...in Tokyo, students raised their hands in...succession to ask ... ( read original story ...)


Fonterra taps into Japan's love affair with i...
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Once upon a time, not so long ago in Japan,...icecream was something to cool children on a hot...day. These days the grown-ups are catching onto...what Kiwis have long known - icecream is an equal...opportunity treat, at any time and the creamier...the better. ( read original story ...)


Toshiba warns of its ability to continue as going ...
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The nuclear business writedown has pushed...Toshiba’s liabilities beyond its level of...assets. If the company can’t reverse the...situation in the fiscal year just ended, it could...face demotion to the second section of the Tokyo...Stock Exchange. That would ... ( read original story ...)


Philippines' Duterte tells Japan his China vi...
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He told a news conference that Manila would...respect treaty obligations as long as mutual...interests converged. Japan and the Philippines...also signed notes on two yen loan projects worth...up to 21.4 billion yen ($205 million), including...one to build two ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei falls as Italy vote creates selling opportu...
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TOKYO Dec 5 Japan's Nikkei share average fell on...Monday after Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's...defeat in a constitutional reform referendum gave...investors an opportunity to sell into a market...that had rallied to 11-month highs late last...week. ( read original story ...)


Fukushima 'safe' for Tokyo 2020 Olympics...
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Fukushima, site of one of the world's worst...nuclear disasters, poses no threat to players if...baseball games are held there at the Tokyo 2020...Olympics, the sport's top official said Friday....Tokyo organisers want to hold part of baseball's...preliminary rounds ... ( read original story ...)


Nine medals for Brits in Tokyo
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Britain’s swimmers continue to shine in the Far...East after claiming a total of nine medals on day...two of the Japan Open at the Tatsumi International...Pool, Tokyo. Off the back of an intensive training...camp in Thailand, the athletes swam through the...pain ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo, Japan: Three rules to see the secret side of the city

Peace and quiet in Tokyo? A lost cause? Holidaying Australians go elsewhere to relax. In Tokyo, which we’re visiting in increasing numbers, we chase excitement. We want to experience the famed hustle-and-bustle of a capital where innovative architecture ... ( read original story ...)

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Japan, EU set 2017 as the new deadline for free tr...
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as early as possible at the beginning of next...year,” Petriccione said at a news conference...in Tokyo. Both sides were aiming to broadly agree...on the bilateral free trade deal by year-end....Japan is keen to advance its trade talks with the...European Union ... ( read original story ...)


China outperforms in dismal 2016 IPO market
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Elsewhere in the region, Tokyo performed best...despite having its worst year since ... of their marketed prices and saw first-day pops...of 15% and 32%, respectively. The IPO markets in...most emerging economies were muted, except for...India, which raked in ... ( read original story ...)


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


LEGOLAND® Japan Themed 'LEGOLAND Train' ...
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NAGOYA, Japan, March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --...LEGOLAND ® Japan, an outdoor kids' theme park...where families can enjoy an entire day of fun,...will open on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The designed...train (nicknamed the LEGOLAND Train), which...features an interior ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Finance Minister Aso – BOJ policy not ...
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TOKYO Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on...Friday that the Bank of Japan's monetary policy...was aimed at domestic objectives of defeating...deflation, not at weakening the yen. Speaking to...reporters after a cabinet meeting, Aso declined to...comment ... ( read original story ...)


BRIEF-SHANON announces IPO on TSE Mothers on Jan.2...
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Says its stock will begin trading on the Tokyo...Stock Exchange (TSE) Mothers on Jan. 27, under the...symbol "3976" * The company will offer a total of...150,000 shares * Says the nominal offering price...as of filing date of Registration Statement is...1,380 yen ... ( read original story ...)


Heavy snowfall hits Japan, coldest day in much of ...
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TOKYO - Temperatures plunged to their lowest level...so far this winter in many regions of Japan on...Sunday, with heavy snowfall continuing to hit...areas especially along the Sea of Japan coast. The...Japan Meteorological Agency issued warnings of...snowstorms and ... ( read original story ...)


Adelaide United must replace three key players for...
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Two stoppers and an attacking midfielder. Adelaide...United must replace Riley McGree, Dylan McGowan...and Taylor Regan for its must-win AFC champions...league clash with Gamba Osaka on Anzac Day in...Osaka. All three players received yellow cards in...Adelaide’s ... ( read original story ...)


X Japan's Yoshiki, once suicidal, hopes '...
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"I've tried to make the actual sound as close as...possible to what I composed in my head for my...music," the Japanese rocker told the Daily News...."But no song I've ever done sounds perfect to me....If I'm trying (for perfection), I would never even...finish one ... ( read original story ...)


Japan, U.S. holds antinuclear disaster drill at Yo...
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... and the U.S. Embassy in Japan, participated in...the drill. The nuclear-powered U.S. aircraft...carrier Ronald Reagan has been deployed at...Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo, since 2015. To have...fuller access to the Kyodo News website, it is...necessary to subscribe. ( read original story ...)


Scandal clouds outlook for Japan’s Abe, Tokyo poll may give clues

TOKYO Just a few months ago, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looked ... "Chief Cabinet Secretary (Yoshihide) Suga's haughty attitude at his news conference and his attack on the former official personally were a mistake," said one Liberal Democratic Party ... ( read original story ...)

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Yen Trends Retrace as the Bank of Japan Awaits
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- This week’s economic docket is...relatively-light, with the one ‘big’...event tonight’s Bank of Japan rate decision....No movement on rates is expected; but will the BoJ...look to upgrade economic forecasts so quickly...after the start of the Trump rally ... ( read original story ...)


Domino’s Japan has had to scrap its reindeer deliv...
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Fans of reindeer and pizza, we’re terribly...sorry. Cocktail recipe: Citrus prosecco sparkler...It turns out that Domino’s Japan has had to...scrap their new reindeer delivery scheme (*cough*...admittedly adorable PR stunt *cough*), because,...well, a reindeer ... ( read original story ...)


Nagoya Protocol Implications For Health, Flu Genet...
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IP-Watch is a non-profit independent news service,...and subscribing to our service helps ... recently published its analysis about the public...health implications of the Nagoya Protocol on...genetic resources access and benefit-sharing, and...in particular ... ( read original story ...)


Famous brands in Japan go offbeat to boost name re...
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If there is one thing fashionistas wear or carry...that this Italian luxury brand would never sell,...it is uchiwa, a common Japanese fan traditionally...made of paper and bamboo. Right? Wrong. Gucci does...offer its own uchiwa, with its name splashed on...one side. ( 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 ...)


New route testimony to safety record
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OSAKA: AirAsia X Bhd will become one of the first...Asean-based low-cost carriers to venture into the...United States when it starts its connecting flight...from Kuala Lumpur to Honolulu via Osaka, Japan,...from June 28 this year. Flights D7001 and D7002...are ... ( read original story ...)


A hastily called news conference caps a surreal da...
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It ended with Trump summoning the same reporters...to another Trump-owned property, where the...president put on another display of friendship for...Abe: a pledge at a late-night news conference to...stand by Japan “100 percent” in the wake of...North Korea’s ... ( read original story ...)


Staying in Shinjuku? Check These 4 Affordable Busi...
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This hotel boasts close proximity to gardens. The...Tokyo Business Hotel is only a 15-minute walk from...the Shinjuku Station (新宿駅)...which makes it accessible to Shibuya...(渋谷), Ikebukuro (池袋),...and Roppongi (六本木). It is a...great place for ... ( read original story ...)


Tokai Tokyo Financial : Proposed Change of Directo...
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Note: This English translation is for reference...purposes only. In the event of any discrepancy...between the Japanese original and this English...translation, the Japanese original shall prevail....We assume no responsibility for this translation...or for direct ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Business Conditions Strengthen, Optimism Gro...
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Prospects for the Japanese economy have brightened...at the start of 2017. Business conditions in Japan...continued to improve following a pick-up late last...year, adding justification to upgraded growth...forecasts from the central bank. While survey data...showed ... ( read original story ...)


Campaigning for Tokyo polls kicks off

Official campaigning kicked off yesterday for the Tokyo metropolitan assembly election, seen as a bellwether for national trends. A total of 259 candidates will be vying for 127 seats in the election on July 2, which will pit the ruling Liberal Democratic ... ( read original story ...)

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


Japan bank consortium plans blockchain payments pu...
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A consortium of Japanese banks is planning to use...distributed ledger technology — better known as...blockchain — from a Google-backed fintech...start-up to make domestic and international...payments. This follows a successful implementation...of a pilot ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s Abe heads to Washington this week bearing ...
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Japan’s prime minister, a man who promised...voters he would turn Japan back into a...“beautiful country”, is now doing his utmost...to Make America Great Again. Shinzo Abe is set to...arrive in Washington on Friday for his first...official summit with ... ( read original story ...)


Weekend downpour: New Lynn retail building closed ...
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The businesses in the building include a Japanese...restaurant called Happy Japanese Restaurant ... lake' developed on an inner-city construction...site. Chris Gudgeon, Kiwi Property chief...executive, said his company's LynnMall centre was...not hurt in the ... ( read original story ...)


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


Beer maker Sapporo to open nursery in Tokyo HQ
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Sapporo Holdings Ltd. plans to open a nursery at...its headquarters building in central Tokyo on...April 1 next year, an official of the company...said. The move is designed to help female...employees on child care leave return to work by...providing them with a ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo 2020 organisers approve baseball-softball in...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Fukushima Prefecture...could play a part in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after...organisers on Wednesday approved a plan to hold...part of the baseball-softball competition in the...disaster-hit region. The prefecture was devastated...by the ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo stocks down as automakers, electronics firms...
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TOKYO: Tokyo stocks sank on a strong yen Monday...morning, with automakers and electronics firms...taking a hit, while Toshiba dropped on a report...that its troubled US nuclear unit could start...bankruptcy proceedings this week. The benchmark...Nikkei 225 index ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Atomic Power looks to operate reactors abroa...
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TOKYO -- Japan Atomic Power will form a joint...venture with American energy provider Exelon to...snag orders overseas for operating and maintaining...nuclear power plants, with the first involving a...Hitachi-led project in the U.K. The new company...will be ... ( read original story ...)


Japan bank on Hagino, Ikee for world swimming char...
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Olympic champion Kosuke Hagino and schoolgirl...sensation Rikako Ikee will head Japan's charge at...this summer's world swimming championships when...both are likely to face very different types of...pressure. Hagino and Ikee were named among a team...of 18 athletes ... ( read original story ...)


From Bronx to Tokyo, Darvish vs Tanaka creates buzz

By the time Tanaka bounded out to the mound and warmed up to the peppy music of Japanese girl band Momoiro Clover Z, it was 8:47 p.m. for the first pitch — that was 9:47 a.m. Saturday in Tokyo for the national telecast back in his homeland. "Breakfast at ... ( read original story ...)

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The decision by Nikkei 225-listed Nisshinbo...Holdings marked the first time a Japanese company...has publicly abandoned a Mexico facility in...response to Trump’s protectionist outbursts, the...Nikkei business daily said Thursday. The...announcement comes as ... ( 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 ...)


Four things to know about the Cloudera IPO
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Osaka University and NTT Laboratories recently...created the first ... is still in the early phases,” Mass wrote in an...email. See also: MuleSoft’s post-IPO gains have...created a scary valuation Hortonworks had a market...capitalization of about $662 ... ( read original story ...)


Romantic Spots for Couples in Osaka
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From famous spots such as Osaka Castle and...Universal Studios, to local food specialties such...as Okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake) and...Takoyaki (octopus balls), Osaka has plenty to...offer! Whether you’re first-time or...returning visitors, Osaka will ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo cops: Chinese hostess stole ¥200,000 from dr...
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A Chinese hostess is among two suspects accused of...stealing 200,000 yen from a drunk businessman in...Ueno (TBS News) TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan...Police have arrested a 49-year-old Chinese...national for allegedly stealing money from a male...office worker ... ( read original story ...)


The Latest: Abe promotes Japan business ahead of T...
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WASHINGTON - The Latest on Japanese Prime Minister...Shinzo Abe's visit to Washington and meeting with...President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:05...a.m. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (SHEEN-zoh...AH-bay) is making the case for Japanese business...which he ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals to be made of garbage
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TOKYO’S started collecting electronic waste to...help produce the gold, silver and bronze medals...needed for the 2020 Olympics. Tokyo authorities...are accepting nine types of small digital devices,...including smartphones, digital cameras and...portable music ... ( read original story ...)


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


Tokyo Cement ‘Divi Shakthi’ Trains over 200 Dealer...
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Mr. Ismail Azeez of IIDT at an experiential...learning session during a Divi Shakthi program....Tokyo Cement ‘Divi Shakthi’ training...workshops on business management, conducted...together with the International Finance...Corporation (IFC), has successfully ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo office vacancy rate up in January
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The average office vacancy rate in central Tokyo...rose 0.13 percentage point from the previous month...to 3.74% at the end of January, after a fall in...December, a real estate broker said Friday. Miki...Shoji Co said although there were few large-scale ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo zoo announces baby panda’s sex

Tokyo: A baby panda recently born in Japan is a girl, a Tokyo zoo said, adding that the little cub appeared to be in good health. Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo celebrated the first birth of a baby panda in five years on June 12, prompting rolling television reports ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO -- Japanese solar panel makers are slashing...domestic production, looking to reduce costs and...rethink sales strategies in the face of shrinking...demand and price competition from foreign rivals....Kyocera halted production at a solar panel...assembly plant ... ( 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 ...)


Japan Ups Its Game Against China's Belt And R...
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This JV is made up of Mitsubishi UFJ Lease &...Finance (47.55%), Hitachi Capital (47.55%), and...Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (4.9%) and aims to...invest $878 million into Japanese-directed...infrastructure projects, such as railways and...power plants, throughout ... ( read original story ...)


Brazilian President seeks foreign investment, acce...
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TOKYO Brazilian President Michel Temer told a top...Japanese business lobby in Tokyo on Wednesday he...would like to open up Brazil's markets and promote...international investment there. Temer, making the...first visit to Japan by a Brazilian head of state...in 11 ...http://japanbizz.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=38&action=trash&_wpnonce=3778aa113e ( read original story ...)


Japan Feb wholesale prices rise 1.0 pct yr/yr
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TOKYO, March 13 (Reuters) - Japanese wholesale...prices rose 1.0 percent in the year to February,...Bank of Japan data showed on Monday. The rise in...the corporate goods price index (CGPI), which...measures the price companies charge each other for...their goods ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Airlines cuts outlook as H1 net profit dives
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Japan Airlines on Monday slashed its full-year...earnings outlook as it said fiscal first-half net...profit nosedived owing to a slump in its...international business. The carrier said its...bottom line in the six months through September...shrank to 71.4 billion ... ( read original story ...)


Central bank plays trump card early to shock marke...
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TOKYO -- The Bank of Japan last week offered to...buy bonds at a fixed yield to curb rising interest...rates, playing what was seen as an ultimate trump...card far earlier than many expected. The BOJ...announced its first-ever fixed-rate purchase...operation on the ... ( read original story ...)


Adelaide United fight back to claim 3-3 Asian Cham...
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The Reds drew 3-3 with Gamba Osaka at the Suita...City Stadium on Tuesday after a last gasp goal...from Baba Diawara gave United a lifeline to making...the knockout stage of the intercontinental...tournament. But Adelaide must now rely on Chinese...giant Jiangsu ... ( read original story ...)


Japan in ‘Tricky Spot’ on Yen as Trump Meeting Loo...
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and he would explain Japan’s monetary policy to...Trump if necessary. The government issued a speedy...correction to Finance Minister Taro Aso’s...comments Friday on whether the nation’s monetary...policy was aimed at weakening the yen,...underscoring the ... ( read original story ...)


Japan exhibitors fear $12 billion hit from media c...
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Singapore and the U.S., and they might not...return," JEXA Chairman Tadao Ishizumi told a news...conference on Thursday. "The economic benefits...from these exhibitions will disappear and it's the...people of Tokyo and Japan who will end up losing...out," he said. ( read original story ...)


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

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

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TOKYO, April 13 (Reuters) - Japanese companies...should use the U.S.-apan economic dialogue as an...opportunity to boost investment in factories in...the United States and protect market share, a...Japanese government adviser said on Thursday....Japan should also ... ( 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 stronger ties to Iran’s central bank
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Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) is...looking to work closer on banking supervision with...the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran...(CBI). The pair have exchanged letters on...co-operation and the plan is to examine the...performance of their ... ( read original story ...)


Current Nagoya Mayor Kawamura, two others file can...
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NAGOYA – Incumbent Nagoya Mayor Takashi...Kawamura, 68, and two other people on Sunday filed...candidacies in the mayoral election set for April...23 in the city. The others are lawyer Masateru...Iwaki, 62, a former deputy mayor, and former...corporate employee ... ( read original story ...)


DAILY BRIEFING: Britain needs a staggered departur...
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BANKING BREXIT Britain must negotiate a staggered...departure ... a boost after its treatment for chronic...obstructive pulmonary disease was approved in...Japan. The Japanese Ministry of Health has given a...nod to the Relvar Ellipta inhaler which was...approved ... ( read original story ...)


Asian markets rally; Tokyo stocks up as yen falls
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Tokyo stocks jumped to the highest level in nearly...two years. KEEPING SCORE: Nikkei 225 jumped 1.4...percent to 20,139.31 as the yen weakened against...the dollar. South Korea's Kospi rose 0.9 percent...to 2,363.07. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index gained...0.2 percent ... ( read original story ...)


Extensive blackout in Tokyo hits trains, governmen...
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Traffic lights were also temporarily out in some...locations in Tokyo. Chief Cabinet Secretary...Yoshihide Suga told a news conference that...officials are looking into the cause of the...incidents, but did not answer when asked about a...possible sabotage ... ( read original story ...)


Japan says North Korea missile landed about 300 km...
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Some of the missiles landed in waters as close as...300 km to Japan's northwest coast, Japan's Defence...Minister Tomomi Inada said in Tokyo. "The launches...are clearly in violation of (UN) Security Council...resolutions. It is an extremely dangerous action ... ( read original story ...)


Strong quake hits southern Japan, no tsunami risk
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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. The magnitude 6.0...quake hit at a depth of 10 kilometres (6.2 miles)...in waters off the island of Miyako in the southern...... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s banks pin hopes on Trump-ordered review of...
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Facing a tough business environment at home, where...the Bank of Japan adopted a negative-interest-rate...policy last February, Japan’s banks are hoping...to boost earnings from their operations in the...United States and other overseas markets. ( read original story ...)