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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Japanese banking giant Mizuho has tested its...digital currency developed in partnership with IBM...Japan to reduce costs of money transfers, a report...has revealed. The Mizuho Financial Group-IBM...partnership announced earlier this year has seen...successful ... ( read original story ...)


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“Adverse economic and financial conditions...worldwide continue to cause uncertainties ... the Kansai International Airport and the Osaka...International Airport, as well as the toll road...concession in Aichi prefecture.” “It...is a widely accepted fact ... ( read original story ...)


Japan, France welcome US leadership in the Asia-Pa...
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Glossing over disagreements, the defense chiefs...from Japan and France on Saturday welcomed U.S....leadership in the Asia-Pacific to manage the...nuclear ambitions of North Korea and maintain...regional peace. Speaking at a security summit in...Singapore ... ( read original story ...)


The Latest: Japan says differences with US on econ...
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A Japanese official says a difference in approach...remains with the U.S. despite an agreement on a...framework for new bilateral economic talks. The...official said Tuesday that Japan still hopes to...bring the U.S. back into a multilateral framework...such as the ... ( read original story ...)


Everything you need to know about the Japanese eco...
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Trading Economics | 3. The World Bank, World...Integrated Trade Solution database | 4....“Japan's big announcement is a 'very...important turning point’”, Business...Insider, August 2016 | 5. Bloomberg, September...2016 | 6. World Federation of Exchanges If ... ( read original story ...)


Fire that spread to 140 buildings under control in...
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The ramen shop was in a shopping arcade northwest...of the city's main train station, the area crowded...with old wooden houses, according to Kyodo News....Itoigawa is on the Japan Sea coast in Niigata...prefecture, about 260 kilometres northwest of...Tokyo. ( read original story ...)


Donald Trump ice sculpture unveiled at Japan'...
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The annual Sapporo snow festival kicked off on...Monday featuring ice sculptures of iconic...locations, movie characters, celebrities, and even...the US president, Donald Trump. One of the largest...exhibits of the festival was Paris' famous...monument, the Arc de ... ( read original story ...)


Olympic champion skater Hanyu dominates men's...
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SAPPORO, Japan -- Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu...recorded a season-best score to dominate the men's...short program at the NHK Trophy on Friday. Skating...to Prince's "Let's Go Crazy," the defending...champion from Japan stumbled on the landing of his...opening ... ( read original story ...)


Dentsu raided again by Japan's labor ministry...
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Dentsu's Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya offices have been...raided, a Dentsu spokesman said, adding that the...company will cooperate with the ministry. The...spokesman declined to comment on whether there...were additional cases of overwork. Dentsu, the...world's fifth ... ( read original story ...)


Real Madrid advances to Club World Cup final
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YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Real Madrid beat Mexican side...Club America 2-0 to reach the Club World Cup final...on Thursday and extend its unbeaten run to 36...games. Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo each...scored to help the European champions reach the...final on ... ( read original story ...)


Starbucks' new Willy Wonka-inspired store in Tokyo offers a glimpse into the brand's future

On Thursday, CEO Howard Schultz announced that the coffee giant would open its fourth Roastery in Tokyo in 2018. "It’s clear to the me that the universal interest in premium retail experiences is not skewed to only the US," Schultz told Business Insider. ( read original story ...)

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YOKOHAMA – Top officials from the education...ministry and the city of Yokohama met Monday to...discuss how to better prevent school bullying in...the wake of the harassment of a transfer student...from Fukushima. Hiroyuki Yoshiie, senior vice...education minister ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo stocks plunge on yen’s rise, weak U.S. equit...
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Tokyo stocks met with selling as Trump’s...dismissal on Monday ... Investors refrained from active buying ahead of a...news conference by Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko...Kuroda scheduled for later on Tuesday after the...BOJ’s two-day monetary policy meeting ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei falls as Italian referendum result creates ...
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TOKYO, Dec 5 (Reuters) - 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 ...)


Europe and Japan’s vicious cycle of negative...
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"It is still several years, I believe, before the...European Central Bank or the Bank of Japan starts...tightening monetary policy," he said. "We may see...a sort of increase in interest rates, even in...Europe and Japan, from negative rates to back to...zero rates. ( read original story ...)


Tokyo shares up by break on lower yen
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Tokyo stocks rallied Friday morning as the yen...sank against the dollar after Federal Reserve...chief Janet Yellen indicated the bank would hike...US interest rates next month. The dollar soared...Thursday after Yellen told a joint congressional...committee of her ... ( 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 ...)


On this day: Japan overthrows its last shogun and ...
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On this day in 1868, the samurai of Japan ousted...the last shōgun, setting Japan on a course of...radical modernisation. In 1192, Minamoto Yoritomo...became the first shōgun of feudal Japan. The...appointment evolved into a hereditary military...dictatorship ... ( read original story ...)


Japan logs biggest current account surplus since 2...
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TOKYO Japan attained its second-biggest current...account surplus on record in 2016, Ministry of...Finance data showed on Wednesday, just days before...the U.S. and Japanese leaders meet for talks with...trade surpluses and currency valuations expected...to be high ... ( read original story ...)


A scare, then relief after powerful Japan quake an...
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"It really came back. And it was so awful. The...sways to the side were huge," Kazuhiro Onuki said...after northeastern Japan was jolted Tuesday by a...magnitude-7.4 earthquake, the strongest since a...devastating quake and tsunami five years ago. "But...nothing ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka cops: 1 dead, 3 hurt in stabbing at residenc...
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OSAKA (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police have...arrested a 24-year-old man after a stabbing...incident at a residence in Kadoma City left one...person dead and three others injured, reports TBS...News (Oct. 19). At approximately 4:00 a.m. on...Wednesday, police ... ( read original story ...)


Making the AEC work will take better banking for all

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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1 Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University,...Osaka ... Term Structure Movements and Pricing Interest...Rate Contingent Claims. The Journal of Finance,...41, 1011-1029....http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6261.1986.tb02528.x...[3] van der Hoek, J. ( read original story ...)


Putting Tokyo fashion week on the map
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For years headquartered in dull but convenient...shopping malls, Tokyo Fashion Week has always been...a poor cousin to the artistry of Paris or the...commercial dynamism of New York. But this season a...growing number of designers are branching out in...search of ... ( read original story ...)


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


Tokyo cops: Man raped woman while posing as employ...
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Naoki Ohashi allegedly posed as a sex parlor...worker in sexually assaulting a woman at a love...hotel in April (TV Asahi) TOKYO (TR ... to receive training at a hotel to be hired,”...TBS News reported (May 4). After the incident,...Ohashi told the victim ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese pensioner blows himself up in park, injur...
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A 72-year-old retired soldier blew himself up in a...park in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya, killing...himself and injuring three other people in an...apparent suicide, state broadcaster NHK reported....A second explosion, separate from the blast that...killed the ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s megabanks dip toes in cryptocurrency...
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TOKYO -- Japanese banks have typically shied away...from adopting virtual currencies, but not anymore....Now they are looking to leverage their huge...customer bases to jump into the world of...cryptocurrencies by offering quick and inexpensive...services. ( read original story ...)


Japanese Banks Could Use Common Blockchain for Mon...
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The Japanese Bankers Association (JBA) is working...toward the development of a common blockchain...platform for the country’s banks to begin trials...of core banking processes including money...transfers. The JBA is essentially an association...that represents ... ( read original story ...)


Toshiba Tec's "Form & Label Solution...
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TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Tec Corporation...(TOKYO:6588) today introduces its “Form...& Label Solution” to save on shipping...costs while optimizing logistics operations. This...solution enables easy, yet precise shipping via...its multifunction ... ( read original story ...)


R29's Ultimate Guide To Osaka — In 60 S...
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Aside from the financial investment, it also...requires you to have a decent ... we can spare you the endless hours you may spend...planning your trip from scratch. Say hello to...Osaka, Japan's third largest city, which boasts a...burgeoning nightlife and ... ( read original story ...)


Toshiba, Desperate for Cash After Scandal, Will Se...
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TOKYO — Ill-fated investments in nuclear...power projects by Toshiba of Japan have already...precipitated an embarrassing accounting scandal at...the company. Now the company is selling its most...valuable business to try to undo the damage....Toshiba, one of ... ( read original story ...)


Kyoto’s Most Luxurious Hotel Is Finally Open

You can ride in from Tokyo, which takes just over two hours. The closest airport, Osaka International, is about an hour by car. (Nightly rates start at about $950, fourseasons.com) More From Robbreport.com Kyoto’s Most Luxurious Hotel Is Finally Open ... ( read original story ...)

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MaRS has announced a partnership with a...Tokyo-based IT services provider in an effort to ... head of open innovation and business incubation...business strategy at NTT DATA. Entrepreneurs...working in the FinTech, artificial intelligence,...and energy industries ... ( read original story ...)


Bringing Japanese-style online trading to Malaysia
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The Japanese version of the mobile app has over...1.5 million downloads. The online brokerage...business in Japan began in 1999 following the full...deregulation of stock brokerage commission rates....Rakuten Securities Inc president Yuji Kusunoki...said this was ... ( read original story ...)


Japan shipping companies plan container merger
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Three of Japan's biggest shipping companies are...merging their container operations to become more...efficient. Nippon Yusen, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and...Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha said the joint venture would...see savings of more than 110bn yen ($1bn;...£820m ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Post looking to buy Nomura’s stake in real e...
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The government sold shares in Japan Post Holdings...in 2015, mainly to retail investors, as part of a...$12 billion IPO that included its banking and...insurance subsidiaries. Its shares, which listed...at ¥1,400, have been trading below that level...since March. ( read original story ...)


Japan scrambles jets over China drone flight near ...
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They are controlled by Japan but claimed also by...China. "This is escalating the situation and...absolutely unacceptable," Defense Minister Tomomi...Inada told a news conference on Friday, referring...to the incursion and drone flight. "We regard this...as a ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Tsunami warning: 'Evacuate immediately&...
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An earthquake off eastern Japan near Fukushima...prefecture has prompted a tsunami warning of...possible 3m (10ft) waves. Japanese broadcaster NHK...World reported that people should evacuate...immediately. ( read original story ...)


Corporate Japan gears up for fifth year of record ...
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TOKYO -- Dividends from publicly traded Japanese...companies are expected to hit a record for ... according to a tabulation by Nikkei Inc. This...will represent an eighth straight year of growth....A quarter of enterprises that close their books in...March are ... ( read original story ...)


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Five cities were also cited as Asia Pacific’s...fastest growing destination cities from 2009 to...2016– Osaka, Chengdu, Colombo, Tokyo and Taipei....Osaka had the highest compound annual growth rate...of 24.2%, while the rest of the cities followed at...20.1% ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Post raises mail rates for first time in 23 ...
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Japan Post, a unit of Japan Post Holdings, raised...mail rates Thursday in the first full-fledged...hikes since January 1994, excluding markups on...consumption tax increases. The rate for standard...postcards has been increased by ¥10 to ¥62....Rates for other ... ( 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 ...)


Japanese and German cooperation on Industry 4.0

That has made Japan a more interesting place for German companies to do business. Suddenly, they're working together "Japan in some sectors makes more foreign direct investments than does China or Korea," Schürmann said from his perch in a glass-fronted ... ( read original story ...)

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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 ...)


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That is, color marks are not registered unless the...applicant proves that the applied-for color mark...has acquired distinctiveness in Japan through...extensive and long-standing use. An applicant...needs to indicate the following information and...entries ... ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


Nikkei rebounds as strong yen trend pauses; buying...
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TOKYO, March 28 Japan's Nikkei share average...rebounded from more than a six-week low on Tuesday...morning due to a pause in the yen's strong trend,...with most sectors rose to positive territory. With...the end of the business year-end looming on March...31 for a ... ( read original story ...)


Mexico gets Trump's trade ire, Japan and Germ...
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By comparison, Japan and Germany get off easy. The...focus on China is understandable: The U.S. trade...deficit in goods with China ($347 billion last...year) is five times bigger than any other. The...U.S. trade gap with Mexico ($63.2 billion), though...... ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


Soccer-Japanese championship second stage results ...
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Oct 29 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from...the Japanese championship Second Stage matches on...Saturday Saturday, October 29 FC Tokyo 1 Vegalta...Sendai 0 Gamba Osaka 3 Albirex Niigata 1 Jubilo...Iwata 0 Urawa Reds 1 Kashima Antlers 0 Kawasaki...Frontale 1 ... ( read original story ...)


Japan, India sign agreement on civil nuclear power
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as the Japanese nuclear industry seeks markets...overseas because of shrinking business at home...since the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Japanese Prime...Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart,...Narendra Modi, also agreed during talks to advance...business and ... ( read original story ...)


Parts of street collapse in southern Japan city; n...
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TOKYO -- Parts of a main street collapsed in the...heart of a major city in southern Japan on...Tuesday, creating a massive sinkhole and cutting...off power, water and gas supplies to parts of the...city. Authorities said no injuries were reported...from the pre ... ( read original story ...)


Sapporo Asiad sets off alarm bells for China
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SAPPORO, Japan, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- Taken aback by...the rapid progress made by the two East Asian...neighbors, China is vowing to bounce back from a...disappointing finish in the Asian Winter Games and...to eventually shine when Beijing will host the...Winter ... ( read original story ...)


Japan empress 'shocked' at headlines of emperor's wish to abdicate

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 ...)

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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 16...years of archives. I am so confident you will love...complete access to our content that today I can...offer ... ( read original story ...)


Celebrity Chefs Are Eating Raw ‘Chicken Sashimi’ —...
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It’s more widely offered in Japan though,...especially in hubs such as Osaka, Kyoto, and...Tokyo. But even there, people have been cautioned...against taking a bite of undercooked chicken. In...July, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and...Welfare warned that ... ( read original story ...)


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The Worldwide Cost of Living 2017 report listed...five Asian cities in its top six, including Hong...Kong, Tokyo, Osaka and Seoul. The exception was...Switzerland's Zurich, which was ranked third....Geneva, Paris, New York and Copenhagen completed...the top ten. ( read original story ...)


Osaka Gas : NNPC to Generate 4,000 Megawatts Power
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(c) 2017 Bakhtar News Agency. All rights reserved....Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc....(Syndigate.info)., source Middle East & North...African Newspapers 03/22 OSAKA GAS: NNPC targets...4000MW electricity generation in 10 years 03/21...OSAKA GAS: NNPC to generate ... ( read original story ...)


Nintendo lowers price of development kits to entic...
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Developing games for the Nintendo Switch just got...way more affordable. At the Game Creators...Conference 2017 in Osaka, Japan, Nintendo...announced that Switch development kits would only...cost 50,000 yen, or roughly $450. More:...Nintendo’s Switch is one ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei rewrites 2016 closing high for second day
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adding that the yen’s weakening against...other currencies has made them less worried about...foreign exchange risks in increasing their...holdings of Japanese stocks. An official of...another securities firm said that the Nikkei...average should go higher unless ... ( read original story ...)


Asia stocks find relief as China set to return sei...
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The dollar will remain strong. One key question is...whether the Dow Jones will hit the 20,000 mark,"...said Koichi Yoshikawa, executive director of...financial markets at Standard Chartered Bank in...Tokyo. Expectations that U.S. President-elect...Donald Trump will ... ( 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...Feb 2017. Contract Day Volume Evening Volume...17-Mar 302.1 22 300.1 1 17-Apr 289.3 149 291.3 23...17-May 283.9 172 287.6 62 17-Jun 275.5 706 279.5...136 17-Jul 269 ... ( read original story ...)


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


UPDATE 1-Japan finmin to meet Japan Post CEO over ...
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TOKYO, April 27 Japan's finance minister will meet...the chief executive of Japan Post Holdings Co in...the coming days over the state-controlled...company's shock $3.6 billion writedown on its...Australian logistics arm, Toll Holdings Ltd, a...source said. ( read original story ...)


Halloween attraction angers Japan doll makers

... 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 ...)

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is stepping up its...supervision of bank lending amid growing concerns...a spurt of construction financing for new...apartment blocks could be sowing the seeds for bad...debts in the future, people involved in the matter...say. Small ... ( 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 ...)


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 ...)


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The authors have no relevant financial...relationships to disclose. The authors thank...Biomet Japan Inc, Tokyo, Japan, for providing the...cadavers for this study. Correspondence should be...addressed to: Yoshio Matsui, MD, Osaka City...General Hospital ... ( read original story ...)


‘Conspiracy bill’ draws backlash in Ja...
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Japan's lower house has approved a bill that...allows authorities to punish those found guilty of...planning serious crimes. It has been called the..."conspiracy bill" by critics who worry the bill...expanding state powers could be used to undermine...basic civil ... ( read original story ...)


Olympic bosses announce mixed-gender relays for To...
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Olympic organisers have announced a major shake-up...for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, adding a...series of new mixed-gender events. The...International Olympic Committee (IOC) revealed on...Friday the next Summer Games, to be held in the...Japanese capital ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei slumps amid dollar selloff in Asia
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Japan’s Kei Nishikori drops a point. Japan’s...Nikkei index dropped more than 200 points early...Thursday. President Donald Trump’s comments on...the U.S. dollar sent the currency lower against...its Asian counterparts, prompting a selloff in key...regional ... ( read original story ...)


Wall of capital headed for local commercial proper...
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At least $18 billion in equity has been allocated...for Australia's commercial property sector this...year, putting it among the world's top investment...destinations. Australia ranks sixth after the US,...China, Britain, Japan and Germany, according to a ... ( read original story ...)


Japan gets first sumo champion in 19 years
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Japan has named its first home-grown sumo grand...champion in almost two decades, in a boost to the...traditional wrestling sport. Kisenosato, 30, was...promoted to the top-most yokozuna rank after his...win in the first tournament of the year. He is the...first ... ( read original story ...)


Base fare for Tokyo taxis lowered to ¥410
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Hoping to drum up more business, including from...overseas visitors and the elderly, base taxi fares...were lowered Monday to ¥410 from ¥730 in...central Tokyo and two suburban cities. The new...base fare is for the first 1.052 km, while the one...it replaced ... ( read original story ...)