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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An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 has struck near the...Japanese city of Fukushima, in the north east of...the country. The nearby nuclear plant is not said...to have been affected. The ‘quake’s epicentre...was some 50 kilometres below the surface, in...Fukushima ... ( read original story ...)


Starhill Global Reit sells Japan property for $5.1...
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It only formed 0.1% of the company's portfolio by...asset value. According to OCBC investment...research, Starhill Global REIT (SGREIT) recently...divested its entire beneficial interests in the...Harajuku Secondo Property for a cash consideration...of JPY410.2m ($5 ... ( read original story ...)


Japan households' inflation expectations hit ...
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TOKYO Japanese households' sentiment worsened in...the three months to December and their...expectations of inflation hit a four-year low, a...central bank survey showed, underscoring the...challenges of eradicating the country's sticky...deflationary mindset. ( read original story ...)


Japanese firms show interest in Irish relocation a...
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which is owned by a consortium of Japan's Sumitomo...Mitsui Banking Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui...Finance and Leasing, and Sumitomo Corporation. A...spokesman for the IDA said that the agency was..."actively looking at opportunities for additional...Japanese banks ... ( read original story ...)


Southern Japan hit by 5.0 magnitude quake, no tsun...
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TOKYO An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude...of 5.0 hit southern Japan late on Tuesday but was...not likely to cause a tsunami, Japan...Meteorological Agency said. The 11:31 p.m. (10.31...a.m. ET) quake was centered in the Bungo strait...connecting the ... ( 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 ...)


North Korea missile fears in Japan: ‘Whatever will...
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FUSSA, Japan >> Residents living near U.S....military bases in Japan are facing a fresh...reality: Their neighborhoods are on the front-line...of North Korea’s dispute with America and if...Pyongyang were to attack they would have just...minutes to shelter from ... ( read original story ...)


Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Hachi...
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A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has...occurred on Sunday, 57 km ESE of Hachijo-jima,...Japan (35 miles). Global time and date of event...20/11/16 / 2016-11-20 13:15:36 / November 20, 2016...@ 1:15 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a...depth of 65.07 km ... ( read original story ...)


Yokohama offices celebrate Premier League triumph
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The club's fifth Premier League title was extra...special for Yokohama, their first with the club...since their logo started adorning our shirts in...2015. Kazu Sekiguchi, taskforce manager of...Yokohama Chelsea, said: 'Our colleagues around the...world were very ... ( read original story ...)


Asian stocks gain on Japan data, awaiting U.S.-Chi...
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TOKYO -- Asian markets were mostly higher Monday,...cheered by a positive report on the Japanese...economy, as players awaited a meeting between U.S....President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart...later in the week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's...benchmark Nikkei ... ( 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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NEW DELHI: India and Japan could ink Civil nuclear...Agreement that was initialed in Dec 2015 when...Narendra Modi travels to Tokyo mid-November for...annual Summit with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. The MoU...on civil nuclear cooperation announced at the...annual summit ... ( read original story ...)


Climbing centre breaks ground on Olympic-calibre f...
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The sport has been officially added to the list...for the 2020 summer Olympics. 6 new sports for...Tokyo 2020 that could boost Canada's medal chances...Olympic climbing dream could come true for Canmore...twins "The intention of it is to host a training...ground for ... ( read original story ...)


Sapporo Vietnam launches exclusive beer in VN mark...
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HO CHI MINH CITY - The Japanese brewery Sapporo...VietNam Ltd on July 12 launched Blue Gap beer, an...exclusive product for the Vietnamese market, by...the end of this month. The brewery has previously...offered the exclusive beers Sapporo Vietnam and...Sapporo ... ( read original story ...)


World Cup qualifiers: Socceroos given new lease on...
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THE Socceroos’ bid for direct World Cup...qualification has been boosted by Asian rivals...Japan being held to a 1-1 draw against Iraq in...Tehran. Group B leaders Japan’s failure to take...full points has them on 17 points, with Australia...one point behind ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese fugitive accused of killing Tokyo cop in ...
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June 7 (UPI) --Tokyo's Metropolitan Police...Department said Masaaki Osaka, a left-wing...revolutionary accused of killing a police officer...with a Molotov cocktail in 1971, has been arrested...and charged with murder. Japan has no statute of...limitations for ... ( read original story ...)


ADB hoping US will step up and help lead regional ...
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YOKOHAMA, Japan – The head of the Asian...Development Bank ... ADB President Takehiko Nakao told reporters at a...news conference wrapping up the bank's annual...meeting that it "isn't really good" that the...second largest shareholder in the development bank...... ( 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 ...)


5 things that make Osaka Castle the city's to...
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[Sponsored] With a number of flights linking...Singapore and Osaka, Japan’s third largest city...is a popular destination among Singaporean...travelers. There are dozens of attractions to...choose from in Osaka, but there is one place that...should be on every ... ( read original story ...)


Vietnam calls for Japan lead in PPP projects
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Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc arrives at...Kansai International Airport to start his visit to...Osaka Prefecture yesterday. – VNA/VNS Photo...Thống Nhất “The Vietnamese Government...commits to creating the best possible conditions...for you,” he pledged. ( read original story ...)


New Pentagon chief an instant hit in Japan, South ...
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TOKYO — In his debut abroad as the first...retired general to lead the Pentagon in more than...half a century, Jim Mattis found that in Japan and...South Korea his experience in uniform is seen as...an asset. Not everyone who knows Mattis well in...the U.S. shares ... ( 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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On Monday, Japan dispatched its biggest warship...since World War II to ... with 57 percent opposed. Another survey by Kyodo...News found 49 percent for and 47 percent...against. ( read original story ...)


Tokyo braces for fence-mending role in U.S.-Philip...
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As Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte prepares...to make his first visit to Japan since taking...office in June, Tokyo is looking to play...peacemaker between Washington and Manila as the...tough-talking leader threatens to change the...geopolitical calculus in ... ( read original story ...)


How the world would benefit by turning Japanese
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HAVING just returned from my second visit to...Japan, I’m struck by the vast differences...between them and us. I’m experiencing a...strange type of sadness and not just regular...post-holiday blues. I was in Japan with my...boyfriend to see Boston rock band ... ( read original story ...)


Putin arrives in Japan for territorial talks
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NAGATO, Japan - Russian President Vladimir Putin...arrived in Japan on Thursday for a two-day summit...that marks his first official visit to a G-7...country since Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea....His Rossiya Airlines plane touched down at 4:50...p.m. at ... ( read original story ...)


Mizuho, SMBC in talks to provide 800 million euros...
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TOKYO Japan's Mizuho Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui...Banking Corp are working on a deal to provide 800...million euros ($845 million) in loans to Russian...gas giant Gazprom, sources familiar with the...matter said on Monday. The banks are in talks to...finalize the deal ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei edges up but upbeat tankan fails to brighte...
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with an upbeat Bank Of Japan survey failing to...overcome lingering worries about the outlook for...exporters. The Nikkei's gained 0.4 percent to...18,983.23, not so far from a seven-week closing...low of 18,909.26 hit last Friday. A closely...watched central bank ... ( read original story ...)


IT progress boosts safety confirmation services to...
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In this March 11, 2011 file photo taken directly...after the Great East Japan Earthquake, people at...Odakyu Machida Station in Tokyo wait in line to...make calls on payphones. (Mainichi) After the...Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011 and the...Kumamoto ... ( read original story ...)


The Latest: Japan's Abe promises help for Rus...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the...business community ... of peace talks between the Syrian government and...the opposition. Putin said Friday at a news...conference in Tokyo that the negotiations would...take place in Astana, the capital of...Kazakhstan. ( read original story ...)


Japan’s big three shippers see profitable year ami...
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Japan’s big three shippers on Friday forecast a...return to profit this fiscal year after last...year’s losses, as they emerge from the worst...global slump in the container business. The...brighter outlook comes amid a gradual recovery in...prices for shipping ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's 'fake food' more appetising...
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They may look good enough to eat, but Japan's...mouthwatering food replicas are only for show as...restaurateurs compete for the attention of hungry...customers. They're common sights in this...food-obsessed nation, with everything from sudsy...beers and perfectly ... ( read original story ...)


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

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TOKYO Nov 14 Jpanese shares rose on Monday as a...weak yen bolstered exporter shares, with the...Nikkei rising 1.7 percent to 17,672.62, the...highest closing level since Feb 2. Expectations...that the Trump Administration's policies will...stoke U.S. inflation ... ( read original story ...)


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A man was blackmailed for some three million after...being caught taking upskirt photos of a high...school girl in Tokyo (Nippon News Network) TOKYO...(TR) – Two men blackmailed a man for more...than three million after they caught him taking...illicit photos of a ... ( read original story ...)


Luxury property market in Vietnam keeps humming al...
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Most of the buyers come from Hong Kong, Taiwan,...the Republic of Korea, Japan or Singapore ... Or in some cases they just pay cash and buy the...property straight out. The lack of transparent...guidance on how the money from a future sale of...the property ... ( read original story ...)


Tsunami hits Japan after strong earthquake
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A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan on...Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a...nuclear plant and generating a tsunami that hit...the same region devastated by a massive quake,...tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011. (Reuters)...See more of ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's defense minister visits controversial...
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Japan's Kyodo News service reported that Abe, who...was golfing outside Tokyo, refused comment when...asked about Inada's visit. The defense minister...doffed her shoes on her way into the shrine, and...afterward told waiting journalists, "Regardless of...... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Stocks Open Higher as Yen Slips
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Metrotvnews.com, Tokyo: Tokyo stocks opened higher...Tuesday as a weaker yen lifted exporters following...reported remarks by the US treasury secretary that...a strong dollar is 'a good thing' over the long...term. Investors also got relief from solid gains...on ... ( read original story ...)


Japan business mood brightens as recovery broadens...
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TOKYO Japanese big manufacturers' business...confidence improved for a second straight quarter...to hit a one-and-a-half year high in March, a...closely watched central bank survey showed, a sign...the benefits of an export-driven economic recovery...were broadening. ( read original story ...)


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Fidelity International: How the ECB could run...short of bonds to buy Fidelity International have...issued a very useful note, outlining how the...European Central Bank could run short of bonds to...buy -- if it extends its QE programme...significantly. Currently ... ( read original story ...)


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In the meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister...Shinzo Abe at the mogul’s Trump Plaza...residence on Thursday, Ivanka — a...model-turned-business executive — was seen...seated as the group conversed in the opulent...reception room. Media were shut-out of the ... ( read original story ...)


Kipsang leads Tokyo Marathon entries
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Former world record-holder Wilson Kipsang will...face nine other men with sub-2:07 PBs at the Tokyo...Marathon when he lines up for the IAAF Gold Label...Road Race on 26 February. Now in its 11th year,...the Tokyo Marathon course has been adapted by...eliminating ... ( 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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The association is a network of more than 20...cities, and its mission is to promote winter...experiences and technology, says a news release...issued by the association ... Rovaniemi, Finland and Sapporo, Japan. ( read original story ...)


Japan lender Mizuho to launch fintech venture
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Daisuke Yamada, Mizuho's chief digital innovation...officer, said the challenges were cultural as well...as technological, as truly new business models...required a break from Japanese banks'...conservative, overly risk-averse attitudes. For...that reason ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei edges up in thin trade; Toshiba plummets
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TOKYO, Dec 27 Japan's Nikkei share average edged...up on Tuesday morning in thin trade while Toshiba...Corp plummeted on news that it was considering...booking a goodwill impairment loss of several...hundreds of billion yen. The Nikkei gained 0.2...percent to 19,443 ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Draws Flake Over Freezing Fish For Sapporo F...
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After its raucous move to freeze fish in an ice...rink, this time, Japan had made it clear to...continue freezing different fish and aquatic...animals as a tradition in celebrating the Sapporo...Snow Festival. Animal rights activists thought...that the tradition ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo benchmark jumps in first trading of year but...
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TOKYO - Asian shares were mixed Wednesday, as the...Tokyo benchmark jumped in the first trading of...2017, helped by a weak yen. Other indexes lost...some gains from earlier this week. KEEPING SCORE:...Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 2.4 per cent to...19,580.21 ... ( read original story ...)


With An ROE Of 12.3%, Has Astro Japan Property Gro...
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Astro Japan Property Group’s (ASX:AJA) 12.3% ROE...over the past year fell short of the performance...averaged by the industry, which delivered 13.68%...ROE in the same period. On the surface, while...Astro Japan Property Group appears to have...underperformed ... ( 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 ...)


Osaka students set Guinness record with burial mou...
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Some 600 students, teachers and others at a high...school in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, set a Guinness...World Record on Saturday by creating a...10.48-sq.-meter mosaic made of incense sticks, a...local signature item. The mosaic, which depicts an...ancient Japanese ... ( read original story ...)


Sapporo to join other cities in recognizing same-s...
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SAPPORP – Sapporo aims to become the latest...city in Japan to recognize same-sex partnerships...as equivalent to marriage to address...discrimination against sexual minorities, local...officials said Thursday. The capital of Hokkaido...plans to draw up guidelines ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s Watanabe elected president of gymnas...
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Watanabe becomes the first Asian to head FIG and...is the first Japanese president of an Olympic...international federation since Ichiro Ogimura...headed the International Table Tennis Federation...from 1987-1994. Watanabe is a sports business...management professional. ( read original story ...)


Yokohama Is Giving Away a Ram Truck in Facebook Sweepstakes

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Towering glass skyscrapers, packed subway trains,...cutting-edge technology; Tokyo is synonymous with...many things – and one of them is being...expensive. But it doesn’t have to be. Yes,...despite what you may have heard, travelling in...this neon-lit city ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Olympic golf club will allow women
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"Should gender equality not be respected, then we...would look for another venue which would ensure...non-discrimination," Bach said last Friday at a...news conference in South Korea. Yoshiro Mori,...president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing...committee, welcomed ... ( 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 ...)


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 ...)


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TAX HIKE UNDER WAY On domestic policy, Aso, who is...also Japan's finance minister, said budding signs...of recovery in the economy and private consumption...are paving the way for Japan to proceed with a...twice-delayed sales tax hike now scheduled for...October 2019. ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will tell the United...States in their economic talks that any border tax...the U.S. government imposes on imports should not...break World Trade Organization rules, an adviser...to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday....Yasutoshi ... ( read original story ...)


Japan finance minister says must deliver strong me...
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TOKYO Japan must deliver a strong message on free...trade at this month's summit meeting of leaders...from the Group of Seven nations, Finance Minister...Taro Aso said on Tuesday. Aso was speaking to...reporters after a cabinet meeting. (Reporting by...Takashi ... ( read original story ...)


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Export-reliant stocks helped give wind to...Japan’s Nikkei index Thursday. Global equity...markets struggled to find direction as a new month...began, though Japan outperformed despite a lack of...action with the yen, which often affects the...country’s stocks. ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


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March 27 Renewable Japan Energy Infrastructure...Fund Inc : * Says its stock will begin trading on...the Tokyo Stock Exchange on March 29, 2017, under...the symbol "9283" * The company will offer a total...of 39,140 shares * Says the nominal offering price...as of ... ( 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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The CC Japan, a magazine the company publishes...every two months ... He said the downside of running a business...entirely staffed by people who are also patients...was it could sometimes lead to a situation where...nobody sympathizes with you even when you ... ( read original story ...)


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Earlier Monday, Abe met with Argentine President...Mauricio Macri and signed trade deals in the first...visit by a Japanese premier to Argentina in 57...years. Abe was joined by business leaders and CEOs...of major Japanese companies and banks, including ... ( read original story ...)


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people in Japan are now paying for impostors....Ryuichi Ichinokawa runs something called a "rental...family" company and business has never been...better. For a fee, he and his staff will...impersonate your parents, your boss, even your...spouse, reports CBS News ... ( read original story ...)


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Yukihiko Nunomura, Tokyo 2020's chief operating...officer, who was briefed about the meeting, later...told reporters he expects that the club "will move...towards operating with gender equality in mind",...according to the Tokyo 2020 official. Governor...Koike said ... ( read original story ...)


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Sign Up for GamenGuide's Newsletter and never miss...out on our most popular stories. Will the ghoul...community accept Kaneki's goals in the coming..."Tokyo Ghoul: re" chapter 100? (Photo:...YouTube/AniSins) Amid rumors of cancellation, fans...of the popular ... ( read original story ...)


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But its best chance of winning a part of the...biggest IPO ever, expected to raise about $100...billion ... in a race that has also excited larger exchanges...in London, New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong and...Singapore, its case could be bolstered by a recent...change ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan’s big three shippers on Friday forecast a...return to profit this fiscal year after last...year’s losses, as they emerge from the worst...global slump in the container business. The...brighter outlook comes amid a gradual recovery in...prices for shipping ... ( read original story ...)


Mattis: US will defend Japanese islands claimed by...
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Japan also has an ADIZ over the islands ... A statement on Pyongyang's Korean Central News...Agency said deployment of THAAD is pushing the...Korean peninsula to the "brink of a nuclear war."...The statement said THAAD was part of an offensive...strategy between ... ( read original story ...)


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Caroline Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday after...three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she...was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen...the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular...flare-ups over American military bases on the...southern ... ( read original story ...)


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Keyakizaka46 went on stage in Yokohama on 22...October wearing black capes and caps resembling...those of SS officers Social media users were quick...to point out similarities with the uniforms of...Hitler's brutal paramilitary force. Sony Music...Entertainment ... ( read original story ...)