Suu Kyi in Japan as Myanmar faces pressure on Rohingya

TOKYO – Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has received a passionate welcome by hundreds of her countrymen in Japan, where she sought their support to promoting development of their country. Suu Kyi told the audience at Wednesday's packed meeting that ... ( read original story ...)

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Japan's 2016 births likely fell below 1 milli...
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Japanese media reported on Thursday. The total...number of births is expected to be between 980,000...and 990,000 this year, reports in the Nikkei...business daily and the Kyodo news agency said,...down from slightly more than 1 million last year....Kyodo cited ... ( read original story ...)


Five Bright Spots for Japan Banks Burdened by Nega...
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That’s all welcome news for the Tokyo-based...banks, which this week reported lending income...fell for a fifth straight quarter as interest...margins continued to shrink under the Bank of...Japan’s negative-rate policy. Prime Minister...Shinzo Abe met with the ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese companies are getting offers from EU coun...
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one of Japan's most senior business ambassadors...said. The lack of clarity over how much European...market access the UK will push for during Brexit...negotiations has forced Japanese companies to...postpone investment decisions, the president of...the Japanese ... ( read original story ...)


Japan parliament passes emperor abdication law
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But the idea of female succession is popular among...ordinary Japanese. A Kyodo News agency survey last...month showed 82 percent of those polled were in...favour of allowing a female member of the imperial...family to succeed, while 62 percent supported the ... ( read original story ...)


Fifteen essential money tips for your business
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Offer customer perks: Give customers an incentive...to come back and spend more at your business, even...it if means losing a few dollars. For example,...Tokyo Smoke, a Toronto-based coffee, clothing and...cannabis company, offers a $20-a-week all-you-can...drink ... ( read original story ...)


The Japanese parents who apologise for their child...
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Apologies are common in Japan, indeed it is...virtually a cliche about the country. But 2016 has...seen some controversial public acts of contrition...- notably parents standing up before the public to...say sorry for their adult children's alleged...criminal offences. ( read original story ...)


New Osaka hotel making its mark
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OSAKA -- A hotel that opened last year in Osaka...has become ... the hotel's operating company. The business was...founded by the brothers' native Chinese...grandfather some five decades ago. An angry...outburst Before Oukyuu opened the new hotel last...year ... ( read original story ...)


Japan takes cautious turn toward China’s ...
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TOKYO -- Japan is eager to cooperate with China's...massive Belt and ... as the diverse regions found in between," the...prime minister said during a banquet at Nikkei...Inc.'s annual International Conference on the...Future of Asia. Beijing aims to create a ... ( read original story ...)


Japan sees 1st trade surplus on cheaper oil, China...
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TOKYO - Japan posted its first trade surplus in...six years in 2016 thanks to a rebound in exports...late in the year and persisting low oil prices,...though uncertainties over U.S. policy and global...growth are overshadowing the recovery. The 4.1...trillion yen ($ ... ( read original story ...)


JAPAN: Nikkei corrects -0.5% as the Yen bounces +0...
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10:32a $NKD_F#Nikkei is also in the area from...where it should bounce in 3 waves at l.. 10:32a...APAC Closing Prices: #ASX 5746.51 +0.30% #NIKKEI...19379.14 -0.46% #HSI 23596.2.. 08:38a 14/14 #ESM...#Regling to #Nikkei: Over time, I think #Brexit...will reduce the po.. ( read original story ...)


Japan launches next-generation geostationary meteorological satellite Himawari-9

Japan launched a next-generation geostationary meteorological ... at 3.20 p.m. (local time), from JAXA’s Tanegashima Space Centre in Kagoshima prefecture, Xinhua news agency reported. The 3,500 kg satellite separated from the rocket at 3.47 p.m., as ... ( read original story ...)

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Most Japan firms favor cautious approach to any To...
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But the Tokyo Stock Exchange has so far shown...little sign of taking an immediate hard-line...stance against Toshiba as the company and the...authorities grapple with the fallout from huge...cost overruns at now bankrupt U.S. nuclear unit...Westinghouse. ( read original story ...)


Japan Is Finally Embracing Startups
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Japan has been dry ground for start-ups ... Of the current crop, only one in 10 will survive,...Yurimoto predicts, and only one in 1,000 will make...it to IPO, like Line and Mixi. ($1 = 117.3700...yen) ( read original story ...)


London attack developments: Japan warns nationals
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The Foreign Ministry says Japanese visitors should..."pay close attention to the ... Trump began tweeting about the attacks an hour or...so after initial news reports. One tweet read: "We...need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the...courts to give us ... ( read original story ...)


Japan enacts law allowing Emperor Akihito, 83, to ...
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Japan's parliament on Friday passed a law allowing...Emperor Akihito to become the country's first...monarch to abdicate in 200 years, but put off a...debate over how to tackle the shrinking royal...population and whether to allow women to ascend...the throne. Japan ... ( read original story ...)


Koroki leads Urawa to 3-2 win over Sapporo in J-Le...
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SAITAMA, Japan — Shinzo Koroki scored his...J-League-leading seventh goal of the season on...Saturday as Urawa Reds beat Consadole Sapporo 3-2...to maintain first place in the standings. Rafael...Silva and Takahiro Sekine gave Urawa a 2-1 lead in...the first half ... ( read original story ...)


Japan avalanche: Schoolchildren feared dead at ski...
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Authorities say six Japanese high school students...have been found unconscious after they were caught...in an avalanche at a ski resort on Monday morning....Tochigi prefecture's crisis management office said...that six students were showing no vital signs and ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Shares Open Lower After US Strike on Afghani...
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Metrotvnews.com, Tokyo: Tokyo shares opened lower...Friday on rising geopolitical fears after the US...military dropped a massive bomb in Afghanistan,...adding to global tensions over the Middle East and...the Korean peninsula. The weak start followed...overnight ... ( read original story ...)


Bank of Japan Keeps Rates Ready for Something Bigg...
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Bank of Japan delays inflation goal in blow to �...
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TOKYO: Japan's central bank on Tuesday (Nov 1)...again pushed back the timeline for hitting its...inflation goal, the latest policy change that has...raised questions about attempts to revive the...deflation-plagued economy. The Bank of Japan has...for the past ... ( read original story ...)


Huawei courses through Japan's power conditio...
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TOKYO -- Sales of Huawei Technologies' power...conditioners for photovoltaic power plants are...surging in Japan, with the company plugging the...low initial investment and maintenance costs of...its distributed power generation system. Shipments...in 2016 are ... ( read original story ...)


Japan launches next-generation geostationary meteorological satellite

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA ... at 3.20 p.m. (local time), from JAXA's Tanegashima Space Centre in Kagoshima prefecture, Xinhua news agency reported. The 3,500 kg satellite separated from the rocket at 3.47 p.m., as scheduled, and ... ( read original story ...)

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Top 30 areas for investing in apartments in Japan
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Source: Pixabay #30 to #21 (Umeda is the only...location outside Tokyo and its surrounding...prefectures) 30. Umeda station (Osaka) 29....Futakotamagawa station (Tokyo) 29. Oimachi station...(Tokyo) 27. Sumiyoshi station (Tokyo) 26....Minamiurawa station (Saitama ... ( read original story ...)


Casino bill clears Japan Diet panel after rapid de...
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A bill to legalize forms of casino gambling in...Japan passed a lower house committee Friday ... To have fuller access to the Kyodo News website,...it is necessary to subscribe. We offer a broad...range of subscription options depending on your...needs. ( read original story ...)


Continua: Telehealth Platform Saved Lives After Ja...
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February 21, 2017 - A four-year study of survivors...of the 2011 Japan earthquake has found that a...remote monitoring platform conforming to Continua...standards can reduce cardiac stress and improve...long-term patient monitoring. "Study authors...concluded that D ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Federation to Advance Women’s Economic Empow...
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Keidanren, as a representative of Japan's business...community, will continue our strategy to support...the success of women in the workplace, with a view...to realize the genuine 'diversity' so that...everyone in Japan can actively participate...regardless of ... ( read original story ...)


Bun fight! Thousands of men in loincloths take par...
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Dressed in only white loincloths, 10,000 men...gathered at a Japanese temple over the weekend to...scramble for a pair of lucky sticks. The men were...taking part in Hadaka Matsuri - or the Naked Man...Festival - which takes place every year at the...Saidaiji Kannon ... ( read original story ...)


Tennis: Osaka through to 2nd round of Australian O...
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Osaka's tenacity surfaced in the next two sets as...the hard-hitting Japanese teenager, born to a...Haitian father and Japanese mother, managed to...reach the second round for the second straight...year. To have fuller access to the Kyodo News...website, it is ... ( read original story ...)


Deaf Japanese tourist detained in Honolulu alleges...
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HONOLULU -- A deaf Japanese tourist was illegally...denied a sign-language interpreter while she was...detained and interrogated after landing at the...Honolulu International Airport, the American Civil...Liberties Union of Hawaii said in a discrimination...complaint. ( read original story ...)


Sports trends 2017: why you'll be surfing you...
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This past August it was announced that for the...first time ever surfing would be classed as an...Olympic sport after being added to the Tokyo 2020...sports program. The news was celebrated by many...surfers around the world who were thrilled that...their favorite ... ( read original story ...)


Domino's Japan is training reindeer to delive...
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“There is a possibility [snow] may interfere...with delivery,” Domino’s Japan...explained in a news statement last week....“Domino’s Pizza Japan will set up a...‘Snowfall Delivery Countermeasure...Room’ to promote pizza delivery by...reindeer. ( read original story ...)


Behind the Scenes: Michael Burbage Keeps the Osaka...
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Now with three full-fledged restaurants and...Silva's Fish Market (inside Denver Central...Market), Burbage handles the day-to-day business...at all the locations, and Osaka says his...right-hand man continues to be instrumental in...planning and launching new ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Ignores IWC Whaling Resolution, Report

Japan plans to continue its whaling program with scientific ends despite the non-binding resolution recently approved by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to increase surveillance on such activities, local media reported. Japan conducts its ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO May 19 Longer-dated Japanese government bond...prices gained on Friday, supported by a regular...Bank of Japan debt-buying operation that helped...flatten the yield curve. The benchmark 10-year JGB...yield was flat at 0.040 percent after rising to as...high as ... ( read original story ...)


Nissan CEO to become chairman of Mitsubishi Motors...
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TOKYO - Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Japan's Nissan Motor,...was due to hold a news conference Thursday amid...reports he will become chairman of Mitsubishi...Motors, presiding over efforts to turn the...troubled automaker around. The Brazilian-born...Frenchman, who already ... ( read original story ...)


Japan to urge US to lead free trade after Trump in...
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Japan will continue to push the United States to...join it in taking the lead in advancing free trade...globally, officials and lawmakers said Saturday,...after Donald Trump announced the country will...begin withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific...Partnership ... ( read original story ...)


Annual Tokyo Rainbow Pride event embraces ‘change’...
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Thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual and...transgender people paraded through Tokyo’s...Shibuya district on Sunday, demonstrating their...hopes Japan will further embrace gender equality...and diversity. The parade was held as the finale...of the annual Tokyo ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese minister to quit over Fukushima comments
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A Japanese cabinet minister is set to resign after...saying it was better that the northeast of the...country was hit by the 2011 earthquake and...Fukushima nuclear disaster, and not Tokyo....Masahiro Imamura leads the reconstruction of the...affected Tohoku region. ( read original story ...)


Japan wants to set international drone standards
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TOKYO -- Japan is set to take the initiative in...proposing international standards for drones. The...hope is that its proposed standards can win...approval around fiscal 2025 -- and help Japanese...companies take market share. Drones sometimes fall...and can cause ... ( read original story ...)


Japan, U.S. defense chiefs reaffirm alliance, prog...
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Japan and the United States aim to maintain a...strong alliance ... To have fuller access to the Kyodo News website,...it is necessary to subscribe. We offer a broad...range of subscription options depending on your...needs. Learn more. ( read original story ...)


Japan emperor to meet abandoned Vietnam families o...
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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) " Japan's emperor and empress,...on a landmark visit to Vietnam, are expected to...express their sympathies when they meet with...Vietnamese women abandoned by their Japanese...soldier husbands after World War II. Hatsuhisa...Takashima ... ( read original story ...)


Japan central bank governor says G20, IMF accept B...
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TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said...on Tuesday that Group of 20 and International...Monetary Fund officials accept the view that the...central bank's quantitative easing policy is to...achieve its inflation target. Kuroda, speaking in...the lower ... ( read original story ...)


Japan business outlook brightens, though improveme...
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TOKYO — Encouraged by stronger export orders,...Japanese manufacturers are feeling a bit more...upbeat than they were late last year, according to...a quarterly survey by the Bank of Japan released...Monday. The central bank's "tankan" report put...sentiment among ... ( read original story ...)


Producer apologizes for Japanese Sony Music all-girls group's Nazi-like outfits

The producer for a Japanese all-girl "idol" group has joined Sony Music in apologizing after the popular act performed in outfits resembling Nazi-era German military uniforms. Keyakizaka46, a group of about 20 mostly teenage girls who sing and dance in ... ( read original story ...)

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The global "ransomware" cyberattack hit computers...at 600 locations in Japan, but appeared to cause...no major problems as people in the country started...their workday Monday, even as the attack caused...chaos elsewhere. 'We haven't fully dodged this...bullet ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei falls 1 pct, pressured by stronger yen and ...
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TOKYO, June 6 Japan's Nikkei share average slumped...on Tuesday, surrendering the 20,000 level after...losses on Wall Street and a stronger yen sapped...sentiment. The Nikkei ended down 1 percent at...19,979.90, moving away from Friday's high of...20,239.81 ... ( 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 ...)


Japan to donate $40m to ADB infrastructure fund
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YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Japan will donate a total of...$40 million to assist with high-level...infrastructure projects elsewhere in Asia, Deputy...Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Taro Aso...announced on Saturday at the Asian Development...Bank's annual meeting. ( read original story ...)


IOC to set Tokyo Olympics program, add street bask...
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GENEVA -- A full list of 2020 Tokyo Olympics medal...events will be finalized by the IOC executive...board next week, one month ahead of schedule....Among more than 60 proposals, 3-on-3 basketball is...an expected favourite after all were analyzed by...an ... ( read original story ...)


Japan economy expands at fastest pace in a year in...
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TOKYO Japan's economy expanded at the fastest pace...in a year in the first quarter, government data...showed on Thursday, heightening prospects of a...steady recovery driven by robust global demand....The data offers some relief to Bank of Japan...policymakers ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's central bank isn't sweating ...
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TOKYO -- The Bank of Japan's unrealized losses on...negative-yielding government bonds have exceeded...10 trillion yen ($88.1 billion), but officials say...there is nothing to fear, now that long-term...interest rates are back above zero. The negative...interest ... ( read original story ...)


Japan government names and shames 'black'...
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TOKYO The Japanese government for the first time...released a nationwide list of over 300 companies...that have violated labour laws, hoping this...name-and-shame tactic would help eliminate abuses...and prevent "karoshi," or death by overwork. In...the list ... ( read original story ...)


Toyota making ‘flying car,’ luxury boa...
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A startup backed by the Japanese automaker has...developed a test model that engineers hope will...eventually develop into a tiny car with a driver...who'll be able to light the Olympic torch in the...2020 Tokyo games. For now, however, the project is...a concoction ... ( read original story ...)


Hong Kong’s “Mad World” wins Osaka Asian Film Fest...
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PanARMENIAN.Net - Hong Kong’s “Mad World”...won the Grand Prix at the 12th Osaka Asian Film...Festival, Variety reports. The festival is a...rising showcase for indie talent in the Asian...region. Prizes were announced Saturday, March 11....The festival ... ( read original story ...)


X Japan's Yoshiki, once suicidal, hopes 'We Are X' can save lives

"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 ...)

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The annual Sapporo snow festival began Monday in...the Hokkaido capital, featuring 200 sculptures...made from snow and ice, including one of new US...President Donald Trump. Over 2 million people are...expected to visit the weeklong 68th Sapporo Snow...Festival ... ( read original story ...)


Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 285 km NW of Chichi-shim...
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A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes...285 km NW of Chichi-shima, Japan (177 miles) on...Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT:...28/11/16 / 2016-11-28 12:10:01 / November 28, 2016...@ 12:10 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was...detected at 21 ... ( read original story ...)


BRIEF-Moody's says Bank of Japan emerging as ...
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* Bank of Japan emerging as main source of...affordable funding for government * Structural...factors weighing on net savings rates will...constrain private sector's capacity to fund new...government debt in future * Share of its...government bond market will ... ( read original story ...)


Earth Defense: Shaking Buildings in the World’s La...
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Japanese architecture and building codes have...evolved over time to defend against the...ever-present threat of earthquakes. Still, no...amount of calculations, small-scale physical...models or virtual computer modeling can substitute...for real world testing. ( read original story ...)


Tokyo cops nab sushi chef in molestation of 8-year...
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Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a sushi...chef in the molestation of a young girl in Edogawa...Ward last month, reports TBS News (Apr. 12). On...the afternoon of March 7, Noritatsu Kino, 51,...stopped the girl, 8, as she commuted home on a...road in the ward ... ( read original story ...)


Yokohama school officials admit Fukushima boy who ...
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Okada held the news conference after the...student’s lawyer on Monday submitted a letter by...the boy to Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi...requesting a meeting with her. “Why does the...Yokohama Board of Education see only part of (the...incident) and not the ... ( read original story ...)


Japan PM Shinzo Abe's diplomatic hole in one ...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US...President Donald Trump held a press conference at...the Mar-a-Lago club on Saturday. Abe spoke in...Japanese, condemning North Koreans for firing a...ballistic missile. He stood in a ballroom at the...president's club ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's economic growth below estimates in la...
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TOKYO — Revised data show Japan's economy...expanded at a slower than hoped for 1.2 per cent...annual pace in the last quarter of 2016. The...figure released Wednesday was slightly higher than...the preliminary estimate of 1.0 per cent annual...growth for the ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s GPIF pension fund sues Toshiba audit...
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Toshiba has been on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's...supervision list since mid-March as it has failed...to clear up concerns about its internal controls...after the $1.3 billion accounting scandal. That...scandal preceded the crisis now engulfing Toshiba...over ... ( read original story ...)


Rising star Osaka earns idol's praise
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Naomi Osaka, who was voted WTA Newcomer of the...Year in 2016, takes the court against German...Annika Beck this afternoon in the ASB Classic....Osaka turned heads last year, when she rocketed...from outside the top 200 to 40 in the world,...reaching the final in ... ( read original story ...)


Thrice spared death, Osaka zoo rooster draws crowds looking to get lucky

OSAKA – A rooster raised by Osaka’s Tennoji Zoo as food for other animals has now become an attraction himself, after thrice managing to avoid the gallows and a grim fate as fare for his fellows. It seems a belief has taken hold among some visitors ... ( read original story ...)

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Sydney's ever growing population recently topped...five million and it doesn't look to be stopping...anytime soon, as bulging precincts in the city are...more densely populated than bustling Tokyo and New...York. Pyrmont and Ultimo top the list with a...staggering ... ( read original story ...)


'Tokyo Project' Trailer: Elisabeth Moss ...
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Girls fans suffering from withdrawal after Sunday...night's series finale might want to check out the...short film, Tokyo Project, premiering at the...Tribeca Film Festival. The Hollywood Reporter is...exclusively debuting the trailer for the short,...written and ... ( read original story ...)


Japan, Russia bolster cooperation, urge NKorean re...
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Japan and Russia agreed Monday to step up work...toward resolving a longstanding territorial...dispute through cooperation in a range of areas....Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his...Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, also joined...in urging North ... ( read original story ...)


Kagoike links Osaka governor, Diet members to Mori...
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OSAKA – Osaka Gov. Ichiro Matsui and three...current and former Osaka Diet members were named...by Moritomo Gakuen head Yasunori Kagoike on...Thursday as being involved in a shady land deal...that has shaken the administration of Prime...Minister Shinzo Abe and ... ( 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 ...)


Japan earthquakes and the Ring of Fire
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The 6.9-magnitude earthquake last week off the...coast of Fukushima, Japan, probably happened along...the same fault that ruptured in 2011, unleashing a...massive 9.0-magnitude temblor and resulting...tsunami that caused widespread destruction. What...makes this ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese PM in Hawaii for historic Pearl Harbor vi...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid wreaths at...various cemeteries and memorials Monday ahead of a...visit to the site of the 1941 bombing that plunged...the United States into the Second World War. Abe...landed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and then ... ( read original story ...)


Japan in Rage Free Zone: Why?
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Consumers like falling prices. Despite decades of...Japanese central bank madness, Japanese consumers...are actually happy. There is no conundrum. It is...the ruling class wealthy and politicians that...suffer from lack of inflation. Since Plender...believes ... ( read original story ...)


Japan seeks Vietnamese tech talent amid labor shor...
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TOKYO -- Japanese and Vietnamese technology...outsourcing companies have joined hands to send...engineers to Japan's workplaces in an effort to...ease the country's serious manpower shortage....Japan's Toppan Forms is partnering with FPT...Software, a leading Hanoi ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo IT firm taps 3-D technology to offer perfect...
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CHIBA – It’s every shoe lover’s dream:...Footwear perfectly made for their feet....Tokyo-based information technology firm Flickfit...Inc. is developing just that — a service that...virtually fits shoes to a person’s feet using...3-D scans. The service ... ( read original story ...)