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Nearly 150 Japanese lawmakers visit controversial war shrine

Nearly 150 Japanese lawmakers visit controversial war shrine

23-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A group of nearly 150 Japanese lawmakers visited the controversial Yasukuni war shrine on Tuesday, a move that could further worsen ties with Asian neighbours on the eve of [...]
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Sixtypct of Japanese support whale hunt

23-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Sixty percent of Japanese people support the country’s whaling programme, but only 14 percent eat whale meat, a new poll showed Tuesday. The survey comes less than a [...]
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Japan cabinet minister, lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine

23-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Japanese cabinet minister and some 150 lawmakers on Tuesday visited Yasukuni Shrine, which is seen by critics as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism, in a move that [...]
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Japan overhauls its public pension fund, the world’s biggest

23-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan overhauled the world’s biggest public pension fund on Tuesday, appointing new committee members, in a push toward prime minister Shinzo Abe’s goal of a more [...]
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Insight: At Mt. Gox bitcoin hub, ‘geek’ CEO sought both control and escape

23-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

In June 2011, when customers of now-bankrupt bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox agitated for proof that the Tokyo-based firm was still solvent after a hacking attack, CEO Mark Karpeles [...]
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War Shrine Visit by Japanese MPs May Cloud Obama’s Tokyo Visit

23-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

A day before US President Barack Obama is due to arrive in Tokyo, 147 Japanese legislators visited the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, which honors Japanese war dead, [...]
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US and Japan must seal the deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

23-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

THE TRANS-PACIFIC Partnership has been described as the centerpiece of President Obama’s attempt to “pivot” US foreign policy toward Asia, and with good [...]
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Japan Urged to Start Cutting Corporate Tax Next Year: Economy

23-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japan could cut its corporate tax rate as early as next fiscal year by 2 to 3 percentage points, gradually lowering the levy toward 25 percent in later years to boost the [...]
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China seizure of ship could hurt Japan business- Japan spokesman

23-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s seizure of a ship owned by Japanese shipping firm Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd for allegedly failing to pay compensation stemming from a wartime contractual [...]
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China Court Impounds Japanese Ship in Unprecedented Seizure

23-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

A Shanghai court ordered the seizure of a Japanese ship owned by Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd (9104) as compensation for the loss of two ships leased from a Chinese company before [...]
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Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension

23-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Strolling through China’s sprawling memorial to a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops, a 64-year-old retired teacher said the incident remains an open wound. “Japan [...]
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Japan warns over China ship seizure

Japan warns over China ship seizure

23-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Tokyo warned Monday that the seizure of a Japanese ship in Shanghai over pre-war debts threatened ties with China and could undermine the very basis of their diplomatic [...]
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Japan posts largest-ever trade deficit

23-Apr-2014 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Japan suffered its largest-ever trade deficit last fiscal year, underlining a wrenching structural shift for an economy long renowned as an export powerhouse. The now chronic [...]
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A War Shrine Gesture in Japan Complicates Relations in Asia

23-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The New York Times | 6:00 AM

Japan’s prime minister sent a ceremonial offering to a Tokyo war shrine on Monday, a move that may anger South Korea and China just two days before President Obama is [...]
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After Multiple Dissings, A Wary Japan ‘Welcomes’ Obama

23-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

In two days, President Obama will touch down in Tokyo for a two night, one day, official “state visit.” That he will be so lavishly honored and feted (he will get [...]
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