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After delay in Philippines, 31st MEU returns to Japan

25-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Marinecorps Times | 6:00 AM

The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit returned to Okinawa, Japan, on Thursday after the unit was ordered to stay in the Philippines while officials investigated the alleged [...]
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Give Japan’s Abe a Break on Women

25-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Why are Western pundits, inside Japan and out, so down on Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe? I have three theories. First, Abe is a nationalist – sort of a Japanese [...]
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Japan’s Life Insurers May Go Cool on Foreign Debt

25-Oct-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Concerns about a global slowdown may pour cold water on a spree of buying foreign bonds among Japan’s life-insurance companies. The life insurers have been piling into [...]
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Japan Supreme Court backs demoted pregnant woman

25-Oct-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Supreme Court has backed a woman who unsuccessfully sued her employer following a demotion due to her pregnancy. The case involves a physiotherapist who asked [...]
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US supports decision

25-Oct-2014 Intellasia | The-Japan-News | 6:00 AM

The United States expressed support Wednesday for the Japanese government’s plan to send a delegation to Pyongyang next week for talks on the issue of North [...]
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Major Volcanic Eruption Could Make Japan ‘Extinct,’ Study Warns

25-Oct-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

One major volcanic eruption could make Japan “extinct,” a study by experts at Kobe University warns, although the chances of that happening are relatively slim. [...]
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Japan minister in S&M bar scandal hit by fresh allegations

25-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s new industry minister Yoichi Miyazawa faced questions on Friday (October 24) over his stake in the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant he oversees, after [...]
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JGBs bolstered by Ebola fears, BOJ operations

25-Oct-2014 Intellasia | IFR | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bonds rose on Friday, with the benchmark 10-year yield dropping to a fresh 1-1/2-year low, as the Bank of Japan’s operation adjustment underpinned [...]
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Honda exec says will keep doing business with Takata

25-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Honda Motor Co will continue to do business with Takata Corp, a senior executive at Japan’s third largest automaker said on Friday, even as defective Takata airbags [...]
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Japanese Ebola-related shares soar as doctor in NYC tests positive for virus

25-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Shares of Fujifilm Holdings Corp and Japanese makers of air purifiers and protective clothing soared in Tokyo trading on Friday as the first confirmed Ebola case in [...]
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In emerging Indonesia, Honda’s Mobilio muscles in on Toyota’s turf

25-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Honda Motor’s Mobilio, a spacious yet affordable multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), has nearly doubled its market share this year, triggering a price war with Toyota Motor in [...]
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Yen Gains for First Time in Seven Days on New York Ebola Case

25-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The yen rose for the first time in seven days against the dollar after a New York City doctor tested positive for Ebola, boosting demand for haven assets. Japan’s [...]
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Japan’s Recruit Poised for M&A Splash Overseas

25-Oct-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

As Japan’s population shrinks, many firms are seeking further growth overseas through mergers and acquisitions. Poised for its next big deal after successfully [...]
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N Korea said to have compiled list of Japanese residents

25-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

North Korea has compiled a list of Japanese nationals who stayed on after the end of World War II and the Japanese wives of pro-Pyongyang Korean residents of Japan who moved [...]
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N Korea has list of Japanese residents: sources

25-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

North Korea has compiled a list of Japanese nationals who remained there after the end of World War II, and of the Japanese wives of pro-Pyongyang Korean residents of Japan [...]
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