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Opposition lawmakers look to pressure Abe over school scandal

Opposition lawmakers look to pressure Abe over school scandal

19-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese opposition lawmakers on Friday urged a former finance official to testify in parliament about a suspected cronyism scandal that could pose a risk to prime minister [...]
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Japan reappoints Kuroda as BOJ chief, picks reflationist academic as deputy

Japan reappoints Kuroda as BOJ chief, picks reflationist academic as deputy

19-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan reappointed central bank chief Haruhiko Kuroda for another term on Friday, and chose an advocate of bolder monetary easing as one of his deputies in a strong signal to [...]
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Japan’s Refugee Applications Exceed 10000 for the Second Year Running

Japan’s Refugee Applications Exceed 10000 for the Second Year Running

19-Feb-2018 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

As asylum seeker applications in Japan skyrocket, the government is tightening its notoriously tough refugee policy. On Tuesday, Japan’s Ministry of Justice released a [...]
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Japan is proud to be invested in America and Americans

19-Feb-2018 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:00 AM

In his State of the Union address to Congress, President Trump touted the joint venture between Mazda and Toyota that will build a $1.6 billion auto assembly plant in [...]
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Japan’s Mitsui to raise stake in Chile’s Collahuasi copper mine

19-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co Ltd said on Friday it will reshuffle its copper assets in Chile, increasing its stake in the Collahuasi mine and selling a small stake [...]
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3 Japan Mutual Funds to Ride the Economic Growth

17-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Zacks | 6:00 AM

Japan registered an economic expansion for eight quarters on the trot courtesy of strong consumer spending in the October-December 2017 period. Further, unemployment in the [...]
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Bank of Japan’s Kuroda nominated for second term: statement

17-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s government nominated Haruhiko Kuroda for a second term as central bank governor on Friday, handing the veteran finance chief more time to battle deflation and [...]
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Bank of Japan’s ‘bazooka-wielding’ Kuroda nominated for second term

17-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s government nominated Haruhiko Kuroda for a second term as central bank governor Friday, handing the veteran finance chief more time to battle deflation and [...]
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Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda set to serve 2nd term

17-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda was nominated Friday to serve a second five-year term as the head of the central bank. The proposal Friday to a parliamentary committee was [...]
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Japan had 20,000 applications for asylum in 2017. It accepted 20

Japan had 20,000 applications for asylum in 2017. It accepted 20

17-Feb-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Japan accepted just 20 asylum seekers last year despite a record 19,628 applications drawing accusations that the country is unfairly closing its door on people in genuine [...]
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Abe and Trump agree to maintain pressure on N Korea until it’s willing to give up its nuclear programme | The Japan Times

Abe and Trump agree to maintain pressure on N Korea until it’s willing to give up its nuclear programme | The Japan Times

17-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe said he and US President Donald Trump agreed in telephone talks Wednesday night to continue to put pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapon [...]
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Japan’s cryptocurrency industry to launch self-regulating body, sources say

17-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s two cryptocurrency industry groups are planning to merge to form a self-regulating body, seeking to better safeguard investors after last month’s $530 [...]
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Japan thinks Brexit is an ‘act of self-harm’, says UK’s former ambassador

17-Feb-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Sir David Warren says it is time for plain speaking on the impact of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union Japan sees Brexit as an act of economic and political [...]
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Japan’s tax incentive for raising wages may have limited appeal

17-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

On the surface, it looks like an attractive deal: Raise your workers’ pay by 3 percent and your company qualifies for a substantial tax break. But a closer look [...]
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Japan ETFs in Focus as GDP Grows for 8 Straight Quarters

16-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

GDP growth in the world’s third-largest economy slowed in Q4, keeping with the initial estimate. It nevertheless grew for eight consecutive quarters, the longest streak [...]
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