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Japan police arrest MtGox CEO over loss of bitcoins: media

03-Aug-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 4:00 AM

Japanese police on Saturday arrested Mark Karpeles, head of the MtGox Bitcoin exchange, after a series of fraud allegations led to its spectacular collapse and hammered the [...]
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Japan Contraction Doesn’t Mean More Easing

03-Aug-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 4:00 AM

Japan has hit a soft patch, but don’t expect the central bank to ride to the rescue just yet. Economists have been dialing down estimates for Japan’s [...]
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Is Japan Becoming a Threat to Peace?

03-Aug-2015 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 4:00 AM

On 28 July, the Japanese government embarrassed itself by allowing its Ministry of Defence (MoD) to republish in English a grotesque piece of anti-China propaganda which in [...]
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WikiLeaks Docs Purport To Show The US Spied On Japan’s government

03-Aug-2015 Intellasia | NPR | 4:00 AM

New classified documents released by WikiLeaks purport to show that the United States spied on Japan’s government, as well as on Japanese banks and companies, including [...]
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Japanese Police Arrest Mark Karpeles of Collapsed Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox

03-Aug-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 4:00 AM

Japanese police on Saturday arrested Mark Karpeles, the head of collapsed bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, alleging that he manipulated the company’s computer system to [...]
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Ex-Fukushima execs to be charged over nuclear accident

Ex-Fukushima execs to be charged over nuclear accident

03-Aug-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 4:00 AM

A trio of former executives from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant will be indicted over the 2011 accident, a judicial review panel decided Friday, paving the way for the [...]
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Japan ferry on fire off coast, ‘passengers evacuated’

03-Aug-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 4:00 AM

Dozens of passengers were evacuated from a ferry off the coast of northern Japan on Friday after a fire broke out, but one crew member was missing, officials and local media [...]
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Japan’s Sharp to exit Americas TV market after deep first-quarterly loss

03-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 4:00 AM

Sharp Corp on Friday said it would exit the TV set business in the Americas and consider more steps to shore up its finances, after reporting a deeper-than-expected quarterly [...]
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Japan’s Amari: Intellectual property not yet worked out at TPP

03-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 4:00 AM

Japanese Economy minister Akira Amari said on Thursday the issue of intellectual property has not been worked out yet at the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade talks due [...]
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Japan says TPP is not a place to negotiate currencies

03-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 4:00 AM

Japanese Finance minister Taro Aso dismissed on Friday a call to set up a forum within the Pacific free trade negotiations to stop countries from manipulating exchange rates. [...]
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Honda profit up 20pct as robust US sales, weak yen offset quality costs

03-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 4:00 AM

Honda Motor Co said on Friday its quarterly net profit jumped 20 percent, beating estimates, as strong sales in the United States and a weak yen helped it absorb the impact [...]
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JGBs mostly steady, superlong zone edges up

03-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 4:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices were mostly steady on Friday, pulling ahead slightly at the longer end. The 10-year JGB futures price ended 0.06 point higher at 147.55, up [...]
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Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

03-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Independent | 4:00 AM

Luck and geography decided life or death in Nagasaki. Hirotami Yamada survived because he was at school, a little over a mile from the hypocentre of the plutonium bomb which [...]
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Potential Abe successor questions Japan military expansion

01-Aug-2015 Intellasia | FT | 4:00 AM

A senior Japanese politician, viewed as a strong contender to become the country’s first female prime minister, has broken ranks within the ruling party and questioned [...]
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Tokyo Olympics logo design ruffles feathers abroad

01-Aug-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 4:00 AM

Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic emblem has triggered controversy and threats of possible legal action in Europe due to its resemblance to the logo of a Belgian theatre and a [...]
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