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US vet returns dead Japanese soldier’s flag to emotional kin

17-Aug-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Tatsuya Yasue buried his face into the flag and smelled it. Then he held the 93-year-old hands that brought this treasure home, and kissed them. Marvin Strombo, who had taken [...]
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Grab driver jailed 5 weeks for punching Japanese man near Cuppage Plaza

17-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

A Grab car driver was sentenced to five weeks’ jail on Tuesday (15 August) for punching a Japanese man near Cuppage Plaza. Shidee Abdul Wahab, a 28-year-old [...]
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Mizuho Targets Foreign Student Boom With Japan Dormitory Fund

17-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Mizuho Financial Group Inc. is raising a fund to build dormitories to profit from the shortage of accommodation for the surging number of international students at [...]
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Ex-Nomura Man Exiled in Chicago Goes Hostile at Tiny Japan Firms

17-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

From downtown Chicago, a former Nomura Holdings Inc. salesman is taking activist investing to Japan’s smaller listed firms, betting that prime minister Shinzo [...]
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Abe’s Biggest Rival to Run Japan May Come From His Own Party

17-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

With Japan’s opposition wracked by infighting, any challenge to prime minister Shinzo Abe’s grip on poweras his popularity slides after a series of scandals and [...]
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Will Japan’s haven status hold up amid N Korean tensions?

17-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Marketwatch | 6:00 AM

Investors made a run for haven assets, such as the Swiss franc, gold and the Japanese yen, last week as tensions between North Korea and the UScame to a head. The pressure [...]
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Labour-short Japan more at home with automation than US

17-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Sacbee.com | 6:00 AM

Thousands upon thousands of cans are filled with beer, capped and washed, wrapped into six-packs, and boxed at dizzying speeds 1,500 a minute, to be exact on humming conveyor [...]
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Japan is booming again, and that could ease one of India’s biggest pain points

17-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

Japan has served its time as a symbol of economic failure. Its latest growth surge puts it in a welcome new role. The country’s demographics, according to conventional [...]
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Let Japan develop nuclear weapons to lessen N Korea threat, former US Navy commander says

17-Aug-2017 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

The suggestion of a nuclear-armed Japan would prompt China to restrain Pyongyang, said John Bird, a former US Navy commander in the Pacific The US should agree on an [...]
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Japan PM Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead

16-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni shrine for war dead on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of Japan’s World War Two surrender, but [...]
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Wage growth is needed to defeat Japan’s ‘deflation monster’, says investment expert

16-Aug-2017 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Japan’s economy grew better than expected in the second quarter, but a lack of wage growth in the economy and labour shortages are likely to cause problems, markets [...]
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Japan’s ETF addiction stores up risk for the future

16-Aug-2017 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

BoJ’s $127bn portfolio would take 31 years to liquidate even if sold at same pace as bought There was a time when a US president threatening “fire and fury” [...]
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Japan’s Abe donates to controversial war shrine on anniversary

Japan’s Abe donates to controversial war shrine on anniversary

16-Aug-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday sent a cash donation to a controversial war shrine as the country marked the anniversary of its defeat in World War II. Yasukuni [...]
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Japan’s PM says agrees with Trump that halting N Korea missile launches is priority

Japan’s PM says agrees with Trump that halting N Korea missile launches is priority

16-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said he agreed with President Donald Trump during a telephone call on Tuesday that their top priority on North Korea was to do what they [...]
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Japan to seek assurance of US defence pledge, including nuclear deterrence

16-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s defence chief and foreign minister will meet their US counterparts on Thursday to reaffirm Washington’s commitment to defending Japan, including the use [...]
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