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Bank of Japan loses control as QE hits the limits

13-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

The Japanese yen has become the lightning rod of extreme stress in the global financial system, rocketing this week in violent moves that threaten to plunge Japan back into [...]
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Japan’s Economic Roller Coaster Is Headed for Another DipJapan’s Economic Roller Coaster Is Headed for Another Dip

13-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

After three years of Abenomics and record monetary stimulus from the central bank, Japan’s economy still can’t escape a roller-coaster cycle of expansion and [...]
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Japan and Colorado connect for business growth

13-Feb-2016 Intellasia | The Denverpost | 6:00 AM

Officials say recent TPP trade agreement plus a nonstop flight will spur economic investment in Colorado From the Colorado governor’s recent trip to Japan to [...]
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A look at Japan’s complex relationship with N Korea

13-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:00 AM

Japan has a troubled and complicated relationship with North Korea. The two countries have no diplomatic ties, but there are tens of thousands of pro-Pyongyang ethnic Koreans [...]
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Japan, France weigh ways to boost female empowerment

13-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Lawmakers and experts from Japan and France on Thursday discussed measures to help more and more women play active roles in society. In the debate, held at the National [...]
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Japan Unveils Unilateral Sanctions on N Korea

13-Feb-2016 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Japan is sending a signal, even though its sanctions are likely to have a limited effect at best. On Wednesday, Japan imposed unilateral sanctions on North Korea following [...]
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Japan: Fukushima clean-up may take up to 40 years, plant’s operator says

13-Feb-2016 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Cleaning up Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which suffered catastrophic meltdowns after an earthquake and tsunami hit in 2011, may take up to 40 years. The [...]
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The Thrill Has Gone for Foreign Investors Weighing Japan’s Firms

13-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Foreign investors are starting to question Japan Inc.’s commitment to becoming more capital-efficient. So says Ryohei Yanagi, who wrote key parts of the Ito review, the [...]
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Japan should lead push for tough UNSC resolution on N Korea

13-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Chicago Tribune | 6:00 AM

The following editorial appears in Thursday’s Yomiuri Shimbun: It is important not to ignore the reckless actions repeatedly taken by North Korea and to swiftly carry [...]
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With world in disorder, time is ripe for a US-UK-Japan trilateral

12-Feb-2016 Intellasia | AEI | 6:00 AM

The global diplomatic community is again promising serious sanctions against North Korea for its latest missile launch. Meanwhile, the Pentagon belatedly announces it will [...]
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Japan’s Asahi closes in on SABMiller’s Peroni and Grolsch

12-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Asahi Group Holdings (2502.T) said it is in exclusive talks to buy SABMiller’s (SAB.L) Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime beer brands for 2.55 billion euros [...]
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‘Watanabe’ comes unstuck with Japan Post Bank stock

12-Feb-2016 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

More than a million Japanese investors, tempted into the stock market for the first time by the 2015 privatisation of Japan Post and its banking and insurance arms, have seen [...]
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Japan’s Asahi closes in on SABMiller’s Peroni and Grolsch

12-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Asahi Group Holdings (2502.T) said it is in exclusive talks to buy SABMiller’s (SAB.L) Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime beer brands for 2.55 billion euros [...]
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Japan Internet Company SoftBank’s Profit Suffers Over Sprint

12-Feb-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japanese telecommunications and Internet company SoftBank is reporting an 88 percent drop in fiscal third quarter profit as it struggles to turn around its US carrier Sprint. [...]
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Japan and Korea try to keep up with China’s changing travel tastes

12-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe was in a good mood on the evening of January 19. Sipping red wine at his official residence, he told his dinner guests the news of the day: [...]
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