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Damage worse than thought in Japanese earthquake

Damage worse than thought in Japanese earthquake

24-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AP | 8:44 AM

The damage from an overnight earthquake in a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics proved more extensive than initially thought. A daylight [...]
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Surrogate sushi: Japan biotech for bluefin tuna

24-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Of all the overfished fish in the seas, luscious, fatty bluefin tuna are among the most threatened. Marine scientist Goro Yamazaki, who is known in this seaside community as [...]
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Japan lower house dissolved ahead of election

Japan lower house dissolved ahead of election

24-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

The lower chamber of Japan’s parliament was dissolved on Friday in readiness for a general election, expected next month, as prime minister Shinzo Abe seeks to [...]
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Japan Orders Takata to Investigate Flawed Airbags

24-Nov-2014 Intellasia | NY times | 6:00 AM

Japan stepped up pressure on the airbag supplier Takata on Friday over safety problems that have been linked to at least five deaths outside the country and led to a Senate [...]
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Japan PM dissolves lower house of parliament

24-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved the Japanese parliament’s lower house for a snap election expected on December 14. Abe is seeking a fresh mandate for his [...]
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Taiwan, Japan sign 4 MOUs, working toward economic pact: official

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Representatives of Taiwan and Japan’s governments signed four memorandums of understanding (MOUs) in Taipei Thursday and, according to a Taiwanese official, are looking [...]
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Japanese Stocks Fall as Abe Set to Dissolve Parliament

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japanese stocks fell as the yen strengthened from a seven-year low versus the dollar and prime minister Shinzo Abe prepares to dissolve parliament today ahead of elections. [...]
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US-based Japanese stock funds add $1 billion over week-Lipper

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Investors in US-based funds added $1 billion into Japanese equity funds in the week ended November 19, posting a fourth straight week of net inflows, data from Thomson [...]
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Ageing Japan struggles to make immigrants feel at home

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The first word En learned when he started work on a construction site in Japan after moving from China was “baka” – “idiot”. The 31-year-old [...]
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Blackstone to buy GE’s property assets in Japan for $1.6 billion

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Blackstone Group LP, the world’s largest private equity investor in real estate, said it will buy residential assets in Japan from general Electric Co (GE)’s [...]
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Japan PM’s support at lowest ever as nation heads for election

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Support for Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is at its lowest since he took office and more than a third of voters think his economic policies have failed, a survey showed [...]
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Japan PM seeks referendum on ‘Abenomics’ in snap election

Japan PM seeks referendum on ‘Abenomics’ in snap election

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament’s lower house on Friday for a snap election expected on December 14, seeking a fresh mandate for his struggling [...]
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Japan’s transport ministry tells Takata to investigate air bag issue

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s transport minister said on Friday he had directed Takata Corp (7312.T) to investigate its defective air bags, which have triggered massive recalls, adding the [...]
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JGBs edge up, BOJ buying helps longer-dated maturities

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices edged up on Friday, lifted by slipping Tokyo shares and overnight gains in US Treasuries. A regular operation by the Bank of Japan, through [...]
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Japan raises military profile in naval war games with US

Japan raises military profile in naval war games with US

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan stepped up its role in large-scale war games with the United States this week, with one of its admirals commanding air and sea maneuvers that the US military described [...]
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