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Shinzo Abe sets sights on Japan’s pacifist constitution after election win

Shinzo Abe sets sights on Japan’s pacifist constitution after election win

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | The Guardian | 7:02 AM

Japan’s re-elected prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has said he is determined to rewrite the country’s pacifist constitution – drawing an immediate sour response [...]
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Japan considering 2.5 pct corporate tax cut from fiscal 2015-media

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s government is considering lowering the corporate tax rate, one of the highest among major economies, by 2.5 percentage points next fiscal year to increase [...]
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Japan’s Abe faces battle on reforms despite win

Japan’s Abe faces battle on reforms despite win

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe vowed Monday to prevail over resistance to his plans for economic and political change following a weekend election victory that gives [...]
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Japan flash December manufacturing PMI rises to 52.1 from final 52.0 in Nov

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Growth in Japanese manufacturing activity picked up slightly in December and output grew at the fastest pace since September, a survey showed on Tuesday, suggesting the [...]
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Yen firm as oil slump curbs risk appetite, rouble rebounds sharply

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The yen hit a two-week high versus the dollar on Tuesday as investors shunned riskier assets, while the rouble – a major victim of plunging oil prices – rebounded [...]
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McDonald’s Japan running out of fries

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Customers restricted to small portions as shipping disputes in the US forces chain to downsize meals First came a hitch to butter supplies just as millions of Japanese [...]
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Japan orders chicken cull after bird flu outbreak

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan on Tuesday ordered the slaughter of some 4,000 chickens after officials confirmed bird flu at a poultry farm in the southwest of the country. DNA tests confirmed the H5 [...]
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With election win under his belt, Abe pledges Constitution rewrite

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe on Monday vowed he would try to persuade a skeptical public of the need to revise Japan’s pacifist Constitution, the day after his ruling bloc [...]
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Opinion: Japan needs to reinvent itself

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Dw.de | 6:00 AM

Shinzo Abe has won a convincing victory. But he should not see this as a validation of his policies. Instead, says DW’s Alexander Freund, Japan’s prime minister [...]
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Righting Rogoff on Japan’s monetary policy

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Qz | 6:00 AM

Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff’s 2010 academic paper “Growth in a Time of Debt” was influential in giving policy-makers the impression that higher levels of [...]
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BOJ survey shows Japan business mood fragile, highlights Abe’s challenges

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese business confidence barely improved in the fourth quarter and is seen worsening, giving premier Shinzo Abe a grim reminder of the challenges he faces in reviving a [...]
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Old disputes keep Japan, Korea from forging stronger ties

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:00 AM

There was little fanfare when a dozen retired South Korean air force officers visited Japan’s Air Defense Command Headquarters last month. The courtesy call – [...]
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McDonald’s Japan to sell only small-size fries due to delayed imports

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

McDonald’s Co. (Japan) said Monday it will sell French fries only in small order size from Wednesday because of a delay in imports amid a port worker strike on the US [...]
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Five-year JGB yield hits record low after strong auction

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices ticked up on Tuesday as sinking oil prices raised concerns over the global economic outlook, with the five-year yield falling to a record low [...]
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Abe faces voters’ verdict on 2 years of administration

16-Dec-2014 Intellasia | The-Japan-News | 6:00 AM

The Yomiuri ShimbunVoters head to the polls Sunday to participate in the 47th House of Representatives election and pass judgment on the past two years of prime minister [...]
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