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Japan makes changes for game against Philippines

18-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The Japan Times | 6:00 AM

The two veteran receivers who starred in Saturday’s exhibition game against Germany are out, and a couple new faces are in as the Japan national team prepares to face [...]
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Ex-supermodel champions Paris chic for Japanese label

18-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Paris fashion has been on the back foot recently with Tom Ford championing British eccentricity in London and Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane leading a style renaissance [...]
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BOJ keeps economic assessment for 8 out of 9 regions in Japan

18-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Bank of Japan on Thursday maintained its economic assessment for eight of Japan’s nine regional economies in a quarterly report, saying the economy has continued to [...]
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JGBs subdued, new 20-year paper well received

18-Apr-2014 Intellasia | IFR | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Thursday, reflecting the absence of catalysts with Tokyo equities held to a narrow range after the previous [...]
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BOJ Kuroda repeats vow to adjust policy when needed

18-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Thursday that the central bank will adjust monetary policy when needed, taking into account risks to the economy and prices. He [...]
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Japan to face tight power supply in summer; blackouts not expected

18-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s power supply will be tight this summer if all its nuclear reactors remain shut, although blackouts are not expected as long as there are no problems at thermal [...]
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Japan Consumer Confidence Drops to Lowest Level Since August ’11

18-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Business Week | 6:00 AM

Japan’s consumer confidence fell in March to the lowest level since August 2011, a reading that may tumble further this month after a sales-tax increase on April 1 [...]
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Japan’s 1st Bitcoin ATM a New Twist on Mobile Banking

18-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Forty-nine-year-old entrepreneur Motonori Kan’s ideal summer plans include driving a camper around Japan with a unique passenger in the back: a bitcoin ATM. Driving the [...]
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Court rejects bankruptcy protection for Mt. Gox

18-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for liquidation after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application. Mt. Gox said Wednesday the Tokyo District Court [...]
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Japan lawmakers demand continued whaling

18-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japanese lawmakers on Wednesday demanded the government redesign its “research” whaling programme to circumvent an international court ruling that described the [...]
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Japan politicians defiant despite whaling ban

18-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Japanese parliamentary committee has unanimously passed a resolution urging the government to investigate all options to continue whaling, including “walking out of [...]
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Obama, Abe to battle negative images at US-Japan summit

18-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

When President Barack Obama meets Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe at a summit next week, they will be battling negative undercurrents that could undermine their message [...]
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Dollar up vs. yen on Japan stock picture, dips vs. euro on Fed view

18-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The yen wallowed at one-week lows against the dollar early on Friday, having eased broadly overnight as a rally in global stocks dented demand for the safe-haven currency. [...]
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Japan eyes no visa rule for Filipinos, Indonesians and Vietnamese

18-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

Talks are underway to finally lift the tough visa requirements for Filipinos to visit Japan, a report said Wednesday. Kyodo News reported that the Japanese government and its [...]
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Mt. Gox files for liquidation as Japan rejects rehab plans

18-Apr-2014 Intellasia | PC World | 6:00 AM

Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has abandoned its bid for revival and filed for liquidation with a Japanese court, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Tokyo-based Mt. Gox, [...]
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