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Japan has not narrowed trade differences with US, negotiator says

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

Japanese officials said on Tuesday there was still a significant way to go before reaching a broad agreement on trade with the United States, a day before President Barack [...]
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Japan-based Cookpad acquires Indonesia’s DapurMasak

24-Apr-2014 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

Tokyo-based recipe sharing service Cookpad has announced today the acquisition of 60 per cent stake in Indonesian recipe site DapurMasak for $600,000. This is in addition to [...]
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The second opening of Japan

24-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

US President Barack Obama is visiting Tokyo at a unique moment in my country’s history, with Japan’s economy moving onto a stable new growth path that will take [...]
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Japan inflation may have beat BOJ forecast – Kuroda

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

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said consumer inflation may exceed the central bank’s projection in the fiscal year that ended in March, voicing confidence the [...]
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Japan can withstand tax hike pain -BOJ deputy Gov Nakaso

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

The Japanese economy is resilient enough to absorb the effects of the sales tax hike that kicked in this month, Bank of Japan deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso said on [...]
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Asia tensions simmer as Obama set to arrive in Tokyo

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

US President Barack Obama arrives in a tense Asian region on Wednesday, faced with the delicate task of assuring Japan and other regional allies of America’s commitment [...]
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Obama reassures Japan, other allies on China ahead of visit

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

(Reuters) – US President Barack Obama has said Washington welcomes China’s rise but that engagement with Beijing would not come at the expense of its Asian allies [...]
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US-Japan squabble over beef threatens Trans-Pacific Partnership

24-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Latimes | 6:00 AM

After more than four years and 20 rounds of negotiations, the world’s biggest free-trade deal in a generation has come down in good part to this: the United States and [...]
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Obama goes stag to Asia, and Japanese don’t like it

24-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Csmonitor | 6:00 AM

When Japan scored Caroline Kennedy as the new US ambassador to Tokyo last year, Japanese officials and media were ecstatic. That President Obama had named such a globally [...]
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Japan’s Seibu Holdings valued at $5.6B on relisting

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

Japanese railway and hotels giant Seibu Holdings returned to the Tokyo stock market Wednesday, a decade after it was de-listed following a major accounting scandal. The stock [...]
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China’s seizure of Japanese ship has pre-World War Two roots

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

It all began with a pre-World War Two contract between China’s then “ship king” and a Japanese company to lease two Chinese freighters. When the one-year [...]
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Japan, US struggle to bridge gap on freer trade

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

Japanese and US negotiators are struggling to reach a preliminary agreement on a free trade pact that might have served as a centerpiece for President Barack Obama’s [...]
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Japan lodges protest against China ship seizure

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

Japan said Tuesday it has lodged a formal protest against China’s seizure of a Japanese ship over unpaid bills dating back to the 1930s, the latest row to underscore [...]
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Japanese researchers develop vacuum Ultraviolet lamp

24-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Utah Peoples Post | 6:00 AM

A solid-state lamp that emits high-energy ultraviolet (UV) light at the shortest wavelengths, ever recorded for such a device, was developed by the Japanese researchers. The [...]
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War-Shrine Visit by Japanese MPs May Cloud Obama’s Tokyo Visit

24-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

A day before US President Barack Obama is due to arrive in Tokyo, 147 Japanese legislators visited the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, which honors Japanese war dead, [...]
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