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Japan warns on Pokemon GO safety as impatient gamers await launch

23-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Gamers in Japan, home of Nintendo’s Pokemon, are still impatiently awaiting the launch of the smash-hit Pokemon GO game but the government is already preparing for an [...]
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Japan manufacturers may cut profit targets on post-Brexit yen surge: Reuters poll

23-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Nearly four in 10 Japanese manufacturers say they may cut their annual earnings targets in the wake of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, fretting about [...]
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Japan’s Rakuten revises definition of ‘spouse’, extends benefits to same-sex partners

23-Jul-2016 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

It also announced today a host of LGBTQ-friendly initiatives and highlighted the diversity programmes within the company Citing a desire to cultivate diversity, Japanese [...]
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Japanese ‘rent men’ who are paid just to listen

23-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

From lonely pensioners to Japanese schoolgirls with shattered dreams, Takanobu Nishimoto and his crew of middle-aged men will lend an ear to clients who would never dream of [...]
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Pokemon Go finally launches in Japan

23-Jul-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Nintendo’s Pokemon Go has finally launched in Japan, the birthplace of the little virtual monsters. Amid a flurry of social media excitement, Niantic Labs, the software [...]
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What Can Japan Do to Boost Its Economy?

23-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Steve Davies, chief executive officer and founder of Javelin Wealth Management, discusses helicopter money in Japan, action by the Bank of Japan and how markets have [...]
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Japan’s CPI seen falling again in June, more headaches for BOJ

23-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s consumer prices were expected to fall in June for the fourth straight month, a Reuters poll found, keeping alive market expectations the central bank will [...]
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Bank of Japan’s Kuroda rules out ‘helicopter money’ – BBC radio

23-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda has ruled out the idea of using “helicopter money” to stimulate Japan’s economy and said the central bank already has [...]
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Yen soars as BOJ’s Kuroda plays down helicopter money talk

23-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The yen surged by 1 percent against the dollar on Thursday after Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda said there was no need or possibility of the bank seeking to stimulate [...]
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Japan PM’s maglev decision reflects political calculus over economics

23-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Few doubt Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to invest public funds in a $90 billion dollar high-tech “maglev” railway makes political sense. [...]
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Yen Pares Gain as BBC Says Kuroda Interview Conducted in June

23-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The yen pared an advance against the dollar as it emerged that an interview in which Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda dismissed the idea of so-called helicopter money [...]
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Discovery Enters Japanese Insurance With Sumitomo, SoftBank Deal

23-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Discovery Ltd, South Africa’s third-largest insurer by market value, said it has set up a partnership with Japan’s Sumitomo Life Insurance Co. and SoftBank Group [...]
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Japan Secures SM-2 Missiles for Destroyers

23-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Defense News | 6:00 AM

The US State Department has approved an $821 million sale of 246 Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) air defense missiles for deployment on Japan’s four Kongo-class and two [...]
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Japanese foreign aid: what’s in it for Japan?

23-Jul-2016 Intellasia | East Asia Forum | 6:00 AM

Foreign aid is a key instrument of international engagement in Japan’s foreign policy toolkit. Although Tokyo is no longer the world’s top aid donor that it once [...]
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Another disappointing day for Pokemon Go fans in Japan

22-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Japan Today | 6:00 AM

Legions of Pokemon fans were left disappointed Wednesday after a rumoured release of the franchise’s hugely popular smartphone game in Japan proved wrong. The app has [...]
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