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Japan nuclear regulator clears first reactors after safety checks

Japan nuclear regulator clears first reactors after safety checks

28-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan cleared the way on Wednesday for a resumption of nuclear power, four years after the world’s worst atomic disaster in two-and-a-half decades led to the shutdown [...]
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S. Korea, US, Japan envoys discuss N. Korea nuclear concerns

S. Korea, US, Japan envoys discuss N. Korea nuclear concerns

28-May-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Nuclear envoys from South Korea, Japan and the United States agreed Wednesday to step up pressure – including possible sanctions – on North Korea to abandon [...]
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Universal Studios Japan to apply for autumn listing in Tokyo -source

28-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The operator of the Universal Studios Japan theme park aims for an initial public offering in the autumn and will apply for a listing with the Tokyo Stock Exchange as early [...]
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Japan chief govt spokesman: Recent yen falls not excessive

28-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s top government spokesman said on Wednesday excessive volatility in foreign exchange rates was undesirable but added that the current pace of the yen’s [...]
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BOJ’s Iwata says timing for hitting price goal ‘somewhat delayed’

28-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Bank of Japan deputy Governor Kikuo Iwata said on Wednesday the timing for achieving the bank’s 2 percent inflation target has been “somewhat delayed” from [...]
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BOJ minutes: Many members say risks to prices are tilted to downside

28-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Many Bank of Japan board members said risks to consumer prices are tilted to the downside due to uncertainty about long-term inflation expectations, consumer spending, and [...]
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Japan business lobby head urges government to cut spending

28-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s government should cut healthcare spending to meet fiscal discipline targets and lower the public debt burden, because relying on economic growth is [...]
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Toshiba to seek extension for annual filing deadline: sources

28-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Toshiba Corp is likely to seek an extension for its annual securities filing deadline amid a probe of past accounting irregularities, seeking to avoid being [...]
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Japan braces for severe butter shortage

28-May-2015 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Japan is bracing for a severe butter shortage that threatens cake making across the country, echoing last year’s dairy disaster that left supermarket shelves empty. The [...]
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Japan’s Wartime Past Threatens World Heritage Site Bid

28-May-2015 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

On Tuesday South Korea demanded that Japan acknowledge that Korean forced labour was used in the past at some sites that Tokyo would like added to the list of UNESCO World [...]
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Shinzo Abe urged to confront Japan’s colonial aggression and use of sex slaves

28-May-2015 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Japanese historians have urged prime minister Shinzo Abe to offer an honest account of the country’s wartime use of sex slaves in the runup to the 70th anniversary of [...]
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Japan and Korea Should Bridge Their Differences, Snyder and Glosserman Write in New Book

28-May-2015 Intellasia | CFR | 6:00 AM

Japan and South Korea are Western-style democracies with open-market economies committed to the rule of law. They are also US allies. Yet despite their common interests, [...]
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Korea objects to heritage status for Japan’s World War II ‘slave labour’ sites

28-May-2015 Intellasia | Independent | 6:00 AM

Japan has rebuffed South Korean demands that it admits Koreans served as slave labour at seven mines, shipyards and factories that Japan is seeking to be listed as Unesco [...]
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KL-Singapore HSR project: Najib believes Japan can make competitive bid

28-May-2015 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak believes Japan can put in a competitive bid for the 300km high-speed rail project linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. “The [...]
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Herro Gives Japan 2 Out of 10 for Governance Despite Abe Efforts

28-May-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

David Herro, a $35 billion money manager who learned about Japanese corporate governance the hard way, says for all Shinzo Abe’s efforts, the nation remains 30 years [...]
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