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Burma sees twofold rise in Japanese grant aid

01-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Devex | 6:00 AM

For the first half of 2014, Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs allocated the lion’s share of its 81.44 billion yen ($782 million) grant funding to Myanmar [...]
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NaMo’s Japan visit: Tokyo to finance specific projects

01-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Economictimes | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Narendra Modi’s dream of securing $1.7 trillion from Japan for creation of a fund that would support the country’s economy may not become a reality [...]
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India not revisiting its nuclear doctrine, Modi assures Japan

01-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Timesofindia | 6:00 AM

Keeping in view Tokyo’s nuclear sensitivities on the eve of his visit to Japan, prime minister Narendra Modi has stressed that India is not revising its nuclear [...]
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Why Japan’s Abe and India’s Modi are Asia’s new best friends (+video)

01-Sep-2014 Intellasia | CSmonitor | 6:00 AM

Even by Japan’s standards of hospitality, it is hard to recall a time in recent years when the visit of a foreign leader has been so eagerly awaited. The blossoming [...]
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Calibrating India’s terms for engagement with Japan

01-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Business-standard | 6:00 AM

Japan was going to be the first country he planned to visit as premier but prime minister Narendra Modi postponed the trip by a month in the hope that the extra time would [...]
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Japan Fearing Toilet Paper Panic Makes Stockpiling Plea

01-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japan’s bureaucrats don’t want the nation to be caught with its pants down the next time toilet paper supplies run short after a natural disaster. That’s [...]
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Japan Pension Giant Signals Portfolio Shift

01-Sep-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Japan’s public pension reserve fund, the world’s largest, has let its domestic bondholdings fall below the current portfolio allocation range while increasing its [...]
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Japan’s GPIF reduces bond allocation, increases equities in quarter

01-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Pionline | 6:00 AM

Japan’s government Pension Investment Fund, Tokyo, on Friday announced that the value of its investment portfolio was 127.3 trillion yen (US$1.23 trillion) as of the [...]
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Rebalancing Japan and Korea

01-Sep-2014 Intellasia | USnews | 6:00 AM

The United States has long encouraged cooperation between Japan and South Korea on such urgent matters as curbing North Korea’s growing nuclear and missile threats, but [...]
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UN issues fresh call to Japan over WWII ‘comfort women’

UN issues fresh call to Japan over WWII ‘comfort women’

01-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

A UN watchdog issued a fresh call Friday to Japan to take full blame for forcing women from Korea and elsewhere in Asia to work as sex slaves during World War II. The UN [...]
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Japan’s Tax Increase Puts Abenomics at Risk

01-Sep-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Household spending in Japan dropped sharply in July, heightening concerns that prime minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to raise taxes by some $80 billion is taking a [...]
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Japan Consumer Inflation Reaches 3.3pct

01-Sep-2014 Intellasia | NY times | 6:00 AM

Japanese core consumer inflation, which excludes the volatile prices of fresh food but includes oil products, hit 3.3 percent in July, compared with the same month last year, [...]
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Japanese economy flounders after sales tax rise

01-Sep-2014 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Japan’s economy continued to struggle in July to shake off the disruptive effects of a sales tax increase implemented three months earlier, a cluster of government data [...]
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Yen at 120 Seen Needed by UBS Wary of Weimar-Japan Redux

01-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The new chief investment officer for Japan at UBS AG’s wealth management division likens the nation to a man with $1.2 million in debt who is spending all his $53,000 [...]
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Japan’s Troublesome IP, Inflation Data; SoftBank’s Soft Rally

01-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Barrons | 6:00 AM

The slew of macroeconomics data that came out of Japan today put prime minister Shinzo Abe and Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda in unenviable spots. In July, [...]
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