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Cabinet Scandals Rock Japan’s ‘Womenomics’

Cabinet Scandals Rock Japan’s ‘Womenomics’

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 8:25 AM

An emerging political scandal surrounding Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet has moved with surprising speed over the weekend. The issue started with Economy, [...]
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Fifty Years After The Bullet Train, Japan Approves Plan To Build Super-Speed Maglev Train Line

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Japan’s government has just approved plans to build the world’s fastest train line using magnetic levitation technology, an endeavor that will make the industrial [...]
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Japan ministers at Tokyo war shrine despite warming China ties

Japan ministers at Tokyo war shrine despite warming China ties

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Three nationalist ministers in Japan’s cabinet paid homage at a war shrine hated by China Saturday, despite tentative signs of a thaw in Tokyo’s long-frozen [...]
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Japan ministers visit war dead shrine day after Abe sends offering

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Three Japanese cabinet members visited a shrine for war dead on Saturday a day after prime minister Shinzo Abe drew angry responses from China and South Korea by sending a [...]
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Japan rolls out ‘long-held dream’ with first commercial jet in 50 years

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

To the sound of drums and a children’s choir, Mitsubishi Aircraft on Saturday rolled out Japan’s first commercial jet in half a century, amid doubts it can attain [...]
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Resignation of Japan minister over scandal seen imminent

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | MSNS | 6:00 AM

In a blow to prime minister Shinzo Abe, Japan’s new trade and industry minister will resign as soon as Sunday over allegations that groups backing her misused political [...]
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Mitsubishi Aircraft Unveils Japan’s First Passenger Jet

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japan displayed its first passenger jet after a delay of almost four years, with a helping hand from bullet-train specialists and a schedule to conduct first test flights [...]
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How an Aesop’s Fable Became the Symbol of Japan’s New Activism

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Seeking to explain changing attitudes in the world’s second-biggest stock market, asset managers in Tokyo have been evoking Ancient Greece. In Aesop’s fable of [...]
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US Osprey Aircraft in Japan Tsunami Drill Amid Protests

US Osprey Aircraft in Japan Tsunami Drill Amid Protests

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Defense News | 6:00 AM

Two US Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys took part in a tsunami disaster drill in Japan on Sunday, despite protests from local people who question the safety of the tilt-rotor [...]
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Japan METI minister expected to resign in blow to PM Abe – media

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s new trade and industry minister was expected to resign on Monday, domestic media said, over allegations that her support groups misused political funds, dealing [...]
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Russian Jets Invading Japan Airspace In Record Numbers Over Past Year, Japan Wants To Know Why

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Inquisitr | 6:00 AM

Russian jets flying perilously close to Japan airspace forced Japanese fighters to take to the skies 533 times over the past six months – a number up from 308 in the [...]
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Japan trade, justice ministers quit amid scandals

Japan trade, justice ministers quit amid scandals

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s trade and justice ministers resigned Monday after accusations they misused campaign funds in the biggest setback so far for prime minister Shinzo Abe’s [...]
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Japan firms want government action if yen weakens: Reuters poll

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Nearly half of Japanese firms think the government should start defending the yen at this month’s dollar high of 110, a Reuters survey shows, underscoring the threat [...]
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JGB yields pull back from lows as Tokyo stocks rally

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | IFR | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond yields pulled back from recent lows on Monday as a rally in Tokyo stocks dented demand for safe-haven debt. The benchmark 10-year JGB yield rose 1 [...]
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BOJ’s Kuroda says economy recovering, weakness seen in output

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday the country’s economy continues to recover moderately as a trend, although there are some weaknesses mainly in [...]
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