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Japan’s Nikkei falls to lowest level since early Dec

18-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Nikkei share average hit its lowest level in over five weeks on Tuesday as investors locked in recent gains ahead of the inauguration of US President-elect [...]
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Japanese Vessel Caught With Dead Whale Onboard, Activist Group Says

18-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Huffington Post | 6:00 AM

A Japanese whaling vessel has been photographed with what appears to be a dead minke whale onboard, a violation of a 2014 international court ruling that banned hunting of [...]
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Honda says Takata airbag ruptured in Japan, caused minor injury

18-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Honda Motor Co (7267.T) said on Tuesday that an air bag made by Takata Corp (7312.T) had ruptured in one of its cars in Japan, resulting in a minor injury to the car’s [...]
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Japan pledges boats to Vietnam as China dispute simmers

18-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe on Monday promised Vietnam six new patrol boats during a visit to the Southeast Asian country locked in a dispute with China over the [...]
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In Hanoi, Abe says Japan will provide Vietnam patrol vessels

18-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japan will provide Vietnam new patrol vessels, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said Monday on the last stop of his four-nation tour to boost his country’s trade and [...]
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US, Japan Sign Update to Status of Forces Treaty, Limit Base Worker Protections

18-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Sputnik News | 6:00 AM

The supplementary treaty, signed January 16, goes into effect immediately, The Japan News reports. The original Status of Forces (SOFA) agreement limits Japan’s [...]
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Prime minister Abe meeting with Vietnam leaders in last stop of tour

18-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Asahi | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe is meeting with Vietnam’s leaders on the last stop of his four-nation tour intended to boost Japan’s trade and security engagements in [...]
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Australian family missing in Japan

18-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AAP | 6:00 AM

An Australian woman and her family who had gone missing at a popular Japanese ski field have been found safe after a night of freezing conditions. The search for the woman [...]
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Japan just tried to launch the world’s smallest orbital rocket

18-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Arstechnica | 6:00 AM

The skinny rocket stood less than 10 meters tall, with a diameter of half a metre. This weekend Japan tried to launch a 3kg cubesat into orbit aboard its multi-stage, SS-520 [...]
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Tokyo office boom fades with more space, fewer workers

18-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Commercial property prices in Tokyo, a bellwether for Japan’s market, look to have peaked as the capital faces a glut of new offices even as the number of office [...]
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Japan and US debt

18-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Elpasoinc | 6:00 AM

The more things change, the more they remain the same? It sure seems like it. In the 1980s, many politicians and American citizens were anxious because Japan seemed to be [...]
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Japan’s rising child poverty exposes true cost of two decades of economic decline

18-Jan-2017 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

The smell of beef stew wafts from a kitchen as a brigade of volunteers put their cooking skills to use on a recent Saturday evening in Tokyo’s commuter belt. In an [...]
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Duterte: I rejected Japan missile offer

Duterte: I rejected Japan missile offer

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

President Duterte has declined an offer by Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe to provide missiles to the Philippines, saying he does not want to see a Third World War. [...]
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Trump is all wrong on Japanese trade

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | The Spec | 6:00 AM

It seems US president-elect Donald Trump’s way of thinking is no different to that of the era in which there was overheated trade friction between Japan and the United [...]
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Japan’s employees are literally working themselves to death

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | The Washington Post | 6:00 AM

The Japanese might be the hardest working people in the world. Employees there sleep less and work longer hours than almost anywhere else. The culture is so rigorous that [...]
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