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Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years

Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years

21-Apr-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and authorities set up a no-go zone around the mountain. Mount Io spewed smoke and ash high into the [...]
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BOJ Kuroda steps up warning on protectionism as risk to Japan’s recovery

21-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the rising tide of protectionism is emerging as a more imminent risk to Japan’s economy, issuing his strongest warning to [...]
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Exclusive: Lockheed Martin to propose stealthy hybrid of F-22 and F-35 for Japan sources

21-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp plans to offer Japan a stealth fighter design based on its export-banned F-22 Raptor and advanced F-35 Lightning II aircraft, two [...]
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Shire rejects GBP 43bn offer from Japan’s Takeda

21-Apr-2018 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical is in talks with Shire after making a GBP 43bn bid for the London-listed rare diseases drug maker. Shire’s board rejected the cash [...]
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Abe Gets Little From Trump to Douse Political Firestorm in Japan

21-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

As Shinzo Abe bade farewell to sunny Florida after another chummy round of golf and cheeseburgers with President Donald Trump, the Japanese prime minister had little to take [...]
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Trump delivered Japan a huge win on one part of the US’s coming talks with N Korea

21-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

In the 1970s, more than a dozen people went missing from coastal areas of Japan, abducted by North Korea in a failed attempt to turn Japanese citizens into spies. Pyongyang [...]
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Japan’s renewable energy puzzle: solar push threatens environment

21-Apr-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

As the country rushes to cut carbon emissions by 26 percent, campaigners worry that forests and wildlife are being trampled The tens of thousands of solar panels resting on [...]
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Japan carbon capture site shows promise for industrial use

21-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A test site in Japan for burying carbon dioxide (CO2) below the seabed off Hokkaido island is showing more promise than other carbon, capture and storage (CCS) projects by [...]
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Dual citizenship in Japan: A ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy leaves many in the dark

21-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Seeking elusive answers to a big question Forfeiting your citizenship might seem like a strange way to better connect with your country, but Hana Dethlefsen was compelled to [...]
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Japanese volcano erupts, spitting out smoke and rock; no injuries

Japanese volcano erupts, spitting out smoke and rock; no injuries

21-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A volcano in Japan erupted on Thursday, shooting clouds of smoke and rocks into the sky, and prompting authorities to ban access to the peak, but there were no reports of any [...]
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Japanese companies see big things in small-scale industrial robots

21-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A two-armed robot in a Japanese factory carefully stacks rice balls in a box, which a worker carries off for shipment to convenience stores. At another food-packaging plant, [...]
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After sexual harassment row, a #MeToo moment for Japan?

21-Apr-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A firestorm in Japan over allegations of sexual harassment by the top finance ministry official is raising the possibility that the country could finally be having its [...]
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Japan finance official denies sexual misconduct allegation

20-Apr-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s vice finance minister has denied sexual misconduct allegations against him and challenged a TV station’s report that its employee was a victim. Junichi [...]
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Japanese workers banned from lifts for 45-minute ‘decontamination period’ after smoking

20-Apr-2018 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

A local government in central Japan has ordered smokers to complete a 45-minute “decontamination period” between stubbing out their last cigarette and using lifts [...]
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Japan’s #MeToo: senior bureaucrat resigns over sexual misconduct allegations

20-Apr-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Japan’s most senior finance ministry bureaucrat has resigned over allegations of sexual misconduct, in what is being described as the country’s #MeToo moment. [...]
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