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Japan is talking with the US to try to avoid adverse impacts from Iran sanctions

29-Jun-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

* Japan, a major buyer of Iranian oil, is talking with the US to prevent its firms being adversely impacted by the sanctions on Iran. * Washington hinted when announcing the [...]
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Japan retail sales growth undershoots forecast, points to tame consumption

29-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Annual growth in Japanese retail sales slowed in May to its lowest in seven months, adding to worries about weak consumer spending that caused a first-quarter economic [...]
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End of the line for ASIMO, Japan’s famed robot?

29-Jun-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:02 AM

It has played football with former US president Barack Obama and danced for German leader Angela Merkel, but Honda’s ASIMO robot may have reached the end of the line. [...]
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Tokyo passes strict anti-smoking laws ahead of Olympics

29-Jun-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Tokyo’s city government Wednesday passed strict new anti-smoking rules ahead of the 2020 Olympics, leapfrogging national legislation on lighting up that has been [...]
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China hails ex-Japan PM’s visit to memorial hall for Nanjing victims

28-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:02 AM

China on Tuesday voiced appreciation for former Japanese prime minister Yasuo Fukuda’s visit to a memorial hall dedicated to victims of the 1937 massacre committed by [...]
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Japan space explorer arrives on asteroid to retrieve samples

28-Jun-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

A Japanese space explorer arrived at an asteroid Wednesday after a 31/2-year journey to undertake a first-ever experiment: blow a crater in the rocky surface to collect [...]
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Japan’s Foreign Ministry to create new division dedicated solely to N Korea

Japan’s Foreign Ministry to create new division dedicated solely to N Korea

28-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:02 AM

To cope with the growing number of diplomatic tasks concerning the Korean Peninsula, the Foreign Ministry plans to split its Northeast Asia Division into two sections on July [...]
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Japan’s Finance minister Wants to Change Crypto Taxation, Doubts Public Acceptance

27-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Coin Telegraph | 6:02 AM

Japan’s minister of Finance thinks that it is doubtful the public would accept a change in the taxation of cryptocurrency transactions, Cointelegraph Japan reports [...]
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N Korea says to ignore Japan until it scraps military drills, other measures

N Korea says to ignore Japan until it scraps military drills, other measures

27-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

North Korea will continue to ignore Japan unless Tokyo halts hostilities against its neighbour, such as large-scale military drills and efforts to boost military readiness, [...]
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Japan PM AbeUS recognises BOJ policy not aimed at forex

27-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday that the US government recognises that the Bank of Japan is not conducting monetary policy to target exchange [...]
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Japanese networking site Wantedly looks to expand in Southeast Asia, help companies ‘date’ millennials

27-Jun-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Wantedly Inc., the Tokyo-listed job recruitment networking company, is considering expanding into Malaysia and Vietnam after setting up in Singapore as it steps up its [...]
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The 3 minutes that everyone in Japan is talking about

27-Jun-2018 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:02 AM

The case of the worker punished for leaving earlier to get lunch has evoked the ire of Japan’s social media FOR just a bento box, a Japanese worker who habitually left [...]
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Japan blogger killed after ‘dispute’ resolution talk: reports

27-Jun-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:02 AM

A well-known Japanese blogger has been stabbed to death by an internet user he had argued with, shortly after giving a talk on “how to manage disputes online.” [...]
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Cash hoarders aren’t the only problem for Japan’s struggling fund industry

26-Jun-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

* If the problems facing Japan’s stagnant mutual fund industry are not addressed, it will lead to a severe slowdown in the availability of fresh capital, according to [...]
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The children of Japan’s single mothers have become an underclass

26-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:02 AM

The beating of a four-year-old boy on Christmas Eve went on through the night. Covered with bruises and having suffered catastrophic internal bleeding, he was pronounced dead [...]
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