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US investor group urges Japan to step up corporate governance

24-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A US investor group has urged Japan’s government to require companies to appoint multiple independent directors, putting pressure on lawmakers to push ahead with [...]
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Tourists from Taiwan, China, S. Korean spend the most in Japan

24-May-2014 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Tourists from Taiwan, China and South Korea accounted for 68 percent of spending by all tourists in Japan last year, according to a report by Tokyo’s de facto embassy [...]
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US investor group urges Japan to step up corporate governance

24-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A US investor group has urged Japan’s government to require companies to appoint multiple independent directors, putting pressure on lawmakers to push ahead with [...]
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Luhnow visiting Japan to boost Astros’ presence

24-May-2014 Intellasia | MLB | 6:00 AM

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and pro scouting director Kevin Goldstein are travelling to Tokyo on Friday for a trip designed to increase the club’s profile in [...]
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Gov. Deval Patrick reveals jobs pact with Japan

24-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Gov. Deval Patrick yesterday let slip that his administration is working on a pact with a Japanese agency that promotes foreign investment in the country as he defended his [...]
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Japan first quarter output gap narrows to minus 0.3pct as domestic demand improves

24-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s output gap narrowed to minus 0.3 percent in the first quarter of this year, the Cabinet Office said on Friday, adding further evidence that growth could soon [...]
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Japanese Food Firm That Popularised Sushi Looks Globally for Growth

24-May-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

The Mizkan Group’s $2.15 billion purchase of Unilever’s Ragu and Bertolli pasta sauce brands is the latest overseas foray by a storied and gutsy vinegar maker, [...]
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Japan, Vietnam blame China for maritime tensions

24-May-2014 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Japan and Vietnam agreed Thursday to enhance bilateral cooperation on maritime security, criticising China for increasingly assertive actions that have led to clashes between [...]
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Japan mayor takes anti-base case to US

Japan mayor takes anti-base case to US

24-May-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The mayor of a Japanese town set to host a major US base is taking his case to the United States, hoping to persuade Americans that the decision violates democracy. Susumu [...]
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Can Pinterest Be Found in Translation?

24-May-2014 Intellasia | Businessweek | 6:00 AM

Pinterest is all about dreams and desires, but its visions are distinctly American. The company says 70 percent of its users, which ComScore (SCOR) estimates at 60 million, [...]
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With wary eye on China, Japan drill simulates retaking island

24-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

(Reuters) – Japanese land, sea and air forces combined to simulate the recapture of a remote island on Thursday, a small drill that nonetheless underscores the [...]
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Japan lawmakers begin talks on broader combat support role

24-May-2014 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:00 AM

Japan’s dominant political party officially began its push this week to convince its skeptical coalition partner that the country should allow its troops to defend US [...]
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Japan’s Mizkan buys Unilever sauce units for $2.15bn

24-May-2014 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Mizkan Group has extended its reach into the western larder by paying $2.15bn cash for Unilever’s North American pasta sauce businesses, Ragu and [...]
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Abe wants Cabinet post to lead Article 9 attack

24-May-2014 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe plans to create a new Cabinet minister post in charge of reworking Japan’s legal framework to remove the self-imposed ban on using collective [...]
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Exclusive: Japan Post Insurance shifts to stocks, foreign bonds in bet on Abenomics

24-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan Post Insurance is ramping up its investment in Japanese stocks and foreign bonds in a move that shows the government-controlled insurer is betting on the success of [...]
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