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JGBs inch lower on higher Tokyo stocks, softer Treasuries

27-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices eased on Wednesday, weighed down by a bounce in Tokyo stocks and overnight weakening in US Treasuries. A regular bond purchasing operation by [...]
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The incredible shrinking country

27-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Economist | 6:00 AM

A QUIET but constant ticking can be heard from the demographic time bomb that sits beneath the world’s third-largest economy. This week it made a louder tick than [...]
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Japan’s Demographic Crisis: Any Way Out?

27-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

Since prime minister Shinzo Abe returned to power and “Abenomics” began demonstrating some success in lifting Japan out of its two-decade-long economic slump, [...]
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Japan agrees to hand over nuclear material to United States

Japan agrees to hand over nuclear material to United States

27-Mar-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Japan and the United States have co-signed an agreement to remove and dispose of hundreds of kilograms of highly enriched uranium (HEU) and separated plutonium from the Asian [...]
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The incredible shrinking country

27-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Economist | 6:00 AM

A QUIET but constant ticking can be heard from the demographic time bomb that sits beneath the world’s third-largest economy. This week it made a louder tick than [...]
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China says Japan nuclear stockpile move step in right direction

27-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China said on Tuesday that Japan’s agreeing to turn over sensitive nuclear material of potential use in bombs to the United States was a step in the right direction, [...]
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Obama hosts landmark Japan, S. Korea summit

Obama hosts landmark Japan, S. Korea summit

27-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US President Barack Obama pledged “unwavering commitment” to Tokyo and Seoul’s security concerns in the face of nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday as [...]
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Obama brings leaders of Japan, SKorea together

27-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

President Barack Obama scored a small but significant diplomatic coup Tuesday by bringing together the leaders of key Asian allies Japan and South Korea for their first [...]
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Cool Japan Gets Olympic Momentum, Cash Injection

27-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Variety | 6:00 AM

“Cool Japan,” a now nearly decade-old government initiative to promote Japanese popular culture abroad, has long been derided as more high-flown talk than [...]
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N Korea says hopes for positive talks with Japan

27-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea said on Tuesday that talks with Japan this month should include a demand for compensation for wartime Korean sex slaves and not only the issue of Japanese [...]
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Japan’s Diet a WWII Debate Club as Nationalism Clouds Abenomics

27-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

As Japan girds for a wallop to spending from a looming sales-tax increase, discussion in the nation’s parliament turns to history – not to 1997, when the last [...]
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Japan firm probes $1.3m bribe claims after boss ‘confession’

26-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Japanese consultancy firm said Monday it was investigating following a report its president had admitted bribing foreign officials to win contracts linked to multi million [...]
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Japan should press ‘changing’ N Korea to find closure over abductees

26-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The ageing parents of a 13-year-old Japanese girl abducted nearly 40 years ago by North Korea urged their government on Monday to heed signs of change in Pyongyang in order [...]
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How a high school dropout became a multi millionaire entrepreneur

26-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Techinasia | 6:00 AM

Born in 1980, Haruhisa Okamura is the founder and CEO of Adways, one of the largest tech companies in Japan that focuses on online advertising. Adways also has its own ad [...]
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Fukushima water decontamination system down again

26-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Tuesday it had shut down a key decontamination system used to clean radiation-tainted water, just hours [...]
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