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Victor Davis Hanson: China behaving as Japan did in the 1930s

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Mercurynews | 6:00 AM

In the 1920s, Japan began to translate its growing economic might – after a prior 50-year crash course in Western capitalism and industrialisation – into [...]
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Japan’s Nikkei suffers worst weekly loss since Oct

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Nikkei benchmark eked out a slight gain on Friday, though it still suffered its worst weekly loss since October, while Uniqlo clothing chain operator Fast [...]
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JGB prices firm, BOJ offers to buy longer-dated bonds

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | IFR | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices rose modestly on Friday, with the superlong sectors outperforming, leading to a flattening of the yield curve. Many domestic real money [...]
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Ford Looks to Fiesta to Increase Sales in Japanese Market

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Ford might be an auto giant in America, but odds are you will not spot one of its cars on Japan’s busy roads. Last year, the Detroit automaker sold all of 3,896 cars in [...]
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NTT Docomo Adds Most Users in Japan for First Time Since 2011

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

NTT Docomo Inc. (9437) added the most new subscribers among Japan’s three wireless carriers for the first time since December 2011 after starting sales of Apple Inc. [...]
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Morgan Stanley Warns of Crisis Amid Inflation Sign: Japan Credit

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Morgan Stanley said inflation and overspending threaten to push Japan’s finances to the brink, amid signs government-bond investors are preparing for rising consumer [...]
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Japanese Begin to Question Protections Given to Homegrown Rice

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

For decades, Japan has defended its 778 percent tariffs on rice with a kind of religious zeal. Rice is a sacred crop, the government has argued, not open to trade [...]
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Japan’s nuclear crossroads: Restart the reactors?

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Naoto Kan was staring down the prospect of Tokyo becoming a ghost town. Immediately after Japan was socked by the one-two punch of a major earthquake and a tsunami in March [...]
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France, Japan vow to strengthen defence ties amid China spat

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

France and Japan vowed Thursday to strengthen their military ties, as Tokyo seeks French support in its long-running spat with Beijing over disputed islands that has raised [...]
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Japan chemical plant blast kills five

Japan chemical plant blast kills five

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An explosion at a Japanese factory that had previously attracted the attention of safety inspectors killed at least five people and injured a dozen more Thursday. The blast [...]
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Japan plans to take over management of 280 remote islands

Japan plans to take over management of 280 remote islands

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

Japan is seeking to nationalise 280 remote islands in a move aimed at strengthening the country’s territorial boundaries. Japanese government officials say [...]
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Ford Looks to Fiesta to Increase Meager Sales in Japan

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Ford might be an auto giant in America, but odds are you will not spot one of its cars on Japan’s busy roads. Last year, the Detroit automaker sold all of 3,896 cars in [...]
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5 killed, 12 injured in explosion at chemical plant in Japan

5 killed, 12 injured in explosion at chemical plant in Japan

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

An explosion and fire at a Mitsubishi Materials chemical plant in central Japan on Thursday afternoon killed five people and injured at least 12 others, Yokkaichi police [...]
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Novartis Faces Possible Criminal Inquiry in Japan

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

The pharmaceutical company Novartis said Thursday that it would cooperate with the authorities after Japan’s health ministry called for a criminal investigation into [...]
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Japan Regulators Seek Criminal Investigation of Novartis

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Japanese regulators’ unusual move to seek criminal charges against a unit of Novartis AG NOVN.VX -0.55 percent could deal another blow to the Swiss pharmaceutical [...]
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