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Japan reports suspected N Korea sanctions violation

16-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan has reported a new suspected sanctions violation by North Korea to the UN Security Council after spotting an apparent cargo transfer between a Belise-registered tanker [...]
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China Sea crisis: Japan to bolster military base on island idyll that could become front line in event of war

15-Feb-2018 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

Special report: Kim Sengupta reports from the disputed seas around China, where Japan is building radar, anti-aircraft guns and missile silos to counter what it sees as [...]
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Japan posts longest growth streak since 1980s bubble economy

15-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s economy posted its longest continuous expansion since the 1980s boom as fourth quarter growth was boosted by consumer spending, moving prime minister Shinzo [...]
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Toshiba names ex-banker as CEO, seen tackling opposition to chip unit sale

15-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Toshiba Corp appointed a former banker experienced in dealing with distressed companies as CEO, and forecast its first annual profit in four years, helped by a buoyant chip [...]
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Japan Display books fourth straight quarterly loss, no partner yet

15-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan Display Inc reported a fourth straight quarter of loss and said its search for a global partnership was taking more time than expected, showing its growing struggles as [...]
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Japan concerned by China’s plan to build ‘polar Silk Road’ in Arctic

15-Feb-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Beijing is planning to exert “territorial control” over parts of the Arctic Ocean and could send more warships into waters off Japan in a move analysts say is [...]
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Palau to target illegal fishers with new Japan patrol boat

15-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The tiny Pacific nation of Palau has boosted its efforts to stamp out illegal fishing with a new patrol boat donated by Japanese charity the Nippon Foundation. Previously [...]
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Japan fourth quarter GDP rises 0.5pct on consumer spending

15-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s economy grew at an annualised rate of 0.5 percent in the October to December period, posting the eighth straight quarter of expansion due to growth in consumer [...]
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Japan is set to miss out on the global growth party this year

15-Feb-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Japan’s economy has been on a strong run, but some experts are warning it may get left behind by other countries this year. The world’s third largest economy [...]
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Putin Holds Military Exercises on Islands Claimed by Japan

15-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Russia is accelerating a military buildup on islands claimed by Japan, threatening to blow a hole in prime minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to lure President Vladimir [...]
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Japan’s Abe could visit Moscow on May 26: RIA

Japan’s Abe could visit Moscow on May 26: RIA

15-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe could visit the Russian capital on May 26, Russia’s RIA news agency quoted the Japanese ambassador to Moscow as saying on Wednesday. [...]
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Japan took in 20 asylum seekers last year as nearly 20,000 applied

14-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The number of asylum seekers in Japan grew 80 percent to a record 19,628 in 2017but only 20 were accepted, the government said on Tuesday. Immigration is a controversial [...]
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Japan’s Coincheck reports to regulators over $530 million cryptocurrency heist

14-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc, under pressure to better safeguard investors after the daring theft of $530 million of digital money last month, said it had [...]
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Japan policymakers endorse reports BOJ Kuroda to get another term

14-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government leaders reaffirmed their confidence in Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday, bolstering expectations that he will be reappointed for a rare [...]
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NBC parts ways with analyst after Korea-Japan comment

14-Feb-2018 Intellasia | USA Today | 6:00 AM

NBC has decided that it will no longer feature analyst Joshua Cooper Ramo during the Winter Games after his on-air comments about Japan being a “cultural and technical [...]
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