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Former BOJ dissenter says c.bank on course to retreat from radical stimulus

08-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s central bank is already in the process of winding down its radical monetary policy and may also look at making changes to its long-term interest rate target in [...]
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Japan Must Hold Line on Social Spending, New Labour minister Says

08-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japan needs to hold fast in limiting the rise in social welfare spending, minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Katsunobu Kato said in an interview with Bloomberg News. To [...]
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Japan Post to Announce Trillion-Yen Share Sale September 11

08-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japan Post Holdings Co. will announce plans for a share sale by the government as early as September 11, almost two years after the postal and financial-services giant was [...]
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Japan Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Tokyo

08-Sep-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Japan Airlines flight bound for New York made an emergency landing at a Tokyo airport Tuesday due to engine trouble apparently caused by a bird strike, the company said. [...]
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Japan is reportedly drafting a plan to get its citizens out of Korea

08-Sep-2017 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

The Japanese government is drawing up plans to evacuate its citizens from South Korea in the event of a war, the Nikkei Asian Review reported on Tuesday. That’s no [...]
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No fairytale ending: why Japan’s Princess Mako is stepping down to marry a normal man

08-Sep-2017 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

The princess has announced her engagement to a commoner but the not-so-royal wedding is more like a necessity than a tale of love conquering all Name: Princess Mako. Age: 25. [...]
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Princess Mako of Japan will lose royal status after marrying commoner

08-Sep-2017 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:00 AM

Japanese Emperor Akihito’s oldest grandchild, Princess Mako, said Sunday she is getting married to a university classmate who won her heart with bright smiles and [...]
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Japan service sector shows signs of slower growth

08-Sep-2017 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Japan’s service sector is showing signs of slower growth with a key industry gauge recording the weakest rise in activity in six months and lower business confidence. [...]
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Why BOJ Should Stop Being Obsessed With 2pct Inflation Goal

07-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Bank of Japan should stop being obsessed with its 2 percent inflation target given prices and interest rates around the world remain subdued, says the former currency [...]
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Why it wouldn’t take much for China and Japan to go to war new book Asia’s Reckoning explains

07-Sep-2017 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Demonstrators who regularly gather outside Exchange Square, home of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, aren’t protesting against capitalist greed, or the gap between rich [...]
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Russia’s Sechin discussed offering Rosneft share to Japan: court documents

07-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Igor Sechin, the head of Russian oil giant Rosneft (ROSN.MM), offered a stake in the company to Japanese investors before eventually selling to an international consortium, [...]
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KitKat bets on weird and wonderful flavours in Japan

07-Sep-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Cough-medicine-flavoured KitKat anyone? It may not be to everyone’s taste, but this is just one of 300 weird and wonderful flavours flying off the shelves in Japan, [...]
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Japan PM says N Korea has ‘no bright future’ if it continues current path

Japan PM says N Korea has ‘no bright future’ if it continues current path

07-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that he wants North Korea to understand it has “no bright future” if it continues on its current path and [...]
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Nissan unveils new electric car in bid to drive off competition

07-Sep-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japanese giant Nissan Wednesday unveiled a new electric car with an extended range and semi-autonomous driving functions, as it seeks to battle off competitors in a sector it [...]
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Toshiba shares gain after Western Digital offers to exit chip bid for better JV terms

07-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Toshiba shares rose more than 4 percent on Wednesday after sources told Reuters that Western Digital Corp has offered to drop out of a group bidding for its flash memory chip [...]
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