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Japan seen boosting development aid for first time in 17 years

23-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

The Japanese government plans to increase its official development assistance for the first time since fiscal 1999, as prime minister Shinzo Abe pursues aggressive diplomacy [...]
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US-Japan alliance in strategic game of deterrence in Asia

23-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

As Chinese power grows in the region, more countries are looking up to Tokyo In its refusal to acknowledge China’s territorial rights to the artificial islands it has [...]
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Whomor, Japan’s crowdsourced comic studio, raises $1.6M from Digital Garage

23-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Venture Beat | 6:00 AM

Tokyo-based Whomor, the Japanese company offering a crowdsourcing platform focused on illustrations and 3D computer graphics, unveiled today that it has fundraised 200 [...]
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JGBs largely firmer, 2-year sale well received

23-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices were mostly firmer on Tuesday thanks to wobbly Tokyo shares and a well-received two-year debt auction. The two-year yield was unchanged at [...]
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Japan flags inflation target fudge as commodity rout deepens

23-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s economics minister is laying the groundwork for the country’s central bank to fudge its own inflation target as the global sell-off in commodities pushes [...]
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Japan’s Amari: CPI does not have to rise exactly by 2 pct for BOJ target

23-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese Economics minister Akira Amari said on Tuesday consumer prices do not have to rise exactly by 2 percent when judging the success of the Bank of Japan’s price [...]
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Japan govt: stimulus to add 0.6 pct point to GDP over next 3 yrs

23-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

December 22 Japan’s government said on Tuesday it expects a stimulus package it approved last week to add around 0.6 percentage point to gross domestic product over the [...]
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McDonald’s Japan Plunges After Report US Parent May Sell Stake

23-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

McDonald’s Holdings Co. (Japan) fell the most in almost five years after the Nikkei newspaper reported its US parent plans to cut its stake in the loss-making unit [...]
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Japan Picks `Hamburger’ Stadium Plan for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

23-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japan selected a new design for the main 2020 Tokyo Olympics stadium, after it abandoned in July a futurist creation by British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid when cost [...]
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Toshiba to book record loss, cut 5pct of workforce this year

23-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Toshiba Corp said on Monday it would book a record net loss this year and cut around 5 percent of its workforce as the sprawling conglomerate, reeling from a $1.3 billion [...]
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Japan govt to cut JGB sales, wary of impact on BOJ’s QQE – sources

23-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s government is set to auction 147 trillion yen ($1.21 trillion) of bonds in the next fiscal year that starts in April, down from this year’s 152.6 trillion [...]
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Japan Launches Huge Military Project Along 200 East China Sea Islands

Japan Launches Huge Military Project Along 200 East China Sea Islands

23-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Sputniknews | 6:00 AM

Japan is fortifying its island chain in the East China Sea under a strategy intended to keep China’s navy from dominating the Western Pacific Ocean, Japanese military [...]
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Debt purchase change gives BOJ flexibility to expand QE if needed – Kuroda

23-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday that recent changes to the central bank’s debt purchase programme gives it the flexibility to expand monetary [...]
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Japan to cut FY2016 deficit-covering bond issuance to 8-yr low -sources

23-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan plans to reduce its deficit-financing bond issuance for fiscal 2016 to below 30 trillion yen ($246.99 billion) to rein in the country’s massive public debt, its [...]
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Scandal-hit Toshiba warns of $4.5 bn annual loss, job cuts

23-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Crisis-hit Toshiba warned Monday it would book a record $4.5 billion annual loss and slash thousands of jobs, as the vast firm’s shares plunged in Tokyo. The moves are [...]
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