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German submarine builder warns Australia of risk of awarding contract to Japan

19-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Japan Today | 6:00 AM

A German executive vying for a lucrative Australian submarine contract on Thursday said that awarding the contract to Japan could damage Australia’s relationship with [...]
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N Korea Fires Medium-Range Ballistic Missiles Into Sea of Japan

19-Mar-2016 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

North Korea has launched two medium-range Nodong ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, the latest provocation from that country that is increasing tensions on the Korean [...]
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Japan 10-year JGB yield falls to record low minus 0.135pct

19-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The yield on benchmark 10-year Japanese government bonds fell to a fresh record low on Friday, after a strong response to the Bank of Japan’s bond-buying operations. [...]
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Defiant N Korea fires ballistic missile into sea, Japan protests

19-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea fired at least one ballistic missile on Friday, which flew about 800 km (500 miles) before hitting the sea off its east coast, South Korea’s military said, [...]
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Japan issues missile interception order

19-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Business-standard | 6:00 AM

The Japanese government on Friday issued an interception order in anticipation of North Korea’s repeated firing of missiles. Sources said the order was issued to the [...]
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Japan’s Suga denies report Abe pondering delay of sales-tax hike

19-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has denied a report in the Yomiuri newspaper saying Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is considering delaying a planned increase in [...]
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What Japan wants from the submarine deal

19-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Lowyinterpreter | 6:00 AM

Last week while I was in Japan I shared a few thoughts about what I heard locally regarding the submarine project (‘What the Submarine Contract Means to Japan’). [...]
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Toshiba in $5.9 billion asset sale, shares hit by report of US probe

19-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Toshiba Corp announced a $5.9 billion asset sale and a big investment in its chip business on Thursday, but saw its shares slide on a report that US authorities [...]
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Pricey gold samurai helmets on sale for Japanese boys

19-Mar-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Gold and silver ornamental samurai helmets went on sale for tens of thousands of dollars at a Japanese jewellery store on Thursday ahead of an annual festival for boys. [...]
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How $5 a Night Hostels Led to Japan’s First $1 Billion Startup

19-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

In 2012, Shintaro Yamada was 34 years old, single and frustrated with his job. So he quit a comfortable position in Tokyo and set out to see the world. He made a point of [...]
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Japan’s Communists Flirt With Mainstream in Bid to Unseat Abe

19-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Japanese Communist Party is making a rare bid to forge a united front with the mainstream opposition to topple prime minister Shinzo Abe and repeal his signature [...]
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Japan PM Abe considering delaying planned sales-tax hike – Yomiuri

19-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Euronews | 6:00 AM

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has denied a report in the Yomiuri newspaper saying Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is considering delaying a planned increase in [...]
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Japan strongly condemns N Korea’s missile launch – PM Abe

Japan strongly condemns N Korea’s missile launch – PM Abe

19-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday Tokyo strongly condemned North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch and demanded that Pyongyang refrain from such [...]
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Japan Extends East China Sea Surveillance

Japan Extends East China Sea Surveillance

19-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Defense News | 6:00 AM

Japan is expanding its East China Sea surveillance network around the disputed Senkaku Islands, and a new radar observation station is expected to go online on March 28. [...]
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Number of visitors to Japan rose 36pct in February

18-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

The estimated number of visitors to Japan in February increased by 36.4 percent from a year earlier to 1,891,400, marking the second-highest monthly total ever, the Japan [...]
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