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Japan aid widens Burma factories vs farms divide

02-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Tin Hsan and her husband lived modestly in the outskirts of Myanmar’s commercial capital Yangon, growing rice and betel leaves on their 22 acres and peddling [...]
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US deploys first advanced drones to Japan

US deploys first advanced drones to Japan

02-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The US Air Force has deployed two of its most advanced long-distance surveillance drones to a base in northern Japan over the past week, enhancing its ability to monitor [...]
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Taiwan Museum Treasures Make First Trip to Japan

31-May-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Chinese antiques from Taiwan’s National Palace Museum will be exhibited for the first time in Japan starting in June. The Tokyo National Museum is showing the pieces [...]
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China accuses Japan of ‘dangerous’ flight in air zone

31-May-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Beijing hit back Thursday at Tokyo’s claims of “dangerous” flying near disputed islands, accusing Japanese fighter jets of coming recklessly close to a [...]
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Japan April core CPI rises to 23-year high after sales tax hike

31-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s core consumer prices jumped 3.2 percent in April from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday, the fastest gain since February 1991 as an increase in [...]
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Japanese Part-Time Women Workers Have Had Enough

31-May-2014 Intellasia | Businessweek | 6:00 AM

Miho Marui isn’t exactly sure how she wound up standing on top of a bus on a wintry Tokyo day in 2009, staring up at the 35-story headquarters of KDDI (9433:JP). Yet [...]
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Nuclear-Free Japan Faces Prospect of Power Shortage in Heartland

31-May-2014 Intellasia | Businessweek | 6:00 AM

Japan’s industrial heartland in the west is facing the prospect of electricity shortages over the summer, underscoring the risks that the absence of nuclear power pose [...]
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Japan tax hike lifts inflation to 23-year high

31-May-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s consumer prices rose 3.2 percent from a year earlier in April to the highest level since 1991, the government said Friday, largely due to a sales tax increase [...]
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Japanese Part-Time Women Workers Have Had Enough

31-May-2014 Intellasia | Businessweek | 6:00 AM

Miho Marui isn’t exactly sure how she wound up standing on top of a bus on a wintry Tokyo day in 2009, staring up at the 35-story headquarters of KDDI (9433:JP). Yet [...]
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BOJ should clarify asset buying plan beyond 2014 -IMF

31-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Bank of Japan should provide more information about its asset purchases beyond end-2014 to enhance transparency of its policy, the International Monetary Fund said on [...]
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Japan’s Abe eyes Singapore style casino resorts to boost tourism

31-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is set to tour Singapore’s two lavish casino resorts on Friday as his home country toys with the idea of liberalising casino gambling [...]
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JGBs steady to weaker on US bonds’ retreat, profit-taking

31-May-2014 Intellasia | IFR | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices were steady to slightly weaker, with some investors taking profits after the benchmark 10-year yield had hit one-year low the previous day, [...]
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Japan consumer spending, factory output skid after sales tax hike

31-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s household spending in April fell at the fastest rate in three years in a sign that consumption could be slow to recover from an increase in the nationwide sales [...]
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Japan’s Ibaraki prefecture seeking to attract more Taiwan tourists

31-May-2014 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

A delegation from Japan’s Ibaraki Prefectural Assembly arrived in Taiwan Thursday on a visit to promote tourism and discuss the possibility of launching chartered [...]
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Japan April factory output down 2.5pct month-on-month

31-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese industrial output fell 2.5 percent in April, government data showed on Friday, as companies cut back on production after ramping it up to meet a rush in demand ahead [...]
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