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Analysis: Japan government-bond selloff sparks fears of too much

16-May-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A three-day rout in the bond market has raised concerns that the Bank of Japan is getting more than it bargained for, by prodding investors to shift money out of the safety [...]
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Japan seizes Taiwan fishing boat

16-May-2013 Intellasia | Channelnewsasia | 6:00 AM

Japan Tuesday seized a Taiwanese fishing boat inside its exclusive economic zone, the first incident since Tokyo and Taipei signed a fishing rights accord for disputed [...]
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Korea media slams ‘provocative’ Japan PM photo

16-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Major South Korean newspapers splashed a photo of Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe in a military trainer jet on their front pages on Wednesday, saying it was a reminder of [...]
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Japan’s Sharp names veteran VP Takahashi as its next president

15-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Sharp Corp said on Tuesday it will promote Kozo Takahashi, executive vice president in charge of products, to president. Takahashi will replace Takashi Okuda, who will take [...]
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The real roots of China-Japan tensions – Washington Post

15-May-2013 Intellasia | Washingtonpost | 6:00 AM

China and Japan, the world’s second and third largest economies, do not get along. Increasingly noisy nationalist movements in both countries seem to consider the other [...]
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US, Japan Kick Off Cyber Talks

15-May-2013 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Though the US is still working out kinks in its own cyber security defenses, Japan is looking to the country as a model for its own cyber policy. Japan and the US last week [...]
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Japan economy minister says government, Bank of Japan to work

15-May-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Economics minister Akira Amari said on Tuesday that the government and the Bank of Japan would continue to make efforts to reduce volatility in the Japanese government bond [...]
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Melting Ice Cap Draws China, Japan to Seek Arctic Riches

15-May-2013 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japan, China and South Korea are seeking to expand their influence in the Arctic as melting ice caused by global warming offers potentially lucrative access to resources and [...]
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Chinese ships in disputed-islands waters: Japan

Chinese ships in disputed-islands waters: Japan

14-May-2013 Intellasia | Hindustantimes | 6:00 AM

Three Chinese government ships entered the waters of disputed Tokyo-controlled islands on Monday, Japan’s coastguard said, as a long-running row shows no sign of [...]
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Japan’s Weaker Yen Raises Hope and Fear

14-May-2013 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

The steep drop in the value of Japan’s currency is sending ripples around the world, fostering hope that the third-largest economy will awaken from its long slumber, [...]
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G-7 Intensifies Japan Focus Signaling Acceptance of Yen’s Fall

14-May-2013 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Group of Seven finance chiefs indicated they will tolerate a sliding yen for now as they intensified their focus on Japan’s recovery strategy. Finance ministers and [...]
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Dowa Boosts Silver Output to Meet Japan Post-Quake Solar Demand

14-May-2013 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Dowa Holdings Co. (5714), Japan’s biggest silver producer, will raise output 40 percent this year to meet solar-cell demand after the 2011 Fukushima disaster crippled a [...]
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US sends Japan currency warning as G7 meets

US sends Japan currency warning as G7 meets

13-May-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States told Japan it would be watching for any sign it was manipulating its currency downward, but Tokyo said it met no resistance to its policies at a meeting of [...]
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A Dangerous Rift Between China and Japan

13-May-2013 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

When prime minister Kakuei Tanakavisited Beijing in 1972 to restore Japan’s relations with China, a country that had been devastated by Japanese military aggression in [...]
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Japan angered by China’s claim to all of Okinawa

Japan angered by China’s claim to all of Okinawa

13-May-2013 Intellasia | dw.de | 6:00 AM

Tokyo has rebuffed an effort by Beijing to claim sovereignty over more than 100 Okinawa islands, although some analysts are warning that this is merely the latest gambit by [...]
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