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Japan has a lot to learn from Germany

22-Oct-2012 Intellasia | China Daily | 7:01 AM

Japanese Foreign minister Koichiro Gemba was in Germany on Friday, mainly to persuade German leaders to accept Japan’s “purchase” of China’s Diaoyu [...]
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Sony to cut HQ staff by a fifth, shutter Japan plant

22-Oct-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

Sony Corp said it will cut staff in its headquarters by a fifth and shutter a factory making camera lenses and mobile phones in Japan, providing new details of a previously [...]
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Japan, Russia confirm plans for substantive talks on isle dispute

22-Oct-2012 Intellasia | Japan Times | 7:01 AM

Tokyo and Moscow confirmed plans Friday to conduct substantive talks soon toward a resolution of their long-standing territorial dispute over Russian-held islands off [...]
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Japan tightening nuclear safety rules-chief regulator

20-Oct-2012 Intellasia | CNBC.com | 7:01 AM

Japan’s new nuclear regulator will impose tighter safety standards for atomic plants, taking account of geological data in the earthquake-prone country, its head said [...]
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China angry as Japan ministers visit shrine for war dead

China angry as Japan ministers visit shrine for war dead

20-Oct-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

China condemned a visit by two Japanese ministers to a controversial shrine for war dead on Thursday, further straining already tense relations between Asia’s two [...]
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Japanese China and Korea bound tourism numbers plunge by half

20-Oct-2012 Intellasia | Japan Times | 7:01 AM

Reservations as of late September for package tours to China and South Korea during the October-December period have plunged to less than half of year-earlier levels against [...]
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Japan to grow 2.4pct in 2012 and 1.1pct in 2013 – Goldman Sachs

20-Oct-2012 Intellasia | NASDAQ | 7:01 AM

Japan’s GDP posted a 0.7 percent increase in the second quarter, well below market expectations of 1.1 percent rises and lower than 1.4 percent reached in the first [...]
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Japan police chief backs down over cyber arrests

20-Oct-2012 Intellasia | Yomiuri.co.jp | 7:01 AM

National Police Agency Commissioner general Yutaka Katagiri said Thursday it is highly likely police have wrongly arrested four men who were not involved in a series of cases [...]
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Dispute with China hits Japan’s economy hard

20-Oct-2012 Intellasia | Businessweek | 7:01 AM

In early September, Yoshihiko Noda passed the one-year mark as Japanese prime minister. That’s no small accomplishment – the country is on its sixth premier since [...]
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Japan’s crude steel output dips in Sept, first fall in 7 mths

20-Oct-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

Japan’s crude steel output fell one percent in September from a year earlier, marking its first drop in seven months, after the government ended subsidies for [...]
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Japan robot suit offers hope for nuclear work

Japan robot suit offers hope for nuclear work

20-Oct-2012 Intellasia | Phys.Org | 7:01 AM

Researchers showed off the latest incarnation of HAL, the Hybrid Assistive Limb, a full body suit that could eventually be used by workers dismantling the crippled Fukushima [...]
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Japan economy: prime Minster Noda eyes stimulus boost

Japan economy: prime Minster Noda eyes stimulus boost

19-Oct-2012 Intellasia | BBC | 7:01 AM

Japan’s prime minister Yoshihiko Noda has ordered his cabinet to draw up fresh stimulus measures in a bid to spur economic growth. Japan’s growth has been hurt by [...]
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Japan keen to invest in Thailand

Japan keen to invest in Thailand

19-Oct-2012 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 7:01 AM

Japan will increase its foreign direct investment in Asia, particularly in Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, says Japan’s vice-minister of finance. “The Japanese [...]
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Softbank-Sprint deal latest in Japan Inc. shopping spree

Softbank-Sprint deal latest in Japan Inc. shopping spree

18-Oct-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 8:11 AM

Softbank’s $20 billion takeover of mobile carrier Sprint Nextel is the latest big-ticket buy in Japan Inc.’s overseas shopping bonanza, a boom driven by a strong [...]
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$330,000 found in Japan vacant house demolition

$330,000 found in Japan vacant house demolition

18-Oct-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 8:07 AM

Construction workers dismantling a vacant house in rural Japan discovered $330,000 cash stuffed in a tin box underneath the living room floor, press reports said Wednesday. [...]
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