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BHP sells iron ore mine stake to Japan for $1.5 billion

24-Jun-2013 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

The world’s biggest miner BHP Billiton said on Friday it has sold a 15 percent stake in one of its key iron ore mines in Australia to two Japanese conglomerates for [...]
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Japan’s MUFG to pay $4.1b for Thai Bank of Ayudhya: Nikkei

24-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) (8306.T) is in advanced talks to acquire a majority stake in Bank of Ayudhya Pcl BAY.BK, Thailand’s fifth-largest [...]
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Daredevil’s Latest Test: Remaking Japan’s Democracy

24-Jun-2013 Intellasia | NYtimes | 6:00 AM

AT age 70, Hidetoshi Masunaga still skis, doing so in a manner that would terrify people half his age. He dons a helmet, points his skis straight downhill and barrels along [...]
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Apple wins patent case against Samsung in Japan

24-Jun-2013 Intellasia | cnet.com | 6:00 AM

A Tokyo court has ruled that Samsung infringed on Apple’s patent covering a “bounce-back” feature used on the latter’s smartphones and tablets. [...]
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Japan Q3 aluminium premiums set around $250/T – sources

24-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s term aluminium premiums for shipments between July and September were mostly set around $250 per tonne, compared with $248 to $250 in the previous quarter, four [...]
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Japanese Foreign Direct Investment (FDI): Japan Inc. Seeking Growth Abroad

Japanese Foreign Direct Investment (FDI): Japan Inc. Seeking Growth Abroad

24-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Ibtimes | 6:00 AM

Japanese companies are sitting on a record-sized cash pile — some $2.4 trillion worth. But they’re reluctant to spend the money at home due to Japan’s [...]
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Japan’s Fukushima debate: How will the meltdown affect the health of residents?

Japan’s Fukushima debate: How will the meltdown affect the health of residents?

24-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Csmonitor | 6:00 AM

More than two years after the triple meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant all but brought the country to a halt following a massive earthquake and [...]
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China set summit precondition for Japan: Declare no-entry zone around Senkakus

24-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Japantimes | 6:00 AM

As a condition for holding a Sino-Japanese summit amid a dispute over the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, Beijing demanded after Tokyo effectively nationalised the [...]
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The trusty Japanese car of the Afghan people

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Cheap, robust and reliable: consumer culture may be relatively new to Afghanistan but when it comes to cars, there is a clear favourite – the trusty Toyota Corolla. In [...]
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Abe’s Arrows of Growth Dulled by Japan’s Three Principles

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

As Japan’s economy fell into recession last year, Yoichi Uehara wanted to save money at his family firm. Firing workers wasn’t an option: Under Japan’s [...]
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Offshore Wind May Become Key to Japan’s Energy Mix, Vestas Says

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Wind energy, especially offshore, could become a key power source as the country reviews its energy strategy, Vestas Wind Systems A/S (VWS) Chief Marketing Officer Morten [...]
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Mitsubishi UFJ $250 mn for illegal Iran transfers

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

New York state hit Japan’s largest bank Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi-UFJ with a $250 million fine Thursday for handling money transfers that violated sanctions on Iran as [...]
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NRA eyes allowing Japan’s two operating reactors to remain online through September

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

The two nuclear reactors currently in operation in Japan have no serious safety problems in light of new regulations taking effect in July, regulators said in a draft [...]
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Japan minister Defends New Growth Strategy Emphasising Targeted Research

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Sciencemag | 6:00 AM

Japanese scientists are proving a bit skeptical about the administration’s new strategy for economic growth, which includes an emphasis on applied biomedical research. [...]
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Ford CEO: Japan Is A Currency Manipulator And Its Markets Are The Most Closed In The World

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Businessinsider | 6:00 AM

Japan was manipulating its currency, said Alan Mullaly in an interview with Bloomberg. Since November, the yen has fallen 18 percent against the dollar, effectively making [...]
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