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BOJ has ample means to hit twopct price goal: Kuroda

23-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday the central bank has ample means to achieve its goal of accelerating inflation to 2 percent and keeping it there in a [...]
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JGBs dip as Nikkei gains, Greece debt talks awaited

23-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices dipped Monday in response to a rise in Tokyo’s Nikkei, but caution ahead of talks between cash-strapped Greece and its creditors later [...]
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Korea, Japan mark 50 years of ties with push to overcome strains

23-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

East Asian neighbours South Korea and Japan marked the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties on Monday with a push to mend relations strained for years by a territorial dispute [...]
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Korea FM arrives in Japan for first visit

23-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea and Japan have agreed to work towards holding a joint leaders’ summit, their foreign ministers said after meeting in Tokyo Sunday, despite current strains [...]
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Japan shakes off 67-year ban on dancing after midnight

23-Jun-2015 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

On a recent Friday night, a small band of street performers breaks into an impromptu hip hop show near Shibuya crossing, one of the world’s busiest intersections. A [...]
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Sex-Slave Statue Sits Between Thaw in Korea-Japan Ties

23-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Outside Japan’s embassy in Seoul sits a statue of a diminutive Korean girl – a symbol of the animosity that divides the US’s Asian allies decades after [...]
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Japan: Controversy Over the National Anthem

23-Jun-2015 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Tokyo’s district court recently ordered a school to pay 537 million yen ($4.4 million) in compensation to a group of former high school teachers on May 25, after the [...]
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Redefining Japan’s Asia diplomacy

23-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Eastasia Forum | 6:00 AM

For more than two decades before Shinzo Abe became Japan’s prime minister second time round, Japanese governments had set out no comprehensive strategy for economic [...]
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Japan fiscal blueprint to propose flexible spending on annual basis

23-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s government will release a fiscal blueprint on Monday that will recommend taking a flexible approach to limiting state spending rather than setting a rigid cap [...]
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Japan and Korea aim for three-way summit with China by December

23-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Japanese and South Korean foreign ministers agreed on Sunday to aim for a three-way summit with China by the end of the year, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said, paving [...]
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Top envoys meet in pursuit of Japan-Korea thaw

23-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Foreign minister Fumio Kishida and his South Korean counterpart, Yun Byung-se, agreed Sunday to step up their efforts to set up a summit between prime minister Shinzo Abe and [...]
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S. Korea, Japan close to deal on UNESCO world heritage sites

23-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea and Japan narrowed their differences Sunday in talks over Tokyo’s push to win UNESCO’s recognition for some facilities related to its wartime [...]
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Support for Abe security bills slumps: survey

23-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Some 56.7 percent of the public believe the security bills under deliberation in the Diet are unconstitutional and 29.2 percent do not, a survey said Sunday. In the telephone [...]
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15000 women surround Diet to protest new security bills

23-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Japan Today | 6:00 AM

About 15,000 women surrounded the Diet building in Tokyo on Saturday to protest against proposed new security legislation that would bolster the role and scope of the [...]
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Greece mulls next move ahead of talks

23-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Greece’s left-wing government promised on Saturday to offer concessions to creditors to unlock billions of euros in funds and stave off default but kept a defiant [...]
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