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Japan to Mull Expanding Navy Patrols to South China Sea

Japan to Mull Expanding Navy Patrols to South China Sea

06-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Japanese government said it would consider conducting air and sea patrols in the South China Sea, a move that would risk fresh tensions with China as its neighbour steps [...]
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Japan says South China Sea security impacts national interests

06-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Daily Times | 6:00 AM

Security in the South China Sea, claimed almost wholly by China, impacts Japan’s interests and could warrant a rethink of military patrol aircraft deployments, the [...]
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PM plans to ink 2 key deals in Japan

06-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will lead more than 50 delegates to Japan next week to sign two major agreements on a railway project development and business cooperation. [...]
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Beheadings Frame a New Debate About Restraints on Japan’s Military

05-Feb-2015 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

As the shock from the beheadings of two Japanese hostages by the Islamic State faded Tuesday, a battle to gain political advantage from their deaths began. Prime minister [...]
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Japan, Philippines Boost Defense Ties

05-Feb-2015 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

From January 29-31, Philippine defense secretary Voltaire Gazmin paid a three-day visit to Japan where he led talks with his counterpart Gen. Nakatani to boost the defense [...]
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Japan wages show sign of pickup in welcome news for Abe

05-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese wage earners’ cash earnings rose in December and declines in real wages slowed for a second month, a positive sign for policymakers’ plan to re-charge a [...]
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Germany’s Yield Below Japan 1st Time Bodes Ill for Europe

05-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

For the first time on record, Germany’s 10-year yields are below Japan’s, an ominous signal for European Central Bank President Mario Draghi as he seeks to revive [...]
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Japan’s average inflation-adjusted monthly wages down 2.5pct in 2014

05-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

Average real, or inflation-adjusted, monthly wages in Japan in 2014 fell 2.5 percent from a year earlier, marking the second-largest drop after 2.6 percent in 2009 when the [...]
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Abenomics Gets Boost, But for How Long?

05-Feb-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Japan’s economy is rebounding from recession, boosted by cheap oil and a weakening yen, and giving fresh hopes for prime minister Shinzo Abe ‘s tarnished [...]
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Toyota lifts profit outlook as weak yen offsets Japan slump

05-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Toyota Motor Corp lifted its operating profit guidance on Wednesday in a widely expected move, as a weaker yen increases the value of sales overseas and makes up for slumping [...]
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UPDATE 2-Japan govt delays BOJ nomination, stirs worries about political battle

05-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s government unexpectedly delayed a widely expected nomination to the Bank of Japan’s policy board on Wednesday, raising concerns the appointment could [...]
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Japan LDP lawmaker: opposition called media report on BOJ nomination ‘regrettable’

05-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A ruling Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker on Wednesday said the opposition called a media report, which named a likely nominee for the Bank of Japan’s policy board [...]
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Japan PM condemns ‘unforgivable’ IS execution of Jordanian pilot

Japan PM condemns ‘unforgivable’ IS execution of Jordanian pilot

05-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe condemned the apparent execution by the Islamic State group of a Jordanian pilot as “unforgivable” on Wednesday, days [...]
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Japanese PM condemns ‘outrageous’ killing of Jordanian pilot

05-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he was deeply angry over the “outrageous” killing of a Jordanian pilot, who was apparently burnt to death by [...]
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Panasonic says FY profit target unchanged despite earnings drop

05-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic said Tuesday it was still on track to book a $1.19 billion annual profit, despite a drop in nine-month earnings due to one-time gains a [...]
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