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Nippon Paper Sets Nanofiber Diapers as Path to Boost Growth

28-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Nippon Paper Industries Co. plans to build a factory to mass produce nanofiber as soon as next year, part of a push to bolster revenue as Japan’s shrinking population [...]
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Japan to deploy troops near disputed East China Sea islands

Japan to deploy troops near disputed East China Sea islands

28-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

Japan’s deputy defence minister has met with the mayor of a southern island to seek his support for a planned deployment of hundreds of troops to bolster defence in the [...]
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Japan inflation continues slide, spending slumps

28-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s core consumer prices fell for the third straight month and household spending slumped in October, underscoring the fragile nature of the economy and keeping [...]
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Japan aims to add 1m child, elder care slots

28-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

The government has hatched emergency measures aimed at making child and elder care more compatible with working life, as well as raising wages – part of a longer-term [...]
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Japan’s Debt Trap Won’t Fix Itself

28-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

When even Paul Krugman is worried about the national debt, you know you have a problem. The country in question isn’t Greece or the US, but Japan. With low unemployment [...]
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Japan prime minister Debuts New Social Programmes to Help Economy

28-Nov-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday he would increase spending on social programmes and raise the minimum wage as he tries to jump-start the flagging economy [...]
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‘Tokyo Story’ star Setsuko Hara dies at 95

27-Nov-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japanese actress Setsuko Hara, star of “Tokyo Story” and a host of other classic films, has died aged 95, media reported on Thursday, nearly three months after [...]
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UN refugee head: Japan should accept more, fix asylum system

27-Nov-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japan should be doing more to help with the global catastrophe of asylum seekers, the head of the UN refugee body said Wednesday. Antonio Guterres, the United Nations High [...]
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Japan to increase aid for new climate framework

27-Nov-2015 Intellasia | NHK | 6:00 AM

Japan will boost financial assistance to developing nations to help formulate a new global framework to tackle climate change. Prime minister Shinzo Abe made the announcement [...]
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JGB prices rise as expectations of ECB easing send bunds soaring

27-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

November 26 Japanese government bond (JGB) prices edged higher on Thursday, in response to a surge in their German counterparts brought about by reinforced expectations of [...]
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Japan to Deploy Troops Near Disputed Islands

27-Nov-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s deputy defense minister met with the mayor of a southern island Thursday to seek his support for a planned deployment of hundreds of troops to bolster defense [...]
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Japan under pressure to accept more immigrants as workforce shrinks

27-Nov-2015 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Ageing population and prediction of 8 million fewer workers by 2030 spurs calls for government to accept migrants and refugees Divisions have opened up in Japan’s [...]
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Japan to give developing nations Y1.3 tril in climate change aid

27-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Japan Today | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday that Japan will extend 1.3 trillion yen ($10.60 billion) a year by 2020 to assist developing countries’ efforts to fight global [...]
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Toshiba to brief on Westinghouse impairment charges on Friday

27-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Toshiba Corp will brief analysts on Friday on impairment changes at its US nuclear power unit Westinghouse. Chief Executive Masashi Muromachi and Westinghouse chief Danny [...]
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JGBs firm after solid demand at 20-year sale

27-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bonds firmed on Wednesday, bolstered by solid demand at a 20-year auction. The yield on the benchmark 10-year cash JGB edged down 1 basis point to 0.305 [...]
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