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Japan takes no Syrian refugees yet despite giving $200m to help fight Isis

11-Sep-2015 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Although it is the second largest donor to the UN refugee agency after the US, in 2014 Japan accepted just 11 asylum seekers out of 5000 applicants Japan has no immediate [...]
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Refugee crisis: After accepting 11 asylum seekers in 2014 Japan could restrict system even more

11-Sep-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

As hundreds of thousands of refugees continue to pour into Europe in the worst crisis since the Second World War, the fourth-richest country in the world could be restricting [...]
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As Europe opens its doors, Japan considers clamping down harder on asylum seekers

11-Sep-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

As the worst refugee crisis since World War Two forces Europe to break down hurdles and accept hundreds of thousands of migrants, Japan, which took in just 11 asylum seekers [...]
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Dramatic rescues in Japan as heavy rain overflows rivers

Dramatic rescues in Japan as heavy rain overflows rivers

11-Sep-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japanese military helicopters plucked dozens of residents from the tops of their homes Thursday, but rescue officials said they were unable to keep up with the pleas for help [...]
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Furious Japanese man attacks phone shop robot

11-Sep-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Japanese man who allegedly attacked a phone shop robot in a drink-fuelled rage because he was angry at customer service has been arrested, media said. Kiichi Ishikawa, 60, [...]
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1 missing in Japan floods as heavy rain overflows rivers

11-Sep-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Heavy rain pummeled Japan on Thursday for a second straight day, flooding hundreds of homes and causing landslides that left one person missing. Tokyo was drenched overnight, [...]
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Japan city flooded as river bursts banks after torrential rains: TV

11-Sep-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Japanese city was flooded Thursday when a raging river burst its banks, destroying homes and cars as desperate residents waited for help, and as thousands of people were [...]
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Listings for Japan Post behemoths seek to raise $11.7 billion -source

11-Sep-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The listings of Japan Post Holdings Co and its bank and insurance units will seek to raise a combined $11.5 billion – critical offerings the government hopes will win [...]
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Floods spark evacuations as Japan is deluged

Floods spark evacuations as Japan is deluged

11-Sep-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Tens of thousands of people were ordered to flee homes across Japan on Thursday as heavy rain pounded the country, sending radiation-tainted waters into the ocean at the [...]
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Surprise slide in Japan machinery orders ramps up pressure on BOJ

11-Sep-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese machinery orders unexpectedly fell for a second straight month in July, ratcheting up pressure on the Bank of Japan to offer fresh stimulus, perhaps as early as next [...]
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BOJ’s Kuroda keeps upbeat view on economy, acknowledges recovery ‘patchy’

11-Sep-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda acknowledged that recent data has painted a patchy picture of the economic recovery but stressed that conditions were falling into [...]
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Japan Post Holdings indicative price to be set at 1,350 yen/share – source

11-Sep-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan Post Holdings Co will set an indicative price of 1,350 yen per share, a source with knowledge of the deal said on Thursday ahead of the expected triple-IPO of the [...]
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Japan floods: After typhoon, rivers overflow, mass evacuations

11-Sep-2015 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Tens of thousands of people were ordered to flee homes across Japan on Thursday as heavy rain pounded the country, sending radiation-tainted waters into the ocean at the [...]
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Typhoon Etau slams into Japanese mainland

11-Sep-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Typhoon Etau slammed into Japan on Wednesday causing injuries as torrential rain sparked landslides and flooding with more than half a million people advised to evacuate, [...]
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Nikkei soars 7.71pct in biggest one-day jump since 2008 crisis

11-Sep-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Tokyo stocks rocketed 7.71 percent Wednesday, leading an Asian equities rally as investors scooped up shares on the cheap, while a weak yen and hopes that China’s wild [...]
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