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Japan’s Cabinet authorises fresh sanctions on N Korea

Japan’s Cabinet authorises fresh sanctions on N Korea

22-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

The Cabinet of prime minister Shinzo Abe approved Friday new sanctions by Japan against North Korea in response to its rocket launch and fourth nuclear test. The steps [...]
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Japan approves new sanctions against N Korea

22-Feb-2016 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

Japan has approved new sanctions against North Korea after the reclusive state conducted a widely criticised rocket launch earlier this month. Japanese news agency Kyodo [...]
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Twitter Is Bigger Than Facebook in This Country

22-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Fortune | 6:00 AM

It has 35 million users there. Twitter has around 35 million active users in Japan, a figure that would put them ahead of Facebook. The social media site revealed its user [...]
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Japan manufacturers’ mood hurt by fears of global slowdown -Reuters Tankan

20-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Confidence at Japanese manufacturers remained largely subdued in February and the mood was seen deteriorating over the coming three months, a Reuters poll showed, [...]
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‘Comfort women’ statement meant to fix misperceptions

20-Feb-2016 Intellasia | The-Japan-News | 6:00 AM

The Yomiuri ShimbunThe government has made its first-ever rebuttal statement at a UN panel Tuesday against an international misunderstanding that so-called comfort women were [...]
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Japan swings back to trade deficit as China exports plunge

20-Feb-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan swung back to a trade deficit in January as exports to China plunged, official data showed Thursday, underscoring the impact of a slowdown in one of Tokyo’s [...]
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Japanese lawmaker apologises for Obama ‘black slave’ remark

20-Feb-2016 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

A lawmaker from Japan’s ruling political party has apologised for inaccurately stating that US President Barack Obama is a descendant of slaves. “In America, a [...]
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Panasonic to recognise same-sex partnerships in rare step for conservative Japan

20-Feb-2016 Intellasia | The Verge | 6:00 AM

Panasonic will start recognising its employees’ same-sex partnerships from April, a move that puts it ahead of Japan’s government. The Mainichi Shimbun reports [...]
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Korea warns Japan over ‘comfort women’ accord after claims of no proof

20-Feb-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Claim from minister in Tokyo that there is no evidence government coerced women into wartime brothels provokes anger in Seoul South Korea has warned Japan not to undermine a [...]
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It’s too soon to write off Japan’s volatile experiment with ‘Abenomics’ as ineffective

20-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Financial Post | 6:00 AM

Quick question: what’s the most volatile stock market in the world? You might think it’s Brazil’s troubled Ibovespa, or the beleaguered Athens Stock [...]
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Japan will have to double down on stimulus to save Abenomics

20-Feb-2016 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Without a fiscal boost, BoJ will have to dive deeper into negative rate territory Like a man selling ice creams in a snowstorm, Haruhiko Kuroda could not have timed his late [...]
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JGBs firm as stocks slump, 10-yr yield goes under zero

20-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices gained on Friday, supported by weakness in domestic equities and strong results of the Bank of Japan’s bond buying operation. The [...]
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Mazda recalls 1.9 million vehicles in Japan, overseas over Takata airbags

20-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Mazda Motor Corp on Friday said it had recalled a total of around 1.9 million vehicles in Japan and abroad over airbags manufactured by Takata Corp, expanding a global recall [...]
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Japan Aso: G20 to discuss China, oil, US monetary policy

20-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese Finance minister Taro Aso said on Friday that finance chiefs from the Group of 20 major economies will discuss China’s excess capacity, tumbling oil prices, [...]
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JGBs firm on fall in short-term rates despite soft 5-year auction

20-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices firmed on Thursday, helped by a fall in short-term interest rates following the start of the Bank of Japan’s negative interest rates as [...]
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