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Toyota recalls record 1.52m cars in Japan

Toyota recalls record 1.52m cars in Japan

17-Nov-2012 Intellasia | Asahi Shimbun | 7:01 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. on November 14 notified the transport ministry of safety recalls for a record 1.52 million passenger vehicles across 13 models, including the Prius and the [...]
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Japan wants ‘mutually beneficial’ ties with new China

Japan wants ‘mutually beneficial’ ties with new China

17-Nov-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

Japan voiced hope for “mutually beneficial” ties with China’s new leaders Thursday amid a bitter maritime dispute, but analysts said Beijing’s [...]
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Japan’s seniors work on into retirement

Japan’s seniors work on into retirement

17-Nov-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

Six days a week, winter or summer, 73-year-old Mitsumi Kobuna gets up at 5am to go to Tsukiji fish market to stock up his family-run stall. He will be at work for around 15 [...]
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Japan to set course for December 16 election and seventh PM in six years

Japan to set course for December 16 election and seventh PM in six years

17-Nov-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

Japan is set to dissolve parliament’s lower house on Friday for a December 16 election that is likely to return the long-dominant Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to [...]
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Japan passes crucial deficit-financing bond bill

17-Nov-2012 Intellasia | Channelnewsasia | 7:01 AM

Japanese lawmakers on Friday passed a crucial deficit-financing bond bill that will allow Tokyo to pay for a huge chunk of this year’s public spending, avoiding the [...]
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Japan domestic solar shipments increase 80pct, JPEA says

16-Nov-2012 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 7:01 AM

Japan’s domestic shipments of solar cells and modules increased 80 percent to 627 megawatts in July- September from the same period last year, the Japan Photovoltaic [...]
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Japan must face up to its past before lecturing China on ‘bullying’

16-Nov-2012 Intellasia | Financial Times | 7:01 AM

Sir, While I share Keiichi Hayashi’s hope that China will “calm down” and “stop bullying” (Comment, November 14), I fear his article is unlikely [...]
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Japan banks hit by equity write-downs

16-Nov-2012 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 7:01 AM

Japan’s top three banks booked combined write-downs of more than JPY 600 billion ($7.5 billion) in the fiscal first half ended September 30 on their equity holdings, [...]
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Japan Megabanks’ $6.7b stock losses may spur selloff

Japan Megabanks’ $6.7b stock losses may spur selloff

16-Nov-2012 Intellasia | Businessweek | 7:01 AM

Japan’s biggest banks are poised to accelerate sales of their stock holdings after 534 billion yen ($6.7 billion) in equity investment losses eroded profit. Combined [...]
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2.77m vehicle recall deals blow to Toyota

2.77m vehicle recall deals blow to Toyota

16-Nov-2012 Intellasia | Japantimes | 7:01 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday a global recall of 2.77 million vehicles over water pump or steering problems. The carmaker said there were no reported injuries or [...]
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Global Logistic properties plans Japan IPO

16-Nov-2012 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 7:01 AM

Global Logistic Properties Ltd, a warehouse operator partly owned by government of Singapore Investment Corp., said it will list some of its Japanese assets in Tokyo, in a [...]
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Japan to hold general election on December 16

Japan to hold general election on December 16

15-Nov-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:44 AM

Japan will hold a general election on December 16, a senior governing party official confirmed Wednesday, putting an end to months of speculation over the date of polls. [...]
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Japan’s politicians anger China

15-Nov-2012 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 7:01 AM

As in the US, so in Japan: During election seasons, politicians who are looking to show their toughness pick fights with China. Looking to capitalise on American frustration [...]
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Japan mutual fund value rises by most in 4 months helped by yen’s fall

15-Nov-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

The asset value of Japanese mutual funds rose in October by the most in four months as a fall in the yen, a rise in domestic share prices and solid inflows into [...]
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Japan’s Sharp soars on hopes for Intel cash injection

Japan’s Sharp soars on hopes for Intel cash injection

15-Nov-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

Shares in Japan’s embattled electronics maker Sharp rocketed Wednesday morning following reports that the company may get a cash injection of hundreds of millions of [...]
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