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Japan proposes joint work on Australia sub fleet: report

06-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Business-Standard | 6:00 AM

Japan is proposing jointly building Australia’s new submarines, instead of exporting a new fleet, a report said today, after concerns in Canberra over the effect on the [...]
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Nine people choke to death eating rice cakes in Japan

06-Jan-2015 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Japan’s habitual New Year killer has struck again, after nine people were reported to have died in recent days from choking on rice cakes. Mochi – glutinous cakes [...]
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Baby shortage imperils Japan’s economy

Baby shortage imperils Japan’s economy

05-Jan-2015 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Japan is suffering from an acute baby shortage. Just slightly more than 1 million babies were born last year in Japan, according to new government figures. The tally is the [...]
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Emporer Akihito rebukes revisionist politics of Shinzo Abe

Emporer Akihito rebukes revisionist politics of Shinzo Abe

05-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Theaustralian | 6:00 AM

EMPEROR Akihito has warned that Japan must learn lessons from its bloody wartime history, in an implicit rebuke to the revisionist politics of Shinzo Abe, the country’s [...]
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Citigroup Sells Japan Retail Operations To Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

05-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Nasdaq | 6:00 AM

Citigroup (C) detailed plans to sell its retail banking operations in Japan to the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) on Christmas Day, in what comes as the latest [...]
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Japan pledges RM500,000 for flood relief – Bernama

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

The Japanese government, via the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica), has pledged emergency relief aid worth over RM500,000 for flood stricken states in Malaysia. [...]
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To Rescue Economy, Japan Turns to Supermom

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

accept reduced hours and a demotion after maternity leave, she made a presentation on why the company should subsidise child care. “I had to fight to convince them that [...]
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Japan newborn babies in 2014 fewest on record

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

The number marks an all-time low for the fourth straight year. The estimated number of people dying in 2014 totals 1.269 million, rising for the 5th straight year. [...]
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Self-Checkout Begins to Take Hold in Japan

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

In a land where service is king, a few big retailers are committing lese-majeste. They are replacing checkout clerks with machines. Japan’s biggest retail group by [...]
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Macau Recovery, Japan Progress In Casino Cards For 2015

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Happy New Year to all. It’s a particularly happy new year for Macau casino owners, undoubtedly delighted to put 2014 behind them. By all indicators, Macau’s [...]
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Japan’s Population Declined In 2014 As Births Fell To A New Low

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

Japan’s population fell by a record 268,000 people last year, new data show, with preliminary figures showing just more than 1 million births in 2014. The figures [...]
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In Economic Revival Effort, Japan Turns to Its Women

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | NDTV | 6:00 AM

When she was pregnant with the first of her three sons, Chiaki Kitajima, an advertising executive here, said her bosses were shocked that rather than accept reduced hours and [...]
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Women break into roles dominated by men as Japan’s shrinking labour market tightens

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Irish Times | 6:00 AM

Rumi Yoshida manoeuvres her 10-tonne lorry to a halt and leans back in her cabin after nine hours delivering food and drink around Tokyo. “I like the freedom of this [...]
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China launches cyber claim to islands in Japan dispute

China launches cyber claim to islands in Japan dispute

01-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Beijing on Tuesday launched a website for an uninhabited island chain in the East China Sea, in its latest bid to assert sovereignty over an archipelago controlled by Japan. [...]
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Japan to Lower Corporate Tax Rate

01-Jan-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Japan’s ruling coalition said Tuesday it would reduce corporate taxes by about 2 1/2 percentage points in the year beginning April 2015, the latest push by prime [...]
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