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Factbox: Key dates in life of Japanese Emperor Akihito

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Emperor Akihito, 85, will step down on April 30, the first Japanese monarch to abdicate in nearly two centuries. His son, Crown Prince Naruhito, will inherit the throne the [...]
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Panasonic may upgrade Japan plant to make advanced Tesla batteries: source

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Panasonic Corp may upgrade one of its battery plants in Japan to produce advanced-format battery cells for Tesla Inc if needed by the US electric vehicle (EV) maker, a person [...]
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A Banksy rat? Tokyo city displays work ‘by famous artist’

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Tokyo on Thursday displayed a drawing thought to be the work of Banksy, as the city’s mayor urged the famous and mysterious street artist to get in touch. Curious [...]
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Nissan ex-chair Ghosn’s release on bail approved by court

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Detained former Nissan chair Carlos Ghosn paid 500 million yen ($4.5 million) in bail, the Tokyo District court said Thursday, clearing the way for his release but under [...]
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Japan’s incoming imperial couple offers the nation something new

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito and his wife, Masako, represent a lot of firsts for an imperial couple: university-educated, multilingual and with years of experience [...]
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Carlos Ghosn case: key dates

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

After a Tokyo court extended Friday Carlos Ghosn’s detention until April 22, here are key developments since the former Nissan and Renault boss was arrested in Japan [...]
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The Latest: Body of Japanese victim returned from Sri Lanka

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local): 6 a.m. Japan’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed one Japanese national was killed and four others injured [...]
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SoftBank invests $125 million in Alphabet venture to put cellphone antennas in the sky

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A SoftBank Corp business seeking to find a way to fly cellphone antennas high in the atmosphere to provide internet in underserved areas said on Wednesday it was investing [...]
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Bank of Japan cuts inflation, economic growth forecasts

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan will fail to hit its two percent inflation target even by 2022, the central bank predicted on Thursday as it also revised down its estimate for growth in the [...]
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Nissan ex-chair Ghosn’s release on bail approved by court

Nissan ex-chair Ghosn’s release on bail approved by court

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Detained former Nissan chair Carlos Ghosn paid 500 million yen ($4.5 million) in bail, the Tokyo District court said Thursday, clearing the way for his release but under [...]
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Japan’s Zozo sees profit recovering this year after bodysuit blunder

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese online fashion retailer Zozo Inc said it expects its profit to recover in the current fiscal year, after booking its first-ever annual drop in earnings on a failed [...]
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Japan apologizes to those forcibly sterilized, vows redress

Japan apologizes to those forcibly sterilized, vows redress

25-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:30 AM

Japan’s government apologized Wednesday to tens of thousands of victims forcibly sterilized under a now-defunct Eugenics Protection Law, which was designed to “prevent [...]
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SoftBank Group looks to buy 5 pct of payment firm Wirecard: Bloomberg

25-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:18 AM

Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp is looking to acquire a 5 percent stake in German payments company Wirecard AG, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with [...]
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Wirecard lands $1 billion investment from Japan’s Softbank

25-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:18 AM

Japan’s Softbank Group Corp will buy a 5.6 percent stake in Wirecard for around 900 million euros ($1 billion), the German company said on Wednesday, joining forces in [...]
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Japan’s sterilised ‘eugenics’ victims to get payout

25-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:18 AM

Thousands of Japanese peoplesome as young as nineforcibly sterilised under now-defunct eugenics laws, will receive government compensation after lawmakers passed historic [...]
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