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Abe renews pledge to change Japan’s charter to boost troops

Abe renews pledge to change Japan’s charter to boost troops

16-Oct-2018 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe renewed his pledge Sunday to push for a revision to the country’s war-renouncing constitution, in which he wants the military [...]
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At disaster evacuation centres in Japan, cardboard boxes become beds, chairs, even toilets

16-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

An increasing number of municipalities in Japan are signing contracts to have manufacturers supply evacuation centres with beds that can be assembled from cardboard boxes. [...]
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Japan’s Kyushu Elec restricts renewable energy supplies for first time

16-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Kyushu Electric Power Co said on Monday it restricted third-party solar power supplies over the weekend, marking the first time a Japanese utility has curbed [...]
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Japan manufacturers’ mood rises, trade worries weigh on outlook: Reuters Tankan

16-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Confidence among Japanese manufacturers rose in October from September and is expected to remain flat over the coming three months, a Reuters poll found, suggesting caution [...]
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Japan unveils sales tax hike

16-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan on Monday announced a much anticipated sales tax hike in 2019 to address the nation’s huge public debt, despite warnings it could hobble growth in the [...]
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Japan amphibious unit, US Marines conduct drills on remote islands

16-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:00 AM

The amphibious troop unit of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces conducted a joint exercise with the US Marines on Sunday in the southwestern prefecture of Japan, to prepare [...]
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China slaps anti-dumping duty on chemical from US, Japan

16-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

China will impose anti-dumping tariffs on imports of hydroiodic acid from the United States and Japan, the Ministry of Commerce said on Monday (October 15). The tariffs will [...]
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Japan, Lithuania agree to boost bilateral economic cooperation

15-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and his Lithuanian counterpart Saulius Skvernelis agreed Friday to promote bilateral economic cooperation as a free trade agreement signed [...]
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Japan, China auto industry bodies join hands on self-driving vehicles

15-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:00 AM

Japanese and Chinese auto industry bodies agreed Friday to cooperate in developing self-driving technologies, deepening their alliance in creating unified standards ahead of [...]
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Japan, as next year’s G20 chair, wants to put global imbalances on the map

15-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

Japan wants to highlight global imbalances as key topics of debate, and take steps to fix them, when it chairs next year’s gatherings of the Group of 20 major [...]
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Over 40pct of Chinese have positive impression of Japan: survey

13-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:00 AM

Chinese people’s view of Japan has improved, an annual survey showed Thursday, with the proportion holding a favourable impression topping 40 percent for the first time [...]
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Japan unveils plan to attract more foreign workers

13-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan on Friday unveiled a plan to attract more foreign blue-collar workers, as the world’s number-three economy battles a crippling labour shortage caused by an ageing [...]
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Survey: Chinese see Japan in more positive light than ever

13-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Asahi | 6:00 AM

Chinese people have grown fonder of Japan than ever before, according to the latest annual survey on two nations’ citizens’ feelings toward each other. The [...]
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Record 22,419 foreign graduates land jobs in Japan

13-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Asahi | 6:00 AM

A record-high 22,419 foreign graduates entered the Japanese work force in 2017, up about 15 percent from the previous year and more than double the total in 2012, the Justice [...]
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How one of Japan’s newest, biggest warships wages a daily war on grime

13-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Businessinsider | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Kaga helicopter carrier is not the biggest, fastest or most powerful warship to sail the seas, but its 500 crew wage a daily war on dirt and grime to keep it [...]
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