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Ghosn’s right-hand man stands high chance of acquittal in Japanex-prosecutor

23-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A lieutenant to Carlos Ghosn who is facing charges in Japan for underreporting his salary at Nissan Motor Co stands a very high chance of being acquitted, as would Ghosn had [...]
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Japan’s Aeon aims to serve eco-certified sushi in time for Olympics

23-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japanese supermarket chain Aeon Co Ltd (8267.T), Asia’s biggest retailer by sales, said it aims to start selling eco-certified sushi this year amid growing demand for [...]
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A Tokyo man deliberately left his father’s ashes in a subway station restroom, police say

23-Jan-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

A man has been arrested in Japan after allegedly abandoning his father’s cremated remains in a subway station restroom. When Hiroaki Hishijima’s divorced father [...]
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Japanese prime minister mentions Taiwan in Diet for 1st time in 14 years

23-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Following a message of congratulations to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on her re-election, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe brought up Taiwan three times at the Diet, [...]
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Japanese maker pushes umami overhaul for much-maligned MSG

23-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Umami-bomb or toxic allergen? There are perhaps few condiments as controversial as MSG, but most scientists say it’s safe, and now a Japanese firm is trying to give it [...]
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Facebook spurred central banks to study digital currencies: former Japan central banker

23-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

he challenge posed by Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency likely prodded major central banks to set up a new group to study the potential for issuing their own digital [...]
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Japan’s 2019 convenience store sales rise to record

23-Jan-2020 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

Convenience store sales in Japan rose 0.4 percent to a record level last year, as the government’s measures to spur consumer spending helped offset the impact of a [...]
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Aso pledges to put Japan on sustainable, private sector-led growth

22-Jan-2020 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

Finance minister Taro Aso on Monday pledged to put Japan on a path of sustainable and private sector-driven growth, by increasing productivity and revitalising the [...]
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MOVES-JPMorgan targets mid-size companies in Japan expansion

22-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

JPMorgan Chase & Co is launching a new effort to be the international bank for mid-sized companies in Japan, the latest Asia market where the US bank seeks to challenge [...]
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Japan may delay process for picking casino host cities, media report

22-Jan-2020 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

The Japanese government is considering delaying the process for selecting casino host cities amid a bribery scandal that has seen the arrest of a ruling-party lawmaker, the [...]
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Japan activist investor Murakami makes hostile bid for ex-Toshiba unit

22-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A fund backed by Japan’s most prominent activist investor said it will launch on Tuesday an up to $235 million takeover bid for Toshiba Machine Co Ltd (6104.T), even [...]
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‘Hostage justice’? Japan fights back with an internet FAQ

22-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Japan on Tuesday published a list defending how it treats people accused of crimes, the latest move in its struggle to counter accusations of “hostage justice” [...]
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In Olympics-heavy policy speech, Japan PM says Games mark new era for nation

22-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Six months before the Tokyo Olympics open, the Games are already inescapable in Japanincluding dominating prime minister Shinzo Abe’s policy speech to parliament on [...]
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Abe calls for vigilance, steps against spread of new coronavirus

22-Jan-2020 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday Japan needs to be on high alert and take necessary measures against a new coronavirus amid a spike in patients in China ahead of the [...]
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In an Olympic year, Japan faces decision over contaminated Fukushima water

22-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

At the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant north of Tokyo, workers in protective suits are still removing radioactive material from reactors that melted down after an earthquake [...]
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