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Japan Has Big Plans for a US Summit. But Trump Just Wants to Talk Cars and Military Costs

29-Apr-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Naruhito, who studied at Oxford, expected to follow modernising path of his father, Akihito When palace officials informed crown prince Naruhito of the name chosen for [...]
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Convenient but controversial: Japan’s 24/7 shops under fire

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

It may be 1am but Tokyo’s omnipresent convenience stores, known as “konbini”, are busy with customers dropping in for everything from milk to underwear. [...]
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Corrected: Japan’s Heisei imperial era: three generations look back, and ahead

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

It may be 1am but Tokyo’s omnipresent convenience stores, known as “konbini”, are busy with customers dropping in for everything from milk to underwear. [...]
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US-Japan Accelerated Trade Talks Continue

27-Apr-2019 Intellasia | HoosieragToday | 6:00 AM

The US and Japan are meeting again to wrap up the week in the second round of trade talks. Japan’s Economy minister is meeting with US Trade Representative Robert [...]
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Japan tells US can’t link monetary policy to tradefinance minister Aso

27-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Finance | 6:00 AM

Japanese Finance minister Taro Aso said on Thursday he told US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that Tokyo cannot accept discussions that link monetary policy to trade [...]
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Japan needs thousands of foreign workers to decommission Fukushima plant, prompting backlash from anti-nuke campaigners and rights activists

27-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Anti-nuclear campaigners have teamed up with human rights activists in Japan to condemn plans by the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to hire foreign [...]
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Japan airlines ANA, JAL book soaring profits

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

Japanese airlines ANA and JAL said Friday that soaring demand for international travel had boosted their bottom line as the country enjoys a tourism boom ahead of the 2020 [...]
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Japan’s easy monetary policy not aimed at FX: senior BOJ official

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

The Bank of Japan’s ultra-easy monetary policy is aimed at achieving its 2 percent inflation target and does not seek to influence currency rates, a senior BOJ official [...]
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Sony logs record profits, warns of headwinds to come

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

Japan’s Sony said Friday that robust games and entertainment divisions had pushed annual profits to a second consecutive record high but warned of a looming downturn in [...]
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Japan’s March factory output decline flags risk of GDP contraction

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

Japan’s industrial output fell in January-March at the fastest pace in almost five years, suggesting the economy may post a mild contraction in the first quarter as [...]
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Pine room and a secret jewel: Japan abdication rituals

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

Japan has waited more than two centuries for an emperor to abdicate, but the main ceremony to perform the ritual will take a mere 10 minutes. The solemn rite will take place [...]
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Japan’s emperor to abdicate, first time in 200 years

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

Japan’s Emperor Akihito will step down from the Chrysanthemum Throne on Tuesday, the first abdication in the world’s oldest imperial family for two centuries, [...]
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Arkansas man convicted of trying to kill US airman in Japan

27-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Airforce Times | 6:00 AM

An Arkansas man accused of stomping on the head of a US airman on a military base in Japan has been convicted by a federal jury of attempted manslaughter. Justice Department [...]
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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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