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Nissan ex-chair Ghosn’s lawyers want charges dismissed

25-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

The lawyers of former Nissan Chair Carlos Ghosn, who is awaiting trial in Japan, said Thursday they have requested that financial misconduct charges against him be dismissed. [...]
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Japan’s Nikkei hits year high on hopes for tech earnings

25-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s Nikkei index rose to the highest in more than a year on Thursday, as semiconductor-related shares bounced back from recent losses on optimism for improved [...]
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Ghosn’s lawyers accuse Japan officials, Nissan execs of collusion

25-Oct-2019 Intellasia | EuroNews | 6:02 AM

Carlos Ghosn’s lawyers have asked the Tokyo District Court to dismiss all charges against the former Nissan Motor Co Ltd chair, saying prosecutors colluded with [...]
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Abe covers all bases as he meets with Wang in warm-up for Xi

25-Oct-2019 Intellasia | JapanNews | 6:02 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe performed a delicate balancing act during his brief talks with Chinese vice President Wang Qishan on Wednesday, with an eye on Chinese President Xi [...]
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Japan’s Abe renews call on Korea to keep promises as a chance to mend ties

Japan’s Abe renews call on Korea to keep promises as a chance to mend ties

25-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean prime minister Lee Nak-yon agreed on Thursday on the importance of cooperating on North Korea and other issues, seeking to [...]
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Ghosn wants case dismissed over ‘prosecutor misconduct’

25-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn on Thursday called for the case against him to be dismissed, saying the charges were politically motivated and accusing Japanese prosecutors of a [...]
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Japan braces for two more destructive storms, two weeks after chaos of Typhoon Hagibis

Japan braces for two more destructive storms, two weeks after chaos of Typhoon Hagibis

25-Oct-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Two weeks after Typhoon Hagibis wreaked havoc across much of eastern Japan, the country is bracing itself for two more storms set to slam into Tokyo and the surrounding [...]
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To go big on EVs, Japanese car makers think super-small

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

As global automakers race to put long-range electric vehicles on highways amid stricter emission laws, Japanese rivals are taking a niche approach and steering towards [...]
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SoftBank takes 80pct ownership of WeWork, announces $5 billion in new financing package

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

SoftBank has struck a deal to take control of WeWork, the co-working company announced. The company said the Japanese conglomerate will provide $5 billion in new financing [...]
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SoftBank confirms multibillion-dollar bailout for WeWork

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Japan-based SoftBank Group confirmed Wednesday it will pump billions of dollars into struggling start-up WeWork in a deal that ups its stake in the office-sharing firm to [...]
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Shinzo Abe’s National Day message to Taiwan ‘genuine’: MOFA

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

A National Day congratulatory message publicised by Taiwan’s representative office in Fukuoka was a genuine document issued by Japanese prime minister Shinzo [...]
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Japanese defence forces plan MidEast mission: Kyodo

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Japan plans to send its military to help protect waterways in the Middle East but will not join a US-led maritime coalition in the region, Kyodo news agency reported [...]
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Japan presses China on professor held for ‘spying’

Japan presses China on professor held for ‘spying’

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday pressed China’s visiting vice president over the case of a Japanese professor detained by Beijing reportedly on allegations of [...]
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Emperor builds on his father’s approach, expresses belief in world peace

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Japan | 6:02 AM

The Emperor’s remarks during Tuesday’s Sokuirei-Seiden-no-Gi ceremony hewed closely to those the Emperor Emeritus expressed at the start of the Heisei era [...]
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Deadly typhoon forces Japan to face its vulnerability to increasingly powerful storms

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | ScienceMag | 6:02 AM

Typhoon Hagibis, which pummeled Japan earlier this month and caused widespread flooding that killed at least 80, is leading the country to face some tough questions. The [...]
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