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Japanese woman abducted by N Korea died of drug overdose – report

Japanese woman abducted by N Korea died of drug overdose – report

08-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Megumi Yokota, a Japanese national abducted by North Korean agents decades ago as a schoolgirl, died from an overdose of medication in 1994 and was buried in a pit with other [...]
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Japan’s billionaires reap windfall from BOJ’s October surprise

08-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

The Bank of Japan’s unexpected stimulus has already made the country’s richest even wealthier, adding more than $3 billion to the four top billionaires’ net [...]
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OK Given to Restart Nuclear Plant in Japan

08-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A local governor in Japan gave final approval Friday to restart a nuclear power plant in southern Japan, the first to resume operations in the country under new safety rules [...]
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Japan Denies Report That N Korean Kidnap Victim Died in 1994

08-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Businessweek | 6:00 AM

Japan denied a report providing evidence that a Japanese woman abducted by North Korea at the age of 13, who became a symbol of a four-decade campaign to recover kidnapping [...]
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Japan scientists make see-through mice

08-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Using a method that almost completely removes colour from tissue, researchers say they can now examine individual organs or even whole bodies without slicing into them, [...]
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Japan’s Ezaki Glico aims to conquer world with Pocky stick snacks

08-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

For the first time in its 92-year history, Japanese snacks maker Ezaki Glico is getting serious about growing overseas, aiming to fatten its Pocky biscuit into a $1 billion [...]
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Japan-China relations strained over illegal coral poaching

08-Nov-2014 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

A cluster of Japanese islands has become a potential flashpoint in already tense relations between Japan and China after Tokyo urged Beijing to crack down on a rise in [...]
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Takata’s annual loss to widen over more recalls

08-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Takata Corp., the Japanese air bag maker embroiled in a massive recall totalling some 12 million vehicles globally, is taking more special losses for new recalls and will [...]
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JGBs ease as Treasuries slip before US payrolls test

08-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices slipped on Friday, moving in sympathy with an overnight retreat by Treasuries ahead of a closely-watched US nonfarm payrolls release later in [...]
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UPDATE 1-Japan banker hopes for smalltown encore with ‘curtain call’ loans

08-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

While rival banks sit on their deposits, frustrating government efforts to reflate Japan’s stagnant economy, regional banker Takashi Tsuchiya will write you a loan to [...]
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Four Japan banks likely to bid for Citi’s Japan retail unit: sources

08-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Four banks including Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC) are expected to participate in the second round of bidding for Citigroup Inc’s unprofitable consumer banking [...]
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Japan seeks higher return at firms with shame gauge

08-Nov-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Central bank may buy exchange-traded funds tracking an equity gauge designed to make companies use cash better as part of its growth push Buried amid the surprise stimulus by [...]
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Three Banks Likely to Bid for Citi Japan Unit Friday

08-Nov-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Three Japanese lenders are likely to bid Friday in the second round of an auction for Citigroup Inc. ‘s Japan retail unit and its credit-card business, according to [...]
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Japan banker hopes for smalltown encore with ‘curtain call’ loans

08-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

While rival banks sit on their deposits, frustrating government efforts to reflate Japan’s stagnant economy, regional banker Takashi Tsuchiya will write you a loan to [...]
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RBA Sees Slow Growth, Warns Japan Flows May Keep Aussie High

08-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Business Week | 6:00 AM

The Reserve Bank of Australia said the nation’s economy is set to remain subdued and warned Japan’s monetary policy could spur flows that support the local [...]
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