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Sony likely out, Daiwa in as Japan pushes for higher ROE with new stock index

14-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Sony Corp and more than 20 other companies will likely be kicked out of Japan’s new stock index, which was set up to comprise investor-friendly companies, when the [...]
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Bank of Japan holds fire on stimulus, says economy recovering

14-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

The Bank of Japan on Friday held off expanding its stimulus programme and said the world’s number three economy was recovering, despite fears a sales tax rise will dent [...]
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Puregold takes in Japan’s Lawson for a cut in Philippine convenience store business

14-Jun-2014 Intellasia | GMA News | 6:00 AM

Puregold Price Club Inc., operator of the supermarket chain bearing its namesake, is entering the convenience store business, clinching a deal to open Japan-based Lawson Inc. [...]
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Japan’s First Lady Launches Talk Show on Web

14-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s wife Akie is launching a web-based talk show that will feature guest speakers exchanging their thoughts on “what happiness [...]
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Japan, Australia agree on stealth technology deal

Japan, Australia agree on stealth technology deal

13-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japan and Australia agreed Wednesday to jointly develop stealth submarine technology, as Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe pushes his country toward a more assertive global [...]
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Iowans donate $30000 to Japan state’s snowfall recovery

13-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Desmoines Register | 6:00 AM

Iowans raised more than $30,000 to aid the recovery of Yamanashi Prefecture, one of Iowa’s sister states, which experienced record snowfall earlier this year. Gov. [...]
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‘Japan wants to spread military wings in way it hasn’t for decades’

13-Jun-2014 Intellasia | RT | 6:00 AM

Shinzo Abe’s constitution amendments are designed to pair Japan militarily with other countries, which should develop stronger defense ties and make it more effective, [...]
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Special Report: Foreign interns pay the price for Japan’s labour shortage

13-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

(Reuters) – Wednesday, October 31, 2012 was a regular work day at Kameda, a family-owned apparel factory housed in rusting corrugated metal buildings in the western [...]
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Treasuries Likely To Benefit From Japan Pension Fund Reform

13-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Barrons | 6:00 AM

The Wall Street Journal kicks off its Money & Investing section today with a story about how Japan’s government Pension Investment Fund is expected to announce [...]
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Japan Should Have Role in Fixing Asia Conflicts, Australia Says

13-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japan should play a bigger part in resolving conflicts in the Asia-Pacific region, where it is caught up in a territorial dispute with neighbour China, Australian Foreign [...]
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Japan to keep printing money for years to come, so learn to enjoy it

13-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

The Bank of Japan will have to mop up the entire issuance of public debt for years to come, covering the budget deficit with printed money There are no one-way bets in global [...]
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Japan Lodges ‘Strong’ Protest Over China Fighter Jet Encounter

13-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Japanese government lodged a “strong” protest with China after a pair of its fighter jets flew within tens of meters of Japanese surveillance planes in the [...]
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Japan Protests Chinese Flybys Over East China Sea

13-Jun-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Japan protested to Beijing on Wednesday after Chinese fighter jets flew within 100 feet of Japanese military planes in airspace claimed by both nations. Similar flybys in the [...]
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Japan tells China to stop ‘comfort women’ heritage bid

13-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan lashed out at China Wednesday for politicising a UN agency with a bid to register papers on its wartime sexual slavery and the Nanjing massacre in a global document [...]
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China Rejects Japan’s Protest over ‘Comfort Women’

13-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Cri English | 6:00 AM

China on Wednesday rejected Japan’s call for it to withdraw an application to register records of Japan’s wartime sex slaves with UNESCO. “We will not [...]
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