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Japan set to stimulate markets if sales tax rise proves damaging

22-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan stands ready to unleash further monetary and fiscal stimulus as needed to support the economy if the impact of a coming sales tax hike proves worse than expected, a [...]
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Foreign Investors Rush to Sell Japanese Stocks

22-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

After pushing Japan’s stock market to its biggest gain in more than 40 years in 2013, the bulls are having second thoughts. Foreign investors are selling Japanese [...]
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Mt. Gox says it found 200,000 bitcoins in ‘forgotten’ wallet

22-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Mt. Gox said on Friday it found 200,000 “forgotten” bitcoins on March 7, a week after the Tokyo-based digital currency exchange filed for bankruptcy protection, [...]
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Japan and N Korea Said to Agree to Formal Talks

22-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Nytimes | 6:00 AM

Japan and North Korea agreed on Thursday to hold formal talks for the first time in more than a year, Japanese officials said, as the government of prime minister Shinzo Abe [...]
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Japan, Korean Leaders Could Meet Next Week

22-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A big question looms as the leaders of Japan and South Korea head to Europe next week: Will they finally meet? Friction over Japan’s brutal colonisation of Korea in the [...]
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S. Korea, Japan to hold three-way summit with US: Seoul

22-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea and Japan will hold a three-way summit with the United States next week, Seoul said Friday, in a breakthrough after Washington urged the pair to mend badly [...]
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Japan: Crimean attorney general inspires anime fan art

22-Mar-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

In Japan, people watching events unfolding in Crimea appear to have become captivated by the region’s newly-appointed attorney general. Clips of a press conference with [...]
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Hunt for Chinese crew missing after ship collision off Japan

Hunt for Chinese crew missing after ship collision off Japan

22-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japanese fishermen took part in efforts to clean up an oil spill in a major Tokyo waterway Thursday as the search continued for eight Chinese missing after two cargo ships [...]
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Japan Eyes Sanctions on Russia

22-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

The worsening split between the West and Russia over the fate of Crimea is putting some Asian nations in a tough position. India has so far refused to join in Western [...]
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Japan nuclear waste disposal raises fears

22-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Japan’s government has encountered oppostion to find an underground disposal site for nuclear waste. As Japan prepares to begin nuclear power generation again – [...]
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Japanese Nationalism Definitely Not Growing, Abe’s Brother Says

22-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Nationalism is “absolutely not” on the rise in Japan and the country remains committed to peace almost 70 years after its defeat in World War II, said vice [...]
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Japan Inc more upbeat on tax-hike rebound, sees profit growth: Reuters poll

21-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Large Japanese firms are growing more confident about weathering the impact of an imminent sales tax increase and they expect further profit rises even after a bumper year, a [...]
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Abe Funds Japan’s Last-Chance Saloon to Arrest Drop in Births

21-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Over coffee and cake in a rural cafe in Kochi prefecture, Hideyuki Tanaka, 40, plucked up the courage to speak with Eri, 14 years his junior. A pianist provided the ambience [...]
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Japan court awards damages in Ghanaian’s deportation death

21-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Japanese court on Wednesday awarded compensation to the family of a Ghanaian who died in immigration custody, blaming officials for accidentally killing the man who was [...]
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UPDATE 1-Rosneft warns West over Crimea sanctions, woos Japan

21-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Igor Sechin, head of Russia’s state energy company Rosneft, warned the West on Wednesday that expanding sanctions over Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s [...]
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