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Japan PM moves closer to winning support for looser limits on military

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

Prime minister Shinzo Abe moved closer to easing constitutional curbs that have kept Japan’s military from fighting abroad since World War Two after the ruling [...]
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An Upbeat View From Bank of Japan

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

The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Friday and offered a slightly more upbeat view on overseas growth, signaling confidence that the economy is on course to meet [...]
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Australia backs increased military role for Japan

14-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Foreign minister Julie Bishop sees great benefits of Japan playing a greater role in ‘global and regional peace and security’ Australia has backed a bigger role [...]
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Vietnam, Japan stand up to China

Vietnam, Japan stand up to China

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

Vietnam and Japan are standing up to China in their maritime disputes, with Hanoi going to the United Nations for world help in expelling a Chinese oil rig from its waters [...]
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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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Australia backs Japan’s collective defence shift

Australia backs Japan’s collective defence shift

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

Australia on Thursday backed prime minister Shinzo Abe’s drive to expand the use of Japan’s military, hailing it as a “more normal defence posture”, a [...]
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Japan Stocks Fall Second Day as Yen Hold Gains Before BOJ

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

Japanese stocks dropped, with the Topix index heading for its first back-to-back loss in a month, after the yen gained yesterday and US shares fell amid disappointing retail [...]
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BOJ keeps policy steady, revises up view on overseas growth

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

The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Friday and revised up its assessment on overseas economies, signalling confidence that the country can meet its price target [...]
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Japan mulls corporate tax cut; does it need it?

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

Japan hopes to cut its corporate tax rate to below 30 percent in stages over a few years starting in the next fiscal year, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday. [...]
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New attractions draw larger crowds to Japan Festival

14-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Chicago Tribune | 6:00 AM

Attendance at Arlington Heights’ annual Japan Festival soared this year, as organisers partnered with a business group and added events geared toward younger [...]
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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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