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Japan logs 23rd month of trade deficit in May

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

Japan logged its 23rd successive month of trade deficits in May, as exports and imports both declined despite signs of recovering demand in the US and Europe. The deficit in [...]
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Japan Refuses To Kick Its Whale-Killing Habit

19-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

Japan has slaughtered 30 minke whales off its northeast coast, in the first hunt since the UN’s top court ordered Tokyo to stop killing the animals in the Antarctic, [...]
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Japan bans child porn possession

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

Japan on Wednesday finally fell into line with other developed countries and made the possession of child pornography illegal. The upper house of parliament overwhelmingly [...]
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JGBs edge down in line with US Treasuries

19-Jun-2014 Intellasia | IFR | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices ended the morning session on Wednesday slightly lower in line with an overnight move in US Treasuries. The yield on benchmark 10-year [...]
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In Japan, Casino Push Moves Ahead

19-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Japan is starting legislative procedures to legalise gambling, opening parliamentary discussions on a bill to promote resort casinos. Masahiko Shibayama, chair of the lower [...]
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Japan’s public pension funds accelerate JGB sales -BOJ data

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

Japanese public pension funds including the government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the world’s biggest pension system, sold government debt at a faster pace in [...]
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BOJ Report: Japan Output To Hit Bottom and Rebound in 3rd Qtr

18-Jun-2014 Intellasia | MNI | 6:00 AM

The Bank of Japan said on Monday it expects Japan’s industrial production will hit bottom and rebound in the third quarter after falling sharply in the second quarter [...]
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USD/JPY – Yen Steady at Start of Week

18-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Market Pulse | 6:00 AM

The Japanese yen has edged lower on Monday, as the pair trades in the high-101 range late in the European session. It’s a quiet schedule on Monday, with no major [...]
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LDP primes farm sector for ventures

18-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

The Liberal Democratic Party wants to increase corporate participation in agriculture to boost the competitiveness of Japanese farms as pressure increases to cut import [...]
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Japan Inc. Steps on Lobby Turf as Abe Reforms Farming

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

Japan’s ruling party wants to increase corporate participation in agriculture to boost the competitiveness of the nation’s farms as pressure increases to cut [...]
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Japan’s Abe unveils corporate-tax cut, other reforms

18-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Marketwatch | 6:00 AM

In a series of widely expected policy announcements yesterday, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has pulled back his bow of state and let fly the “third arrow” [...]
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Japan Warns N. Korea Against Military Provocation

Japan Warns N. Korea Against Military Provocation

18-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Voa News | 6:00 AM

A high-level Japanese government official says a military provocation by North Korea, especially after the recent agreement between Toyko and Pyongyang on the issue of [...]
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Japan, India near carbon offset deal

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

Japan plans to agree to a carbon offset deal with India, Japanese media reported, citing unnamed government sources, potentially making the south Asian country the largest [...]
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Japan Releases Another Plank of Abenomics Aimed at Growth

18-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

The government of prime minister Shinzo Abe on Monday unveiled policy steps aimed at ensuring growth in the face of demographic challenges, including the increased use of [...]
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Japanese central bank chief sticks his neck out, pressures PM Abe for action

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

Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda has a simple message for prime minister Shinzo Abe: It’s time to fire the ‘third arrow’ of reform or risk [...]
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