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Talking pear becomes Japan’s superstar mascot

13-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Clickon Detroit | 6:00 AM

He may be diminutive in stature as he appears under the shadow of the Tokyo Skytree, Japan’s tallest structure at 634 meters. But as he twists and screams [...]
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Japan, Australia eye sub deal, closer defense ties

Japan, Australia eye sub deal, closer defense ties

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

Japan and Australia discussed plans Wednesday to jointly develop stealth submarine technology, as Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe pushes his country toward a more [...]
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Abe picks for NRA ‘undermine’ nuclear watchdog’s independence

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

The Lower House has approved a reshuffle of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, including appointing a commissioner who has received more than JPY 10 million from [...]
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Japan to China: Let’s Talk Regional Peace, but Meanwhile We Will Arm Our Neighbours

12-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Huffington Post | 6:00 AM

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe’s declaration of aid for Asian countries, coupled with offers to sit down for talks with China, is a major step that could well [...]
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Tensions mount over security talks

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

A political showdown is approaching as prime minister Shinzo Abe pressures the ruling coalition to agree to overhaul Japan’s long-standing pacifist security stance, [...]
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Japan urges compromise with US to spur trade pact

12-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Boston Herald | 6:00 AM

The US and Japan should reach a compromise in bilateral trade negotiations to help conclude a trans-Pacific free trade pact by year’s end, a senior Japanese official [...]
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European, US helicopter makers bid for $2 billion Japan deal: sources

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

(Reuters) – Japan is in early talks with top global helicopter makers and their Japanese partners about a deal worth around $2 billion to supply transport aircraft to [...]
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Japan, Australia talk closer military ties and submarines

Japan, Australia talk closer military ties and submarines

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

Key ministers from Japan and Australia will meet Wednesday to beef up their defence relations, including a possible future submarine deal, as a rising China stirs tension in [...]
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INDONESIA PRESS-Japan investors eye food and beverage investment in Java – Investor Daily

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

Some 20 food and beverage firms from Japan have expressed interest to spend between $400 million and $1 billion on investments in Indonesia, largely in Java Island, said [...]
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Giant Japanese Fund Set to Invest More in Stocks, Foreign Bonds

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

Japan’s $1.26 trillion public pension fund will likely announce a boost to stock and foreign-bond investments in early autumn, the head of its investment committee said [...]
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Australia says seeking military technology cooperation with Japan

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

Australia wants greater military technology cooperation with Japan, and in talks between the two on Wednesday, wants to take a step paving the way for a possible agreement [...]
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JGBs slip as rising Treasury yields weigh

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

Japanese government bond prices slipped on Wednesday, as a continuing rise in US Treasury yields amid improved investor appetite for riskier assets, such as stocks, weighed. [...]
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Nikkei bounces as MSCI review supports sentiment, BOJ eyed

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

Shares bought back after MSCI keeps rival South Korea, Taiwan shares in EM * Market cautious after Nikkei trades above 15,000 – analyst * Large cap shares lead gains * [...]
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Japan organisers to review venue plans for Tokyo

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

Japanese Olympic organisers said Tuesday they are reviewing their venue plans for the 2020 Tokyo Games because of concerns over rising costs. Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe told a [...]
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Toyota Expands Vehicle Recall in Japan for Airbag Fix

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

Toyota Motor Corp. (7203), the world’s largest automaker, expanded a 14-month-old recall of more than 2 million vehicles for faulty airbags after supplier Takata Corp. [...]
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