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Japan Wind Lobby Says Environment Reviews Curb New Work

15-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japan’s effort to obtain more power from wind turbines is being held up by requirements for developers to conduct environmental impact assessments, undermining [...]
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Snow storm hits Japan again, grounds over 100 flights

15-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A snow storm hit Japan on Friday, disrupting rail and road travel, grounding more than 100 flights and adding to the piles left behind by an earlier blanketing. Up to 30 [...]
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AirAsia Picks Partners in Second Crack at Japan Airline Market

15-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

AirAsia Bhd. (AIRA), the region’s biggest budget carrier, has decided on partners and top executives for a new discount airline in Japan after ending its tie-up with [...]
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Japan seen posting record trade deficit in January as import bill soars

15-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan is expected to post a record trade deficit in January as a weak yen pushes up the cost of imports and as export demand slows in a cautionary note about the economic [...]
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Taiwan, Japan geoparks sign partnership pact

15-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Focustaiwan | 6:00 AM

Taipei, February 14 (CNA) Yehliu Geopark on Taiwan’s northern coast and Japan’s Akiyoshidai Quasi-National Park signed a partnership agreement Friday to [...]
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Business booms at Japan’s ‘Love Hotels’

15-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Nydailynews | 6:00 AM

From rooms kitted out like medical clinics where couples can play “doctors and nurses” to grottos where it is permanently Christmas, Japan’s “Love [...]
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Japan Airlines and ANA clash again over Tokyo landing rights

15-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan Airlines said it has applied to fly from Tokyo’s Haneda airport to HCM City in Vietnam prompting a complaint from ANA Holdings, which urged regulators to deny its [...]
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A Korean Lesson for Japan

15-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Amid the recent emerging-market turmoil, a stable exception has been South Korea. The Bank of Korea’s decision on Thursday to hold interest rates steady raised nary an [...]
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China and Japan: Seven decades of bitterness

15-Feb-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

A dispute over islands in the East China Sea has inflamed relations between Japan and China for the last two years – but they were tense even before. The BBC’s [...]
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JGBs mostly higher; 5-year sale weighs on midterm maturities

15-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices were mostly higher on Friday, tracking gains in US Treasuries, although an auction of five-year debt weighed slightly on midterm maturities. [...]
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Japan’s fourth-quarter Q4 growth seen quickening on shopping spree before tax hike

15-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s economic growth is expected to have quickened at the end of last year as consumers ramped up spending ahead of a planned sales tax hike, but analysts say that [...]
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Japan seen posting record trade deficit in January as import bill soars

15-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan is expected to post a record trade deficit in January as a weak yen pushes up the cost of imports and as export demand slows in a cautionary note about the economic [...]
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Panasonic Revives as Other Japanese Tech Giants Falter

15-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Businessweek | 6:00 AM

These are trying times for the men running Japan’s electronics giants. Nintendo (7974:JP) President Satoru Iwata is taking a 50 percent pay cut after the company [...]
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Japan Q4 growth seen quickening on shopping spree before tax hike

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

Japan’s economic growth is expected to have quickened at the end of last year as consumers ramped up spending ahead of a planned sales tax hike, but analysts say that [...]
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Nuclear Issue in Limbo as Indecision Grips Japan

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

Several industrialised countries have turned their backs on nuclear power as a result of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, including one that has already begun permanently [...]
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