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Japan woos Trump with pomp and circumstance, looks to avoid trade battle

Japan woos Trump with pomp and circumstance, looks to avoid trade battle

24-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe will treat US President Donald Trump to an imperial banquet, front row seats at a sumo tournament and a trip to the country’s biggest [...]
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Japanese firms prefer to use 5G networks of domestic carriers

24-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

An overwhelming majority of Japanese firms have no plans to use 5G mobile networks by China’s Huawei or other foreign firms, preferring instead to rely on domestic [...]
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Japan’s Q1 GDP: The Details Are Worrisome

23-May-2019 Intellasia | SeekingAlpha | 6:00 AM

* Japan’s Q1 GDP growth looks pretty good at 0.,5 percentby local standards that is. * Once we start to delve into the details matters look less enticing. * The problem [...]
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Japan’s prime minister wants you to call him by his name

23-May-2019 Intellasia | QZ | 6:00 AM

Japan’s prime minister has long been known abroad as Shinzo Abe. At home, however, he’s called Abe Shinzo, as per east Asian naming conventions, which put family [...]
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Designed by committee, Toyota’s Japan Taxi becomes an expensive Olympic symbol

23-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Toyota Motor’s Japan Taxi, born in a government committee and designed to be an all-things-to-all-people cab, has become a high-priced icon of Tokyo’s [...]
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Japanese automakers tout US-based jobs at all-time high as Trump ramps up trade war

23-May-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Japanese automakers, led by Toyota Motor President Akio Toyoda, had more harsh words for US President Donald Trump on Tuesday after he labeled international auto imports a [...]
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Security concerns hinder Trump visit to sumo tournament on Japan trip

Security concerns hinder Trump visit to sumo tournament on Japan trip

23-May-2019 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:00 AM

Plans for President Trump to visit a sumo tournament during his trip to Japan are being hindered by security concerns, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. The president is [...]
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Japan wrestling with Trump going to sumo during state visit

23-May-2019 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:00 AM

Plans for US President Donald Trump to check out the ancient Japanese sport of sumo wrestling during a state visit are raising security issues for organisers. Japanese prime [...]
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Not quite what it seems: Japan’s strong growth masks problems

22-May-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Japan’s economy grew faster than expected in the first quarter, but spending and exports fell sharply. Better-than-expected economic growth in Japan in the first [...]
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Foreign former defense chiefs, premier to be decorated in Japan

22-May-2019 Intellasia | Kyodo News | 6:00 AM

Former US defense secretaries Chuck Hagel and Ashton Carter, and former Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn will be among the 142 foreigners recognised in this [...]
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USTR Lighthiser to meet Motegi for trade talks in Japan on May 24: sources

22-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthiser will visit Japan on May 24 to meet Economy minister Toshimitsu Motegi to accelerate trade talks ahead of a leaders’ summit a [...]
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Nobel laureate to lead Japan’s 1st centre for cancer immunotherapy

21-May-2019 Intellasia | Asahi | 6:00 AM

Kyoto University will grant the desire of its most recent Nobel laureate, immunologist Tasuku Honjo, establishing Japan’s first research centre on cancer immunotherapy. [...]
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Will he, won’t he? Speculation over Japan’s sales tax hike

21-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

After months of speculation that Japan’s government could postpone an impending sales tax hike to avoid damaging the economy, it appeared set to go ahead with the move [...]
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Japanese firms getting serious about food waste; households lag behind

21-May-2019 Intellasia | Japan Today | 6:00 AM

Companies are stepping up efforts to curb food waste in Japan where 6 million tonnes of edible products are discarded annually, with major convenience store operators the [...]
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Japan economy expands 2pct, 2nd straight quarter of growth

21-May-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s economy grew at an annual pace of 2.1 percent in the first quarter, marking the second straight quarter of expansion, according to government data released [...]
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