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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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Hearings begin to halt dolphin hunting in notorious Japan village

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

Court hearings began to stop dolphin hunting in a Japanese village on Friday, with plaintiffs saying the grisly annual hunts, made famous in an Oscar-winning documentary, [...]
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US approves missile sales to S.Korea, Japan

US approves missile sales to S.Korea, Japan

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

The United States said Friday it had approved more than $600 million in sales of air defense missiles to South Korea and Japan as tensions return with North Korea. The State [...]
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Japan’s trade negotiator: US won’t impose quotas on autos

20-May-2019 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

Japan’s trade negotiator has said Washington won’t be demanding any numerical restrictions on Japanese auto exports to the U.S. Toshimitsu Motegi, the economy [...]
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Japan is running out of phone numbers, so it’s making longer ones

18-May-2019 Intellasia | The Verge | 6:00 AM

Japan’s communications ministry plans to create 10 billion 14-digit phone numbers in response to fears that the country’s 11-digit numbers could run out by 2022. [...]
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Japanese man prepares for landmark case against dolphin hunts

18-May-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Taiji resident will testify in attempt to ban activity as part of charity’s legal challenge A man from Taiji, the Japanese fishing town whose annual slaughter of [...]
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PM Abe says Japan wants to develop ties with Iran

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

Japan would like to maintain, and develop, its traditionally friendly ties with Iran, prime minister Shinzo Abe told Iranian Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on [...]
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Court being asked to stop dolphin hunts in Japanese village

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

A court in central Japan began hearing arguments Friday over whether dolphin hunting violates animal cruelty laws. The plaintiffs are asking the district court in Wakayama [...]
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Nissan to launch hands-off ProPilot 2.0 driver-assistance in Japan

18-May-2019 Intellasia | CNET | 6:00 AM

Nissan is launching a more advanced driver-assistance feature in Japan that will allow drivers to take their hands off the wheel during certain highway-driving situations, [...]
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Japan plans for 10 billion 5G devices by adding 14-digit phone numbers

18-May-2019 Intellasia | VentureBeat | 6:00 AM

Increased data bandwidth might be the best-known advantage of 5G cellular technology, but new 5G networks will also support billions of newly connected devices, ranging from [...]
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How Japan’s Only Chauffeur-Driven Car Turns Into a Masterpiece

18-May-2019 Intellasia | Carmudi | 6:00 AM

To the rest of the world, Lexus is Toyota’s luxury brand. But in its home country, Toyota’s top model is known by another nameCentury. Ever since 1967, [...]
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Japan’s FamilyMart Seeks Split From Chinese Partner

17-May-2019 Intellasia | Fortune | 6:00 AM

Japan’s FamilyMarta 7-Eleven competitor in Chinawants to part ways with its Chinese business partners, amid loosening foreign ownership restrictions for non-critical [...]
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Japan, Russia have much to gain by settling dispute: Yomiuri Shimbun

17-May-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The stalemate in Japan-Russia negotiations over the four northern territories continues. To reach a breakthrough in the situation, the government must expand cooperation that [...]
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HR minister defends bid to send skilled labour to Japan, says deal not done

17-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Human Resources minister M. Kulasegaran responded to local pushback against a proposal to supply skilled manual labourers to Japan, saying it was meeting the present reality [...]
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