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Japan’s hospitals face payment, language challenges as tourism numbers spike

19-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:02 AM

For a Filipino man visiting Tokyo in May last year, the tour of the capital was supposed to be a fun sightseeing trip. But the man collapsed after suffering a cerebral [...]
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Japan earthquake kills 3 including 9-year-old girl; at least 40 injured

Japan earthquake kills 3 including 9-year-old girl; at least 40 injured

19-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:02 AM

At least three people were killeda 9-year-old girl and two men in their 80sand more than 200 other people were hurt after a strong earthquake rattled the city of Osaka in [...]
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Strong quake hits western Japan, no tsunami risk

Strong quake hits western Japan, no tsunami risk

19-Jun-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:02 AM

A strong quake hit western Japan early Monday, but there were no immediate reports of major damage or risk of tsunami waves, officials said. The 5.3-magnitude quake struck at [...]
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Economic managers in Japan for investment roadshow

19-Jun-2018 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:02 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic managers are in Tokyo for an investment roadshow and meetings with their Japanese counterparts, officials said Monday. An economic [...]
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Japan revisited Dr M restarts plans

19-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

This seems to be a repeat of August 1981, but prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad now walks a new “highway” based on consensus instead of his own tune like in [...]
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Japan’s exports accelerate in May, surplus with US lowest since 2013

19-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Associated PressJapan’s exports rose in May at the fastest rate in four months thanks to increased shipments of cars, car parts, and semiconductor equipment, a sign [...]
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Japan OKs economic plan that allows more foreign workers

18-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Asahi | 6:02 AM

Japan’s Cabinet on Friday adopted an economic plan that would allow more foreign workers as the rapidly aging country seeks to make up for its declining workforce. [...]
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Japan urges N. Korea to jointly break mutual distrust

Japan urges N. Korea to jointly break mutual distrust

18-Jun-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to jointly overcome their mutual distrust, as he confirmed ongoing efforts to arrange [...]
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Japan passes anti-plastic law but with no sanctions for polluters

18-Jun-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A bill intended to reduce the volume of microplastics dumped into the ocean was approved by Japan’s parliament on Friday (June 15), but it included no sanctions for [...]
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Trump delivers lessons for Japan on N Korea

18-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:02 AM

Japan was so concerned that its security interests would be overlooked in a US nuclear deal with North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un that prime minister Shinzo Abe visited the [...]
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Trump reportedly told Japan’s prime minister he’d send him ’25 million Mexicans’

Trump reportedly told Japan’s prime minister he’d send him ’25 million Mexicans’

18-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:02 AM

President Donald Trump told Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, during last week’s G7 summit in Canada that he’d ship him millions of Mexicans, a senior [...]
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Japan’s businesses should take lead on LGBT rights: UN official

18-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:02 AM

A senior UN Human Rights official said the Japanese business sector should play a greater role in eliminating discrimination against sexual minorities. “I think there [...]
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Bank of Japan keeps monetary policy steady; offers bleaker view on inflation

16-Jun-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

* As widely expected, the Bank of Japan kept its short-term interest rate target at minus 0.1 percent and a pledge to guide 10-year government bond yields around zero [...]
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Demand for foreign workers may soften Japan’s immigration rules

16-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Shinichiro Tsukada says his small plastering company in Tokyo wouldn’t survive without the 22 Chinese and Vietnamese workers who make up half his payroll. [...]
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Why Japan’s sharing economy is tiny

16-Jun-2018 Intellasia | The Economist | 6:02 AM

AIRBNB, an American platform for booking stays in other people’s houses, can barely conceal its frustration. A law passed last year for the first time legalised [...]
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