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PM Abe says Putin’s comment shows desire for Japan-Russia peace treaty

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe on Friday repeated Japan’s stance that a row over islands seized by Russian troops in the final days of World War Two must be settled before a [...]
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Japan proposes legalising commercial whaling

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Tokyo considers ending the 33-year-old ban, saying most species have rebounded, but it’s facing opposition from the IWC. Japan is proposing an end to a 33-year-old ban [...]
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Japan has become the ‘obvious target’ for Trump’s next trade salvo

14-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* Trump described his good relations with the Japanese leadership but then added: “Of course that will end as soon as I tell them how much they have to pay.” * [...]
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Tokyo cuts ribbon on new fish market to replace Tsukiji

14-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Tokyo’s mayor insisted Thursday that the city’s new fish market would be safe, as she inaugurated a “cutting-edge” facility to replace the [...]
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Japan, Vietnam urge US to rejoin Pacific trade deal

Japan, Vietnam urge US to rejoin Pacific trade deal

14-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan and Vietnam on Thursday urged the United States to rejoin a sprawling Pacific trade deal, almost two years after President Donald Trump’s withdrawal dealt a major [...]
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Japanese nationalist group apologises for member who kicked Taiwan comfort woman statue

14-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A Japanese right-wing group has apologised after a member kicked a statue of a “comfort woman” in Taiwan. The apology on Thursday by “the Truth of Comfort [...]
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Japan manufacturers’ mood slips amid global trade tensionsReuters Tankan

14-Sep-2018 Intellasia | euro News | 6:00 AM

Confidence among Japanese manufacturers slipped in September from August’s seven-month high, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday, a sign the escalating trade war between [...]
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Japan may aid carmakers facing US tariff threat

14-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Autoblog | 6:00 AM

Japan is considering giving carmakers fiscal support including tax breaks to offset the impact from trade frictions with the United States and a sales-tax hike planned for [...]
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Bomb scare briefly closes runway at Japan’s Narita airport

Bomb scare briefly closes runway at Japan’s Narita airport

14-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Narita airport briefly closed one of its two runways Thursday after what is suspected to be an unexploded shell was found buried nearby, officials said. Local [...]
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Japan shows China and N Korea it can shoot down ballistic missiles, with some help from the US

14-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

A Japanese warship, using a US ship-based anti-missile system, successfully intercepted and destroyed an incoming ballistic missile over the Pacific Ocean Tuesday evening, [...]
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Russia, Japan committed to building closer energy ties despite geopolitical risks

14-Sep-2018 Intellasia | SP Global | 6:00 AM

Russian and Japanese companies signed several energy cooperation deals during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok this week, committing to building closer ties despite [...]
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Operation Tsukiji: Tokyo battles rats as iconic market shuts

13-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The operation must be ruthless, thorough and silent. Without alerting the watchful enemy, a unit of highly trained Japanese agents will throw up a ring of steel to block any [...]
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Japan’s Abe confirms China visit this year

13-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Shinzo Abe confirmed Wednesday his plans to visit China this year in what would be the first trip to the country by a Japanese prime minister since 2011, the latest sign of [...]
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Japan disasters highlight vulnerable infrastructure

13-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Flooded runways, thousands of passengers stranded and a tanker smashing into an access bridge: last week’s typhoon in Japan highlighted the vulnerability of Kansai [...]
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Pope says he hopes to visit Japan next year, fulfilling wish

Pope says he hopes to visit Japan next year, fulfilling wish

13-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Pope Francis says he hopes to visit Japan next year. Francis made the announcement while meeting with a visiting Japanese cultural association on Wednesday. Speaking off the [...]
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