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South Korea pivots from atomic energy

New South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowed Monday to scrap all plans to build new nuclear reactors, as he seeks to steer Asia’s fourth-largest economy ...
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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:56:49 +0200
The Fair Trade Commission on Wednesday searched the headquarters of major stroller and baby product-makers Aprica Children’s Products G.K. and Combi Corp. for allegedly violating ...
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Seven-Eleven store chain forced owner to stay open during Fukui blizzard, union says
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:23:31 +0200
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Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:57:05 +0200
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Takeda’s $60 billion takeover bid rejected by Shire Group of Ireland
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:47:02 +0200
Pharmaceutical giant Takeda said Thursday it had made a takeover bid worth £42 billion ($60 billion) for Ireland’s Shire Group, but that its offer was ...
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Chinese Navy has ‘encounter’ with Australian warships in South China Sea, says Aussie media report ‘did not accord with the facts’
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:43:48 +0200
Australia’s prime minister said the Australian Navy has a “perfect right” to traverse the South China Sea after a media report Friday that the Chinese ...
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Mount Io goes silent after first eruption in 250 years
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:34:42 +0200
After spewing its first plume of ash in 250 years, Mount Io stopped erupting on Friday, though the Meteorological Agency said the surrounding area remained ...
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Nintendo’s $30 billion rally now depends on $70 cardboard pianos
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:19:43 +0200
Nintendo Co. got its start in 1889 as a successful manufacturer of hanafuda (playing cards made out of stiff paper). Now the game-maker is embracing ...
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Professionals from Japan and India brainstorm on future IT ties at Tokyo tech event
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:12:44 +0200
As the domestic market faces a shortage of information technology engineers, Japan has turned its eyes on India’s abundance of IT talent to prepare for ...
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Lawmakers, senior state officials pay early visit war-linked Yasukuni Shrine
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:02:01 +0200
Dozens of lawmakers on Friday visited war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo ahead of its annual spring festival.Official visits to the shrine cause friction with countries ...
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G-20 finance meeting kicks off as leaders focus on free trade amid U.S. protectionism
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:57:43 +0200
Group of 20 finance leaders began a two-day meeting in Washington on Thursday, with trade issues high on the agenda as the United States pushes ...
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Inflation slips as yen’s rise complicates Bank of Japan’s 2 percent goal
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:44:18 +0200
Japan’s key price indicator slipped in March after hitting 1 percent in February, yet the underlying trend is seen remaining intact as Bank of Japan ...
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After historic rules change, senators vote to allow babies into U.S. Senate chamber
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:43:49 +0200
Who doesn’t like babies?No one in the Senate, apparently — at least not enough to block a historic rules change that passed Wednesday allowing the ...
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Ukraine moves to split church from Russia as elections approach
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:40:50 +0200
Ukraine’s Orthodox Church could become independent of Moscow under the terms of a presidential initiative lawmakers approved on Thursday, a move that President Petro Poroshenko ...
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Abe and Masayoshi Son make Time’s list of 100 Most Influential People for 2018
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:38:41 +0200
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and SoftBank Group Corp. Chairman Masayoshi Son were named two of the world’s 100 Most Influential People of 2018, according to ...
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Did North Korea’s Kim Jong Un just remove a key stumbling block in negotiations with the U.S.?
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:36:06 +0200
By affirming that American troops can stay in South Korea under a possible nuclear deal, did North Korean leader Kim Jong Un just remove a ...
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