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Dollar tops ¥106.50 in Tokyo on U.S.-North Korea news

The dollar advanced above ¥106.50 in Tokyo trading on Friday, with geopolitical concern over the Korean Peninsula eased by news that U.S. President Donald Trump ...
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French woman staying in Nikko missing since late July
Sun, 05 Aug 2018 15:28:38 +0200
A French woman has been missing in eastern Japan since late last month, police announced Sunday.Tiphaine Veron, 36, was last seen on the morning of ...
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Abe arranging September talks with Xi, will skip Yasukuni: sources
Sun, 05 Aug 2018 11:56:00 +0200
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is arranging to hold a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of an Eastern Economic Forum conference in ...
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Survival of Japanese toddler, found after being lost for three days, hailed as a miracle
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:44:22 +0200
This week’s discovery of an uninjured 2-year-old boy who had been missing for three days on an island in western Japan is being called a ...
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Heat wave boosts sales of cooling products, and beer
Mon, 06 Aug 2018 11:52:11 +0200
The summer heat may be sapping people’s energy, but it is firing up several sectors of the economy as demand increases for products ranging from ...
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Kofi Annan: The U.N.’s ‘rock star’ secretary-general
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 07:40:23 +0200
Kofi Annan, who died Saturday at the age of 80, led the United Nations through the divisive years of the Iraq war and the trauma ...
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Japan’s traditional festivals face money problems
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 07:02:02 +0200
Traditional local festivals are having a more difficult time securing finances to cover event costs.In the western city of Tokushima, the “Awa Odori” traditional local ...
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As Duterte support begins to flag, Philippine leader’s daughter reaches out to a Marcos
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 06:52:14 +0200
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte thinks political dynasties are bad. But the way the prevailing political winds are blowing, it looks like a dynasty of his ...
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Silicon Valley idealism at odds with China market
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 06:51:08 +0200
Google worker outrage over the idea of censoring searches to appease Chinese officials highlights the dilemma U.S. tech companies face in accessing the lucrative market.Using ...
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China’s Xi to visit North Korea next month for first time as president: report
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 06:51:01 +0200
Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit Pyongyang next month for ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea’s founding, Singapore’s The Straits Times ...
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Poaching headache prompts Japan to consider tough new export rules for sea cucumbers
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 05:58:23 +0200
With the poaching of sea cucumbers in Japan showing no sign of abating amid strong sales of the delicacy in China, the government is considering ...
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White House counsel interviewed for 30 hours in Russia probe: report
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 05:48:23 +0200
The White House’s top lawyer has cooperated extensively with the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, sharing detailed accounts about the ...
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Experts hold symposium in Tokyo on weapons transfers ahead of key arms treaty meeting
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 05:42:16 +0200
Experts in and outside Japan held a symposium in Tokyo on Saturday to discuss the vision against the reality of global arms transfers, ahead of ...
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Trump’s power-plant proposal may increase U.S. carbon pollution
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 05:41:54 +0200
U.S. leader Donald Trump is poised to replace former President Barack Obama’s plan to slash power plant greenhouse gas emissions with a substitute that could ...
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Ex-nurse served third arrest warrant in suspected serial murder case
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 05:17:27 +0200
A former nurse at a Yokohama hospital has been served a third arrest warrant in a suspected serial poisoning murder case that took place about ...
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Four groups bid for rights to run seven Hokkaido airports for three decades
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:56:31 +0200
Four consortia have submitted bids for a bundle of rights to operate New Chitose Airport and six other airfields in Hokkaido, informed sources say.One of ...
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