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Tokyo stocks extend gains as trade war concerns recede

Stocks closed higher after losing much of their early gains on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday as concerns over a global trade war receded ...
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Plane makers working on tech to cut cockpit crews to one but facing pilot pushback
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 02:09:43 +0200
Airplane manufacturers are working to adapt jets to reduce the number of pilots needed for long-haul flights and to build new cockpits designed for a ...
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Death penalty sought for man over 2014 deaths of 2 people who were buried alive in Saga
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:14:24 +0200
Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded the death penalty for a man who allegedly murdered a man and a woman by burying them alive in the city ...
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Casinos in Japan: Tourist attractions or hotbeds of gambling addiction?
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:09:57 +0200
As the year’s ordinary Diet session nears a climax this week, debate is heating up over a bill Prime Minister Shinzo Abe characterizes as key ...
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Alleged abuse of national health insurance system sparks probe into foreign patients
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:40:51 +0200
The government has launched a nationwide probe into allegations that foreign residents are abusing the public health insurance system, according to sources familiar with the ...
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Japan plans to launch advanced placement system in schools
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 06:08:35 +0200
The education ministry plans to establish a system that allows students at some 50 high schools to take university courses and earn credits, with the ...
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Seven GSDF troops join Bastille Day parade in Paris
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 05:31:13 +0200
Seven troops from Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force took part in an annual Bastille Day military parade in Paris on Saturday.The seven, including Col. Hiroyuki Yokoyama, ...
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NHK can launch online simulcasting if it reviews ‘compliance’ and fee collection systems: ministry panel
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 09:12:45 +0200
A government panel has given the green light for NHK to start simultaneously broadcasting its TV programs online as the popularity of streaming grows.The Internal ...
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Transport networks across western Japan still crippled as death toll from downpours reaches 200
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:16:55 +0200
Torrential rain across western Japan has severed transportation links in the region, with the discovery of more bodies on Thursday pushing the death toll up ...
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Death penalty sought for man charged with killing Chinese sisters in Yokohama
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 08:11:15 +0200
Prosecutors on Wednesday demanded the death penalty for a 40-year-old man accused of killing two Chinese sisters and leaving their bodies stuffed in travel bags ...
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Major Japan firms dish out 2.53 percent wage hike on average during spring labor talks
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:55:17 +0200
Major companies agreed to raise monthly employee pay by ¥8,539, or 2.53 percent, on average for unionized workers in this year’s shunto spring labor-management talks, ...
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Japanese casual wear retailer G.U. to open first store in South Korea
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:50:44 +0200
Casual clothing retailer G.U. Co. will open its first store in South Korea in September, its fourth shop overseas, following the success of renowned sister ...
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Ailing auto CEO Sergio Marchionne steps down, leaving a record of turnarounds and bold plays to be proud of
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:28:44 +0200
As one of the automotive world’s most charismatic chief executives, Sergio Marchionne’s achievements include restoring both Italian carmaker Fiat and U.S. No. 3 Chrysler to ...
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Dollar tumbles below ¥111 in Tokyo
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 11:49:13 +0200
The dollar plunged below ¥111 in Tokyo trading Monday, with market players vigilant over remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump warning against a stronger dollar.At ...
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Nikkei falls sharply on stronger yen
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 11:48:46 +0200
Stocks in Tokyo plunged Monday, hurt by a strengthening of the yen against the dollar.The Nikkei 225 gave up 300.89 points, or 1.33 percent, to ...
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G20 finance leaders say increased trade and geopolitical tensions could affect global growth
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 11:44:11 +0200
Protectionism is threatening economic expansion, finance chiefs warn.
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