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New Zealand budget aims to deliver on ‘Jacinda-mania’

New Zealand’s center-left government boosted spending on welfare and public services Thursday in a maiden budget aimed at delivering on the promises made during last ...
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Japanese ¥100 chain Daiso slapped with fine, two-year import ban in Taiwan
Thu, 24 May 2018 03:20:17 +0200
Taiwan authorities said Wednesday that Japanese ¥100 shop chain Daiso has been fined 41.64 million New Taiwan dollars ($1.38 million) for falsifying import application documents ...
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Postcards written by Soseki Natsume in the U.K. found after 100 years
Wed, 23 May 2018 11:58:52 +0200
Three postcards written by the Japanese literary legend Soseki Natsume (1867-1916) over 100 years ago during his studies in Britain have been found, the prefectural ...
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Smoke fills ANA plane at Narita, sickening eight and triggering evacuation
Mon, 21 May 2018 14:05:06 +0200
Eight passengers on an All Nippon Airways flight were sickened Monday at Narita airport in Chiba Prefecture after smoke filled the cabin, triggering an evacuation, ...
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Watanabe Kazan: Too open-minded for Edo
Sat, 19 May 2018 15:32:49 +0200
Imagine living in a "closed country." Japan was such for over two centuries, from the anti-Christian hysteria of the 1630s to the incursion in the ...
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Nikkei bounces back after upturn on Wall Street
Thu, 17 May 2018 10:14:51 +0200
Stocks staged a rally Thursday after being inspired by an overnight rebound in U.S. equities.The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 121.14 points, or 0.53 percent, to ...
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Aso appears to mock Kim Jong Un’s official plane ahead of landmark U.S.-North Korea summit
Thu, 17 May 2018 06:16:01 +0200
Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso touched on the planned summit between Washington and Pyongyang on Wednesday with a comment appearing to ridicule an aged North ...
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Japanese rail fanatics put hand-made steam locomotive to the test in Chiba
Sun, 27 May 2018 10:15:39 +0200
A group of railroad fans who have made their own steam engine fired up the small locomotive Saturday at a ranch in Chiba Prefecture, calling ...
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331 cryptocurrency traders in Japan logged over ¥100 million in income in 2017, tax returns show
Sun, 27 May 2018 09:57:38 +0200
At least 331 cryptocurrency traders reported over ¥100 million in miscellaneous income on their 2017 tax returns as prices for virtual currencies spiked, National Tax ...
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Over 10,000 fans turn out for Hideki Saijo funeral in Tokyo
Sun, 27 May 2018 09:50:20 +0200
The funeral Saturday for pop star icon Hideki Saijo drew more than 10,000 fans as fellow singers Hiromi Go and Goro Noguchi, who with Saijo ...
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Ex-Prime Minister Nakasone makes call for amending Constitution as he celebrates 100th birthday
Sun, 27 May 2018 08:58:25 +0200
Former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, a legendary figure in Japanese politics who turned 100 on Sunday, has expressed hope that “serious efforts” will be made ...
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Osaka frets over illegal minpaku ahead of G-20 summit
Sun, 27 May 2018 08:19:55 +0200
Imagine a headline splashing out news of tourists being killed by a fire at an illegal short-term lodging facility during the Group of 20 leaders’ ...
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Ex-cricket star Imran Khan eyes victory as Pakistan announces elections on July 25
Sun, 27 May 2018 08:16:32 +0200
Pakistani cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan’s party vowed Sunday to oust the country’s “corrupt” rulers, as the nuclear-armed state announced it will hold general elections on ...
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Peruvian scientists use DNA to trace origins of Inca emperors
Sun, 27 May 2018 08:06:20 +0200
Researchers in Peru believe they have traced the origins of the Incas — the largest pre-Hispanic civilization in the Americas — through the DNA of ...
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Famous Russian painting damaged in vodka-fuelled attack
Sun, 27 May 2018 07:37:09 +0200
One of Russia’s most famous paintings, which depicts Czar Ivan the Terrible cradling his dying son, has been badly damaged after a man attacked it ...
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Malaysian playboy financier in cross-hairs after poll upset
Sun, 27 May 2018 07:24:20 +0200
Baby-faced playboy Jho Low, a financier at the center of Malaysia’s 1MDB mega-scandal, may find his days of hobnobbing with celebrities and splurging on property ...
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