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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Mystery gold gifts cheer Japan's tsunami-ravaged port Ishinomaki

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Mystery gold gifts cheer tsunami-ravaged port A Japanese city devastated by the 2011 tsunami has received anonymous gifts of gold worth more than US$250,000 ... the gift. Japanese media said a non-profit group in Ishinomaki that has been supporting its revival had also received 2kg of gold bullion, and at least one more group had received more than 1kg. ...

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    Casino tycoon Kazuo Okada files defamation complaint against Wynn Resorts

    Posted May 01st 2014, 09:57pm by Reuters

    ... after Wynn published its investigation into Okada in February 2012, alleging his company improperly offered gifts and entertainment to gaming officials in South Korea and the Philippines. ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's luxury fruit masters grow money on trees

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 01:02pm by AFP

    ... such cases are at the extreme end, top-notch fruit is a valuable commodity in the world of business and as a seasonal gift, signifying just how much importance the giver attaches to the relationship. “Most of our products are for gift purposes, so we collect large and high-grade products from all around Japan,” says Yoshinobu Ishiyama, manager of a branch of Sun Fruits at Tokyo Midtown, ...

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    ‘Japan’s Beethoven’ Mamoru Samuragochi not even deaf, says ghost composer

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 05:01pm by AFP

    ... But Samuragochi, who once described his deafness as a “gift from God”, was far from the tortured genius of his public persona, Niigaki said on Thursday, and the hearing loss was little more than an act. ...

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    Beijing protests at visit by 160 Japanese legislators to Yasukuni

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 09:35am by AFP

    ... tomorrow. A record 166 made the trip during April's spring festival. On Thursday Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe donated a symbolic gift to the shrine, in what was taken as a sign that he ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Godmother of powerful Japanese political clan dies at 90

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the "Godmother". She was a controversial figure in Japanese politics, allegedly gifting hundreds of millions of yen to her sons in Bridgestone shares and in cash. This was investigated as a possible ...

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    Shintaro Ishihara wants to restore pride in Japanese nationalism

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Shintaro Ishihara wants his brand of fiery nationalism to lift the nation Still fuelling patriotic passion at 80 At 80, most Japanese men are content to play more golf with their buddies, spend their savings on foreign holidays or lavish gifts on their grandchildren. But Shintaro Ishihara has never been a conventional sort of man and even in his ninth ...



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