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  1. Property - International - JAPAN

    Sekisui House buys Tokyo office tower for 74b yen

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:47am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Sekisui House buys Tokyo office tower Japan's Sekisui House is buying an office tower in Tokyo for 74 billion yen (HK$5.56 billion), as property prices rise to levels ... ownership shifted to a group of lenders. Sekisui House largely relies on housing property for its revenue, earning just 2.4 per cent of its 1.8 trillion yen in sales from office properties last ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe promotes Japanese maglev trains for US railways

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:41am by AFP

    ... Abe said: "Since I was able to share this experience with ambassador Kennedy today, I hope she would share her story with White House as well." Kennedy added she thought ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Drug giant Novartis replaces Japanese trio over side-effects cover-up claim

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 11:00pm by AFP

    ... of a drug "risks violating pharmaceutical law, which could mean an administrative penalty", a health ministry official said. The company hired the outside lawyers to conduct an in-house ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    World's longest-serving death row inmate freed and granted retrial in Japan after 45 years

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:49pm by AFP

    ... confirmed. Hakamada initially denied accusations that he robbed and killed his boss, the man's wife and his two children before setting their house ablaze. But the ex-boxer, who worked ... gathered outside the court house before his release. "I want to free him as soon as possible," she said. "I want to tell him, 'You did well. You will finally ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Anne Frank museum donates catalogues to libraries in Japan

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 06:02am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Anne Frank museum donates catalogues to libraries The Anne Frank House, a museum dedicated to the Jewish girl who died in a Nazi concentration camp, yesterday ... of Tokyo's Suginami ward, donating the catalogue showing its exhibits and a miniature of the house where her family hid during the second world war. The museum would donate 3,400 copies ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan marks third anniversary of tsunami, Fukushima nuclear crisis

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 05:50pm by AP

    ... resumed in some areas, and some people have moved to public housing from shelters, he said, promising to do more. “We must further speed up the reconstruction so that everyone affected ... future tsunamis, and build thousands more public housing units within a year in Iwate and Miyagi prefectures. In Fukushima, reconstruction has lagged further behind in some areas because ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo's Wine Apartment has in-house cellar and a visiting sommelier

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Apartment block in Tokyo has a cellar and visiting sommelier; most flats snapped up Vintage homes for wine lovers, cellar included For those who have trouble finding space for a large wine collection, a new apartment block in Japan with an in-house cellar and a visiting sommelier could be the perfect place to live. The aptly named Wine Apartment in Tokyo's posh ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan PM Shinzo Abe claims decisive victory in upper house election

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:20pm by Reuters, Adrian Wan

    ... Prime minister promises to breathe life into economy after his ruling coalition snatches a convincing victory in upper house election Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc won a decisive victory in an upper house election yesterday, setting the stage for Japan's first stable government since the charismatic Junichiro Koizumi left office in 2006. The victory gives ...

  9. Property - International - JAPAN

    Japan housing starts rose for ninth month in May

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Japan's housing starts rose for a ninth month in May, the longest streak since the period to February 2011, as the government's pledge to end 15 years of deflation fuelled ... Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Tokyo. Housing starts were expected to rise 6.1 per cent, based on the median estimate of 24 economists in a Bloomberg News survey. An unprecedented monetary ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    US state of Virginia votes to also call Sea of Japan the East Sea in textbooks

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 10:18pm by AFP

    ... historical grievances with Japan at the local level in the United States. The Virginia House of Delegates voted 81-15 on Thursday to approve the measure requiring "that all textbooks approved ...




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