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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tamagotchi Friends to go on sale in Europe in time for Christmas

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 10:01pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Tamagotchi is back, and has plenty of Friends Tamagotchi, the egg-shaped virtual pet beloved of schoolchildren in the 1990s, is making a comeback and is set to hit the shelves in time for Christmas. The tiny Japanese toy character, which owners have to nurture to maturity, was a worldwide favourite in its first incarnation, with maker Bandai selling ...

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    Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten world’s top online marketer of ivory, whale meat

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 09:48pm by Reuters

    ... May, a farm outside Tokyo agreed to stop selling luxury pet food made from endangered fin whales following a campaign by conservation groups. Campaigners said tests had revealed that some ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    No kidding! Tokyo locals flock to goat cafe

    Posted Jul 13th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... cat lovers to play with frisky felines while sipping a cup of coffee. Now, enter the goat cafe, which houses a pair of friendly goats for customers to pet, play with and even take for walks ... that wouldn't have the wow factor of a goat." Customers can pet the goats in their pen while drinking a coffee, or book a slot to take them for a walk through the crowded area surrounding Shibuya ...

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    Shinzo Abe vows to press ahead with painful reforms

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... might shy away from reforming the labour market and removing trade barriers now elections are out of the way, and turn his attention to pet nationalist projects. But economists say deeper, more ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe set to reshape Japan with conservative agenda

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Japan's PM can dominate politics for years by exploiting the weaknesses of his opponents, much like Margaret Thatcher did in the 1980s Nearly seven years ago, Shinzo Abe shuffled out of the official residence of the prime minister of Japan a beaten man. Ground down by a failure to push through his pet projects and an inability to fill the large political shoes of his immediate ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's cabinet reshuffle 'designed to ease China tensions'

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... is under pressure to call a general election this year after he offered his opponents a vague pledge to dissolve parliament "sometime soon" in exchange for their support on a pet project ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Noda to reshuffle cabinet

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 03:16pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... after he offered his opponents a vague pledge to dissolve parliament “sometime soon” in exchange for their support on a pet project to raise sales tax. But woeful opinion poll numbers have left ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan to hold general election on December 16

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 08:43pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... from policy flip-flops and weak leadership. The party is thought likely to come off badly in an election, with voters angry about Noda’s pet legislative achievement: the doubling of sales tax ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan PM Noda reshuffles cabinet 'to cool China row'

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 11:17am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... to dissolve parliament “sometime soon” in exchange for their support on a pet project to raise sales tax. But woeful opinion poll numbers have left many in his factionally-riven party fearing ...



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