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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    With eye on China, India and Japan bolster defence and business ties

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:53pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Defence, business and nuclear energy issues are on the table as leaders meet in Tokyo With eye on China, India and Japan bolster ties Japan and India agreed yesterday ... for a five-day trip aimed at capitalising on a personal affinity with Abe to bolster security and business ties. "The 21st century belongs to Asia... but how the 21st century will be depends on how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583277/eye-china-india-and-japan-bolster-ties-defence-business-and-nuclear-energy
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's smoky old coffee shops unfazed by success of Starbucks

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 03:54am by AFP

    ... a magnet that pulls in a steady stream of hip, young Japanese. The American coffee company is so popular in Japan that it recently announced plans to buy out its Japanese partner for US$900 million ... de L'Ambre. The dimly lit wooden interior of his cafe is busy with customers sipping their 700 yen (HK$47) brews, which Sekiguchi claims are the best in Japan. The coffee is strong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1635930/japans-smoky-old-coffee-shops-unfazed-success-starbucks
  3. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Kuroda rules out limits on policy easing

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 06:08am by Bloomberg

    ... Convincing consumers and companies that he means business is critical to the central bank's efforts to end what it calls a "deflationary mindset" in Japan. The Bank of Japan surprised ... its monetary policy if necessary, Kuroda said. "This policy stance is unchanged even after the recent action." The yen has tumbled 4.3 per cent against the US dollar since October ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1633088/kuroda-rules-out-limits-policy-easing
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan may bar Julien Blanc, who teaches how to aggressively pick up women

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 11:10pm by Julian Ryall

    ... pick-up artist Julien Blanc has had his seminars on picking up women cancelled by venues in the US and Australia- which then added to his humiliation by deporting him- and has been informed ... signatures, according to reports. "The authorities there gave us the on-the-record comment that went along the lines that they were happy to receive the information, that they would examine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1640180/japan-may-bar-julien-blanc-who-teaches-how-aggressively-pick-women
  5. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Unexpected recession in Japan will allow Abe to delay tax hike, call snap poll

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 07:13pm by Reuters

    ... for the rise in the levy or risk upsetting investors worried about Japan's debt. The yen slipped on the poor GDP reading, with the US dollar briefly pushing to a seven-year high above 117 yen. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1642266/japans-slip-surprise-recession-paves-way-snap-election
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe promotes Japanese maglev trains for US railways

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

    ... multibillion-dollar national high-speed rail project. Japanese business newspaper Nikkei reported that the operator, Central Japan Railway, does not plan to charge licensing fees in the US for the maglev ... Agence France-Presse in Tsuru, Japan Abe touts maglev for US high-speed railways Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took US ambassador Caroline Kennedy on a test ride of Japan's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1479363/shinzo-abe-promotes-japanese-maglev-trains-us-railways
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's next premier Shinzo Abe refers to Obama as 'Bush'

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Blunder as Abe beats about Bush Japan's presumptive premier Shinzo Abe got his US leaders mixed up yesterday, when he told business chiefs he had been ... of the Japan-US security alliance. Abe is expected to be formally elected as prime minister by fellow lawmakers a week today. Business chiefs had been kept waiting for Abe, who turned up around an hour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1107721/japans-next-premier-shinzo-abe-refers-obama-bush
  8. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda calls for stable yen

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:39am by Reuters

    ... Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda said a stable yen is crucial for the country's business sector, nodding to complaints from some companies that rising import costs from sharp yen ... of shifting production overseas, suggesting that he still broadly sees yen weakness as a welcome trend. "I agree that from a business perspective, exchange-rate stability is extremely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1594215/bank-japan-governor-haruhiko-kuroda-calls-stable-yen
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    New US ambassador Caroline Kennedy arrives in Japan

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 05:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Narita

    ... Agence France-Presse in Narita Tokyo welcomes new US ambassador on the eve of the 50th anniversary of her father John F Kennedy's assassination Caroline Kennedy, the lone surviving child of slain US president John F Kennedy, arrived in Tokyo on Friday to take up the post of US ambassador to Japan, pledging to boost ties. The 55-year-old Kennedy’s arrival comes a week ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1356784/new-us-ambassador-caroline-kennedy-arrives-japan
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan mayor to apologise to US over brothels advice

    Posted May 25th 2013, 04:43pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo A Japanese politician who drew fire for calling “comfort women” a wartime necessity has been forced to apologise for suggesting US soldiers in Okinawa visit brothels to vent their violent frustrations. Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto had suggested that US servicemen in the southern prefecture of Okinawa, where relations are frequently tested by violent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1245918/japan-mayor-apologise-us-over-brothels-advice

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