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2 hrs ago | West Australian

BOJ keeps upbeat view on regional Japan, sees limited tax hike impact

The Bank of Japan maintained its upbeat view on most of the country's regional economies, adding to reassurances from its governor that the world's third-largest economy can ride out the pain from a sales tax hike without additional stimulus.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Reuters

Japan to face tight power supply in summer; blackouts not expected

Japan's power supply will be tight this summer if all its nuclear reactors remain shut, although blackouts are not expected as long as there are no problems at the thermal fuel plants now providing the bulk of the country's electricity.

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Willamette Week

Headout: World Warriors

Wrestling Church is spending Easter Sunday preaching the Gospel of the Squared Circle.

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Xinhuanet

Japanese lawyer says Abe's Yasukuni Shrine visit violates constitution

Japanese Prime Minister Shizo Abe's visit to the Yasukuni Shine last December violated Japan's constitutional separation of state and religion and should not be made again, Kazuo Okawa, lawyer of the Okawa Law Firm in Osaka, said Wednesday.

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SFGate

Crumbling Mt. Gox files for liquidation

Mark Karpeles, Mt. Gox CEO, leaves the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo, Japan, after its bankruptcy filing.

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Sag Harbor Online

Japana s Greatest Monster Breathes Once Again

You can already see the trailer on television for the latest epic version of Godzilla that opens theatrically on May 16. More interesting is that from April 18 to 24 the Film Forum on Houston Street in New York City will be showing Godzilla: The Japanese Original , a sixtieth anniversary restoration, including new subtitles, of Japan's most ... (more)

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Stars and Stripes

Despite doubts, Japan prepares end to ban on defending allies

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer Takanami, left, sails alongside the USS McCampbell on March 9, 2014, in the Pacific Ocean.

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Korea Herald

[William Pesek] Japan's backward reform drive

For Abenomics bulls who still hold out hope that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to make good on his pledges to revitalize Japan, the past week must have been at least a little disconcerting.

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TechEBlog

3 Strange and Creepy Abandoned Theme Parks in Japan

Photographer Reginald Van de Velde didn't go to Japan for the normal tourist attractions, but rather for the sole purpose of exploring its abandoned theme parks.

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Korea Herald

Seoul, Tokyo hold sex slavery talks

Seoul and Tokyo on Wednesday began their first director-general-level meeting on the issue of Korean victims of Japan's wartime sexual slavery as they struggled to mend their strained ties.

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CNN

Artist 'jolts people awake' with zippers and T-shirts

There's a "revealing and surprising" element in zippers, says artist Jun Kitagawa, seen here with his painting at Tokyo's Roppongi Tunnel.

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ABS-CBN News

High-paying jobs for OFWs available in Japan

MANILA If you are looking for a job not too far away from the Philippines, then Japan may just be the host country for you.

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Thanh Nein News

Vietnam Airlines flight attendant released in Japan

A file photo shows Nguyen Bich Ngoc, a 25-year-old Vietnam Airlines flight attendant, being arrested March 26 on suspicion of involving in a ring which smuggled stolen goods from Japan to Vietnam Japanese authorities released a Vietnam Airlines flight attendant, who had been arrested in March on suspicion of smuggling stolen goods due to a lack of ... (more)

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International Business Times

Japan's Whale Meat Eating Likened to Kangaroo Meat Eating in Australia

"Japan's whaling is based on scientific reasons, while counterarguments by anti-whaling groups are emotional, saying they are against the hunts because whales are cute or smart," Shunichi Suzuki, a Lower House lawmaker of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party said during an interview.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Examiner.com

One gathering of peaceful faces

The break in U.S.-Japan relations that happened during the World War II era, today, reminds members of San Diego-WISH the work giving all local peoples the message on reaching out to other peoples goes on.

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Canton Observer

Kato named president of Aisin

Aisin Seiki, a leading tier one automotive components manufacturer, has named Yoshiaki 'Yoshi' Kato president of Aisin Technical Center of America , which is currently based in Plymouth Township, but will soon move to Northville Township.

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Silicon Alley Insider

The Robot That's Helping Clean Up The Fukushima Meltdown Looks Like A Giant Refrigerator

Kurion is a technology company with an eye toward handling the safe, permanent disposal of nuclear waste, so it answered the call from Fukushima, Japan, to build the "first-ever external water-cooling system for a nuclear reactor."

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The Weston Daily Voice

New Japanese Clothing Store UNIQLO Opens Its Doors In Stamford Mall

With Japanese taiko drummers booming from a floor below at the Stamford Town Center, shoppers streamed into a new business with Japanese roots.

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Slashdot

Humans Are Taking Jobs From Robots In Japan

Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes "Bloomberg reports that humans are taking the place of machines in plants across Japan so workers can develop new skills and figure out ways to improve production lines and the car-building process.

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Suria

Only 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women

Just a seventh of scientists in Japan are female, government figures show -- a record high rate for the country, despite being the lowest rate of any developed nation.

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