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Dollar rises above ¥124 in Tokyo on Fed committee Statement

japantimes - 5 hours 35 min ago
The dollar rose above ¥124 in Tokyo trading on Thursday, following a Federal Open Market Committee statement showing a brighter view on the U.S. labor ...
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Israeli bulldozes West Bank settlement, set to build east Jerusalem units; Ban irked

japantimes - 5 hours 35 min ago
Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a West Bank settlement on Wednesday as the prime minister’s office announced the “immediate construction” of ...
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Basketball chiefs allocate first wave of teams for new league

japantimes - 5 hours 35 min ago
The Japan Professional Basketball League announced which divisions 20 of the teams that will make up the new men’s top circuit will play in on ...
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Golden oldie Yamamoto knocking at first-team door

japantimes - 5 hours 35 min ago
The oldest winning pitcher in Nippon Professional Baseball history, Masahiro Yamamoto, continued to impress in the minors on Thursday as he builds a case for ...
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Kikuchi, Guzman lead Carp comeback

japantimes - 5 hours 35 min ago
Ryosuke Kikuchi and Jesus Guzman sparked a comeback as the Hiroshima Carp overturned a four-run deficit in a 5-4 victory over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows ...
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South Korean Chung to run for FIFA president

japantimes - 5 hours 35 min ago
Former FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon, one of the most influential figures in Asian soccer, said on Thursday he is entering the race to replace ...
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Bach blames Boston for bid failure

japantimes - 5 hours 35 min ago
IOC president Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its aborted bid for the 2024 Olympics and that the city failed to deliver ...
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Shell to sell Japan refiner stake for ¥169 billion to Idemitsu

japantimes - 5 hours 35 min ago
Royal Dutch Shell also announced it plans to cut 6,500 jobs this year and reduce capital investment by $7 billion as it prepares for a ...
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Kyoto bids to host Cultural Affairs Agency

japantimes - 5 hours 35 min ago
The city of Kyoto is stepping up efforts to become the new home of the Cultural Affairs Agency, which works to protect Japan’s officially designated ...
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High court upholds ban on SDF night flights at Atsugi, lets U.S. off the hook

japantimes - 5 hours 35 min ago
The high court also ordered the government to pay ¥9.4 billion in damages for noise at Atsugi, including ¥1.2 billion for noise resulting from future ...
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Potential Abe successor speaks out against security bills

japantimes - 5 hours 35 min ago
A possible rival for the leadership of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party is speaking out against his plans to expand the role of the ...
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Another ward in Tokyo to recognize same-sex couples

japantimes - 5 hours 35 min ago
Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward said it will start issuing certificates recognizing same-sex partnerships as early as November to support the rights of sexual minorities, becoming the ...
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‘MH370 wreckage’ brings emotional turmoil

japantimes - 5 hours 35 min ago
Relatives of passengers and crew lost with Malaysia Airlines MH370 spoke of their emotional turmoil and agonizing wait for news Thursday after reports emerged that ...
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MSDF chief warns of China’s military influence in South China Sea

japantimes - 5 hours 35 min ago
Adm. Tomohisa Takei has warned all of the South China Sea could be "covered by China's sphere of military influence" if Beijing uses the artificial ...
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Chinese tourists fueling boom in sightseeing buses

japantimes - 5 hours 35 min ago
The surge in Chinese visitors to Japan is sparking a boom in demand for tour buses to take them shopping and sightseeing. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck ...
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Empress showing signs of possible heart disease

japantimes - 5 hours 35 min ago
Empress Michiko has shown possible symptoms of heart disease in an electrocardiogram examination and will undergo a more detailed exam next month, the Imperial Household ...
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Eat, pray, shop: Philippine malls become the new town plazas

japantimes - 5 hours 35 min ago
As she eyes the colorful ice creams on offer at a Baskin-Robbins in one of Manila’s most luxurious shopping centers, Philippine teenager Jamie Gamboa admits ...
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Refugees live in fear of German anti-foreigner protests

japantimes - 5 hours 35 min ago
It’s an astonishing statement for a refugee from war-torn Syria, but Taher has had enough of the xenophobia he has experienced in Germany. “I want ...
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A veil of secrecy masks stepped-up cyberattacks in Asia, experts say

japantimes - 5 hours 35 min ago
Once a month, cybersecurity lawyer Paul Haswell gets a call from an Asian company with the same question: We’ve been hacked. Who do we need ...
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Malaysia Airlines says cannot speculate on wreckage thought to be from wing of Boeing 777

japantimes - 5 hours 35 min ago
Malaysia Airlines cautioned on Thursday that it was “premature” to speculate on whether aircraft wreckage found in the Indian Ocean was from missing flight MH370, ...
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