Japan

Japan Gives US$532,304 For Education, Health And Infrastructure Sectors

Japan allocates fundings and investment for sectors of Education, Health And Infrastructure .

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Japan Strives Harder To Create The Fastest Super Computer By 2018

Japan officials said that they would spend $173 million on a machine capable of achieving 130 petaflops and beating current world number one

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India-Japan Nuclear As A Risky Deal

Japan's PM Abe and India's premier Modi are set to seal a civilian nuclear cooperation deal, allowing exports of crucial Japanese technology to India. But concerns remain about India's nuclear non-proliferation status.

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Japan Has More Support Ready For Philippines Compared To China

Japan is making Philippines feel how reliable they are as it enters deal of maritime defense with Duterte's country.

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A Look At The Abe's Regulatory Reform Show

Just as doubts grow over Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic policies dubbed Abenomics, many say that regulatory reforms will be the only way to revive Japan’s economy.

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Honda Begins the Sale of the World’s First Five-Seater Fuel Cell Car in Japan

The sales of Honda’s first five-seater fuel cell vehicle has began in Japan, and the Clarity Fuel Cell is planned to enter the European and U.S. market later this year. The new fuel cell car is seeing some performance improvement and only takes three minutes to refuel its compact fuel cell stacks.

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Canon, Biggest Contender for Toshiba Medical Unit, Offers $6.2 Billion

It's a race for Toshiba Medical Unit between Canon, Fujifilm Holdings, Konica Minolta and Permira Holdings. Nikkei said Canon has the highest bid amounting to $6.2 billion. Whoever the winner is, will be decided on Wednesday.

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Japan Finance Ministry Recruits Fashion Editor to Encourage Women to be More Involved in The Country's Economy

The Japan Finance Ministry is organizing a seminar for women covering the topics on the country’s fiscal policy. Women’s fashion magazine editor-in-chief Hiromi Sogo will serve as one of the six female speakers encouraging women to take a more active role in the country’s economy.

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Asian Shares Reversed Its Gain After Oil Prices Retreat, Other Markets Also Under Pressure

Asian shares fell back from a seven-week high on Tuesday as oil prices fell more than 2 percent. The sudden drop happened after the Asia-Pacific indices rose to its highest level since the beginning of the year, after seeing the rise in oil prices before reversing back.

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Will Venture Capital Slowdown Hit Asia in 2016?

Asia has been a growing market for startup companies and venture capital deal. However, as U.S. venture capital faces a slowdown and overblown valuation, will Asia also experience the same?

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Power and Utilities Company in Japan battles with Gorillas, Bears and Dogs to control Market

Japan's retail electricity market is about to be liberalized, which has the top power companies as well new entrants vying for a share. The companies have come up with their mascots to lure the customers, from a suited gorilla to a cuddly bear, in a land where such characters are loved by children and adults alike.

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Deflation in steel, other commodities dent Japan's export basket

Japan's exports were badly hit by the steep drop in steel prices and other commodities. The world's third largest economy's exports fell 12.9 percent on the year in January to Yen 5.35 trillion ($47.12 billion), while the imports also fell 18 percent.

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Ban upheld on direct GPIF investment in Japan stock market

The Liberal Democratic Party has shot down the request put forth by the Government Pension Investment Fund to lift the ban imposed on it to make direct stock investments. The LDP made a final decision on Monday to keep the ban in place, fearing the government fund would gain direct control over private companies as well as bring down the pension benefits in cases of losses incurred on investments.

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Auto Worker Unions Seek Slimmer Pay Raises as Japan Economy Stagnates

Japan’s auto workers unions had agreed on slimmer pay raise of 3,000 yen, only half the amount they demanded last year. That would hinder Prime Minister Abe’s determination to put an end to the country’s economy stagnation by boosting domestic growth and reviving exports.

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SoftBank to Buy back Already Sold Shares

The Japanese telecom giant, SoftBank, has announced buyback of shares amounting to $4.4 billion, its biggest repurchase ever. This move is a desperate attempt by the company to regain its footing after its shares plunged to an all-time low following the company's overseas investment in US mobile operator, Sprint.

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