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Japan, U.S. extend deadline for new Asian security guidelines
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States on Friday extended by six months a deadline to revise guidelines for their security cooperation in order to give Tokyo a more prominent military role in East Asia. The delay beyond an initial year-end target is the result in part of a snap election that distracted Japan's ruling elite and the November resignation of U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ...(12/18/2014 9:24:07 PM)
Japan inflation seen slowing, rocky path to BOJ target
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's annual core consumer inflation probably slowed for a fourth straight month in November, mirroring a slide in oil prices, a Reuters poll showed, underscoring a tough task for the ...(12/19/2014 4:53:32 AM)
Japan has six months to merge basketball domestic leagues: FIBA
Japan has six months to hammer out a plan for merging its two national basketball leagues, or risk not qualifying for the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics, a senior International Basketball Federation (FIBA) official said Thursday. During a visit to Tokyo, FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann repeated calls for the Japan Basketball Association (JBA) to usher in reforms by June, after the body ...(12/18/2014 5:12:06 AM)
Nippon Life, other Japan life insurers join $375 mln Bunge loan
Japan's three largest life insurers, including Nippon Life Insurance Co, have joined more than a dozen Japanese lenders in a $375 million syndicated loan to U.S. trade house Bunge Ltd, the lenders said ...(12/19/2014 6:45:20 AM)
Japan to spend on stimulus, but keep issuance in check
Japan plans to spend $30B on a stimulus package to revive the economy while keeping bond issuance in check.(12/17/2014 11:39:57 PM)
Chinese Criminals Blamed for Record Japan Bank Cybertheft
Japan is an easy target because of its wealth and close proximity, as well as a lack of experience dealing with computer hacking, according to Hiroshi Koide, an associate professor at Kyushu Institute of Technology.(12/17/2014 8:47:31 PM)
Japan, US delay update to defense cooperation
TOKYO (AP) — Japan and the United States formally postponed Friday an update to their defense cooperation guidelines.(12/18/2014 10:47:22 PM)
Japan's Suga: Don't think Sony hack issue to affect Japan-North Korea talks
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's top government spokesman on Thursday said he does not think the cyber-attack against Sony Pictures will directly affect talks on the abduction issue between Japan and North Korea. U.S. investigators have determined North Korea was behind a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, a U.S. government source said, an unprecedented act that has forced the studio to cancel releasing a ...(12/18/2014 2:38:29 AM)
Japan government raises view on capex, output; economy in recovery albeit weakness
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government raised its view of business investment and factory output, but stuck to its overall economic assessment of moderate recovery despite some weakness as the economy struggles ...(12/19/2014 3:21:50 AM)
Japan trade deficit shrinks again November, but exports weak
Japan's trade deficit in November shrank by nearly a third from a year ago, helped by higher exports and falling oil bills, although the volume of shipments to foreign markets remained weak, official data showed Wednesday. The figures come after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept weekend elections he had billed as a referendum on his programme to kickstart growth. Abe's plan had sharply ...(12/16/2014 10:54:00 PM)
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