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Japan coal power plant export push hits U.S. resistance
* Japan pushing to triple infrastructure exports by 2020 * Says its coal technology much cleaner than many alternatives TOKYO, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The United States has challenged the Japanese government over moves to ramp up exports of coal-fired power technology and to offer cheap loans to lure buyers, according to a U.S. Japan's shipments of the equipment soared to nearly $8 billion last year ...(10/23/2014 12:13:47 AM)
Japan's exports up in September, deficit persists
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade deficit edged higher in September though exports rose more than expected as the yen weakened to a near six-year low, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday.(10/22/2014 12:36:34 AM)
Japan to send officials to North Korea next week
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government said Wednesday that it will send a group of officials to North Korea next week for an update on the North's investigation into the abduction of Japanese citizens by North Korean agents in the 1970s and '80s.(10/22/2014 6:24:06 AM)
Japan exports rebound, but economy still not out of woods
Japan's exports rose at the fastest pace in seven months in September as sales to Asia picked up, but signs of slowing global growth may hurt the trade sector's ability to recharge the world's third-biggest economy and keep up pressure for fresh stimulus. In particular, cooling growth in China and an economic chill in Europe - two key markets for Japanese exporters - are adding to pressure on ...(10/22/2014 2:35:07 AM)
Japan trade deficit expands 1.6% on-year in September, govt says
Japan's shaky economy was dealt another blow Wednesday, as official data showed a widening September trade deficit that puts the world's number-three economy on track to log a record annual shortfall.(10/21/2014 11:04:36 PM)
Japan casino bill delayed again; resort opening could miss Olympics: sources
By Ritsuko Ando TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's plan to open up to casino gambling has been delayed again, three people familiar with the process said, dealing a blow to one of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policy priorities and to hopes the first resort will open in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Pro-casino lawmakers have given up debating a casino legalization bill this month and now aim to start ...(10/22/2014 6:39:45 AM)
China media: Anger at Japan
Media are angry at Japan's denial that it used sex slaves during World War II.(10/23/2014 3:57:46 AM)
U.S., Japan to conduct joint military drill for island defense
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Tuesday it would hold a bilateral military exercise with the United States in November to ensure smooth joint operations between the two countries' militaries and bolster island defense capabilities. The field drill, called "Keen Sword", is held every two years. It comes as Japan is engaged in a bitter island row with China, which is rapidly ramping up military ...(10/21/2014 8:13:45 AM)
IMF urges Japan to go ahead with planned tax hike next year
Japan should go ahead with a second sales tax hike next year in order to maintain credibility of its fiscal framework, an International Monetary Fund official said on Thursday. "Going ahead with the tax (hike) is very important," said Roberto Guimaraes-Filho, deputy division chief of the Regional Studies Division at the IMF's Asia Pacific Department. Speaking at a seminar, the official said the ...(10/23/2014 12:45:55 AM)
US urges Japan to be bolder in opening markets
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is urging Japan to be bolder in opening its markets to help reach a deal on a pan-Pacific trade agreement.(10/21/2014 5:07:40 AM)
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