Nikkei slides 2.1 pct to 3-week low after BOJ quells stimulus hopes

Japan Stocks News - April 9, 2014 - 07:48
Japanese stocks stumbled 2.1 percent to a three-week low on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda raised doubts over whether the central bank will ease its policy stance anytime soon, sending the yen higher. (Reuters)
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Nikkei slides 2.1 pct to 3-week low after BOJ quells stimulus hopes

Japan Economy News - April 9, 2014 - 07:48
Japanese stocks stumbled 2.1 percent to a three-week low on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda raised doubts over whether the central bank will ease its policy stance anytime soon, sending the yen higher. (Reuters)
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Researcher apologizes for STAP cell study

Japan Sci-Tech News - April 9, 2014 - 07:46
The lead researcher in a high-profile stem-cell study has apologized for causing questions over the research. But Haruko Obokata says she has succeeded in creating so-called STAP cells more than 200 times. (NHK)
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Japan sets new guidelines to urge early evacuation calls

Japan Society News - April 8, 2014 - 22:55
The Japanese government drew up new guidelines Tuesday to urge municipalities to issue evacuation advisories early without fear evacuations may end up being meaningless. (Jiji Press)
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Solar power business becoming money spinner

Japan Business News - April 8, 2014 - 22:54
Eighteen months after the introduction of a system that obliges power companies to buy electricity generated from renewable energy sources at fixed prices, Japan's solar power generation market has been showing aspects of "solar bubbles." (The Japan News)
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Amazon offering direct alcohol sales

Japan Business News - April 8, 2014 - 22:51
Amazon Japan K.K. said Tuesday that it has started direct sales of more than 5,000 alcoholic beverages, including wine and beer, at its online shopping site. (The Japan News)
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No downturn seen after consumption tax hike

Japan Business News - April 8, 2014 - 22:38
Consumption has not shown a sharp downturn so far since the country's consumption tax was raised to 8 percent from 5 percent on Tuesday. (The Japan News)
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Fukushima groundwater to be pumped up Wed.

Japan Sci-Tech News - April 8, 2014 - 22:34
The government and Tokyo Electric Power Company will begin pumping up groundwater at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Wednesday. The water is expected to be released into the sea next month. (NHK)
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Ex-Chinese leader's son urges better ties

Japan Politics News - April 8, 2014 - 22:15
The eldest son of the late Chinese leader Hu Yaobang has urged China and Japan to mend their strained ties. (NHK)
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Original text of 1890 Imperial Rescript on Education found

Japan Education News - April 8, 2014 - 09:24
A document believed to be the original text of the Imperial Rescript on Education, issued in 1890 as basic norms of moral education in prewar Japan, has been discovered, the education ministry said Tuesday. (Jiji Press)
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Lead STAP scientist files objection against RIKEN

Japan Sci-Tech News - April 8, 2014 - 09:22
The lead researcher in high-profile studies on a new type of stem cell has filed an objection against the RIKEN institute, which concluded last week that she was engaged in misconduct. (NHK)
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BOJ leaves monetary policy intact

Japan Economy News - April 8, 2014 - 09:19
The Bank of Japan on Tuesday kept unchanged its policy target of increasing the country's monetary base at an annual pace of about 60 trillion to 70 trillion yen. (Jiji Press)
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Japan, US, S.Korea discuss N.Korea

Japan Politics News - April 8, 2014 - 09:16
Senior officials of Japan, the United States and South Korea have jointly warned North Korea to stop provocative acts. They also reaffirmed stepping up sanctions on the North if it conducts another nuclear test. (NHK)
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Tokyo stocks down for 3rd day in row

Japan Stocks News - April 8, 2014 - 09:12
Share prices in Tokyo closed lower for the 3rd trading day in a row on Tuesday. Cautious views about the US economic outlook prompted investors to sell off their stocks. (NHK)
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Tokyo stocks down for 3rd day in row

Japan Economy News - April 8, 2014 - 09:12
Share prices in Tokyo closed lower for the 3rd trading day in a row on Tuesday. Cautious views about the US economic outlook prompted investors to sell off their stocks. (NHK)
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Japan posts 1st current account surplus in 5 months in Feb.

Japan Economy News - April 8, 2014 - 06:52
Japan posted its first current account surplus in five months in February, as growth in securities investment income outweighed a trade deficit stemming from surging fossil energy imports, government data showed Tuesday. (Kyodo)
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Japan reported to have asked Ukraine to return environment funds

Japan Politics News - April 8, 2014 - 02:04
Japan has requested that Ukraine reimburse funds for environmental projects linked to the Kyoto Protocol on climate change because they have not been used properly, a Ukrainian minister was quoted as saying by Russia's Interfax news agency, a claim refuted by Japanese diplomats. (Kyodo)
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Google institute unveils works by Osamu Tezuka

Japan Education News - April 7, 2014 - 23:20
Internet search engine Google has unveiled a collection of works by legendary Japanese manga artist, Osamu Tezuka. (NHK)
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Google institute unveils works by Osamu Tezuka

Japan Society News - April 7, 2014 - 23:20
Internet search engine Google has unveiled a collection of works by legendary Japanese manga artist, Osamu Tezuka. (NHK)
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'.tokyo' domain now available

Japan Business News - April 7, 2014 - 23:06
The registration for ".tokyo" domain names started Monday. (The Japan News)
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