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Japan, New Zealand leaders confirm cooperation for TPP

July 7, 2014 - 05:49
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his New Zealand counterpart, John Key, confirmed at their meeting here on Monday that the two countries will work hard together for an early conclusion of Trans-Pacific Partnership multilateral free trade negotiations. (Jiji Press)
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TPP chief negotiators begin trade talks in Canada

July 5, 2014 - 23:22
Chief negotiators in the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks have met in the Canadian capital of Ottawa in a bid to resolve differences on tariffs, intellectual property rights and other sticking points. (NHK)
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Japan adopts 'Grand Design' development plan

July 5, 2014 - 00:24
Japan's Land, Infrastructure and Transport Ministry has adopted a blueprint for national development with a target year of 2050. It focuses on linking major cities to increase their competitiveness and building local hubs in rural areas. (NHK)
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Tokyo stocks close up 0.58pc at more than five month high

July 4, 2014 - 08:45
Tokyo stocks rose 0.58 percent to a more than five-month high Friday after strong US jobs data sparked another record-breaking advance on Wall Street and a dollar rally against the yen. (brecorder.com)
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Japanese dividends set new highs

July 3, 2014 - 23:59
Japan became an investors' darling in 2013 on the heels of Shinzo Abe being elected in December 2012 and enacting a platform of economic change and reform known as Abenomics, which comprised Abe's "three arrows." (seekingalpha.com)
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Tokyo stocks close down 0.14pc

July 3, 2014 - 08:39
Tokyo stocks closed down 0.14 percent on Thursday, giving up early gains as profit-taking overshadowed another record close on Wall Street, although the weaker yen supported exporters. (thepeninsulaqatar.com)
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Tokyo stocks close 0.29% higher

July 2, 2014 - 07:07
Tokyo stocks closed 0.29 percent higher on Wednesday, as the yen weakened and after Wall Street put in a strong performance with the Dow and S&P 500 powering to new record finishes. (The News)
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Inflation forecast by companies stays below BOJ goal

July 2, 2014 - 07:05
Japanese companies expect consumer prices in the country to have risen 1.5 percent on average in a year's time, unchanged from three months ago and well below the Bank of Japan's 2 percent inflation target, data released by the central bank showed Wednesday. (Kyodo)
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Japan's monetary base at record high in June: BOJ

July 2, 2014 - 07:00
Japan's monetary base increased to a record 233.25 trillion yen in June, up 42.6 percent from a year earlier, the Bank of Japan said Wednesday, as the central bank attempts to boost the economy by providing huge amounts of money. (Nikkei)
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Japan, Bhutan to step up economic cooperation

July 1, 2014 - 17:29
The prime ministers of Japan and Bhutan plan for the foreign ministries of their countries to work together to increase economic cooperation. (NHK)
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Power-saving campaign begins for 3 months

July 1, 2014 - 17:27
The government on Tuesday launched a voluntary power-saving campaign for businesses and households in all parts of Japan except Okinawa, in order to conserve electricity. (Japan Today)
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Land prices rise in Japan's 3 major metropolitan areas

July 1, 2014 - 07:09
Land prices in Japan's three major metropolitan areas of Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya as of Jan. 1 logged year-on-year increases, although the average price for the country fell for the sixth straight year, the National Tax Agency said Tuesday. (Jiji Press)
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Tokyo stocks close up 1.08pc

July 1, 2014 - 07:06
Tokyo stocks closed 1.08 percent higher on Tuesday, helped by a weaker yen and a central bank survey that indicated Japanese firms plan a healthy increase in capital spending. (thepeninsulaqatar.com)
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Tax hike sinks big makers' sentiment for 1st time in 18 months: Tankan

July 1, 2014 - 04:21
Business confidence among Japan's large manufacturers dropped in June from three months earlier for the first deterioration in six quarters after the consumption tax hike in April, Bank of Japan data showed Tuesday, with their key index falling to 12 from March's plus 17. (Kyodo)
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Summer bonuses up 12.1% for national civil servants

June 30, 2014 - 22:49
Summer bonuses paid to rank-and-file national civil servants in Japan on Monday came to Y586,700 on average, up 12.1 percent from a year before. (The Japan News)
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Japan, U.S. resume TPP trade talks on key issues

June 30, 2014 - 22:25
Japan and the United States opened another round of Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations Monday in an effort to try to narrow differences on Japan's five key farm product categories and other major issues. (The Japan News)
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China says welcomes US, Japan to join in new infrastructure bank

June 30, 2014 - 11:06
China would welcome the participation of the United States, Japan and European countries to help set up a new multilateral bank to fund infrastructure projects in Asia, the country's finance minister was quoted as saying on Monday. (Reuters)
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Nikkei bounces back to end up on month and quarter

June 30, 2014 - 06:58
Japanese shares rebounded on Monday after a sharp sell-off in the previous session, supported by fund managers' quarter-end window-dressing as well as Wall Street's advance, posting modest gains on the month and the quarter. (Economic Times)
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Abe pens op-ed on Japan's growth strategy

June 30, 2014 - 02:24
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has contributed an article to a leading British newspaper. He used the platform to stress his determination to revive his nation's economy and improve the fiscal situation. (NHK)
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World Bank Kim optimistic about Abe's '3rd arrow'

June 29, 2014 - 00:16
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has voiced optimism about the Japanese government's growth strategy, which is the "third arrow" of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's three-pillar economic policy package called Abenomics. (The Japan News)
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