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Japan July-Sept. GDP Revised Down to 2.5 Pct Drop

December 10, 2018

Tokyo–Japan’s economy shrank a revised 2.5 pct in July-September on an annualized basis, far weaker than a preliminary 1.2 pct decline, due chiefly to slumping corporate capital expenditures, the Cabinet Office said Monday. The drop in gross domestic product in

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Japan Govt Workers Receive Winter Bonuses

December 10, 2018

Tokyo–Japanese central government workers in nonmanagerial posts on Monday received winter bonuses of some 710,000 yen on average, down about 4,400 yen from a year before. Their average age stands at 35.5 years. The National Personnel Authority had recommended a

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BOJ Survey Likely to Show Worsening Business Sentiment

December 9, 2018

Tokyo–The Bank of Japan’s “tankan” quarterly survey for December, due out on Friday, is expected to show a further deterioration of Japanese business sentiment amid trade tensions, according to private think tanks. The headline diffusion index on large manufacturers’ current

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Japan’s Crown Princess Vows Continued Efforts for People’s Happiness

December 9, 2018

Tokyo–Japanese Crown Princess Masako, who will become the country’s new Empress on May 1 next year when Crown Prince Naruhito accedes to the throne, expressed her resolve to make continued efforts for people’s happiness. “I’ll make continued efforts to help

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Abe Pays Condolence Visit to U.S. Embassy for Bush

December 7, 2018

Tokyo–Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a condolence visit to the U.S. embassy in Tokyo on Friday, following the death of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush on Nov. 30. During his visit, Abe talked with U.S. Ambassador to Japan

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Japan to Ban Huawei, ZTE from Govt Contracts

December 7, 2018

Tokyo–Japan plans to effectively ban Chinese telecommunications giants Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp. from contracts with government agencies and the Self-Defense Forces for national security reasons, government sources said Friday. The move comes in response to allegations that the

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Sumo Wrestler Takanoiwa to Retire after Assault

December 7, 2018

Tokyo–Sumo wrestler Takanoiwa plans to retire to take responsibility for his assault on a lower-ranked stablemate, it was learned Friday. Takanoiwa, 28, a rank-and-file maegashira wrestler in the highest sumo division of makuuchi, was the victim of a separate assault

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Nobel Winner Honjo Sees Immunity Key to Fighting Cancer

December 7, 2018

Stockholm–Japanese scientist Tasuku Honjo, who won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, on Thursday said that immune strength is the key to fighting cancer. Immunotherapy will become more effective when it is combined with other treatment methods, Honjo,

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