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Ghosn, Nissan at Odds over Entry into Expensive Brazil Condo

December 11, 2018

Sao Paulo–Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn and the Japanese automaker are fighting in court over entry into a luxury apartment in Rio de Janeiro that Nissan let him use as his home. The condominium, which faces the Copacabana

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Scientist Tasuku Honjo Becomes 26th Japanese Nobel Laureate

December 11, 2018

Stockholm–Japanese scientist Tasuku Honjo, 76, and U.S. researcher James Allison, 70, jointly received the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine at an award ceremony in Stockholm on Monday, for their achievements that paved the way for cancer immunotherapy. Honjo

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Japan Govt to Exclude Huawei, ZTE from Procurement

December 10, 2018

Tokyo–The Japanese government on Monday set the policy of effectively excluding major Chinese telecommunications equipment makers Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp. from procurement contracts. At a meeting of a group of cybersecurity-related officials, participants agreed that no government entities

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Japan Govt Eyeing Over 2.5 T. Yen for 2nd Extra Budget

December 10, 2018

Tokyo–The Japanese government is considering setting the size of a planned second supplementary budget for fiscal 2018 to next March at more than 2.5 trillion yen, it was learned Monday. Under the second extra budget, the government plans to spend

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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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