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Hon Hai bids for Toshiba’s chip business

February 8, 2017

TOKYO- Taiwanese contract electronics manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. has bid to invest in the flash memory division of struggling Japanese electronics and machinery giant Toshiba Corp., it was learnedTuesday. The move by Hon Hai comes after the company, also

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2016 current account surplus at 9-year high

February 8, 2017

TOKYO- Japan’s current account surplus in 2016 hit a nine-year high, with its goods trade balance turning into the black for the first time in six years chiefly thanks to a plunge in the yen-based value of imports, government data showed

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Japan to raise nursing care fees for well-off elderly from August 2018

February 7, 2017

TOKYO- Japan will raise the out-of-pocket expenses borne by well-off elderly people receiving nursing care services provided under the country’s public nursing care insurance program from August 2018, according to a bill adopted by the government on Tuesday. The bill to

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Nearly 10 companies bid for stake  in Toshiba flash memory business

February 7, 2017

TOKYO- Some 10 companies have placed their bids for a stake in flash memory operations that struggling Toshiba Corp.  plans to spin off, informed sources said Monday. The bidders include US hard-disk maker Western Digital Corp., US private-equity firm Bain Capital

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Work proceeds  at US base relocation site in Okinawa

February 7, 2017

NAGO- Japan’s Defense Ministry on Tuesday went ahead with work in preparation for the construction of a replacement facility for the US Marine Corps’ Futenma air station in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture. The ministry’s Okinawa Defense Bureau dropped large concrete blocks into

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Trump plans to play golf with Abe after summit

February 7, 2017

WASHINGTON- US President Donald Trump has revealed a plan to play golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after their first summit at the White House on Friday. In a telephone interview with Westwood One Sports Radio on Sunday, Trump expressed

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Abdication panel to suspend discussions

February 7, 2017

A Japanese government advisory panel plans to suspend discussions on Emperor Akihito’s possible abdication until the middle of next month, informed sources told Jiji Press on Monday. The panel will wait to hear parliamentary discussions on the issue, the sources

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Tillerson reconfirms US commitment  to defend Senkakus

February 7, 2017

SEOUL- In 15-minute telephone talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Tuesday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reconfirmed that the United States is obliged to defend the Japanese-administered Senkaku Islands from foreign aggression. Tillerson noted that the East China

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