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Knife attack kills 19 at Japan disability center, official says

Nineteen people were killed and 25 wounded after an attack by a knife-wielding man at a facility for the disabled in central Japan early on Tuesday, a government official said, in Japan’s worst mass killing in decades. Police have arrested Satoshi Uematsu, a 26-year-old former employee at the facility in …

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Japan shares slip, yen gains as uncertainty grips

Caution gripped Asian markets on Tuesday, sending the safe-haven yen scampering higher ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan, while a fresh skid in oil dampened energy stocks. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS was 0.2 percent firmer, still consolidating after recently topping …

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Pokemon GO launches in Japan, bringing global smash-hit game home

Eager Japanese rushed to their phones on Friday to start hunting as the Pokemon GO mobile game finally launched in Japan, bringing the record-setting global hit to the home of the Pokemon characters. After several days of rumors that the launch was imminent, Japan – one of the world’s biggest …

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China to reinvestigate anti-dumping case into stainless steel tubes from EU, Japan

China’s Commerce Ministry said on Monday it would reinvestigate its anti-dumping case into imports of high performance, seamless stainless steel tubes from Japan and the European Union. China lost an appeal ruling in October at the World Trade Organization in a dispute in which Japan and the European Union had …

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Japan stocks lead Asia lower, kiwi flies as central bank stands pat

Asian stocks turned lower on Thursday, led by sliding Japanese equities, while a weaker dollar buoyed commodities such as gold and crude oil. Spreadbetters expected a lower open for Britain’s FTSE, Germany’s DAX and France’s CAC with a stronger euro seen weighing on European shares. The New Zealand dollar soared …

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Asian stocks ease on global growth woes, firm yen rocks Japan

Asian stocks eased on Thursday after surveys showed global manufacturing activity and demand remain weak, while a jump in the yen sent Japan’s Nikkei reeling more than 2 percent. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan struggled to keep its head above water after rising more than 3 percent …

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Japan’s Abe to delay sales tax hike until 2019: government source

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to delay an increase in sales tax by two and a half years, a government official said on Sunday, as the economy sputters and Abe prepares for a national election. Abe told Finance Minister Taro Aso and the secretary general of his ruling Liberal …

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Obama to make history, stirs debate with Hiroshima visit

Barack Obama on Friday becomes the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, site of the world’s first atomic bombing, a gesture Washington and Tokyo hope will showcase their alliance and breathe life into stalled efforts to abolish nuclear arms. Even before it occurs, though, the visit has stirred debate, …

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U.S., Japan disagreement on yen moves overshadows G7 meeting

The United States issued a fresh warning to Japan against intervening in currency markets on Saturday as the two countries’ differences over foreign exchange overshadowed a Group of 7 finance leaders’ gathering in the Asian nation. Japan and the United States are at logger-heads over currency policy with Washington saying …

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