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Bank of Japan's Kuroda: no rate hike 'for an extended time' - paper

FILE PHOTO - Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda leaves after a news conference at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo, Japan July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai


Japan’s Inoue to star in World Boxing Super Series’ Season 2 kick off

The World Boxing Super Series’ Season 2 quarterfinals will kick off six consecutive weeks of fights, beginning with a huge double-header in Japan on Oct. 7.On that night, Japan’s Naoya “The Monster” Inoue (16-0, 14 KOs), the WBA (regular) bantamweight champion, will take on Juan Carlos Payano (20-1,


Japan women win soccer, field hockey gold at Asian Games:The Asahi Shimbun

The South Korean government rewards Asian Games gold medals and Olympic medals of any kind with an exemption from national service. Son, one of three over-age "wild card" players in the South Korea team, wants to lead from the front as captain.


AI helps Japan Airlines pack planes even tighter

TOKYO -- An AI-guided pricing system is helpingJapan Airlinesfill international flights to capacity, raising hopes that the carrier will reverse a predicted drop in annual operating profit to an increase despite high fuel prices.JAL replaced a decades-old passenger management system with Amadeus' Al


Hitachi Zosen to issue green bonds, in first for Japan's manufacturers

OSAKA --Hitachi Zosenplans to raise about 5 billion yen ($45.1 million) in green bonds as early as September, making it the first Japanese manufacturer to float the instrument, which must be used for environmentally minded projects.The money will fund the construction and management of waste-to-ener


Japan Heads for the Moon

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) unveiled plans to develop manned spacecraft for moon landings in 2020, to have completed by 2030. But first, an unmanned moon probe will be launched in fiscal year 2021. If successful, both missions will be firsts in Japanese history, and the first manne


Japan's Renesas says considering buying U.S. chipmaker IDT

TOKYO (Reuters) - Renesas Electronics Corp is considering buying U.S. chipmaker Integrated Device Technology Inc, the Japanese automotive chipmaker said on Friday, as it beefs up its business in chips for self-driving cars and seeks new growth areas.


Dolphin stuck in closed Japanese aquarium prompts outrage

The bottle-nosed dolphin, known as Honey, is being kept on her own in a small pool and is showing signs of mental stress, activists say.


Australia to oppose Japan's push to reintroduce commercial whaling

“This meeting is make or break for the global ban on whaling,” said Darren Kindleysides, chief executive of the Australian Marine Conservation Society.


Pakistan PM Imran Khan calls for expanding bilateral cooperation with Japan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan today expressed a desire to work closely with Japan to expand bilateral cooperation in all areas, particularly in trade, investment, economic and human development.Khan said this after meeting Kazuyuki Nakane, State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan who called


Japan's tech firms double down on cryptocurrency industry

TOKYO -- The fall in the value of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and Japan's crackdown on the industry in the wake of a hacking scandal in January, have not deterred some of Japan's biggest technology companies from doubling down on the industry.Japanese internet services companyRakutensaid on


Japan says financial dialogue with China 'extremely good'

Japan's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso arrives at G-20 plenary during the IMF/World Bank spring meeting in Washington, U.S., April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas


Japan's #1 MBA is coming to Singapore

GLOBIS University has opened a Singapore Hub Campus in its aim to develop Asia's next generation of tech-savvy business leaders.Already Japan's leading business school, students in Singapore will soon have the opportunity to experience its unique approach to business education.Courses will start in


Japanese messaging app operator Line to launch cryptocurrency

The logo of Line Corp is seen at the company's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, January 25, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai


Super typhoon Jebi heads for Japan as 20,000 ordered to evacuate due to flooding

Super Typhoon Jebi , a Category 5 storm, is forecast to hit Japan next week. Currently, the storm is spiraling off the coast of Guam, The Weather Channel reported.Jebi was upgraded to a typhoon from a tropical storm this week, as it gained 110 mph of sustained top wind speed within just 48 hours. Be


Japan stocks to rise in 2018 underpinned by corporate profits, U.S....

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese stocks are forecast to rise 5 percent over the rest of this year, with stronger corporate profits expected to underpin sentiment, but selling by foreign investors could cap the upside, a Reuters poll found.


Japan is getting a lovely Famicom mini-consoles bundle

Not only does Japan get the more attractive versions of the Nintendo Entertainment System and Super Nintendo Entertainment System — it’s true! sorry! — but Japanese customers are also getting a chance to buy the miniature versions of the consoles in one go. A similarly stylish bundle, composed of th


Pressure builds for Son, Japan stun China's Steel Roses

"Of course it's an important game, it's a final, but it's normal -- I'm not thinking of it any differently," said Son, one of three over-age players named for the under-23 team.


Japan to attempt robot landing on asteroid 186M miles away

On September 21, the spacecraftwill deploythe first of two landers onto the asteroid itself, where they will gather samples and conduct experiments. A second lander will be launched on October 3.


The future is clear: Companies testing transparent beer, coffee in Japan

Photo: skaman306 (Getty Images)Apparently remembering Crystal Pepsi more fondly than the rest of us, several beverage companies are using Japan as a test market for a new trend of transparent beverages. They reason that sodas, beer, even coffee, may somehow be more palatable to consumers if you can