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By Tajuddin
In BUSINESS
Oct 14th, 2016
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Tokyo, Japan (AFP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank said Friday it hoped to raise as much as $100 billion for a new technology investment fund it has set up in partnership with Saudi Arabia. The company said it would invest about $25 billion in the SoftBank Vision Fund over the ...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Oct 13th, 2016
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Tokyo, Japan (Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Japan will lease additional land next year to expand a military base in Djibouti, eastern Africa, as a counterweight to what it sees as growing Chinese influence in the region, three Japanese government sources said. China is seeking closer ties with Afric...
By Tajuddin
In BUSINESS
Oct 4th, 2016
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Tokyo, Japan ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The dollar rose against the yen and euro on Tuesday, boosted by some upbeat U.S. economic news, while the pound wallowed near a three-decade low on concerns over a potential “hard Brexit” for Britain. The dollar added to overnight gains and wa...
By Tajuddin
In Entertainment
Jul 26th, 2016
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Tokyo, Japan ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – A knife-wielding man broke into a facility for the disabled in a small town near Tokyo early on Tuesday and killed 19 patients as they slept, authorities said, Japan’s worst mass killing in decades. At least 25 other residents were wounded in the at...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Jul 22nd, 2016
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Tokyo, Japan ( Anadolu Agency + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Japan’s government filed a new lawsuit against Okinawa’s governor Friday, resurrecting a long-running feud over plans to relocate a United States military base within the southern prefecture. Okinawa and Tokyo have been trying to undermine each oth...
By Tajuddin
In BUSINESS
Jan 29th, 2016
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Tokyo, Japan ( AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Japan’s economy minister resigned today as he fended off corruption allegations, in a setback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s effort to rev up growth in the world’s third-largest economy. Akira Amari choked back tears as he announced his resignation in a telev...
By Tajuddin
In DIPLOMAT MEMO
Dec 28th, 2015
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Tokyo, Japan ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Japan and South Korea reached an agreement on how to address so-called “comfort women” issue. While the implementation of the agreement will be the key, this agreement is extremely important in preventing the issue from derailing the relationship between...
By Tajuddin
In BUSINESS
Oct 16th, 2014
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Tokyo ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Asian markets mostly sank on Thursday, led by another huge sell-off in Tokyo, following a disappointing set of US data that fuelled fears about the world’s top economy. Traders took their lead from New York and Europe, where equities and the US dollar san...
By Tajuddin
In TOP STORY
Sep 27th, 2014
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Tokyo ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – A volcano in central Japan erupted in spectacular fashion on Saturday, catching mountain climbers by surprise and stranding at least 40 injured people in areas that rescue workers have been unable to reach. Another seven people were missing. The injured, unable to de...

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