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    China virus sends shockwaves through Asia tourist industry

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on January 28, 2020

    A deadly virus that has prompted travel restrictions in China is sending shockwaves through Asia’s tourism industry, which has become increasingly reliant on growing numbers...

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    Japan arrests former SoftBank staff suspected of spying for Russia

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:02pm on January 26, 2020

    Japanese police have arrested a former SoftBank employee for allegedly stealing proprietary information from the telecom giant and giving it to Russian officials, police and...

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    BoJ lifts growth outlook

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2020

    The Bank of Japan on Tuesday slightly upgraded its growth forecast for the world’s third-biggest economy but kept its super easy monetary policy unchanged. The...

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    Scientists find ‘immune cells’ able to cure tumours from within

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 03:10pm on January 16, 2020

    Lurking deep inside some tumours are ‘factories’ full of immune cells that help the body fight a rearguard action against cancer and are key to...

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    Japan’s ‘King Kazu’ renews contract at 53

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on January 15, 2020

    Former Japan striker Kazuyoshi Miura, who turns 53 next month, has renewed his contract with Yokohama FC to extend his record as the world’s oldest...

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    Japanese billionaire seeks girlfriend for moon trip

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:59pm on January 13, 2020

    A Japanese billionaire has launched an online wanted ad for a girlfriend who will fly around the Moon with him on a SpaceX rocket. Yusaku...

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    Ghosn escape proves fresh headache for ailing Nissan

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:19am on January 11, 2020

    Out of Japan and free to speak to the media, a fugitive Carlos Ghosn is proving a fresh headache for his old firm Nissan as...

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    Abe heading to ME to urge calm

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:49pm on January 10, 2020

    Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe will visit the Middle East from Saturday, hoping to ease soaring regional tensions after the US killing of a top...

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    Oh, snow! Warm winter woes for famed Japan festival

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on January 11, 2020

    Organisers of Japan’s famed Sapporo snow festival are being forced to truck in an unprecedented amount of extra powder to build their signature sculptures after...

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    Arrest warrant issued in Japan for Ghosn’s wife

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:14am on January 08, 2020

    Prosecutors in Japan on Tuesday obtained an arrest warrant for Carole Ghosn, wife of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, who last month jumped bail and...

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